Employment & Volunteer Opportunities
The Grants Manager administers BCF's competitive granting cycles. The Grants Manager keeps abreast of compliance issues and best practices in the field of grant making and performs due diligence required to ensure compliance. The Grants Manager develops and maintains BCF's grantee and vendor contacts, and assists in creating a strong, positive public image for BCF. The Grant Manager's external responsibilities include building collaboration among charitable organizations; providing guidance to external and internal scholarship committees; and appropriate representation of BCF in all community meetings.
Qualifications Desired for this Position
A. Technical abilities
- Ability to understand and effectively implement best practices, regulations and BCF's policies in the field of grant making (including community grants and scholarships).
- Excellent communications skills (oral and written).
- Fluency with Microsoft Office products (including Outlook, Excel, Word); Adobe and social media.
- Ability and willingness to learn new software/computer programs with minimum guidance.
B. Personal Characteristics
- Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships.
- Compassionate and ability to relate to various audiences.
- Demonstrates courtesy, friendliness and consideration.
- Exercises good judgment and decision-making capabilities.
- Evidence of dependability and effective work habits.
- Professional image.
- Remains flexible and successful within changing environment and demands.
- Thinks independently and creatively.
- Trustworthy with utmost integrity.
- Enjoys people.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Handles all administrative aspects of the community grant and scholarship cycles: Receives & confirms all applications, reviews for eligibility & completeness, prepares applications for readability, tracks applicants efficiently.
- Works with the Chair of the Grants Committee and President/CEO in planning the annual competitive granting cycles.
- Coordinates the calendar for Grant Committee meetings; attends all said meetings; and, records and distributes minutes of all said meetings.
- Represents BCF professionally by responding to inquiries and attending meetings and conferences pertaining to grant making.
- Develops in-depth knowledge of any donor restrictions contained in the foundation's Community Grant and Scholarship Fund Group, and ensures that grant awards comply with said restrictions.
- Maintains database containing recipients; key resource people and organizations; funding requests; funding history and other information as appropriate and necessary to grant cycles.
- Develops, maintains, distributes and posts to website as appropriate any and all applications, instructions and other publications pertaining to grant cycle.
- Initially screens proposals (first readings) applying a breadth of knowledge on a wide range of subjects and a clear understanding of BCF's interests.
- Performs following duties specific to Community Grants and Scholarships:
1. Community Grants cycle. Performs due diligence on applicant entities. Ensures that proposal summaries are coherent and accurate, and that all required information is provided. Is prepared to answer any substantive question about the proposals. May entail contacting appropriate organizations to encourage them to develop proposals for possible funding by BCF. If necessary to reject a proposal under development, develops a complete and coherent rejection rationale. Develops, distributes and reviews impact reports. Formulates recommendations to the Grants Committee concerning methods to increase overall effectiveness of each Community Granting cycle.
Hours and Compensation
This position is part-time. The employee will work no more than 1300 hours per annum (.625 fte); however, specific hours to be worked each week shall vary as determined by the timing of the competitive grant and scholarship cycles. For example, the employee may be scheduled to work up to 40 hours per week during January through May, but not be scheduled to work from June through August. Scheduling will be negotiated based upon the employee's needs and the timing of the competitive granting cycles. Upon the completion of the employee's first six (6) months of work, personal time off (PTO) shall accrue at the rate of five (5) hours per month. If the employee's regular work day falls on a Holiday recognized by BCF, the employee shall be compensated for those hours the employee is regularly scheduled to work. Compensation is $15 - $17 per hour depending on experience.
BCF is an equal opportunity employer.
Applicants are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org detailing their interest and relevant experience to this position no later than close of business July 27, 2018.
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