Senior Grant Administrator – Meridian

Job Title: Senior Grant Administrator
Classification: Full-time, Exempt, Hybrid Work Schedule Available
Department: Development
Supervisor: Development Manager
Location: Meridian, Idaho

Job Summary:
The Senior Grants Administrator is responsible for managing grant proposals/reports that support the strategic revenue goals of The Idaho Foodbank. S/he serves as a liaison between the Foodbank and corporate, private, and government funders. As a senior member of the Development Team, this position is involved in strategizing and meeting the Foodbank’s annual and long-term fundraising goals. This position also serves as the Grant Review Committee Chair, Coordinator, and liaison to the Executive Committee for the Idaho Food Bank Fund.

Duties and Responsibilities

Research and Planning:

  • Maintain an in-depth understanding of the organization including mission, vision, values, history, programs and services, and plans for the future.
  • Collaborate with Foodbank staff, volunteers, and board members to gain in-depth understanding of ongoing and strategic program/project needs, goals, objectives, and outcomes.
  • Identify potential funding opportunities to support annual program and operating needs as well as long term strategic objectives.
  • Launch new relationships with potential funders. Build upon Foodbank’s existing relationships with current and potential grantors.
  • Manage portfolio of grant funders, either as Relationship Lead or Grant Lead. Assist President/CEO and CDO in stewarding grantors as major donors.
  • Represent the Foodbank externally at grantor-sponsored events, such as the Grants Professionals Association and Idaho Nonprofit Center

Proposals and Reporting:

  • Prepare and submit timely proposals that accurately and ethically represent Foodbank programs, services, needs, and goals.
  • Manage program, financial, and recognition compliance requirements and timelines for funded proposals.
  • Provide regular internal reports of revenue, plans, and cultivation/stewardship activities.
  • Manage all aspects of the Foodbank’s participation in the Combined Federal Campaign.

Idaho Food Bank Fund:

  • Orchestrate outreach, media and planning, including annual budgeting, with the Executive Committee.
  • Serve as Committee Chair for the Grant Review Committee. Recruit new members of Committee as needed, ensuring representation of all of state’s regions. Schedule and lead all activities of the Grant Review Committee
  • Manage the annual application, review, and awards process. Serve as main contact for applicants’ questions.
  • Food Safety:
  • Commit to upholding policies, principles and best practices for food safety.
  • Understand the personal responsibility to follow all safety policies and health rules, programs and procedures, to report all unsafe acts, environment or behaviors immediately and to always report safety issues, incidents or accidents immediately.
  • Skills and Knowledge
  • Minimum of five years grant writing, program development, or equivalent work experience preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Understanding of finance, budgeting, and program planning and evaluation
  • Experience in collecting and analyzing data and program outcomes, and reporting results
  • Skill in interacting positively with funders, other nonprofits, and community stakeholders
  • Fluent in reading, writing and speaking the English language
  • Expertise in essay or journalistic writing, English grammar and punctuation
  • Demonstrated proof reading and editing experience
  • Capacity to think strategically, as well as creatively
  • Organized with desire to meet and exceed deadlines
  • Must be an independent worker with an appreciation for collaboration and team environment
  • Experience working with Capital Campaigns a plus
  • Proven competencies in current Microsoft Office products
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge CRM database desirable
  • On-line (web-based) and off-line research skills

Food Safety:

  • Commit to upholding policies, principles and best practices for food safety.
  • Understand the personal responsibility to follow all safety policies and health rules, programs and procedures, to report all unsafe acts, environment or behaviors immediately and to always report safety issues, incidents or accidents immediately.

Employment Requirement

  • Negative Drug Screen
  • Successful Background Clearance

Working Conditions
This work is performed primarily in an office environment while sitting at a computer terminal for extended periods of time. May involve periodic lifting and carrying of items that may weigh up to 50 pounds. May work outside normal working hours and drive own vehicle for various projects on a daily basis.

Disclaimer
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job related instructions and to perform any other job related duties requested by any person authorized to give assignments.

This position description excludes the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.

THE IDAHO FOODBANK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER