Grant Writer (JN -072021-4521)

This position is a member of the Strategic Initiatives Team of our client, reports to the Executive Vice President, and manages the Grants Coordinator. The Grant Writer works closely with all departments to ensure deadlines are met, information is accurate, and funds are raised in support of FSF’s mission.

 

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Qualifications / Requirements

–       Minimum five years of grant writing experience with private foundations, government (local, state and federal) contracts, and corporations.

–       Minimum two years of managing direct reports, preferably other grant writers.

–       Successful demonstration of funded projects and high net worth portfolio.

–       Contract management experience.

–       Impeccable verbal and written communication skills, including proper grammar and knowledge of AP Writing Guidelines.

–       Efficient time management skills with strong ability to manage multiple deadlines simultaneously, while paying extreme attention to detail and accuracy.

–       Ability to learn quickly and grasp new overarching concepts while ensuring attention to detail and accuracy.

–       Sound judgment and strong decision-making ability.

–       Ability to work with confidential donor information.

–       Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.

–       A positive, can-do attitude with a desire to take the initiative and ensure excellence.

–       Computer literacy; ability to use Windows-based software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) as well as learn customized, internal FSF systems.

–       Flexibility and the ability to work effectively as a member of a professional team.

Responsibilities

Position: Grant Writer (Grants Manager) | Reports to: Executive Vice President

Department: Strategic Initiatives | Classification: Exempt, Full-time

Experience: Mid-Level Career

Organization

Feeding South Florida (FSF) is a member of the Feeding America network and the leading domestic hunger relief organization serving Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. As one of the largest food banks in the Feeding America network, FSF is responsible for serving 25 percent of the state’s food insecure population. In addition to having distributed 176 million pounds of food in 2020, FSF is also a leader in cycle breaking solutions that address the root causes of hunger. A four-star rated organization by Charity Navigator, FSF is one of the most efficient nonprofits nationally; over 98 percent of all donations are put back into the community.

Core Values

FSF values service above all else. We’re looking for innovative and strategic thinkers who are committed to improving the lives of those around them. FSF “Friendly Food Bankers” embrace the enormity of our role in the community and know that serving others comes before any one individual. Friendly Food Bankers have compassion, dedication, act with integrity and are committed to stewardship and inclusion.

We Provide

Full medical, dental and vision insurance; contribute up to 3% match to a 401K after one year of service; 17 days paid time off; a diverse team that is representative of the community we serve; continuous learning opportunities; a high-performance culture that will help challenge and grow your skill set.

Position Overview

The main function of the Grants Manager is to secure funding for Feeding South Florida through the writing of grant applications, including reapplication for current grants and the acquisition of new ones. The Grant Writer is responsible for the research, writing, and reporting of grants in a timely manner, as well as managing a Grants Coordinator.

 

Relationships

This position is a member of the Strategic Initiatives Team, reports to the Executive Vice President, and manages the Grants Coordinator. The Grant Writer works closely with all departments to ensure deadlines are met, information is accurate, and funds are raised in support of FSF’s mission.

Your Qualifications

–       Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Human Services, or a related field.

–       Minimum five years of grant writing experience with private foundations, government (local, state

and federal) contracts, and corporations.

–       Minimum two years of managing direct reports, preferably other grant writers.

–       Successful demonstration of funded projects and high net worth portfolio.

–       Contract management experience.

–       Impeccable verbal and written communication skills, including proper grammar and knowledge of AP Writing Guidelines.

–       Efficient time management skills with strong ability to manage multiple deadlines simultaneously, while paying extreme attention to detail and accuracy.

–       Ability to learn quickly and grasp new overarching concepts while ensuring attention to detail and accuracy.

–       Sound judgment and strong decision-making ability.

–       Ability to work with confidential donor information.

–       Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.

–       A positive, can-do attitude with a desire to take the initiative and ensure excellence.

–       Computer literacy; ability to use Windows-based software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) as well as learn customized, internal FSF systems.

–       Flexibility and the ability to work effectively as a member of a professional team.

 

Your Responsibilities

–       Manage FSF’s grant funding efforts including researching opportunities, developing strategies, overseeing the accuracy of grant applications, meeting all grant deadlines and compiling monthly, quarterly, and year-end reports.

–       Oversee the Grants Coordinator.

–       Compile and maintain hunger related material and statistical data, including the compilation of external data from other sources.

–       Work closely with the Philanthropy Managers to seek new corporate, foundation, and government grant revenue sources.

–       Develop and maintain all timelines for grants and projects with all appropriate FSF departments.

–       Implement appropriate metrics that evaluate and gauge effectiveness and impact to allow continuous improvement.

–       Serve as the administrative liaison with the Finance team to ensure funding budgets are built collaboratively and that grant funds are drawn down in accordance with donor expectations.

–       Ensure proper donor stewardship including appropriate follow up, meetings, drafting funding/impact reports.

–       Stay current with impact evaluation, food security, food systems, and food bank trends, research, and literature.

–       Assist management as necessary.

Education / Training

–       Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Human Services, or a related field.