Job Details

Requisition Number 17-0322
Post Date 6/7/2017
Closes On 6/28/2017
Title Grant Writer
Location Association Office
City San Antonio
Pay Rate $40,000-50,000/year DOE
Employment Type Full-Time Exempt
Benefits We offer a robust benefits plan including medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, paid vacation, paid sick time, 9 paid holidays, complimentary Y membership, discount on Y programs, staff wellness program, and we contribute 12% to the Y Retirement plan upon completion of 2 years of qualified employment.
No. of Positions Available 1
Description The Financial Development Grant Writer is responsible for managing the YMCA of Greater San Antonio’s grant writing activities, including managing the grant application process and compliance. Additionally, the position lends support and expertise to other Association financial development efforts. The position will have primary responsibility of the production of grant requests and monitoring of reports.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1. Research and identifies appropriate funding sources at local, state, and national levels (including attending bidders conferences) and matches funding opportunities with new partners.
2. Assist in monitoring of public policy initiatives, public funding trends, and strategies for accessing public funds.
3. Coordinates, writes, and submits grant proposals in coordination with Association and Branch staff that address programmatic, staff development, and capital needs that are consistent with the strategic plan and admission of the Association.
4. Establishes time lines for preparation and submission of proposals, and serves as the designated contact person for each submission.
5. Develops and maintains a data base on Association program needs; staff development needs; facility and equipment needs; strategic program efforts; and community statistics, needs issues, trends and resources.
6. Develops and maintains a tracking system of all-annual proposals and grants received.
7. Works collaboratively with the Director of Development and Outcomes to
• Manage the reconciliation of expenses related to the grants process.
• Submit interim and final reports, progress reports, and on going feedback to funders.
• Maintaining and enhancing relationships with current funding sources, increasing YMCA visibility, and developing opportunities with new funding partners.
8. Assists in the recruitment of collaborative partners (whose efforts are consistent with the strategic plan and mission of the Association) for funding initiatives;
• Educates community partners on funding opportunities and requirements
• Educates community partners on potential YMCA roles in new initiatives
• Writes and/or assists in the writing of joint proposals
9. Provides consultation, training, and technical assistance to Branch/Association staff and volunteers to improve funding skills and increase resources by doing the following:
• Developing short and long term goals;
• Preparing program and needs specific narratives and budgets;
• Improving collaboration skills; and other areas of expertise as related to YMCA operations and programs.
10. Prepares and presents routine reports on funding initiatives to Association staff and volunteers.
11. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

YMCA COMPETENCIES (Team Leader):
Mission Advancement: Models and teaches the Ys values. Ensures a high level of service with a commitment to changing lives. Provides volunteers with orientation, training, development, and recognition. Cultivates relationships to support fund-raising.

Collaboration: Champions inclusion activities, strategies, and initiatives. Builds relationships to create small communities. Empathetically listens and communicates for understanding when negotiating and dealing with conflict. Effectively tailors communications to the appropriate audience. Provides staff with feedback, coaching, guidance and support.

Operational Effectiveness: Provides others with frameworks for making decisions. Conducts prototypes to support the launching of programs and activities. Develops plans and manages best practices through engagement of team. Effectively creates and manages budgets. Holds staff accountable for high-quality results using a formal process to measure progress.

Personal Growth: Shares new insights. Facilitates change; models adaptability and an awareness of the impact of change. Utilizes non-threatening methods to address sensitive issues and inappropriate behavior or performance. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.
Requirements 1. Bachelor's degree in in Social Work, Social Services, Sociology, or related field is preferred, but will consider years of experience.
2. Extensive knowledge in the planning, implementation and delivery of multiple social service programs.
3. Knowledge in all areas of grantsmanship, including the establishment of time lines, preparation and submission of proposals. Must be able to provide necessary documentation to relative agencies and reconcile expenses as required.
4. Knowledge of the purpose, impact, and strategic goals of YMCA programs, as well as program and client outcomes necessary.
5. This position also requires business writing skills, public relations skills, and presentation skills. Must have a working knowledge of Microsoft
6. Employee must have very good oral and written communication skills, and have working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Gmail.
7. Certifications required within the first week of hire: Redwoods Bloodborne Pathogens, Defensive Driving, and Hazardous Communications
8. Certifications required within the first 60 days of hire: CPR Pro and First Aid. If working at a location with a pool, must also complete O2 certification
9. A Texas Driver’s license is required as well as capacity to drive to various locations within the greater San Antonio metropolitan area.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
1. Work is performed in a fast-paced office environment that requires attending meetings at different off-site locations.
2. Employee must be able to drive to multiple appointments in a day.
3. Visual acuity is required for reading computer screens and/or documents and making changes as necessary/required.
4. Job requires high levels of alertness and concentration. This position requires analytical abilities and multitasking in order to identify problems and recommend solutions.
5. Job requires accuracy and attention to detail, organizational, and time management skills, while maintaining high levels of initiative in order to work within deadlines.
6. Occasional stooping and bending with regular lifting of up to 20 pounds is required.
7. Incumbent must be able to sit and stand for long periods of time, as well as, able to manipulate keyboards, telephone keypads, and writing utensils is essential.
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