POSITION TITLE: Grants & Research Manager
DEPARTMENT: External Affairs
REPORTS TO: Director of Philanthropy
STATUS: Full time/Exempt
The Grants & Research Manager is responsible for the identification, research, development, writing, submission, and management of grant applications on behalf of the affiliate. The position works with staff members and foundations to define and develop grant-worthy projects supporting capital, programmatic, endowment, and operational needs. The position works closely with the Director of Philanthropy to ensure that grant-seeking aligns with the affiliate’s strategic goals and priorities. The Grants & Research Manager also supports and guides fundraising efforts by conducting research, categorizing prospects and donors in terms of interest and capacity, and determining when they should be moved to active prospect lists for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. The Grants & Research Manager works with the Director of Philanthropy and the Major Gift Officers to assign prospects by interest and affinity, manages movement through the pipeline, and assists in planning strategies and priorities.
• Strategize with Development team to develop funding strategies for projects and programs, and identify potential supporters.
• Identify and research foundation, corporate, and government agencies as potential funding sources.
• Draft, compile, prepare, and submit grant proposals on behalf of PPTNM.
• Ensure that all proposals receive proper administrative approval prior to submission.
• Once grant funding is secured, manage all follow-up reporting and ensure fulfillment of any additional funder requirements.
• Identify, research, and qualify major gift prospects. Provide concrete recommendations to development officers on prospect strategy and priorities.
• Populate, organize, and maintain prospect information files.
• Plan and organize regular meetings with the Director of Philanthropy and Major Gift Officers to assign prospects, monitor timely movement through the pipeline, and develop and enhance strategy to convert prospects to donors.
• Develop content of briefing materials prepared for donor calls.
• Manage the prospect management system and database to ensure they are current and properly coded.
• Contribute to the planning and implementation of overall development goals, strategies, and activities relating to the identification, research, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of prospects, and individual, foundation, and corporate donors.
• Other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES FOR THIS POSITION:
• Alignment with the mission and values of Planned Parenthood.
• Able to demonstrate behaviors that represent the Affiliate’s Workplace Values.
• Requires an understanding of and commitment to quality healthcare and excellent customer service.
• Work Management: Ability to think strategically and achieve organization’s goals relating to position. Effectively manages time as a resource and meets deadlines; establishes realistic priorities; schedules own time and activities effectively; gives balanced focus and attention to appropriate long- and short-term priorities. Develops action plans; leverages technology; anticipates obstacles; establishes check points and monitors progress. Ability to take decisive action.
• Building Relationships: Effective leadership capabilities; shows genuine interest in others’ needs and opinions; establishes rapport; earns the confidence and trust of others; demonstrates consistency between words and actions; delivers on commitments.
• Communication: Speaks and presents effectively in individual or group situations, including appropriate nonverbal communication. Expresses ideas in a clear, thorough and concise manner. Actively listens to what others say. Writes using good grammatical form and appropriate style. Expresses ideas in a clear, thorough and concise manner. Ability to write clear, structured, articulate written donor materials, proposals, and reports. Experience with basic financial management skills including developing and monitoring budgets and financial reporting. Comfortable and knowledgeable with discussing topics relating to sexual and reproductive health.
• Integrity: Must be discreet and safeguard confidential information; can be relied on to act ethically.
• Creativity or Innovation: Demonstrates the ability to generate novel and valuable ideas and to use the ideas to develop new or improved processes, methods or systems.
• Adaptability or Flexibility: Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends and travel within and outside organization region as job dictates. Responds with flexibility to shifting priorities and changing work situations; recovers quickly from problems and setbacks; develops new skills to remain competitive. Adapts easily to change, sees the merits of differing positions, and adapts own positions and strategies in response to new information or changes to a situation.
• Coping with Demands of the Position: Uses effective problem solving while working under pressure, high volume of work demands and/or time demands; meets deadlines.
• Celebrates and exemplifies the core values of our organization: We tend to the team; we respect and honor all people; we jump in; we try and we learn; we care for our business; we return to our mission.
EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree (B. A.) in English or related field of study from four-year College or higher preferred.
EXPERIENCE: At least five years of professional development experience preferred. Experience in prospect research and grant writing/management preferred.
This job description is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with this position. While intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to review and change this description as needed to maintain business goals and accomplishments. Job descriptions are reviewed periodically. This job description is not a contract.
Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, citizenship, disability, atypical hereditary cellular blood trait, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. PPTNM will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; and any subsequent revisions or additions to related law/regulations.
Employees are expected to perform duties as assigned and directed by management.
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