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Director, Grants

Denver, CO

Relocation expenses: Paid

Full time
$71,000 to $80,000 per year

Published on 11 Jul 2023

Expires on 8 May 2024

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Director, Grants

Position Title: Director, Grants
Status: Full-time, Exempt
Salary: An amount in the range of $78,000 - $82,000 annually.
Benefits: Our benefits package includes 100% employer-paid premiums on employee only health, dental, and vision plans; 3-6% employer contributions to 401(k); FSAs, employer-paid life/AD&D/LTD insurance; generous PTO, EIB, and holiday benefits; EAP; tuition reimbursement program; professional and growth and development opportunities; discounted pet insurance; Verizon Wireless discount; inclusive bereavement leave; and free underground parking for eligible employees
Location: Work from home flexible, 3 days/week in-person, with remote work 2 days/week. Primarily based out of our Denver office at 711 Park Ave W, Denver, CO 80205
COVID-19 Vaccination: Providing your COVID vaccination card is optional.

How You'll Help
This position is responsible for raising over $1 million from foundations and oversees a position focused on government grants that raises additional funding for Mile High United Way. As the leader of the grants team, the position will supervise a Manager, Grants and will help shape compelling, well-researched, and thorough content for written communications with Mile High United Way's grant funders. The position will also lead efforts to research and identify new funding opportunities and build strong relationships with foundation and government funders to ensure greater success in securing grant funding. The position will work across departments to ensure a smooth process for preparing grants and reports and will ensure that the organization meets funders' requirements and deadlines.

Essential Responsibilities

Conducts regular research on grant and contract opportunities with local (city/county), state and federal funding agencies, including special opportunities related to federal relief act funding, and works to ensure the agency is getting the most current information on notices of funding and requests for
Presents to the staff on foundation and government grants and facilitates conversations about whether the grants, if awarded, will advance Mile High United Way's goals and
Coordinates with the executive staff to ensure the Chief Development Officer and President & CEO are included in meetings or events with top funders and well-prepared for those interactions.
Demonstrates strong project management skills to plan for writing and compiling all components of grant and report submissions, ensuring that communications are high-quality, have the appropriate approvals, and are submitted in accordance with granting agency
Oversees the writing, proofreading, editing, and on-time submission of grant proposals, letters of intent, presentations, and reports to foundation and government
Works with various teams (including Community Impact, Finance, and Evaluation & Learning) to ensure the grants team has the most current information for proposals and attachments, including up-to-date information on program plans and targeted outcomes, program demographics, current board lists, financials and budget narratives.
Serves as a touchpoint for managing grants awarded by working across departments and with the executive team to ensure the organization is meeting the deliverables in grant agreements and scopes of

What You'll Need: Education, Experience, and Skills

Bachelor's Degree in English, journalism, communications, or related field strongly preferred. Candidates with a Social Work, Education or Public Health background, with strong writing skills, would also be considered.
Minimum of 7-10 years' experience in prospect research and grant writing preferred, including a strong background and demonstrated success in securing foundation and/or government grants.
A high level of proficiency with English grammar and punctuation - please note that a writing sample will be required during the interview process.
Ability to compile content, write new content, and proofread and edit documents with a strong attention to detail.
Ability to read and interpret documents, such as professional reports, publications, and grant guidelines.
Strong project management skills and ability to manage multiple deadlines.

Computer Skills

Demonstrated experience using computer applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and presentation software. Demonstrated experience preparing and submitting applications online on and other platforms. Salesforce or other donor database experience desired.

Ready to apply? If you are on Mile High United Way's website, you can apply by completing the information in the "Apply Now" box. If you're on a job board, you can apply through the job board or by visiting the Careers page of our website.

This posting is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the position.

Mile High United Way is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, color, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

We will endeavor to make reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified applicants who have disabilities which hinder their ability to complete the application process. Please contact us at 303-433-8383 to request accommodation in the application process.

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For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.