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Grant Manager and Writer

Position Description: Smith Center for Healing and the Arts is currently searching for an exceptional, full-time, Grant Manager and Writer and who will facilitate the success of the organization’s foundation development related activities.

Reports To: Executive Director

Primary Objective:
• To partner with the Executive Director and Leadership Team to successfully meet our organization’s immediate and long-term grant and foundation-related development goals, with a primary focus of sustainability

Key Responsibilities:
• Work with Leadership team to develop, set, and monitor all organizational grant planning and goals
• Manage the organization’s grant and foundation pipeline, research new prospects
• Manage, cultivate, and grow relationships with new and existing grantors, including grant acknowledgements and recognition
• Work with Leadership team and Program Staff to determine appropriate programmatic and operational grant targets and proposals
• Serve as the lead grant writer for organizational grants and proposals
• Review and coordinate the creation of appropriate grant proposal budgets and financial reporting in partnership with Finance team and Program Staff
• Manage outside contracted grant writer and coordinate internal staff to support grant writing needs
• Lead all interim and final reporting processes for the organization’s grants and work closely with the Program Staff and Leadership Team to accurately report on grant deliverables and objectives
• Manage the grant acceptance process in coordination with Finance team and Program Staff, including preparing and executing grant and partner agreements.
• Oversee organization’s grant management system to ensure grantor requirements are met and when necessary secure approval for grant or budget amendments during the grant period
• Manage a calendar for deliverables throughout the grant cycle; maintain grant related database and records, including organized filing of proposals, reports, and donor communications.
• Report on grant and foundation metrics, goals, and progress in partnership with Finance team
• Work in partnership with the Individual and Corporate Giving Director on selected corporate grant proposals

Qualifications:
• 4-5+ years grant related development and fundraising experience, preferably in the nonprofit or philanthropic (with proven record of success grant writing and management)
• Minimum of 4-5 years of technical, business and/or grant writing experience
• Effective project management skills with ability to successfully manage multiple, competing priorities with tight deadlines
• Experience working with database and donor management software (we use Bloomerang) and a minimum of Intermediate proficiency with all Microsoft Office programs (especially Excel)
• Exceptional written, spoken, virtual and interpersonal communication skills, including excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills, as well as a keen attention to detail
• Bachelor’s degree in English, Public Affairs, Nonprofit Administration, Communications, Marketing, Arts Administration, or similar fields- though degrees in other areas are welcome
• Strong fiscal management and budgeting skills.
• Fully embraces Smith Center’s mission and values.
Supervisory Responsibilities:
• Outside Contracted Grant Writer
• Possible Intern(s) and/or Volunteer(s)

Job Details:
• Full-Time Position – 40 hours per week
• Annual Salary – $65,000 – $70,000

• Competitive Benefits including health, dental, vision, life insurance, long-term disability, 403b retirement plan, and vacation, sick/personal and holiday time

To Apply:
Please send your resume with cover letter explaining why you want to work at Smith Center as well as why specifically we should consider your application for the Grant Manager and Writer position (maximum 2 pages). Send all materials to
Executive Director Lisa Simms Booth at: Lisa@smithcenter.org

We strongly encourage you to visit our website and learn more about Smith Center and services we provide before applying for this position.

Phone inquiries will not be returned.

Individual & Corporate Giving Director

Position Description: Smith Center for Healing and the Arts is currently searching for an exceptional, full-time, Individual & Corporate Giving Director who will facilitate the success of the organization’s development related activities.

Reports To: Executive Director

Primary Objective:
• To partner with the Executive Director and Leadership Team to successfully meet our organization’s immediate and long-term individual, event, and corporate development goals, with a primary focus of sustainability. This
position is expected to focus approximately 80% on individual fundraising and 20% on corporate fundraising activities.

Key Responsibilities:
• Work with Leadership team to develop, set, and monitor all individual, event, and corporate fundraising goals
• Direct the cultivation/stewardship of existing donors, management of donor relationships and annual gift upgrades
• Develop, lead, and manage all fundraising appeal and campaign processes and administrative implementation (including all print and digital channels)
• Implement retention strategies to upgrade donors and recognize reengage lapsed constituents
• Manage ongoing individual and corporate prospect screening, identification, and research
• Partner, participate and support the Executive Director’s sponsorship, major gifts and planned giving initiatives, including fundraising asks
• Report on individual, event and corporate giving metrics, goals, and progress in partnership with Finance team
• Lead all efforts for fundraising related events including planning, logistics and implementation
• Manage all individual and corporate donor acknowledgements, cultivation, relationship management and communication processes, including managing Executive Director’s prospect cultivation calendar and schedule
• Manage and maintain all fundraising related data in the organization’s database
• Work in partnership with the Grant Manager and Writer on selected corporate grant proposals

Qualifications:
• 7-10+ years related development and fundraising experience, preferably in the nonprofit or philanthropic (with proven record of success in campaigns, corporate and individual giving)
• Minimum of 2-4 years of management level experience
• Minimum of 2-4 years of technical and/or grant writing experience
• Experience with successful event planning and event execution
• Effective project management skills with ability to successfully manage multiple, competing priorities with tight deadlines
• Experience working with database and donor management software (we use Bloomerang) and a minimum of Intermediate proficiency with several design programs (Canva, In-Design, for example.) and all Microsoft Office programs (especially Excel)
• Exceptional written, spoken, virtual and interpersonal communication skills with donors, key stakeholders, leadership and colleagues
• Strong fiscal management and budgeting skills
• Bachelor’s degree in English, Public Affairs, Nonprofit Administration, Communications, Marketing, Arts Administration, or similar fields- though degrees in other areas are welcome
• Fully embraces Smith Center’s mission and values.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
• Possible Intern(s) and/or Volunteer(s)

Job Details:
• Full-Time Position – 40 hours per week
• Annual Salary – $85,000 – $100,000

• Competitive Benefits including health, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability insurance, 403b retirement plan, and vacation, sick/personal and holiday time

To Apply:
Please send your resume with cover letter explaining why you want to work at Smith Center as well as why specifically we should consider your application for the Individual and Corporate Giving Director position (maximum 2 pages). Send all materials to Executive Director Lisa Simms Booth at: Lisa@smithcenter.org.

We strongly encourage you to visit our website and learn more about Smith Center and services we provide before applying for this position.

Phone inquiries will not be returned.

 

Internships

Internships at Smith Center for Healing and the Arts offer the opportunity to develop leadership and professional skills and gain valuable nonprofit experience, all while contributing to the mission to serve the needs of individuals affected by cancer. Interns will be placed in a focus area, where they will work closely with mentors and managers as valuable members of the Smith Center team. In addition to day-to-day responsibilities, interns will have the opportunity to take part in Smith Center programming, receive formal training, and share in community-building activities with a cohort of peers. Smith Center for Healing and the Arts seeks individuals who are able to earn academic credit for their internship through an accredited academic institution.

Interested in an internship with Smith Center?

Applications and resumes are accepted on a rolling basis, in multiple departments including Cancer Support Programs, Development, Finance & Operations, Gallery, and Social Work (MSW students only). For information on available internships, search for “Smith Center for Healing and the Arts” on Handshake.

You may also send your resume and a brief note on which department(s) you are interested in working with to info@smithcenter.org.

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