Director of Development
August 21st, 2023
The Welcoming Center (TWC) mission is to promote inclusive economic growth through immigrant integration. We seek to open doors of economic opportunity for immigrants of all education and skill levels and to build immigrants’ individual and collective agency to address barriers to integration and well-being. TWC does this through training programs focused on social, civic, and economic engagement which enhance skills and expand opportunities. TWC believes that immigrants broaden the productivity, profitability, and stability of this region and contribute to both Pennsylvania’s and the nation’s economic growth. Primary programs and initiatives include Workforce Development, Entrepreneurship, ESOL/Digital Literacy, and Community Engagement. TWC is based in Philadelphia, PA.
Reporting to the Director of Development, the Grants Manager is responsible for developing, writing, and submitting grant proposals to public and private foundations and other grant-making organizations, and will persuasively communicate The Welcoming Center’s mission and programs to potential institutional funders. The Grants Manager is an essential part of The Welcoming Center’s team and will assemble and submit grant requests and reports, establish and maintain contact and relationships with foundation contacts, conduct prospect research, and maintain a calendar of submissions and other deadlines. The Grants Manager will coordinate with the Chief Operating Officer and program Directors to stay current on program details, including participation in strategy sessions or program retreats to have a full understanding of the intended outcomes, resources needed, and capacity needed to implement programs.
- Developing and writing grant proposals to foundations, government contracts, and other grant-making organizations.
- Persuasively communicating the organization’s mission and programs to potential funders.
- Assembling and submitting grant requests, including letters, proposals, budgets, financial information, presentations, and all other required attachments.
- Establishing and maintaining contact and relationships with foundation contacts and program officers, bringing in program staff when necessary to facilitate deeper relationships with funders.
- Ensuring prompt acknowledgement of foundation gifts.
- Maintaining calendar to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposal deadlines, and reports.
- Prioritizing projects to keep multiple projects moving in a timely manner, meet deadlines and manage supplemental material required for proposals.
- Coordinate with program staff and Salesforce team to ensure all necessary data is collected for funder requirements; Support program staff in the collection and analysis of data when it is funder specific.
- Oversee administration of grant schedule and coordinate with program staff to efficiently deliver reports.
Skills and Abilities
- Excellent writing, analytical, and research skills are essential.
- Ability to craft funding proposals in a clear, concise, and compelling manner.
- Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and highly-organized.
- Experience using online databases and other sources to locate biographical, financial, and philanthropic information.
- High level of computer literacy required.
- Ability to work under pressure, handle multiple assignments and meet tight deadlines.
- Well-developed organizational skills and the ability to prioritize work efficiently.
- Ability to coordinate with teams, excellent listening skills, ability to communicate multiple perspectives and needs to different audiences.
- Minimum three years nonprofit grant writing experience.
- Bachelor’s degree preferred.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel.
- Experience with Salesforce a plus.
- Experience writing grants in the fields of immigration, workforce development, entrepreneurship, adult education, ESOL, digital literacy and community engagement a plus.
- Lived experience from immigrant and refugee communities and/or communities of color, highly desirable.
- We are looking for people who are passionate about TWC’s mission and who are excited to bring their unique set of skills and experience to the table.
- Mandatory three-day in office per week policy
- Operates in a professional office environment or remotely. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets.
- Dynamic, fast-paced, and sometimes ambiguous environment.
- Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer
- Must be able to life 5-10 pounds at times
Affirmative Action/EEO statement
- The Welcoming Center does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.
- The Welcoming Center will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in undue hardship. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Starting salary ranges between $55,000 and $60,000; based on skills and qualifications.
Please submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com with the subject line Grants Manager. No calls please.