This position has principal responsibility for all grant and contract management activities at the organization for private foundations, local, state and federal funding opportunities. The Fund Development Manager assists Child360 and the Director of Advancement in the management of organization ? funded programs, increasing fundraising, directing appeals and events, formulating organization strategies, policies, procedures and processes in matters involving grant research and represents the unit on various organization committees on behalf of the Director, as well as coordinating with the Director to implement the Advancement Plan.
Consistently promotes and models courteous Child360/community service in a prompt and efficient manner. Maintains positive relationships with all Child360 internal and external contacts through professional honest interaction. Responds to requests quickly and professionally recognizing that a request serves an organization and/or community need.
Supports our mission of Educational Justice: Every child will succeed in school and life.
Supports our mission of providing advanced early education program quality and capacity by supporting the development of the whole child, growing a qualified and diverse workforce, and strengthening family engagement. Creates and sustains strategic partnerships and advocates for policies that promote access and program excellence.
Assists Director with implementation of Advancement Plan and directs Advancement staff in absence of the Director.
Conducts the full range of activities required to prepare, write, submit, and manage grant proposals to government, foundation and corporate sources
Performs prospect research on foundations and corporations to evaluate prospects for corporate and foundation grants
Identifies management and staff capabilities related to all funding opportunities
Disseminates funding information
Liaises with sponsors of private, local, state and federal funds
Monitors proposal processing and institutional authorization
Monitors funded programs
Ensures o rganization wide compliance with federal administrative regulations (including OMB Circulars A ? 21, A ? 110, A ? 133, EDGAR and other agency specific regulations)
Coordinates submission of financial/programmatic progress and final reports
Manages pre and post ? award activities, monitors subcontracts, negotiation of terms and conditions and closeout of grant/contract accounts
Responsible for compliance with organization policies and procedures in the development of proposals and responsible for monitoring program implementation and deliverables to private, local, state and federal funding agencies
Conducts programmatic audits of private, local, state and federal funded programs
Coordinates annual events
Works on annual fundraiser
Assists on bi-annual appeals
Drafts marketing/communication notices as needed
Oversees the data base with the donor relations staff member
Assists with other fundraising projects as requested
Knowledge and Skills Requirements:
Extensive fundraising experience and knowledge of fundraising tools
Ability to plan and prepare successful grant proposals
Ability to direct and evaluate the work of others and oversee the functions of an office
Able to plan and coordinate the activities and personnel necessary to create competitive grant proposals; analyze, evaluate, and recommend innovative solutions to Child360’s priorities and goals
Ability to negotiate with funding agents and follow-up on progress of grant activities
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with all segments of the Early Learning community and general public
Knowledge of governmental agencies involved in education; government funding sources for grants; preparation of grant proposals; workforce needs of business, government, and industry; applicable sections of the California Education Code and federal and state regulations; Child360 policies and procedures
Proven track record of successful grant funding opportunities
Candidates must be willing to travel up to 15% to perform local, statewide, and national market research
Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook
Strong interpersonal skills for interfacing with staff, providers and stakeholders
Strong problem-solving and organizational skills
Must be detail-oriented, flexible, and decisive with excellent customer service skills
Demonstrated skills in conflict resolution, diplomacy, and positive relationship building; must practice active listening to understand others’ perspective and ensure continuous understanding
Must have a valid California Driver License and proof of Child360 required level of automobile insurance
Required Travel: Up to 15%, as needed
Preferred Experience : 10 years’ experience within the field of advancement, grants and nonprofit management
Formal Education : Bachelor’s degree required in business administration or a related field
Language proficiency: Proficient knowledge of English grammar required
Child360 brings a rich history of over 12 years of impact, having helped over 700 early learning providers elevate their program quality and prepare over 130,000 young children for kindergarten and beyond. Child360 takes a diverse approach to develop the “whole child” by supporting parents; growing a qualified workforce; improving quality by providing quality supports in the classr...oom; and pursuing advocacy and policy for increased early learning investments at the local, state and national levels.
Educational Justice: Every child will succeed in school and life.
Guided by research, Child360 works to improve the quality of early learning programs; to strengthen the engagement between the parents of young children and their teachers and caregivers; and to advance public policies that invest in the future of America by putting children first.
In 1998, California voters approved Proposition 10, adding a 50-cent tax on every pack of cigarettes and other tobacco products to fund programs for children. Child360 was a part of this movement, and was established as the early education non-profit in Los Angeles County to support the care and development of the county’s youngest learners.
Over the years, Child360 has supported the operation and development of more than 700 early learning providers in Los Angeles County, touching the lives of over 130,000 children through enriching curricula and nurturing environments aimed to best prepare children to succeed in kindergarten and beyond.
Today, we are building on our achievements while strengthening our innovative and strategic work to advance early education program quality and capacity, preparing birth to 5-year-olds for their best start in life.