Director of Project and Grants Management
Position Overview: The Director of Project and Grants Management is accountable for conducting research to identify and qualify appropriate funding sources to enhance the mission and vision of Parents as Teachers. This individual will establish processes for all grant efforts from providing strategic direction and research activities to grant submissions and reporting. He/she is a team member of the Fund Development department that works collaboratively with other departments to respond to grant opportunities and ensure that proposal submission requirements are fulfilled for both Private and Public funding sources.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
- Research funding opportunities from the Government Sector (Federal, State & Municipal) and the Private Sector (Foundations) including multi-year projects
- Draft and submit proposals; draft and submit follow-up reports
- Surveillance of websites and relevant list serves, i.e., Grants.Gov., the Foundation Center, GuideStar, etc. for funding opportunities
- Manage ongoing calendar of application deadlines and reports
- Work in conjunction and collaboratively with designated program and finance staff for strategic direction, proposal content, budget preparations and special project management
- Research demographic and other quantitative information to support funding proposals
- Coordinate timely submissions of proposals
- Help support Case/Organization development content copy
- Manage special projects or assignments as directed by the President/CEO.
- Serve as an exemplary PATNC advocate in the community, with local, state and national leaders, religious organizations, business and corporate partnerships, and other leaders, and build relationships that closely link the community with PATNC.
Knowledge, Skills, Education and/or Experience:
- Outstanding academic credentials, be strategic, highly motivated, research focused, detail oriented, possess strong leadership and management skills, and feel at home in a fast-paced environment. Ability to work effectively on a professional team and collaborate across internal teams and with external stakeholders.
- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
- Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Education and/or Experience:
- Master’s degree required, with preferred course work in English, Communications, Public Administration, Nonprofit Management, Humanities or related fields.
- Minimum 3 years of grant writing experience with a demonstrated track record of success
- A writing assignment will be administered on-site
- Excellent organizational and self-motivational skills
- Familiarity with City, State and Federal funding sources and Government Grant writing experience is required
- Excellent writing, editing, research, and oral communication skills
- Strong ability to work within a team as a team partner and contributor
- Able to work quickly and produce quality work under tight deadline requirements
- Able to plan, prioritize, shift priorities if necessary, and coordinate multiple projects to meet deadlines
- Able to conduct demographic and quantitative research in support of proposals
Work Environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae, along with names/contact information of three references, and salary requirements, to jobs@ParentsAsTeachers.org.