February 22, 2024

Formerly Incarcerated College Graduates Network: Grants and Development Manager

FICGN is seeking to hire a full-time Grants and Development Manager. The ideal candidate for this remote position is an independent, experienced professional who can demonstrate success supporting either a local or national non-profit organization’s fundraising, grant writing, revenue generation and other development strategies. The Grants and Development Manager will be able to demonstrate a commitment to and passion for FICGN’s mission to meet the needs of justice system-impacted communities in attaining their postsecondary education, job, and career goals.

The Grants and Development Manager will report directly to the Executive Director. Using persuasive writing, attention to detail, and excellent relationship management skills, the Grants and Development Manager will support and assist the growth of FICGN’s current $675,000 annual budget to $2.5M by mid-year 2025.


$63,150 - $93,500

Job Responsibilities

Grants Coordination
  • Research, cultivate, and develop proposals for a diverse portfolio of corporate, private, and family foundations and government entities (municipal, state, and federal) whose funding interests match the strategic priorities of FICGN
  • Responsible for the timely submission of grant LOIs, proposals, and reports
  • Work with key FICGN staff to identify the strategic and tactical needs that may be appropriate for grant support
  • Coordinate program and administrative staff to attain and complete grant proposal requirements, including budgets, timelines, program design, etc., ensuring all deadlines are met
  • Secure multi-year grants from foundations and government entities to ensure the organization's financial strength
  • Prospect new potential foundation and corporate funders to support FICGN’s general operations and specific programs and services
  • Execute stewardship and cultivation moves on current and prospective foundations, including site visits, direct mail, email communications, and Zoom presentations
  • Track progress and provide appropriate updates and reports to grant-making entities and key FICGN staff
  • Maintain communication with funders throughout project periods and manage requests for information outside of scheduled reporting
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Development Administration
  • Assist in developing and maintaining foundation relationships and serve as a contact for funders including corporate sponsorships and individual donor solicitation activities
  • Work closely with leadership and communications staff to develop and execute FICGN online donor engagement strategy
  • Monitor the organization’s grant management email account and respond to emails promptly
  • Assist Executive Director with EOY phone bank among staff, including pulling lists, uploading information, and training staff and members
  • Pull monthly database reports for and reconcile with the Finance Committee
  • Assist with the translation of materials and with storytelling coordination for videos, newsletters, and fundraising appeals
  • Provide administrative support including but not limited to database management and reporting, record maintenance, and data analysis; ensure all donations are tracked and acknowledged promptly
  • Track, analyze, and project fundraising revenue and expenses on an ongoing basis
  • Prepare, support, and occasionally lead fund development strategy meetings
  • Participate in the preparation, execution, and promotion of fundraising activities
  • Coordinate members, volunteers, and staff on short-term fundraising projects such as phone banks, fundraising drives, events, etc.

Job Requirements and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or combination of education and experience
  • 5+ years' experience in grants management and/or development experience at a local nonprofit or a minimum of three years of development experience at a national nonprofit
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Exceptional persuasive writing, copyediting, verbal communication, and attention to detail are a must
  • Experience coordinating government grants is desired
  • Prior experience with CRM databases, such as Salesforce preferred
  • Experience discretely and confidently building relationships with foundation and corporate partners
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects, problem-solve, be proactive and work independently in a dynamic, deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to work nights and weekends as needed within a 40-hour week
  • Team–oriented, understanding the importance of all programs in the holistic health of the organization
  • Respect for all staff members and their roles
  • Written and verbal fluency in Spanish and English (preferred)
  • A willingness to learn on the job and problem-solve as a team
  • An understanding of the importance of a Donor Bill of Rights and Fundraising Ethics
  • Ability and willingness to travel for events, meetings, and conferences
  • A commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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