The Grants Manager works closely with leadership staff andprogram staff to ensure a high level of excellence in grantdevelopment, research, tracking, and reporting. The Grants Manageris responsible for creating proposals, researching new and emerginggrant opportunities, facilitating team meetings, collaborating tocreate narrative and financial reporting, and supporting staff withtraining and resources.
The Grants Manager position requires a high degree oforganizational skills, attention to detail, project management,team collaboration, as well as excellent writing, editing, andsynthesizing skills. The position reports to the AdvancementDirector. The Grants Manager works closely with the AdvancementDirector, the Executive Director, and the Program Director.
Writing and Support
- Develop and write grant proposals, collaborating with Programstaff, the Executive Director, and the Advancement Director oncontent
- Collaborate with fundraising staff on the creation ofhigh-level fundraising marketing materials
- Coordinate with the finance team for up-to-date organizationaland program budgets, and financial reports for funders
- Support staff with creating grant reports, quarterly funderreports, and the Annual Report
- Manage training and support efforts for program staff to findand acquire new funding for existing and emerging programs
Systems Management & Research
- Create, manage, and track queries in DA’s Foundation DirectoryOnline database account for prospective funding across campaignsand departments
- Manage the grants calendar, including meetings/calls/outreachto funders, due dates for proposals and reports, and grantcycles
- Upload grant reports and proposals to foundation portals
- Keep staff on track with funder outreach and prospectportfolios
- Track grant requests, awards, receipts of funds, and fundercommuniques in the database
- Schedule, create agendas, and facilitate regular grantmeetings
- Organize applications, track, and support the internalCommunity Grants Program and staff
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Practices
- Support and implement the organization’s commitment todiversity, equity, and inclusion in DEI related work bothindividually and across the department, with special emphasis onpartner driven work and initiatives related to grant funding andsustainability
- Continue individual and professional learning andaccountability in the area of racial justice and DEI work
Skills and Experience
- 5+ years of grant writing and management experience, includingfamiliarity with funder portals, grant cycles, and fundercommunications
- Demonstrated successful grant fundraising
- Preferred experience writing grants for environmentalnon-profits/causes
- Demonstrated ability to collaborate on projects with a varietyof teams
- Demonstrated excellence in writing, editing, and projectmanagement
- Strong organizational skills and familiarity with using projectmanagement systems with teams, funder databases, Slack, and theGoogle Drive platform
- Preferred experience with Foundation Directory online andEveryAction (or similar CRM)
- Strong problem-solving experience
- A participatory management style that encourages collaboration,cooperation, and personal growth
- Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion andunderstanding of how to implement DEI practices within the scope ofgrants management
Compensation and Benefits:
Salary range is $65,000-$70,000, depending on experience.Benefits package includes health insurance, SIMPLE IRA retirementplan with employer contribution, generous paid time off, flexiblework hours and an excellent working environment. Every otherFriday, the team takes half-day refreshers to rest &rejuvenate.
The Grants Manager is a full-time position, is exempt andreports to the Advancement Director. This position is primarilyremote, with the possibility of occasional, as-needed travel forteam retreats, board meetings, and other events. This positionutilizes frequent Zoom meetings and phone calls.
Dogwood Alliance's Commitment:
At Dogwood Alliance, we are unwavering in our commitment tofostering an environment of equity, justice, and inclusivity.Dogwood Alliance advances environmental justice and climate actionby mobilizing diverse voices to protect Southern forests andcommunities from industrial logging. Our staff and culture reflectsthis mission. We aspire to have a diverse and visionary leadership,an equitable leadership structure and a transformative culture ofbelonging and care.
We believe that every individual, regardless of theirbackground, deserves equal opportunities to thrive and succeed. Ourdedication to upholding the principles of the Equal EmploymentOpportunity Commission (EEOC) runs deep in every aspect of ourorganization. In this spirit, Dogwood Alliance provides equalemployment opportunities to all employees and applicants foremployment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any typewithout regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin,disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexualorientation, gender identity or expression, or any othercharacteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.Furthermore, Dogwood Alliance does not discriminate againstqualified individuals because of their disabilities and makesefforts to provide reasonable accommodations to assist individualswith disabilities in performing and thriving in their jobs.
Our commitment extends beyond mere compliance with legalstandards; it's a promise to actively cultivate an environmentwhere each employee's unique experiences and talents are celebratedand respected. We are dedicated to providing equal opportunities inrecruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits,and all other aspects of employment. Harassment and retaliation arecontrary to our values and will not be tolerated.
- Training Employees
- Financial Reporting
- Proposal Writing