Reporting directly to the Advancement Director, the Grants Officer establishes and supports long-term relationships that build CltBP’s financial capacity to meet its goal of serving 1,500 children by 2030. The Grants Officer cultivates strong and meaningful relationships with funding organizations whose interests are well aligned with CltBP’s mission and programs. The Grants Officer manages one part-time position (the Grant Writer) and is part of the Advancement Team that includes the Advancement Director, Major Gifts Officer, Advancement Associate, and Marketing Associate. This is a full-time salaried position.
- Manages the CltBP prospective funder list by methodically researching foundations and corporations and identifying funding opportunities that align with CltBP mission and program objectives.
- Identifies sufficient renewing and prospective funding opportunities to meet annual grant submission and financial goals. This research includes:
- Following local business and nonprofit news to identify new prospective funders and partners;
- Investigating funding opportunities shared by Board and friends of CltBP;
- Monitoring opportunities through funder databases and online resources.
- In coordination with other Advancement Team Members, initiates and stewards relationships with foundation and corporate philanthropy officers. Communicates regularly about CltBP accomplishments, challenges, and ambitions with former, current, and prospective granting organizations and corporations.
- Prepares grant submissions by developing viable concepts with appropriate team members, gathering data, drafting narrative, and obtaining approvals.
- Working with appropriate Team Members, maintains a comprehensive understanding of CltBP programs, budgets, and outcomes so all grant submissions represent CltBP mission and prioritize budget-relieving opportunities. Thoroughly understands current research related to CltBP’s mission, including data regarding early childhood education, immigration, the Latinx community, and the local Charlotte region.
- Maintains facility with and use of external data and research that support CltBP programs and grant concepts.
- Consistently meets submission deadlines by managing priorities and target dates for data gathering, writing, review, approval, and transmittal.
- When grant submissions include meetings with funders, develops prep documents, and coordinates prep meetings to assure Team Members understand granting organization’s priorities, grant guidelines, concept details, and meeting goals.
- When a grant is awarded, immediately communicates the grant terms, requirements, and funding allocation to all CltBP Team Members who share reporting responsibilities.
- For all grants awarded, thoroughly understands reporting requirements, and manages the CltBP calendar of grant-reporting deadlines. With appropriate Team Members, proactively develops processes to assure data is available and reported when required.
- With other members of the Advancement Team, conceptualizes and produces letters, reports, presentations, and other materials that compellingly illustrate the impact of each award on CltBP’s work and on the community.
- Assures all grant organizations are personally thanked and appropriately recognized on the CltBP website, at events, and in all Advancement assets, including newsletters and annual reports.
- Assigns grant-writing and other Advancement Team assignments to the part-time Grant Writer, providing goals, deadline, and actionable feedback on all work performed.
- Maximizes the professional capacity of the Grant Writer, regularly identifying professional development opportunities and conducting semi-annual performance reviews.
- Implements and updates processes for consistent and successful functioning of the Grant-writing component of the Advancement Team and other CltBP Teams.
Background and Skills
- Demonstrated success in grant-writing and stewardship
- Highly organized with excellent attention to detail and task management success
- Proficient in Microsoft Office, including data tracking and analysis with Excel
- Demonstrated professionalism in communications and ability to handle confidential information with discretion
- 1-3 years supervisory experience preferred
- Bachelor’s degree or 1-3 grant-administration experience required
- Experience with Bloomerang or other donor databases or CRMs is a plus
- Bilingual – Spanish/English is a plus
- Demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity
- Passionate about early childhood education, economic mobility, and immigrant communities;
- Committed to excellence and continuous improvement;
- A self-starter with the ability to work and learn independently;
- A creative problem solver with strong decision-making capability;
- A people person with strong interpersonal skills;
- Committed to providing the best customer/client service possible;
- Demonstrated emotional maturity and team commitment.
Salary and Benefits
This is a full-time, exempt position. Annual salary range is $60,000 – $70,000, commensurate with experience, and compensation includes a competitive benefits package.
All inquiries and applications should be directed to email@example.com with subject line “Grants Officer.” To be considered, applications must include a CV and a compelling 1-page cover letter explaining your interest in and why you believe you are a good fit for the role. Please also indicate how you learned of the opportunity.
As an equal opportunity employer, Charlotte Bilingual Preschool is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.