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||Flagstaff, AZ - Salt Lake City, UT - Denver, CO pr, AZ United States
|| Development and Fund Raising
Grants Manager and Editor|
Are you a strong communicator who excels at building relationships, writing winning grant proposals, and staying organized? You sound like a good fit for our new grants manager and editor position.
The grants manager and editor is a two-pronged position responsible for coordinating foundation fundraising for the Grand Canyon Trust. Foundation revenue represents 50 percent of the Trust’s annual income. The Trust’s current model of foundation fundraising is based upon a decentralized process – program staff are responsible for raising a projected amount of resources for their work. The grants manager and editor serves as the hub of this operation while the staff are the spokes. Collectively the team develops relationships with potential funders and collaborates on initial grant writing. The grants manager and editor writes, edits, and finalizes all proposals, reports, and other materials for foundation donors and prospects. The grants manager and editor clearly communicates and tracks all deadlines, collates all associated materials, and submits all proposals in a timely and efficient manner. The grants manager and editor keeps detailed records for all applications and reports and tracks deliverables for the organization.
In addition, the grants manager and editor serves as a proofreader and editor for both the development and communications departments. This includes editing and proofing drafts and final communications for all programs.
Duties and responsibilities
• Draft, edit, and submit the highest quality letters of inquiry, grant proposals, and reports to foundations by working collaboratively with appropriate staff members.
• Provide writing, editing, and proofreading support to all members of the development and communications teams.
• Balance a heavy volume of writing and editing assignments on a variety of topics and with tight deadlines.
• Manage the grants calendar and meet all grant proposal and reporting deadlines.
• Research, develop, steward, and personally manage a new slate of foundation supporters for the Trust’s work.
• Craft associated proposal and project budgets that align with organizational budgets by working with responsible staff, finance director, and senior director of development.
• Ensure all proposals, associated communications, and reports are recorded in Salesforce.
• Become fluent in the work of the Trust’s programs and campaigns.
• Additional duties as assigned.
Who would my supervisor be?
The senior director of development.
Application and materials due by: August 15, 2019
Anticipated start date: October 1-15, 2019
Salary and benefits?
Annual salary range $50,000 - $60,000 (DOE). The Trust also provides vacation, holiday and sick leave, individual health insurance, disability, and 401(k) retirement benefits.
How do I apply?
Submit your application online – https://www.grandcanyontrust.org/grants-manager-and-editor. You'll need a cover letter, résumé, a relevant writing sample, and three references.
Qualifications & Requirements
You’re a good match for this position if…
• You’re able to synthesize complex material, translate it into compelling text, and communicate it clearly and succinctly.
• You have outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
• You’re able to develop and produce successful proposals, reports, and other materials creatively.
• You’re comfortable utilizing spreadsheets, interpreting a program budget, and creating financial reports.
• You’re able to prioritize work and perform effectively under the pressure of multiple deadlines.
• You excel at working and communicating effectively with a wide range of people across the organization.
• You thrive in a setting where teamwork, collaboration, and an iterative process is required.
• You demonstrate awareness of and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations.
• You contribute to the creation of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
• You are proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and G Suite.
Additional preferred qualifications
• An education in a related field.
• You have three or more years of successful professional experience in grant writing and foundation fundraising work.
• You’re knowledgeable about foundations that emphasize environmental giving.
• You’re comfortable using Salesforce.
The Grand Canyon Trust's mission is to safeguard the wonders of the Grand Canyon and Colorado Plateau, while supporting the rights of its Native peoples.