Grants Manager  
Birmingham, AL

The Foundry Ministries

Bessemer, AL 

Full-Time/Hybrid Role 

Fundraising
 

Grants Manager

The Foundry Ministries

Position Description

The Grants Manager is responsible for researching, developing, and preparing grant proposals to corporations and foundations. As a key member of the Development Team, this position helps the organization meet its annual fundraising goal. The Grants Manager works in partnership with staff to successfully apply for funding opportunities for programmatic initiatives, report on program outcomes, and share organization’s story from a strengths-based perspective.  

 

The Manager is responsible for increasing the footprint of The Foundry through Development initiatives. The Manager works closely with the Chief Development Officer in all development and stewardship endeavors.

 

  • Research and identify prospective funding partners in alignment with organization’s mission

  • Learn organization’s programs, goals, and financial needs to develop compelling proposals, seek new funding, and report on funding impact

  • Work closely with staff members to synthesize program activities, data, and financials for proposals and reports

  • In partnership with Chief Development Officer, develop annual grants plan; including funding strategies and timelines

  • Provide stewardship to current donors and assist with managing relationships with foundation officers

  • Maintaining calendar to ensure timely submission of letter of inquiry, proposal deadlines, and reports

  • Prioritizing tasks to keep multiple projects moving in a timely manner, meet deadlines and manage supplemental material required for proposals

  • Assist Development staff in planning, attending, and executing external events to bring awareness to the organization

  • Conduct community presentations and give tours of The Foundry properties as needed

  • Provide input and assistance in the creation and use of all donor support and collateral materials (brochures, case statements, media kits, personalized proposals, videos, and stewardship correspondence)

  • Collaborate with Business Department to ensure that donor records and financial information are accurate and up to date

  • Knowledge of and ability to utilize donor management software to analyze and upgrade donor base and maintain accurate donor records

  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications and Education Requirements

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree and experience in related field or three (3) years’ experience in grant writing/operations

 

Experience:

  • Minimum of three (3) years in non-profit development

  • Knowledge of grant process (prospecting, researching, writing, reporting)

  • Federal and local legislation affecting charities

  • A solid understanding of budgets as they relate to proposals and grants

  • Management of volunteer resources

 

Technical Skills:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office/MAC applications

  • Experienced in using multimedia devices for presentations

  • Ability to learn and use fundraising software and grant management platform

 

Requirements:

  • Outgoing, self-starter, detail-oriented, and creative

  • Uphold the core values of The Foundry Ministries

  • Organizational skills and ability to pay attention to detail

  • Ability to meet deadlines while managing multiple projects

  • Display ethical behavior at all times as a representative of the ministry

  • Effective communication using various tools and techniques

  • Servant leader

  • Willingness to be a team player