ABOUT THE POSITION: Reporting to the national director of development, the grants and communications manager/associate director works to identify prospective funders, write proposals and reports for new and existing funders, plan and execute the development communications strategy, and in general plays an integral role in expanding the capacity of the development team. This is an exciting opportunity for someone interested in fundraising and passionate about college access and success for underrepresented students. Responsibilities: ● Work with development and program teams to gain a clear understanding of organizational priorities and funding opportunities ● Coordinate with national director of development to write clear and compelling letters of inquiry, proposals, reports, contract materials, and other written communications to funders at all stages of the grant cycle, tailoring the case for support to the interests of the funder ● Gather and prepare all ancillary materials to accompany grants (financial data, bios, required forms, etc.); work with colleagues on the program and data teams to collect any necessary data or information in a timely manner ● Work with national director of development to create grant budgets and expenditure reports ● Ensure the correct completion and timely submission of all application or contract materials ● Identify new prospective funders and develop strategies, in coordination with staff and partners, to approach those funders ● Write additional fundraising and supporting materials when necessary ● Ensure all submissions and other interactions with funders are recorded in database and other tracking systems ● Maintain grant submission and reporting calendar, as well as Salesforce and Google Drive grant files ● Communicate with program staff to maintain knowledge of LGR’s program model, implementation, goals, and outcomes ● Other duties assigned to support Let’s Get Ready’s fundraising objectives CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS: The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications: ● A genuine passion for, knowledge of, and commitment to LGR’s mission ● Alignment with LGR’s organizational values ● Belief that a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment will produce the greatest impact for LGR’s students; demonstrated ability to build respectful, productive relationships with team members and communities of diverse backgrounds and viewpoints ● At least 3-5 years of related work experience, with a preference for experience in education / youth development / college access and success ● A passion for and demonstrated excellence in writing, editing, proofreading, and research ● Ability to communicate LGR’s mission and achievements in a succinct and compelling manner ● Ability to develop program budgets and relate them to grant narratives ● Exceptional attention to detail ● Ability to work independently and take initiative; persistence and excellent follow through ● Team player with ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues in other locations ● Passion to build relationships with internal and external collaborators ● Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word) ● Experience with Salesforce or other fundraising database is a plus ● Bachelor’s degree preferred LOCATION: Preference for NYC or Boston, but candidates outside LGR’s geographic footprint wishing to work remotely will be considered. COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: $50K-$70K with excellent benefits and a flexible working environment. Salary commensurate with experience. QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS, PLEASE APPLY: Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, noting “Grants Manager/Associate Director” in the subject line. Please include your gender pronouns and tell us how you learned about this role. Let’s Get Ready is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply. We especially encourage applications from candidates who represent the communities we serve.
Senior Grants Manager/Associate Grants Director
Let's Get Ready
Job Title: Senior Grants Manager/Associate Grants Director
Preference for NYC or Boston, but candidates outside LGR’s geographic footprint wishing to work remotely will be considered
Job Search Ends:
October 31st, 2021