SUMMARY: This position will be responsible for translating Gatepath’s mission and objectives into compelling proposals, and our accomplishments into comprehensive reports resulting in successful grant and foundation campaigns.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: •Become an in-house expert on organizational activities in programs, technology, fundraising, and other areas •Be responsible for documenting and summarizing organizational activities succinctly for use in grant proposals, reports, and elsewhere •Interface with staff across the organization to gather information, but will be resourceful in finding information by other research vehicles •Prepare timely and thorough reports on foundation grants and deliverables •Draft and edit grant proposals for financial support from foundation funders •Communicate with Gatepath program staff to obtain the information needed for proposals and reports •Gather and prepare organizational materials and data to accompany grant proposals •Collaborate with finance team to develop grant budget and spending reports •Draft grant and project summaries; write acknowledgment letters for grants received •Maintain and update grants files (electronic and paper) •Maintain grants reporting and application schedules and manage timelines •Prepare standard grant applications and reports for family foundations and support Individual Giving writing needs as needed, which could include partnering to develop major donor proposals, sponsor offerings, acknowledgement letters, outcome reports •Maintain foundation database records and enter grant data into CRM database •Research and identify institutional funding prospects •Coordinating site visits and other stewardship and cultivation moves for Foundations with Senior Manager of Corporate and Foundation Relations
QUALIFICATIONS FOR POSITION: •Demonstrated excellence in writing and managing grant materials, with a proven track record for securing grant awards. •Thorough understanding of organizational and project budgeting protocols. •Ability to maintain complex spreadsheets and electronic archives, familiarity with grants and foundations data management. •Ability to work closely with others from a wide variety of backgrounds, to work well under pressure, to meet deadlines, to self-organize and self-manage a constantly evolving portfolio. •Experience with researching, vetting and securing local and national grants •Excellent interpersonal skills and relationship management a must •Creative and compelling writer
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY REQUIREMENTS: •Ability to sit and keyboard – frequently •Ability to bend, squat and stoop – occasionally •Ability to lift 25 lbs. – occasionally •Ability to physically respond to physically frail persons - occasionally
EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE: •Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Communications, or related field •Minimum of 3-5 years' related experience; nonprofit or an inhouse agency environment is preferred
LICENSING REQUIREMENTS: •Valid California Driver’s License/ID •Proof of negative TB test results •Verification of good physical health by physician •CPR Certification/First Aide Training •Ability to obtain criminal fingerprint clearance •18 years of age