Provide leadership and project management to the grant writing function of Children's Home Society of North Carolina and secure financial resources for CHS' programs, services and operations.
Areas of Responsibility
Demonstrate a bias for action and accomplishing goals and objectives
Build effective partnerships within CHS and provide leadership to advance agency goals
Set high expectations for self and others
Lead a strategic approach aimed at securing financial support from new and existing institutional foundations, family foundations, corporations, public/governmental grantors, and other grant resources
Serve as agency's lead grant writer and provide management leadership to the grant-writing process including, forming grant-writing teams, setting deadlines, assigning tasks, overseeing process, final review, and timely submission of all agency grant applications and follow up.
Accountable for three primary outcomes: 1) dollar amount awarded, 2) number of proposals submitted, 3) number of new foundations cultivated
Relationship Management & Cultivation
Cultivate relationships with new and existing institutional foundations and government grantors
Support the Philanthropy team's effort, through collaboration, to cultivate and grow relationships with family and corporate foundations
Identify strategies that improve CHS brand recognition, create value, and maintain foundation/grantor satisfaction
Data & Revenue Management
Work closely with the Joint Budget Committee and review monthly budget reports to identify financial needs and utilize in strategic planning
Maintain knowledge of agency funding gaps and prioritize program funding needs
Maintain an annual grant cycle calendar to identify and track state, federal, United Way, and foundations grant openings to ensure that complete, professional grant applications are submitted in a timely manner
Maintain comprehensive data files on all foundations/grantors including, relationship contacts, funding requests, secured funding, reporting requirements, etc.
Develop meaningful reports and analyze data to identify activity, trends, successes and failures
Remain informed regarding policy, practice, funding, and trends that impact CHS programs, governmental affairs, and advocacy efforts
Represent CHS' interest as an advocate
Foster a culture where employees work collaboratively across functions towards organizational goals
Embrace the role of advocate, fundraiser, and a voice in the community
Demonstrate an understanding of the mission, vision and strategic priorities of the organization
Contribute to a performance-oriented culture and pursue identified goals and objectives.
Provide leadership to the organization and personify CHS' core values of compassion, excellence, integrity and innovation
Display sensitivity to the service population's cultural and socioeconomic characteristics
Perform other duties related to department goals and projects as needed
Bachelor's degree in a relevant field required, with an advanced degree preferred
5-10 years of combined fund development and program development experience with successful outcomes
Bias toward action, proactive builder of business, contracts and partnerships
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work across functions and in a team environment
Proficiency with Microsoft Office and knowledgeable of donor information systems.
Ability to manage multiple projects, deadlines and priorities
Detail and goal-oriented, with excellent organization skills
Excellent relationship building and relationship management skills
Maintain a valid North Carolina driver's license, adequate auto insurance, and have access to an operating vehicle in order to attend to CHS business
Availability to travel is required
Children's Home Society Of North Carolina