United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg seeks a dynamic individual to serve as a key team member within the organization’s Resource Development team. The Grants Director is responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to secure grant funding from corporations, foundations, state and federal government in support of United Way’s impact programs, initiatives and campaigns, as well as coordinating implementation of grants and ensuring post-award compliance. The position requires understanding funding opportunities and aligning those opportunities with foundations, corporate, state and federal sources. The Grants Director will perform prospect research on foundation/corporate/government entities to identify likely funding sources for specific programs; provide stewardship to current grant-makers through development of regular written updates on program measurement and evaluation; maintain current records relative to grant tracking, reporting, and statistics; assist with other fund-raising projects as requested; and promote United Way as a community impact agent.
United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg maintains a positive, challenging and engaging environment for its employees. Working at United Way offers personal and professional growth opportunities and a chance to be part of a team that is creating lasting change in our community and leading a movement to engage every local citizen in that change. We empower individuals and drive systemic change to provide everyone with a clear path to success. We do this by mobilizing the entire community – individuals, nonprofits, government agencies, schools and businesses – to collectively tackle our region’s toughest challenges. United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg serves the region’s neighborhoods and rural areas alike, providing direct services and support to partners in the cities of Richmond, Petersburg and Colonial Heights as well as the counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent and Powhatan.
Ideal candidate will have Associate or Bachelor’s degree (preferred) and two to five years grant administration experience, including knowledge of grants and grant administration systems, processes and budgeting. Must have a proven record of accomplishment in grant writing including areas such as local and state government grants, federal funding requests, local United Ways, capacity building proposals and funding requests to private and family foundations (ranging from $5K to $2M). Must have ability to manage multiple priorities and meet scheduled deadlines; excellent verbal and written communication skills; and ability to maintain confidentiality. Must have ability to analyze and systematically compile technical and statistical information and to prepare reports and correspondence; comprehend and make inferences from written material; interpret federal, state, and local government laws and regulations regarding grant contracts and administration; review the work products of others to ensure conformance to standards; communicate orally and in writing with customers, clients or the public; work effectively with a variety of staff, governmental representatives, and the public; and operate a variety of office equipment. Must be proficient in Microsoft Windows, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.