Grant Developer - Beyond Housing
Overview: Beyond Housing is a nationally recognized community development organization that works to strengthen families and transform underserved communities to create a stronger, more equitable, and prosperous St. Louis region for all. We engage where we’re needed, focusing on building consensus among leaders, providing and preserving housing, fostering community structures that shape lives, and guidingsystems that make people’s lives better.
We lead with vision for what a community can be ~ every community is different, but thriving communities tend to share the same basic set of positive traits regarding housing, safety, education, health, infrastructure, and access to basic human services.
We are in search of a Grant Developer to join a dynamic and passionate team of grant writers and strategic thinkers to help move the mission of Beyond Housing to the next level.
• Grant Proposal and Report Development:
• Collaborate with program managers and department heads to gather relevant information and data for grant applications.
• Prepare compelling grant proposals, ensuring accuracy, completeness, and adherence to guidelines.
• Tailor proposals to address the specific needs and priorities of each funding opportunity. • Ensure timely submission of all materials.
• Grant Identification and Research:
• Identify potential grant opportunities that align with the organization's mission and strategic goals. • Conduct thorough research to gather information on grant requirements, guidelines, and deadlines. • Maintain comprehensive records in various database systems for future reference. (Grant Seeker, Raiser’s Edge, Instrumentl).
• Project Management:
• Develop and maintain a comprehensive grant calendar, tracking application deadlines, reporting requirements, and other key milestones.
• Collaborate with cross-functional teams to gather project data, outcomes, and success stories for reporting purposes.
• Manage multiple grant projects simultaneously, ensuring timely submission of proposals and reports.
• Implement project management best practices to streamline processes, enhance efficiency, and optimize resource allocation.
• Work with staff from other departments on program and project financials, goals and outcomes relative to grant submissions and reports.
• Relationship Building:
• Cultivate and maintain positive relationships with grantors and funding agencies.
• Collaborate with colleagues to develop and nurture partnerships that align with the organization's mission.
• BA, BS with preferred course work in Social Services, Communication, Nonprofit Management, or another related field.
• Minimum 3 years of experience in communications.
• Prior experience in project management tools such as Microsoft Planner, Asana, Trello, etc.
• Basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets.
• Good organizational and self-motivational skills.
• Excellent writing, editing, research, and oral communication skills.
• Able to work quickly and produce quality work under tight deadline requirements.
• Able to plan, prioritize, shift priorities if necessary, and coordinate multiple projects to meet deadlines. • Ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and build relationships with internal and external stakeholders in a remote setting.
Preferred Experience and Qualifications:
• Strong computer skills, including MS Office 365 (Word, Excel, Teams, and Outlook).
• At least one year experience in grant writing (federal grant experience a plus).
• At least one year of database management experience.
• Experience with program/project budget preparation.
• Ability to work with little supervision, with a variety of peers and with management.
• Excellent attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines.
• Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects in a fast paced environment.
• Highly organized, self-starter with good interpersonal, problem-solving and analytical skills. • Ability to anticipate needs, see opportunities and use good judgment in dealing withconfidential information.
• Ability to analyze and review operational procedures, identify problem areas and optimize performance through procedural changes.
• Proficiency in communicating effectively, including an ability to write and speak clearly.
• Collaborative -- A dynamic personality that is collaboratively minded, can recognize and identify strengths, seek consensus around mutual goals, and build meaningful relationships.
• Creative, Critical Thinker -- A systems-thinker and builder, who is not afraid to be innovative in andhas skills in articulating these ideas and concepts.
• Methodical -- Strong analytical, systems, and problem-solving skills to evaluate performance, prepare reports, and recommend/implement solutions using independent judgment.
• Reliable -- reflect and value a team approach, demonstrated integrity, effectiveness, efficiency, and the ability to deliver high quality service. Highly capable of handling multiple tasks, projects and timelines. Excellent oral and written communications skills.
• Trusted -- Ability to work with residents, partners, and staff of diversified backgrounds with a positive, optimistic, solutions-oriented attitude. Shares a deep respect for the community, its stakeholders and the residents that we serve.
• Driven -- Passion for the work and an interest in continuous learning and improvement.
• Grants Manager
Salary and Benefits:
• Full-time salaried position with benefits as determined in current Beyond Housing Employee Handbook • Starting Salary Range: $50,000-$60,000 depending on experience
Please send resume and cover letter in MS Word or PDF format to Beyond Housing Human Resources, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Beyond Housing is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
At Beyond Housing, we are committed to promoting Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity throughout our organization and culture. We strive to understand and appreciate the individuality of every employee and create a better place to work for all. We nurture a culture where everyone positively acknowledges equity through action and is aware, understanding, and appreciative of diversity.
Our vision is to go beyond simple tolerance and fully embrace the things that make each person unique. We recognize that our employees’ differences support our ability to advance equity for the communities we serve. Further, we understand that equity is critical to the fulfillment of our mission to help entire communities become better places to live.