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Grants Manager

San Francisco, CA

Relocation expenses:

Manager
Full time
3 - 5 years of experience

Published on 28 Oct 2022

Expires on 30 Nov 2022

Grants Manager

UWBA is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. UWBA is committed to building and maintaining a diverse staff and an inclusive workplace that values equity. We welcome applications from immigrants, BIPOC, LGBTQ applicants, and people with lived experience in poverty. 

Job Title:                            Grants Manager, Institutional Partnerships (Level 3)

Department:                      Development  

Reports to:                         Senior Director, Institutional Partnerships 

Classification:                    Union Non-Exempt  

 Overview: 

United Way Bay Area (UWBA) mobilizes the Bay Area to dismantle the root causes of poverty and build equitable pathways to prosperity UWBA brings together partners from the nonprofit, business, and government sectors to address Bay Area poverty. We partner across sectors, develop solutions, capture the data we need, and use those insights to support public policy and create research-backed community initiatives. These initiatives include:

  • Housing Justice: Improve access to stable, affordable housing and homelessness prevention.
  • Employment & Career Opportunities: Build systems and pathways to career and employment opportunities.
  • Financial Stability: Help families increase income and savings on their way to financial stability.
  • Basic Needs: Ensure access to basic needs like food, housing, and legal services.

UWBA is committed to building and maintaining a diverse staff and an inclusive workplace that values equity. We particularly welcome applications from immigrants, BIPOC, LGBTQ+ applicants, and people with lived experience in poverty. To foster an open and impartial application review process that minimizes the potential for bias, please remove any reference to academic institutions from which you obtained a degree, if applicable, for example, simply list “Bachelor of Arts in Sociology.”  Not having a degree will not preclude you from being considered; applicable work experience is equally considered.

For more information about UWBA, please visit www.uwba.org.

The Opportunity:  

United Way Bay Area (UWBA) seeks a creative and detail-oriented grant writer for its Institutional Partnerships team. This critical role will coordinate and manage the grant calendar and write initial and final drafts for grant reports and proposals. Additionally, this individual will lead the identification of new grant opportunities from private foundations, corporations, and government agencies. This role will be supervised by the Senior Director of Institutional Partnerships, and they will collaborate to develop and implement an ambitious plan to increase funding from institutions to support UWBA’s mission to implement social impact programs and mobilize the San Francisco Bay Area to dismantle the root causes of poverty and build equitable pathways to prosperity through direct services, educational programming, and grant disbursements. 

The Grants Manager will need to have exceptional written communication as they will work with key stakeholders both internally and externally in a fast-paced environment that demands a keen attention to detail. This person will work closely with the Senior Director of Institutional Partnerships to develop and refine strategies for maximizing results and will collaborate with other team members across the organization including the Marketing, Community Impact, and Finance. 

This is a professional non-exempt position reporting to the Senior Director of Institutional Partnerships. It is a full time, regular, 37.5 hour per week position.  

What you’ll do:  

  • Create proposals and reports for existing institutional funders.  
  • Partner with finance and community impact to prepare comprehensive budgets for proposals; timely, accurate financial reporting; record gifts, and acquire needed gift documentation.   
  • Manage grant prospects, research, final reports, and communication in Salesforce database.  
  • Develop strategy for each assigned government account and establish and be accountable to measurable goals and objectives. 
  • Manage the grant calendar and income tracker.   
  • Oversee work of grant consultants in partnership with Senior Director. 
  • Monitor progress toward goals and report weekly to the Senior Director on progress or challenges. 

Who you are:  

  • 2-4 years of professional writing experience preferred.  
  • Concise, compelling, and clear writing style (a writing sample will be required). 
  • Strong project management skills, particularly the ability to manage competing deadlines and work professionally under time constraints. 
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with colleagues and external partners.  
  • Detail-oriented, organized, and ambitious.  
  • Self-motivated, with a strong work ethic, results-oriented, and deadline driven.  
  • Strong computer skills including above average competency in Word and Excel; project management and research databases and Salesforce experience a plus.  
  • Support an inclusive environment and value the individual traits, skills, and talents of all staff, volunteers, and donors.  

SALARY: $63,750 - $75,000 non-exempt  

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  
   
UWBA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender (including actual or perceived gender, and gender identity), sexual orientation, age, marital status, medical condition, religious affiliation, veteran status, national origin, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state, federal or local law. Applicants must be able to work legally in the United States. UWBA will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in the manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. If you need a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for a job, please let us know. If the reason you need an accommodation is not obvious, we may ask for documentation confirming your functional limitations. 
 
To foster an open and impartial application review process that minimizes the potential for bias, please remove any reference to academic institutions from which you obtained any degree, if applicable, for example, simply list “Bachelor of Arts in Sociology”.  Not having a degree will not preclude you from being considered; applicable work experience is equally considered.