ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION: Advocates for Youth (Advocates) partners with youth leaders, adult allies, and youth-serving organizations to advocate for policies and champion programs that recognize young people's rights to: honest sexual health information; accessible, confidential, and affordable sexual health services; and the resources and opportunities necessary to create sexual health equity for all youth.
PoSITION Description: The Grants Manager is responsible for contributing to the success of Advocates for Youth’s overall development program, including, but not limited to, overall grants management and foundation relations, proposal development and writing, and prospect identification and planning. A priority of the mid-level position is the effective written and oral presentation of Advocates for Youth’s mission, programmatic priorities, and initiatives to create sexual health equity for all young people. In addition, the Grants Manager will write grant reports and concept papers, develop budgets in collaboration with Advocates’ Finance and Program teams, and will work in partnership with the Development Director, to engage in ongoing foundation outreach and cultivation activities.
Write and submit grants and proposals, working closely with Advocates’ teams to represent the organization’s work.
Develop proposals, concept papers, letters of intent, and other correspondence that align development prospects with organizational needs and priorities.
In partnership with Finance, support budgeting for grant proposals and fiscal reporting.
Cultivate and foster effective relationships with current funders and new foundation prospects, in particular, by maintaining ongoing contact and effective working relationships with foundation program officers.
Collaborate with staff to maximize potential of current and prospective funders.
Prepare briefing memos and other informational materials that aid in Advocates’ management team’s donor engagement.
Conduct and update prospect research to support organizational goals.
Maintain calendar of deadlines and engagement for proposals, grants, and cultivation opportunities.
Other tasks, as assigned.
TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter, resume, two writing samples (no more than three pages each), three references, and salary requirements to email@example.com with subject line Grants Manager and your last name. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. No telephone calls or email inquiries, please.
Advocates for Youth is an Equal Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act employer and strongly encourages people of color and LGBTQ people to apply.
A Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of three to five years of experience in foundation relations or fundraising/development with demonstrated experience in grant writing, editing, and management.
Demonstrated ability to research and grasp complex organizational policy and programmatic priorities and develop sophisticated and organized analysis and proposals.
Exceptional written and oral communications skills; excellent attention to detail.
Demonstrated organizational skills; ability to manage multiple projects and move quickly from one to another while maintaining thorough records. Ability to be flexible and balance competing priorities.
Ability to contribute to a positive team environment; excellent interpersonal skills.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office required; knowledge of fundraising databases a plus.
Commitment to Advocates’ mission and goals is required.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience. This is a full-time position, 35 hours per week, and includes health/dental benefits, life and disability insurance, a retirement plan with an employer contribution, paid sick leave and vacation.
Advocates for Youth, a Washington, DC-based nonprofit organization, partners with youth leaders, adult allies, and youth-serving organizations to advocate for policies and champion programs that recognize young people’s rights to honest sexual health information; accessible, confidential, and affordable sexual health services; and the resources and opportunities necessary to create sexual health e...quity for all youth. The organization works both in the U.S. and in low- and middle-income countries to champion youth activism and nurtures a pipeline of emerging youth leaders for the progressive movement.