The U.S.VETS – Grants Associate reports directly to the Director of Foundation Relations and is primarily responsible for managing and conducting resource development activities associated with private foundations; assisting with the management of private and government funding submissions; providing support in planning and managing the monthly grants submission calendar; and overseeing prospect research.
The Grants Associate is responsible for securing funding for U.S.VETS’ national and regional operations, and capital needs through prospect research, writing and timely submission of high-quality, compelling letters of inquiry, proposals and grant reports to new and existing private foundations and government funders. The Grants Associate will maintain a portfolio of funders and work as a lead role as part of grants team that raises more than $3 million annually. The position takes a lead role working closely with U.S.VETS fundraising, communications, operations, and program staff in regards to grants management, as well as private funders and government contacts.
- Manage, research, write, proofread and submit high-quality letters of inquiry, proposals and reports for current and new programs and capital campaign grants.
- Perform appropriate follow-up related to funded proposals, e.g. thank you letters, contracts or letters of agreement, report deadlines, grant information sheets, and press releases.
- Manage and conduct prospect and program research to identify and analyze potential funding sources, deadlines and application requirements (sources include publications, Internet, and internal reports).
- Maintain complete, accurate and timely records of grants, letters, reports and other work products; including updating grant tracking systems in donor database.
- Work with operations and program staff to manage and conduct the collection and analysis of financial information and in-depth programmatic goals, deliverables and analysis of outcomes.
- Manage and conduct donor cultivation including development of relationships with existing and potential funders, partner organizations or community agencies. Attend meetings, workshops clinic tours to engage donors, prospects and U.S.VETS partners.
- Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor, including grants administration, communications, development department meetings and activities.
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- 2-5 years grant writing experience.
- Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in managing donor, community, and government relationships.
- Initiative to request and secure investments from private foundations.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to work independently and manage competing priorities; strong time management skills.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to listen to and effectively communicate with colleagues and donors.
- Flexibility, creativity and initiative required to create new opportunities.
- Strong Microsoft Office, database and administration skills.
United States Veterans Initiative is a non-profit organization whose mission is the successful transition of military veterans and their families through the provision of housing, counseling, career development, and comprehensive support.
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