Company: JFS, Inc.
Posted on: May 17, 2022
Jewish Family Services (JFS), a respected nonprofit, social
services organization, whose mission is to provide supportive
services to strengthen families, children and individuals
throughout their life cycle, is offering an opportunity for a full
time Grants Manager to work under the direction the Vice President
of Development and Communications in performing grant management
activities in support of JFS's annual fund, special projects, and
capital campaigns. This position will be responsible for
researching, planning and submitting proposals; managing grant
agreements, tracking grant outcomes and performance; reporting,
budget monitoring and ensuring fulfillment of grant
Duties and Responsibilities:
Working with the VP of Development and Communications to execute
all grant management activities to secure funds from government
sources, corporate, private and community foundations and local
Working with department heads to develop grant templates and
compelling case statements.
Adhering to industry best practices and code of conduct set forth
by NGMA - National Grants Management Association, GPA - Grant
Professional Association, AFP - Association of Fundraising
Professionals, and other credentialing organizations.
Conducting in-depth research on health and social issues to provide
content for grant applications, program outcomes and logic/service
Conducting prospect research to identify new funding opportunities
and maintaining up to date information on current funders.
Working with department heads to develop and monitor grant budgets
and working with accounting staff on tracking grant revenues and
Working with department heads to review and analyze program data
and completing grant progress reports.
Administering and ensuring appropriate execution of the entire
grants management cycle, including submission calendar, secured
awards and progress reports. Creating policies and procedures to
manage and monitor grant funds and sub-contracting. Executing
conversion of hard copy grants management system to a digital
Leading quarterly grants management meeting with department heads
and providing updated information on grant activities on a regular
Working with development department staff to steward relationships
with prospects and funders, including routine communications with
funders, tours, open houses and other cultivation events.
Providing one to one and group training to staff and sub-grantees
on all aspects of the grant management process at JFS as
A Bachelor's degree and a minimum of five (5) years of experience
writing grants with a track record of securing single grant awards
in excess of $25,000, multi-year grants, and managing a grant
portfolio with a dollar value of $300,000 or more on an annual
basis. (Certified grants professional is preferred.)
Experience working with board members, volunteers and program
Experience working in the non-profit field, education,
non-governmental organizations, etc.
Proficient in Microsoft Office application and other customer
relationship management systems (Donor Perfect, Raiser's Edge) and
the ability to generate and analyze reports.
Knowledge of prospect research and grant funding search
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal, presentation, problem solving, creative
and independent thinking skills.
Excellent organizational, time management and project management
skills; timely documentation and deliverables, and be reliable and
dependable in all manner of work-related duties.
Competence in financial management, budget development and
Ability to multi-task, work well under pressure, with accuracy,
meet deadlines, and maintain a high level of detail.
Understands and maintains donor, client and agency
Self-starter capable of networking and interacting with groups and
Ability to develop, cultivate and maintain donor relationships.
Ability to pass a criminal background check is required.
A valid driver's license and access to an insured vehicle is
Knowledge, understanding and/or willingness to learn Jewish culture
and traditions and the capacity to incorporate Jewish programming
Keywords: JFS, Inc., Milwaukee , Grants Manager, Executive , Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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