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YES seeks an experienced professional to join our growing development team in the role of Grants Manager. The Grants Manager is instrumental in meeting YES’s annual revenue goals and thus our mission, by maintaining and growing revenue from foundation, government, and corporate funders. In 2020-21, YES’s annual budget is $1.25M with 65% of our portfolio comprising private and public funding from 25 foundations and four government entities. The Grants Manager position includes application and report writing (70%), project management and administration (25%), and prospect research and outreach to potential new funders (5%).


The Grants Manager reports to the Development Director and works both independently and in collaboration with the Development & Communications Associate, Executive Director, and program staff. The ideal candidate is a strategic thinker and an excellent writer who is adept at distilling complex ideas and data to weave together compelling narratives that are asset-based, community-centered, and respectful to the Richmond community. The candidate is a clear communicator who is organized, thorough, and passionate about YES’s mission and work. This is a part-time, or, a contract position working 20-25 hours/week.

Key Responsibilities

Develop Applications and Reports (70%)

●   Manage and conduct the full range of activities needed to develop persuasive proposals for grant requests. Includes research, writing, drafting budgets, compiling data, and the development of supplemental materials, among other tasks.

●   Write compelling and asset-based grant proposals and reports to foundation, government and corporate funders, communicating the organization's mission, programs, and impact to renew current funders and secure new ones.

●   Build strong, reciprocal working relationships with YES staff to ensure deadlines are met and materials contain accurate and compelling data, evaluation results, and other program information.

●   Establish/maintain a grant language bank, which includes up-to-date language describing YES programs, priorities, and outcomes that represents the community we engage accurately and respectfully. Update language on an agreed-upon schedule, or as needed.

Management and Administration (25%)

●   Manage a high-volume schedule of deadlines for submitting grant reports, proposals, and other requirements using the Salesforce database, Google Calendar, and other project management tools.

●   Communicate application and report needs with reviewers, including the Development Director, Executive Director and/or Director of Programs & Partnerships, on a bi-monthly-basis and, when possible, provide a 2-3 week window for review and feedback. 

●   Maintain the Salesforce grants management system and electronic and hard-copy records.

Prospecting and Outreach (5%)

●   Conduct research to identify new institutional funding opportunities, evaluate prospects, and make recommendations in alignment with YES’s strategic initiatives and funding priorities.

●   Coordinate effective communication with representatives of institutional funders via phone, email, and face-to-face meetings to better understand funding criteria, follow-up on submitted materials, and at times be in direct communication with funders.

Qualifications

●   Commitment to and passion for YES’s mission and work.

●   Bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years experience grant writing (social or environmental justice, youth development, and outdoor education fields preferred).

●   Demonstrated success in securing grant awards, with a strong ability to write compelling narratives that are asset-based and respectful to the community engaged.

●   Excellent attention to detail, thoroughness, and organization to track and meet all deadlines.

●   Outstanding writing and editing skills with the ability to translate program initiatives and impact into compelling proposals and reports for a variety of audiences.

●   Proven ability to collaborate with program, administrative, and development staff as well as external partners.

●   Knowledge of foundation, corporate, and other institutional funders in the San Francisco Bay Area and/or in relevant fields is preferred.

●   Experience working within an online CRM database (Gift entry and basic report generation in Salesforce database experience preferred).

●   Experience working with under-represented communities and familiarity with Richmond’s history, communities, and context are a plus.

●   Willingness to engage in conversations about equity, inclusion, diversity, power, and privilege.


Work Environment and Physical Demands

The Grants Manager must be able to function well in a busy and focused work environment; frequently use hands (computer and hand-written work); and correspond with supervisor effectively by email, phone, and video chat. The position has flexibility to include both on-site and remote work.

YES seeks an experienced professional to join our growing development team in the role of Grants Manager. The Grants Manager is instrumental in meeting YES’s annual revenue goals and thus our mission, by maintaining and growing revenue…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    May 24, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    April 19, 2021
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

$38,000 - $45,000

Benefits

This is a part-time or contract position, averaging 20 – 25 hours a week. Salary range is $32 - $35/hour depending on experience, or, a contract position at $38,000-45,000/year. The part-time position is eligible for the following benefits:

  • Pro-rated vacation, sick, and holiday PTO 
  • Paid holiday closure between Christmas and New Year’s Day
  • Wellness perks (yoga discounts, wellness stipends, outdoor ProDeal discounts, staff retreats)
  • Professional development opportunities and stipends


This is a part-time or contract position, averaging 20 – 25 hours a week. Salary range is $32 - $35/hour depending on experience, or, a contract position at $38,000-45,000/year. The part-time…

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
3029 Macdonald Ave., Richmond, CA 94804

How to Apply

Please email a thoughtful resume, cover letter, and relevant writing sample to Maria Chan: maria@yesfamilies.org by April 19, 2021. Include Grants Manager and your name in the subject line. Desired start is late-May.


Please email a thoughtful resume, cover letter, and relevant writing sample to Maria Chan: maria@yesfamilies.org by April 19, 2021. Include Grants Manager and your name in the subject…

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