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Manager, Grants

Denver, CO

Relocation expenses: Paid

Full time
5 - 10 years of experience
Bachelor's Degree
$51,000 to $60,000 per year

Published on 24 May 2022

Expires on 24 May 2022

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Manager, Grants

Position Title: Manager, Grants
Status: Full-time, exempt
Salary: An amount in the beginning of the pay range, $54,000-$58,000 annually, with consideration given for experience above the minimum requirements.
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: This position is based out of our Denver office at 711 Park Ave W, Denver, CO 80205. Currently, employees work 2 days/week in the office and 3 days/week remote.
COVID-19 Vaccination: In order to protect the health and safety of our staff and the communities we serve, Mile High United Way requires employees, including some designated remote workers, to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination, or submit to weekly testing, or receive a medical or religious exemption.

How You'll Help
This position will help shape compelling, well-researched, and thorough content for written communications with Mile High United Way's grant funders, with an emphasis on government grant applications and reports. The position will also assist with researching new funding opportunities, including opportunities for government grants and contracts. The position will assist with scheduling internal planning meetings and external funder meetings, as needed, related to grant fundraising.

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 proposals
  • Assists with presenting to the staff on government grants and facilitating conversations about whether the grants, if awarded, will advance Mile High United Way's goals and objectives
  • 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 requirements
  • Leads the writing, proofreading, editing, and on-time submission of assigned grant proposals, letters of intent, presentations, and reports to government and foundation funders
  • 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, and financials
  • Provides general administration related to grants, including ensuring the agency's SAM and registrations are up to date, overseeing the signing of grant agreements, and scheduling meetings with current and prospective funders.
  • Leads grants management/tracking of government grants - ensuring meeting deliverables in grants contracts and scopes of work.

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 5 years' experience in researching and securing government grants and/or contracts.
  • 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
  • Demonstrated success in identifying and securing government grants

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.

Working Environment: Typical office environment.

Physical Activities: Must be able to operate a computer for extended periods of time.

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

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.

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.

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.