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Manager, Grants and Project Administration (part-time)

McHenry, IL, USA

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Manager
Part time
3 - 5 years of experience
Bachelor's Degree

Published on 31 Jan 2022

Expires on 31 Jan 2022

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Manager, Grants and Project Administration (part-time)

POSITION SUMMARY

The Manager, Grant Writer is responsible for writing proposals for both unrestricted operating revenue and restricted projects and for submitting timely and accurate reports for all existing grant funded projects.

Responsible for the overall delivery of assigned work projects within the department/team. Determines work tactics, project deliverables and resource requirements. Participates in the development of departmental action plans, work processes and systems.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL DUTIES OF POSITION

An individual must be able to perform each essential duty listed below at a satisfactory level:

  • Responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation, corporate and individual sources.
  • Work with Finance to gather information necessary to report to corporate/foundation funders on current grant programs.
  • Comply with all grant reporting as required by foundation/corporate/individual donors.
  • Provide stewardship to current donors by means of regular written updates.
  • Maintain current records in database including grant tracking and reporting.
  • Track statistics relevant to development and provide department with written materials necessary for donor stewardship.
  • Responsible for the set-up, execution, and troubleshooting of the Ride United Last Mile Delivery Program
  • Assist with other fundraising projects and administrative duties as requested.
  • Other duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Minimum requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience.
  • Three years of advanced-level experience in a similar role.
  • One year of experience in a leadership role.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, proficiency with Salesforce desired.
  • Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals.
  • Strong editing skills, attention to detail.
  • Experience with proposal writing and institutional donors.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research.
  • Experience working in deadline-driven environments.
  • Able to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines.
  • Able to monitor and meet goals.

This job description describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. It should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all required duties, responsibilities and skills. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable disabled individuals to perform the essential functions of the job.

COMPETENCIES

An individual must be able to demonstrate the following competencies at a satisfactory level:

Accountability/Results Orientation - Is accountable for the achievement of assigned work projects. Collaborates with others to establish work project parameters, desired results/outcomes and resource requirements. Keeps team leader(s) informed on work progress and changes in work direction. Takes ownership of work and outcomes achieved, selecting the best work approach. Protects the United Way brand, promoting its relevance and statue to the extent possible. Behaves ethically and honestly in all activities done on behalf of UWW and the movement. Demonstrates a commitment to United Way’s values, including diversity and inclusiveness.

Decision-Making/Risk-Taking - Evaluates available information and recommends a course of action. Contributes own assessment of risks and implications of decisions in team decision-making efforts. Develops and proposes effective alternative solutions. Uses judgment appropriately in decision-making. Knows when to shift decision-making upwards.

Teamwork Collaboration - Shares pertinent information and keeps team members informed on a regular basis. Ensures that processes, systems and resources are available and direct them properly to enable the team to efficiently accomplish its goals and objectives. Able to adapt quickly to changing conditions or performance expectations. Able to focus on assignments during periods of change and/or uncertainty.

Relationship Management - Utilizes rapport to build trust and collaboration with others. Identifies and shares mutual benefits/needs in working together. Is ethical in dealing with others to achieve the desired results. Interacts and communicates with diverse stakeholders effectively. Fosters and maintains working relationships across the United Way system. Formulates and communicates in an ethical and politically sensitive manner.

Communications - Expresses work issues and problems in a clear and concise manner. Communicates effectively with others up, down and across the organization to achieve expected organization results. Gives and receives constructive feedback. Seeks direct input on team effectiveness and environment.

Innovation/Creativity - Develops and implements new approaches to accomplish tasks that impact others in and outside of own team. Is able to reasonably "take risks.” Assists others in developing new systems, products, processes and procedures. Strives to stay current on new or emerging trends and capitalizes on them.

ABOUT UNITED WAY OF GREATER MCHENRY COUNTY

United Way seeks diverse, qualified professionals who want to make a difference in the world. If you are passionate about your work and desire to help others achieve enhanced education, income, and health, United Way Worldwide is the place for you.

United Way is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, disability, veteran status, marital status, age, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, and other legally protected characteristics, in accordance with applicable laws.

UNITED WAY WORLDWIDE’S DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLE

We take the broadest possible view of diversity. 

We value the visible and invisible qualities that make you who you are.

We welcome that every person brings a unique perspective and experience to advance our mission and progress our fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community.

We believe that each United Way community member, donor, volunteer, advocate, and employee must have equal access to solving community problems.

We strive to include diversity, equity, and inclusion practices at the center of our daily work.

We commit to using these practices for our business and our communities.

Join us in embracing diversity, equity and inclusion for every person in every community.

LIVE UNITED.

UNITED WAY CORE COMPETENCIES FOR ALL STAFF
●    Mission-Focused: Catalyze others’ commitment to mission to create real social change that leads to better lives and healthier communities.  This drives their performance and professional motivations.
●    Relationship-Oriented: Understands that people come before process and is astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal.
●    Collaborator: understands the roles and contributions of all sectors of the community and can mobilize resources (financial and human) through meaningful engagement.
●    Results-Driven: Dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good; creating, resourcing, scaling, and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad investment and impact.
●    Brand Steward: Steward of the brand and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the greater network.