• Full Time
  • Lewiston, ME
  • This position has been filled

Website New Beginnings

Programs:                                           Administration

Reports To:                                         Director of Development & Community Relations

Job Summary:  The Grants and Development Manager works in close collaboration with the Director of Development & Community Relations to identify and apply for state, federal and private grants to further the mission of the organization. This position focuses on grant writing and reporting, while supporting agency fundraising and development. The Manager works with the Director to cultivate funder/donor relationships and develop diverse funding sources to sustain new and existing programs. With the Leadership Team and program staff, they work to integrate new funding steams and reporting requirements into the agency.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Grant Development, Writing, and Management

  1. Work with the Director of Development & Community Relations and Program Directors to establish priority areas for grant-seeking to meet agency needs, expand programs, and increase revenue.              
  2. Research potential sources of grant funding from foundations and government sources.
  3. Write and edit federal and state grants and contracts and ensure timely submittal; in conjunction with Directors, ensure compliance with all requirements once awarded.
  4. Research, write, and submit letters of intent and grant proposals to private foundations.
  5. Maintain agency monthly and annual schedules for grant applications, reports, and renewals.
  6. Work with agency data management staff for compiling client data needed for reporting; assist Program Directors/staff as needed with drafting/editing narratives for grant reports.

  1. Fundraising and Development

  1. Support the execution of the agency development strategy to increase revenue.
  2. Cultivate and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors, foundations, government agencies, municipalities, and corporations.
  3. Participate in and support the agency fundraising and marketing plans and support the development and implementation of publicity, special events, annual fund, and capital campaigns.

  1. Community Relations and Administrative Management

  1. Represent agency for presentations/speaking engagements as needed; participates in community and statewide networking groups as assigned.
  2. Interact with staff, youth/clients, donors, volunteers, and the public in a friendly, professional, and welcoming manner; model respect and encourage culture of philanthropy
  3. Maintain strict confidentiality of client, agency, and donor information
  4. Assist in preparation of department budgets and track expenditures within budget
  5. Participate in administrative, management, and/or Board committee meetings as assigned
  6. Supervise staff and/or volunteers for grants and development functions
  7. Any other duties assigned by the Director of Development & Community Relations

Specifications and Qualifications

Education and Training:

Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred. 5 years’ experience with increasing responsibility for grant writing and development in a non-profit may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree. Training in nonprofit and/or public grant writing required. Experience/training in nonprofit grants management, program development, social services grant reporting, fundraising, or other relevant skills preferred.

Job Related Experience:

Minimum of 2 years’ successful development and proven grant writing experience required.

Specialized Skills:

Excellent writing and editing skills required. Ability to communicate clearly and engage/influence others via grant proposals, phone, email, and in person. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Able to work independently and as a team. Excellent Windows-based computer, word processing, formatting/layout, PDF, and web research skills required.

Cognitive Requirements:

Able to communicate and write skillfully in English, and compose original content and correspondence with excellent readability. Able to self teach/self-directed. Flexibility and ability to multi-task desired. Well-developed critical thinking, problem-solving,  literacy, and writing skills at an advanced degree level.

Physical Requirements:

                Ability to climb stairs and sit/work at a computer/video monitor for up to 8 hours per day.

Work Environment:

Second floor agency administrative offices and some travel to various community settings; some evening and weekend hours required for events and meeting grant deadlines.