The Grants Specialist position will serve as the Chesapeake Conservancy’s key grants manager, responsible for coordination, writing, outcome tracking, and prospect research for the grant and contract portfolio across nonprofit, foundation, corporate, and public support partners. The position will serve as a liaison with program and administrative staff on contracts and grants. The Grants Specialist will also track workflow and partner deliverables to meet deadlines, submission dates, reporting requirements, and cultivation opportunities. This is an invaluable member of our team and a great opportunity to work with staff across the Conservancy to build a diverse portfolio of partnerships.
This is a full time position operating from the Conservancy’s headquarters in Annapolis, Maryland and will be managed directly by the Director of Development. The salary range for this position will be $40,000-$50,000 and is commensurate with experience.
Position Duties and Responsibilities• Provide support for the Director of Development and help create an efficient and effective grants program
• Write, edit, and submit compelling cases of support to new and existing funders
• Report on outcomes to a diverse array of funders and partners
• Prepare programmatic updates and communication materials to demonstrate the impact of the Conservancy’s programmatic initiatives
• Track and report against contract or grant receivable deliverables for the Conservancy’s fee-for-service programs
• Track new business and revenue generating opportunities, reporting requirements, and stewardship opportunities
• Conduct prospect research to identify potential new funding opportunities
This position will be a member of the Chesapeake Conservancy staff and will be required to attend regular staff meetings, maintain regular communication with the Director of Development and other Conservancy staff, and provide input on upcoming deadlines.
Job Skills and QualificationsThe ideal candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years’ experience with the “full cycle” grant process. Strong written communication skills are a priority; attention to detail, organizational skills, a positive attitude, and an ability to handle multiple responsibilities simultaneously and establish priorities, are key to succeeding in this position.
Necessary computer and software skills include a working knowledge of Microsoft Office and fundraising management programs. Government grant writing experience is a plus.
How to ApplyInterested candidates should submit a one-page cover letter, two-page resume, and three references to Melissa Ehrenreich, Director of Development, via email at email@example.com no later than January 2, 2017. Please include Grants Specialist as the subject of your email.
Your cover letter should include detail on the following:
1. What is one grant/contract that you have received funding for that you are most proud of and why?
2. What would make you most proud to accomplish within one year of working for the Chesapeake Conservancy?
3. Salary requirements
The Chesapeake Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against applicants for employment or employees on the basis of race, religion, national origin, color, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.