University Settlement (www.universitysettlement.org), The Door (www.door.org), and Broome Street Academy (www.broomestreetacademy.org) are affiliated New York City nonprofits that tackle the complex issues surrounding poverty for over 50,000 New Yorkers each year. The Grants Officer is an essential member of a dynamic Institutional Giving team that manages all foundation and government support for all three agencies. The ideal candidate will have a clear and demonstrated passion for communicating the work of the agencies through their writing, participating in the program development process, and promoting social justice.
The Grants Officer role is highly unique in that it enables you to manage a portfolio of programs across three distinct agencies. This includes the writing, project management, and submitting of multiple projects across a diverse range of public and private funders. Additionally, it provides the rare opportunity to work closely and collaboratively with executive leadership and senior program directors on fundraising strategy, program design and development, and goal setting. Combined, this experience is critical in developing a successful career in fundraising, non-profit management, leadership, and more.
Write letters of inquiry, proposals, renewal requests, and all reports to a select portfolio of private funders, and in response to select government RFPs, including preparing and sending complete packages with all attachments and standard forms
Manage the proposal and report deadlines for a set of program areas at University Settlement and The Door by maintaining and updating the agencies’ grant calendars and action sheets
Coordinate the successful completion of multiple proposal and report deadlines with senior development and program managers
Maintain accurate donor records and files for University Settlement and The Door
Contribute to the gap-closing process and program expansion efforts by helping to develop the approach and identifying new sources of support through prospect research for new private foundation funders and the review of government RFPs
Retain up-to-date knowledge about assigned programs and program developments; broker effective working relationships with program directors and finance officers
Facilitate the completion of government contract packages
Assist with special events and complete other relevant tasks as assigned by supervisor
Minimum Bachelor’s degree from accredited institution and at least two years of grant writing experience required
Superior writing and communication skills, with emphasis on proposal writing
Excellent time management skills and ability to manage multiple projects and effectively set priorities
Demonstrated ability to manage a robust portfolio of funders and demonstrated success securing funding of all types, including upgraded funding and new funders
Excellent critical thinking skills as related to creating coherent logic models for funding proposals, analyzing and synthesizing program design from program colleagues, and integrating the nuances of funders’ particular interests in advancing a body of work into our approach
Excellent computer skills including data base, word processing
Ability to work efficiently in a deadline-driven environment
Knowledge of foundation and funding worlds (in related, non-profit fields a plus)
Excellent donor relations skills
Ability to work independently and as an effective member of a team
Ability to work with and relate to board members, foundation/government contacts, and program directors
Must be available for occasional evening events
Internal Number: 1800
About The Door- A Center of Alternatives
University Settlement is one of New York City's most dynamic social justice institutions, with an impressive legacy as the first settlement house in the nation. For 130 years, University Settlement has been an anchor in the low-income and immigrant communities where we work, offering pioneering programs in early childhood care and education, youth development, eviction prevention, literacy, theater and visual arts, senior services, and mental health. Each year, we engage over 40,000 New Yorkers through our network of 32 sites in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Our mission is to empower residents by building on their strengths through comprehensive, quality services that meet the current needs of the community; innovation that anticipates future needs; and advocacy to improve the community as a whole.
The Door is an unparalleled model for youth development, offering a comprehensive range of integrated services within a single site for nearly 11,000 New York City youth each year. Our mission is to empower young adults to reach their full potential by providing comprehensive youth development services in a diverse and caring environment. At The Door, youth can access health care and educat...ion, mental health counseling and crisis assistance, legal assistance, college preparation services, career development, housing supports, arts, sports and recreational activities, and nutritious meals – all for free and under one roof. By providing participants with our suite of integrated services, we seek to provide any motivated young person with the tools, resources, and opportunities needed to successfully transition to adulthood.