Per Scholas offers free, high quality technology education, job training, placement and career development opportunities to people in underserved communities. Since 1998, more than 4,000 un- and underemployed adults (18+ years old) have enrolled in our flagship IT-Ready job training and placement programs in New York City and Columbus, OH. The graduates work today in hundreds of corporations, small businesses, nonprofits and government agencies. The Social Impact Exchange recently named us one of the top 100 nonprofits creating proven social impact in the U.S.
Position Summary. Per Scholas seeks a dynamic senior grant writer/grants manager to ensure the ongoing development of a diverse, growing funding base for both our New York City headquarters and national replication. You will be a key member of the development team, working closely with the Development and Communications Director, NYC Executive Director, and President/CEO on fundraising strategy, grants management, and successfully securing new sources of grant funding from private and corporate foundations.
Identifies new sources of funding for both New York City and national replication sites, briefing leadership team, developing schedule to pursue new opportunities, and helping to convert prospects into funders
Manages a full range of activities required to prepare, write, and submit grant proposals and reports that are responsive to donor guidelines:
Gathers information from program staff to articulate project goals, activities, anticipated outcomes, successes, challenges, etc.
Writes/edits letters of intent, grant proposals and reports for submission, including assembling required documentation and budgets
Keeps senior staff aware of upcoming deadlines and works with them to write/edit reports on existing grants, including ensuring accurate expense reports
Manages and improves grant monitoring, systems and database
Monitors donor grant restrictions and ensures fulfillment of proposal/reporting guideline
Coordinates with communications staff to ensure consistent language, staying on brand' and leveraging communications opportunities with foundation partners, including funder recognition
Collaborates with colleagues, comfortably navigating all levels of organization to effectively market and promote Per Scholas in daily work
The ideal candidate has these characteristic, skills and experience:
5+ years of grant writing and project management, in progressively responsible roles
Exceptional writing, editing, and copy-editing skills
Strong knowledge of foundation, corporate, government funding landscape in New York City, experience with national prospecting and additional metro areas a plus
Excellent communicator and problem-solver, skilled collaborator
Proven research abilities, including gathering and interpreting data
Ability to manage multiple tasks in deadline-driven environment, work independently and as a team member
Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, Salesforce and Google platform
Interest in workforce development, organizational scaling and replication
Comfort working in a diverse, multicultural environment, and sensitivity to and appreciation of cultural differences