Compass Housing Alliance
Grants Manager (Marketing)
ABOUT THE POSITION: The Grants Manager is a key member of the Advancement Team positioning Compass Housing Alliance to meet its annual fundraising goals. This position has lead responsibilities for researching, developing, and preparing grant proposals to foundations. The Grants Manager works in partnership with staff throughout the organization to identify and seek funding opportunities for programmatic initiatives. They report on program outcomes, as well as share the Compass approach and impact. assist the compliance department on public grants. All responsibilities must be conducted in a manner consistent with the spirit of the agency mission and its philosophy of care.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION: Compass Housing Alliance develops and provides essential services and affordable housing for homeless and low-income people in the greater Puget Sound region. We envision a world in which every person lives in a safe and caring community. We recognize the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to the organization. Compass is proud to be an affiliate agency of Lutheran Community Services Northwest (LCSNW). LCSNW partners with individuals, families and communities for health, justice and hope by providing support services in key areas such as behavioral health, child welfare, refugees, and support to aging adults and people with disabilities to live independent lives. To learn more about the agency visit www.compasshousingalliance.org .
LOCATION: South Lake Union (Seattle, WA)
**This position offers a location hybrid model with at-home and in-office days
REPORTS TO: Director of Advancement
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday days; with occasional evenings as needed
SALARY RANGE: $65,000-$75,000 Annual Salary; DOE within Compass Range
Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice. The employee in this position must be able to read, write, and understand English.
· Maintain a strong understanding of Compass programs and services. Share programmatic approach, efficacy, and outcomes in an accurate and persuasive manner.
· Work closely with the Director of Advancement to create and execute foundation engagement strategies to meet financial goals in support of operations, emergency services, and housing programs.
· Manage and maintain annual grants calendar. Identify new grant prospects and opportunities.
· Manage all aspects of foundation engagement including proposal preparation, submission, stewardship, reporting, relationship management, and presentations.
· Collaborate with key team members to leverage foundation relationships, stewardship, and giving opportunities.
· Ensure timely and accurate entry of private foundation contacts and activities in Raiser's Edge database.
· Support the compliance department with public RFI's, grants, data collection, and other funding and compliance related needs.
· Provide excellent customer service to all Advancement stakeholders, including donors, volunteers, staff, and contractors.
· Advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of the work. All employees are expected to make efforts in their work and in their conduct to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion at every level.
· Perform all duties and responsibilities in a timely and effective manner in accordance with established agency policies to achieve the overall objectives of this position.
· Serve as a member of the management team.
· Keep immediate supervisor promptly and fully informed of all problems or unusual matters of significance.
· Take prompt corrective action where necessary or suggest alternative courses of action.
· Handle conflict situations proactively and effectively, modeling good conflict resolution skills.
· Create a climate where staff are challenged, supported, and motivated to do their best to help the individual, team, program, and agency meet its goals.
· Build strong teams that apply their diverse skills and perspective to achieve common goals in a mutually supportive fashion.
Position may perform supervisory duties of one or more staff. Supervisory duties would include the following: Interview, hire, and train staff; Plan, assign and direct work; Monitor performance; Provide recognition to staff; Provide coach/counseling and discipline, when necessary; and address complaints and resolve problems.
· Demonstrated success building relationships and securing grants from corporate and foundation funders.
· Fundraising knowledge including basic principles, techniques, regulations, laws, and licensing requirements.
· Excellent administrative and organizational skills with the ability to navigate multiple projects.
· Excellent writing skills including the ability to be persuasive and informative.
· Exceptional “people skills” with the ability to be empathetic, responsive, resourceful, and relationship oriented.
· Promote a team environment which values, encourages, and supports differences.
· Ability to work independently and as part of a team particularly to be able to exercise sound decision making in the absence of supervision, with strong collaboration skills.
· Sensitive to and able to both communicate and collaborate effectively with individuals from diverse economic circumstances, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, physical and mental abilities, and sexual orientation.
· Excellent written and oral communication skills with ability to communicate effectively about technical problems and solutions.
· Strong problem solving, time, and project management skills are required to be successful in this role.
· Ability and aptitude with technology necessary for successful day-to-day functioning in business environment including various databases, Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Outlook, etc., and Internet technology.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
· A minimum of 3-years' experience writing and managing grants , required.
· A minimum of 1-year of experience in supervision, desired.
· Experience using non-profit Customer Relationship Management (CRM) database, such as Raiser's Edge, desired.
· Local knowledge of grant management and foundation community, desired.
· Familiarity with topics of homelessness, and housing insecurity, mental health, substance use, sexual assault, and/or domestic violence.
· Valid WA driver's license, proof of car insurance, and a driving record that meets Compass standards, desired.
· Work experience is a key factor for success in this role. In addition, success in this role requires a passion for knowledge and drive for continuing professional development or education. A degree in marketing, non-profit/business management, communications, public relations, or related field would be a compliment to the required experience.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
o While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.
o The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, type, and reach with hands and arms; and requires the ability to occasionally push, pull, lift and/or carry supplies up to 20 pounds.
o Work takes place in an office environment where long periods of sitting, working on a computer, walking to various work areas, going up and down stairs, and standing are required.
o Travel to program sites and meetings outside the office and around the county are necessary.
Mental efforts like attention to detail, interacting with others in-person and through email, using critical thinking skills to strategize, develop and implement business plans, create and edit documents, listen and participate verbally at meetings.
In compliance with the ADA Amendment Act, should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources department via phone at 206-474-1100 or via e-mail at HRInfo@compasshousingalliance.org .
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is normal. Compass programs are housed within a human services environment in the Greater Seattle area. Our diverse client/guest/resident community includes many single, formerly homeless adults who lack any family support system. Compounding the constraints of poverty, our community includes individuals who are physically and/or mentally disabled, persons living with AIDS, those who struggle with chemical dependencies, veterans, and vulnerable, elderly adults. Working at Compass will mean that you will be in close proximity to the people we serve.
This position is eligible for occasional remote work per manager approval.
Compass facilities are monitored with camera surveillance equipment for safety and security purposes. The cameras will generally be utilized only in public areas where there is not a reasonable expectation of privacy.
Compass Housing Alliance maintains practices and policies that eliminate barriers to equal employment opportunity and strives to ensure that applicants and employees are treated without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, gender identity, genetic information, honorably discharged veteran or military status, marital status, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking, political ideology, sensory, physical or mental disability, caste status, the use of a trained service animal by a person with a disability and all other groups protected by law. Compass's policies and practices are intended to promote diversity and equal employment opportunity in all aspects of employment, such as: recruitment, selection, compensation, hours of work, work schedules, benefits, training, retention, promotions, demotions, transfers, advertising, layoff, and termination. All employees of the agency are required to comply with the provisions of these policies. Failure to do so may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.