The Grants and Community Partners Manager is responsible for developing strategies and departmental plans to ensure that all aspects of government, foundation and corporate grant writing, stewardship and long-term grants planning are effectively and efficiently implemented.
The Grants and Community Partners Manager is a vitally important member of the 8-member Peninsula Family Service (PFS) Advancement Team. The Advancement Team is responsible for marketing, communications, fundraising, Board engagement, social media, volunteers, donors, events and many other communication, fundraising, visibility and external-facing elements for all of Peninsula Family Service.
Responsibility lies with the Manager for writing the majority of the grants for Peninsula Family Service, as well as for providing excellent stewardship to foundation and community partners including writing reports and strategizing the best engagement opportunities for each funder. The role includes building, strengthening, and sustaining effective working relationships with key stakeholders, including staff, current and prospective funders, community partners, board, and volunteers.
The person in this role is also responsible for providing excellent stewardship of all corporate, foundation and governmental funders within this portfolio. This stewardship includes making certain that all funders are receiving the recognition opportunities offered through the PFS Corporate and Community Partner Program. Funders at each level of support receive the benefits they identify within the opportunities at their giving level.
This position also works with the Program Analyst for Evaluation and Learning, in particular to ensure the correct demographics and program results are tracked and reported to funders. Peninsula Family Service is a leading nonprofit in developing effective systems to track data and demographics for reporting purposes and to improve our programs. We are blazing new trails in this area, which is both exciting and of great benefit to the person in this role related to reporting to funders.
The position is a key member of the organization’s Advancement Team and is responsible for increasing the effectiveness and outcomes related to grants and other Advancement activities of the team. The role also involves extensive interaction with program officers and other staff across Peninsula Family Service.
The Manager will maintain current knowledge and information on social issues, trends in program delivery, and relevant community needs. The Manager will also utilize the online Grants Research software utilized by Peninsula Family Service.
Active demonstration of Peninsula Family Services’ values is expected of every staff member. All of our work is based on our commitment to Integrity, Respect, Compassion, Diversity, Teamwork and Adaptability.
Position Reports To:
Vice President of Advancement
Duties & Responsibilities:
Oversee all Peninsula Family Service grant efforts, including writing, approval and oversight of all grant applications to corporate, foundation, and government entities, including those developed by program staff.
Oversee all cultivation efforts, including coordination of site visits, conference calls, writing and delivery of all grants, and more.
Oversee full stewardship program for foundations and other corporate and community partners, including delivery of benefits of being a corporate and community partner, thoughtful engagement and stewardship for each partner, and involvement of the CEO, VP of Advancement and program officers in meetings with and stewardship of funders as appropriate.
Manage the master calendar of grant submissions (both new and recurring) and funder reporting throughout the year.
Coordinate with VP of Advancement, Board and other volunteers, as appropriate, to identify “links” to foundation and corporate sources and to enhance solicitation activities.
Ensure grant effort aligns with overall PFS’ 2018-2022 Strategic Plan, goals, objectives and tactics.
Apply Evaluation and Outcomes:
Peninsula Family Service has prioritized a commitment to robust evaluation and data tracking for all programs, which are very valuable in reporting to funders.
Work with Program Analyst for Evaluation and Learning, Program Staff, Advancement Team and Executive Team to utilize and give feedback to accountability and evaluation tools, including Logic Models, evaluation systems, and the instruments used to capture measureable outcomes
Provide input related to funder reporting requirements related to the PFS Social Solutions’ Efforts to Outcomes (ETO) in a coordinated manner
Work with Program Analyst for Evaluation and Learning to develop demographics for Peninsula Family Service annually.
As our work with ETO continues to grow, there will be other opportunities for involvement as appropriate.
BA degree and a minimum of 4+ year’s related experience fund raising, grant research and writing or equivalent combination of education and experience
Direct experience in grant-writing. Excellent writing skills required.
Knowledge of fundraising principles and the process of institutional grant seeking, including methods and resources for grant research. Ability to manage all aspects of the proposal preparation process
Knowledge and awareness of current community needs and trends
Strong experience in stewardship of corporate, foundation and other community partner relationships to ensure recurring funding support from all entities
Experience as part of team involved in organization-wide or capital campaign preferred
Obtain fingerprint clearance before first day of employment.
Provide Verification to legally work in the US upon hire and update, if required.
Ability to get to off-site locations for job and business related activities.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give such instructions or assignments.
This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.
Effective Date: August 21, 2019