We are seeking a Grants Officer to join our development team to help manage Sandy Hook Promise’s grants portfolio ranging from federal, foundation, corporate, and major donors. Scope of work will include foundation prospect identification and research, grant writing, reporting, and database maintenance. The Grants Officer will liaise between our Newtown, CT office and national programs field staff in collection of programmatic information required for grant applications, and ensure timely implementation of all program activities against grant deliverables and requirements, including grant report writing and evaluation of grant spending against budget and pipeline.
Primary Responsibilities • At the direction of the VP Development & Strategic Partnerships works on all aspects of proposal development, including research, data collection, writing, and budget development for grants. • Writes grant narratives, works with finance and programs teams to develop budgets, and completes grant reports in coordination with senior management and program staff. • In partnership with the development team, works to meet stewardship deadlines and requirements for donors. • Conducts prospect research, as needed, to help ensure a steady pipeline of new institutional funders. • Assists in preparation of appropriate supporting documentation for organizational and funder audits. • Assists development team in management of the organization’s grants portfolio and calendar, and maintains department database of all grants. • Attends staff and department meetings. • Performs other duties as assigned. • Mission driven. • Strategic thinker, able to conceptualize, lead, and execute complex projects and effectively convey their impact to various audiences. • Excellent project and time management skills; resourceful, flexible, and adaptable to changing development team and organizational needs. • Ability to analyze data, problem solve, think critically, and use good judgment. • Excellent written and verbal communications skills; strong presentation and persuasive writing skills. • Excellent relationship management skills; able to interact professionally with a diverse population of stakeholders, colleagues, and potential or current funders, as needed. • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects in a very fast-paced, performance-oriented environment. • Outstanding research and analytical skills. • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail, accuracy, and demonstrated ability and commitment to meet deadlines and objectives. • Strong computer proficiency in: MS Office Suite, Raiser’s Edge and/or RE NXT; Relational databases, internet research search engines.
Competencies • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent training and a minimum of 5+ years of grant writing experience preferred, with at least 2 years’ experience in federal grants management (DOJ strongly preferred) and foundation grants management, including US government reporting; 3 years proposal development experience. • Knowledge and/or passion for gun violence prevention movement. • Willingness and ability to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed. • Reliable transportation to attend offsite meetings and functions.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About Sandy Hook Promise Foundation
Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) is a non-partisan national nonprofit formed and led by several family members whose loved ones were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012. Based in Newtown, Connecticut, our intent is to honor all victims of gun violence by turning our tragedy into a moment of transformation by providing prevention programs that protect all children from gun violence.
SHP achieves this by educating and empowering parents, schools and youth organizations with research-based mental health & wellness programs that teach adults and students how to identify, intervene and help at-risk individuals BEFORE they hurt themselves or others.