Second Harvest of the Big Bend
Grants and Contracts Manager
The Grants & Contracts Manager (GCM) is responsible for increasing institutional grant solicitation and management at Second Harvest by 5 million annually. The GCM brings strategic leadership skills and a spirited enthusiasm to support and help lead the organization’s efforts to secure funding from foundation and government sources with an annual goal.
Include the following.
• Work closely with senior leadership (C-Suite) to identify annual funding needs and opportunities for operations, capital, and maintenance.
• Develop and execute a comprehensive and aggressive program to generate grant and foundation support from existing sources and new opportunities via Feeding America, private/corporate foundations, federal and state programs, local municipalities, civic and religious groups, etc.
• Write and submit concise, articulate, and persuasive grant proposals and narratives.
• Write letters of inquiry, grant proposals, reports, and stewardship correspondence as needed.
• Develop and maintain up-to-date documentation of common grant questions and recent responses to streamline grant applications and reporting.
• Develop and update system to track relevant external data and literature relevant to domestic food insecurity and poverty alleviation.
• Conduct research to identify funds available.
• Collect, verify, and interpret relevant data and statistics.
• Coordinate story writing, media activity, and social media presence related to grants with the Communications team.
• Monitor grant-funded programs and projects and submit timely reports on the use of funding.
• Maintain a grant-tracking and report-management system.
• Coordinate activities related to grants and contracts, including submitting documents related to grants and contracts.
• Develop and maintain a system for managing and querying internal programs and operations data for efficient and accurate reporting to grant funders.
• Participate/engage in regular development team meetings and planning sessions
• Prepare and submit timely proposals that accurately and ethically represent SHBB programs, services, needs, and goals.
Other duties may be assigned
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work to be performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties.
Required Qualifications (knowledge, skills, abilities, competencies)
• Bachelor’s Degree or 2-3 years professional experience in grant writing, grant management, funder cultivation, and solicitation.
• Strong organizational and planning skills using resources.
• Demonstrated experience as an effective team member.
• Ability to write and produce promotional materials, reports, and business correspondence.
• Strong communication skills with the ability to present information verbally and in writing.
• Strong computer technology skills, including proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite of products, working knowledge of relational database systems, and ability to navigate and utilize the Internet and social media platforms and applications.
• Ability to problem-solve quickly, effectively, and objectively.
The salary for this position is commensurate with experience. Second Harvest of the Big Bend provides a generous benefits package inclusive of paid health, dental, and life insurance for the employee. Employees may elect to participate in the Simple IRA retirement program; SHBB will match up to 3% of their salary. SHBB recognizes 11 paid holidays each year, and employees receive a generous Paid Time Off allocation.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop; kneel, crouch, and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust and focus.
The work environment described here is representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Telework eligible.
To apply for this job please visit www.fightinghunger.org.
Interested candidates may submit their resume and cover letter to Hr@fightinghunger.org by Close of Business Friday, July 30, 2021.