Position Type: Full-Time; Salaried; Exempt
Location: Flexible (teleworking); USA preferred (must be eligible to work in USA)
Reports to: Director, Midwest Early Recovery Fund
Salary: Starting at $70,000
Founded in 2010, CDP supports equitable disaster recovery through philanthropic consulting, localized funding and expert resources.
Disaster recovery is the process of improving individual, family and community resilience after the occurrence of a disaster. Recovery is not only about the restoration of structures, systems and services – although they are critical. A successful recovery is also about addressing sources of inequitable and unjust outcomes, and individuals and families being able to rebound from their losses and sustain their physical, social, economic, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.
With a focus on medium- to long-term recovery, CDP raises awareness of the need for committed attention and localized, sustainable funding in support of marginalized and underserved communities. As the intensity and frequency of disasters has increased, the role of CDP has become even more crucial.
Responsibilities & Duties of the Grants Manager:
The Grants Manager will support Center for Disaster Philanthropy's (CDP) internal grantmaking by administering grantmaking operations across the entire organization; ensuring appropriate structure and integrity of the grants management database; and fulfilling the information needs of the organization's donors, leadership, staff and grantee partners.
· Serve as administrator and super user for CDPs grantmaking system, Blackbaud Grantmaking (BBGM), coordinating with the entire team and outside partners as necessary to address new issues or needs and work with vendor to ensure its efficiency and functionality. Follow new updates and functionalities rolled out by Blackbaud and assist team with implementation and training.
· Manage integration and use of other systems relevant to grants team needs including Raiser's Edge NXT CRM, Dropbox, accounting system and Redbooth project management system.
· Provide technical assistance for all users of the system including staff, reviewers and grantee partners.
· Provide training (or guidance on Blackbaud University courses) for new hires and users of BBGM.
Grantmaking Processes and Management
· Facilitate links between program, finance, information technology, development and communications and other administrative functions so that all grant management activities are smoothly implemented.
· Create, revise and improve grantmaking workflow processes with fund directors and program staff.
· Work with the fund director(s) to develop or revise applications and grantee report formats to ensure data can be tracked in grants management software.
· Develop and maintain grants forms, policies and procedures (in consultation with users) and train relevant staff as necessary.
· Review grant entries in database with fund directors/associates and ensure integrity of data, compliance and completeness of grants data and files, including board decisions, activities, grant agreements, contact information, coding and other data in the database.
· Ensure compliance and assist with due diligence as needed.
· Stay abreast of new requirements, trends and best practices within the field of grants management.
· Become conversant about organizational funding interests, our service offerings and our culture.
· Support the analysis and reporting of qualitative and quantitative data about grantee partner awards, outcomes and learnings, as needed by program, marketing & communications, development, learning & partnerships, consulting and executive leadership teams.
· Other duties as assigned.
· ≥ 5 years of relevant professional experience in philanthropy, grants management and/or relevant technical expertise.
· Bachelors or equivalent experience required; Master's or equivalent education/work experience desired.
· Experience with grants management systems and databases and experience administering Blackbaud Grantmaking (required).
· Strong willingness to work creatively to solve complex grantmaking challenges.
· Highly organized and detail-oriented, with the strong ability to create and maintain robust, user-friendly systems.
· Extremely strong attention to detail and a strong sense of personal responsibility for one's work.
· Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
· Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills.
· Entrepreneurial spirit
· Ability to work independently and remotely
· Team player
· Sense of humor
What we offer:
This full-time position within our fully remote work environment requires access to an internet connection and phone services.
CDP is committed to providing a rewarding experience that helps team members achieve their professional goals.
The Center for Disaster Philanthropy's work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.
CDP is committed to racial and intersectional equity. We encourage Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) professionals and those from other underrepresented communities to apply.
We’re looking to fill the position as soon as possible, so don’t wait to apply! We will review applications as they arrive.
Qualified candidates should email their resume, a sample of work and a cover letter to email@example.com with “Grants Manager” in the subject line. Applications must highlight competencies against requirements, potential start date and at least three references.
Due to the expected volume of applications, only finalists will be notified.
All applicants must be able to provide documentation that they are legally eligible to work in the United States for an extended period.
No phone calls, please.