Development and Grants Manager

Job title: Development and Grants Manager
Organization: 1N5
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Job Description

The Development and Grants Manager serves as the organizational point person for fundraising. The Manager is responsible for designing, implementing, evaluating, and refining the organization’s development activities including but not limited to identifying, cultivating, and managing gift donations or grants from individual donors, special events, corporate sponsors, foundations, and government entities. This position acts as an external ambassador for the organization.

Reports to:  Executive Director

Position Responsibilities

  • Serve as a primary solicitor and point of contact with major donors, corporate, foundation and individual supporters.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation, corporate, and government sources.
  • Perform prospect research on foundations and corporations to evaluate prospects for corporate giving and foundation grants.
  • Work with Executive Director to gather information necessary to report to corporate/foundation funders on current grant programs.
  • Comply with all grant reporting as required by foundation/corporate donors.
  • Provide stewardship to current donors, including working with 1N5 team to provide regular written updates (newsletters, etc.) to corporate, foundation, and individual donors.
  • Make appointments for Executive Director with foundation officers and other prospects, arrange for onsite tours for supporters (foundation officers, foundation trustees, etc.).
  • Maintain funding records in grants database, including grant tracking and reporting.
  • Work with team to track statistics relevant to development and provide department with written materials necessary for donor stewardship
  • Work with Executive Director and Fundraising team to develop fundraising strategies and execution.
  • Work with Event team to develop fundraising goals, deliverables and donor development.
  • Plan and oversee general event logistics with Development staff.
  • Represent the institution by interacting with donors and key stakeholders at community, corporate, and civic events.
  • Communicate organizational history and programs.

Desired Qualities:

  • A transparent, collaborative, and confident leadership style.
  • A friendly, outward facing personality – eager to engage with colleagues and donors.
  • A desire to work in a fast-paced environment, and the ability to successfully manage several priorities on a regular basis.
  • Comfortable with occasional last-minute deadlines and quickly changing information and projects.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Experience managing deadlines and collaborating with multiple stakeholders
  • Highly developed attention to detail
  • Positive and collaborative attitude
  • Passion for 1N5’s mission and comfort communicating on topics of mental health.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office including Word and Excel
  • Previous experience with grant writing and/or nonprofit fundraising
  • Previous experience with grants management software (not mandatory)
  • Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

While this description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current position, it is not necessarily exhaustive of all responsibilities, duties, requirements or expectations of this position. 1N5 reserves the right to revise or amend this description based on business needs or changes to the work environment.

To Apply:
Submit via email by sending your cover letter and resume with three references by May 20 to:
No phone calls, please.

Salary Range: $45,000-$55,000