The Position

  • Manages the grant/contract proposal preparation process
  • Facilitates internal content proposal preparation with staff in planning and completing proposals
  • Submits complete proposals in a timely manner
  • Reviews and processes agreements, both financial, with Bookkeeper and non-financial
  • Interprets contract terms for internal staff responsible for the implementation
  • Informs staff and bookkeeper of special grant contractual requirements both pre and
  • Ensures compliance with guidelines, requirements, and regulations
  • Assist with training personnel on grants and contracts implementation and compliance
    as needed

Job Duties

  • Work with the Executive Director and staff for internal content management
  • Research funding opportunities
  • Match the goals, objectives, and real or potential capacity of the organization based on the fiscal viability of the award range
  • Manage the pre to post-award grants/contracts application process including reporting compliance
  • Communicate grant activities and status to staff
  • Manage and administer a grant management tracking system
  • Ensure compliance with funder requirements as outlined in each grant and contractual agreement.
  • Review proposed budgets and budget justifications along with the bookkeeper
  • Work closely with the Bookkeeping to be aware that all grant and contract payments are accurately budgeted, expended, tracked, and claimed
  • Collaborate with respective partners and staff to ensure the accurate collection and reporting for project/program goals, objectives, performance, and outcome requirements

Education / Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Three years of direct experience working with foundation grants and contracts
  • 3 – 5 years of experience successfully managing grant/contract proposals
  • Written and facilitated funded and multi-year grants and/or contracts managed
  • General experience with non-profit accounting practices, including financial reporting and billing functions, understanding of grant-based accounting, fund accounting, and fiscal grants management of federal and non-federal funds preferred

Skills And Abilities

  • Ability to prepare and review proposals with an understanding of the overall scope, implication, and goal of each
  • Able to utilize grant management tracking system/software
  • Work collaboratively and effectively with internal content/proposal preparation, staff, and others in facilitating the completion of grant reports and applications
  • Able to communicate effectively as well as build and maintain rapport with people from diverse backgrounds and personalities
  • Ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives without supervision
  • Take lead in assessing the completion of all grant tasks before submission

Diversity Statement

Through our mission, practices, and the services we offer, Wisdom is committed to the belief that all people deserve dignity and respect. As we serve our communities, we will continue to work together to listen, learn, and act to overcome historic values and structures that have led to discrimination and inequities.

We are committed to creating a culture of belonging, where all staff is valued and given the opportunity to grow and succeed equitably. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, primary language, ethnic background, or socioeconomic status. Wisdom pursues policies, strategies, and programs that promote diversity, inclusion, and equity in our daily work. We seek staff who share our vision and commitment to our communities.

Supplemental Information

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment.

Up-to-date Covid 19-vaccination is required for new hires unless the employee is granted medical or religious accommodation. Employees can request an accommodation once an offer of employment has been made.