Grants & Contracts Manager

Leading the change in youth development, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley is seeking a Grants & Contracts Manager to develop and manage a robust portfolio of foundation, corporate, and government grant providers. We are a leader in youth development, providing a safe, affordable place for kids and teens during critical out-of-school time. Our Clubs offer life-changing programs and services to more than 3,000 youth throughout Silicon Valley. As an organization deeply committed to growth and increased impact for good in our communities, we have a rich 76-year history serving Silicon Valley youth. If you are passionate about youth development, love to connect with people, and want to be part of an extraordinary team, Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley is for you!

Opportunity Overview: Grants & Contracts Manager

The Grants & Contracts Manager is responsible for all aspects of grant development and management, with the primary objective to meet annual fundraising goals by developing and maximizing a portfolio of new, renewable, and upgradeable grant providers. Responsibilities include strategy, development, and management of a robust portfolio, proposal writing, contract compliance and reporting, donor stewardship, prospecting, and management of the grant tracker and calendar.



Conduct full range of activities required to prepare, submit and manage grant proposals

· Support the organization’s mission and principles

· Maintain strong and productive relationships with foundation, corporate and government sources

· Effectively work with appropriate staff to ensure grant proposals are mission-driven and meet the needs of the organization

Strategic Planning

Contribute to operational strategic planning, identifying opportunities for funding from foundations, corporations and government entities.

· Perform prospect research and probability for grant funding

Resource Development

· Develop plan that increases grant revenue annually

· Provide stewardship and cultivation opportunities, arranging site tours for funders and foundation officers as appropriate.

· Write and submit grants in accordance with the needs of the organization

Resource Management

· Assure compliance with all grant reporting requirements.

· Maintain current grant & contract records in database and in paper files, including grant tracking and reporting.

· Research and maintain statistical data that is relevant to resource development.

Partnership Development

· Develop partnerships with other Clubs and nonprofit grant management staff to establish professional links and collaborate on wider ranging funding opportunities.

Knowledge and Skills:

· Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals.

· Strong editing skills.

· Attention to detail.

· Ability to meet deadlines.

· Knowledge of fundraising information sources.

· Experience with foundation, corporation and governments proposal development.

· Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies.

· Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research.

· Strong contribution in team environments.

Minimum Qualifications

· Bachelor’s degree in related field is desired; equivalent combination of education and work experience is acceptable. Two to three years of grants research, writing and management experience.

· Previous experience with non-profit fundraising.

· Experience working in deadline driven environments.

· Able to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines.

· Able to monitor and meet income goals.

Skills and Abilities

• Detail Oriented - Ability to perform detailed work with written or numerical data, and to make mathematical calculations with accuracy;

• Communication - Ability to communicate in orally and in writing clearly and concisely

Accuracy - Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly

Goal Oriented - Ability to focus on a goal and obtain a pre-determined result

Initiative - Ability to make decisions or take actions to solve a problem or reach a goal

Resource Management - Ability to monitor grant revenues and expenditures in order to meet resource development goals.

Computing - Skill in using a keyboard and personal computer

• Working Under Pressure - Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations

Time Management - Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines

Interpersonal - Ability to get along well with a variety of personalities and individuals

Judgment - The ability to formulate a sound decision using the available information


Perform other duties and projects as required by the CDO.

Mission Statement:

To inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.

DOE PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The physical demands and characteristics of the work environment described here are representative of those occurring in the performance of the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. This position works in an office, and the noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, i.e. copier toner.

DISCLAIMER: This position description generally describes the principle functions of the position and the level of knowledge and skills typically required. It does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and it is subject to change as the needs of the employer and the requirements of the job change. Equal Employment Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley (BGCSV) is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. BGCSV does not discriminate with regards to hiring, assignment, promotion or other conditions of staff employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other status protected under local, state or federal law. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, upon request, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of our positions. If you need assistance with the application process, please contact our Human Resources Department at 408-957-9685.

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