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Sr. Manager, Grants and Research
United Way of Metropolitan Nashville
Nashville, TN

Description:

United Way of Metropolitan Nashville is seeking an experienced Sr. Manager, Grants and Research. This critical leadership role will lead and grow our development efforts with foundations, corporations and government sources. The Sr. Manager, Grants and Research will be responsible for attaining an aggressive resource generation goal that includes major grant gifts (1 million +) to support many of our community partnerships.

The successful candidate will • Work with Program Managers and essential staff to produce sufficient number and quality of prospects; to produce extensive institutional donor profiles; target appropriate ask amounts; and prioritize and evaluate prospects for corporate, foundation, and government grants. • Successfully acquire new grants through developing and prioritize projects and proposals: organize and facilitate cross functional team; meet and work with staff to elicit projects and programs that need support; manage monthly meetings to vet projects and programs and set priorities for funding. • Generate proposals for: unique projects and programs; unique institutional and individual funders. • Writes and produces all proposals, budgets, reports, and other ancillary materials for grant submission. • Oversees all pre-award and post award research activities. Oversees the post- award review of all extramural funding including government and non-government grants and foundation awards on behalf of the departments and its functional groups to assure institutional and sponsor compliance, budgetary appropriateness, and compliance of grant and contract awards to applicable governmental guidelines. Submits fiscal reports as required. Manages requests to re-budget when necessary. • Provide stewardship for existing funders. • Manage existing grants by: tracking grants; developing internal reporting systems; writing reports; maintaining excellent historical records; working with staff to ensure each project or program is meeting proposal conditions and expectations. • Develop and foster relationships with institutional funders: find personal connections with staff, board, trustees, volunteers, donors that will ensure the attention of institutional funders.

Education/Experience: • Work requires communications, analytical and organizational skills generally acquired through completion of a bachelor's degree program. Masters preferred. • Minimum of five years’ experience with grant writing and management. • Proven track record of successful acquisition of major grants (one million +) from foundations, corporations and/or government sources. • Research or grants education and/or certification is preferred.

Key Skills and Abilities: • Leadership skills with ability to coach and develop employees. • Project management skills with ability to lead and execute projects from conception to completion • Innovative problem solving skills. • Knowledge of fundraising information sources • Experience with proposal writing and institutional donors • Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research. • Proven track record with institutional donors. • Knowledge of advanced fundraising techniques and strategies • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing with all levels of the organization. • Excellent computer skills with all Microsoft Office programs

UWMN offers a competitive salary (up to the mid 60’s) and comprehensive benefits package.

To express your interest in the position, please submit your resume along with a salary history and cover letter to HR@uwmn.org. No phone calls or faxes please.


Education Requirements: • Work requires communications, analytical and organizational skills generally acquired through completion of a bachelor's degree program. Masters preferred. • Minimum of five years’ experience with grant writing and management.

Experience Requirements: • Proven track record of successful acquisition of major grants (one million +) from foundations, corporations and/or government sources. • Research or grants education and/or certification is preferred. • Leadership skills with ability to coach and develop employees. • Project management skills with ability to lead and execute projects from conception to completion • Innovative problem solving skills. • Knowledge of fundraising information sources • Experience with proposal writing and institutional donors • Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research. • Proven track record with institutional donors. • Knowledge of advanced fundraising techniques and strategies • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing with all levels of the organization. • Excellent computer skills with all Microsoft Office programs

Category: Community Impact/Building Staff
Date Posted: March 17, 2014
Application Deadline: October 1, 2014

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United Way of Metropolitan Nashville
250 Venture Cir Nashville TN 37228-1604
Fax: (615) 780-2426
http://www.unitedwaynashville.org/