Mountain Resource Center - Grant and Donor Relations Manager

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Posted: 11/13/2022

Mission: We strengthen our community with services that empower people.

Vision: Inspiring Hope, Resilience & Independence.

Scope: Mountain Resource Center is a community-based non-profit organization that provides bundled services and integrated case management to families in need. Our “Inspiring Hope, Resilience & Independence” vision provides accessible health and human services to people living in Conifer, Evergreen, Bailey, and surrounding communities in order to foster thriving families.

Position Summary: The Grant and Donor Relations Manager furthers the mission of Mountain Resource Center by

  • researching, managing, and completing grant proposals, applications, and reporting that meets the unique needs of our rural mountain community.
  • directly impacting the generation of unrestricted revenue through communication with existing donors and the cultivation of new donors.
Essential Functions:
Grant Management-
  • Manage entire grant writing, submission, and reporting processes.
  • Research and identify new foundation prospects.
  • Generate revenues that meet annual budget requirements for client programs and services through a timely submission of well-researched, well-written and well documented grant proposals.
  • Work with the CEO, Finance Officer, VP of Programs and Services, and Program Managers to prepare and generate grant proposals and supporting documents in response to solicitations.
  • Work with Data & Evaluations Coordinator and VP of Programs and Services to establish grant reporting guidelines/procedures.
  • Maintain and implement funding calendar activities, including cultivation activities.
  • Maintain grant files of all current grants/funding amounts/reporting requirements.
  • Participate in grant implementation meetings after grants are awarded.
  • Complete interim and final grant reports summarizing relevant program data.
  • Act as a liaison with program managers and staff to ensure grant proposals align with program goals.
  • Identify funding opportunities to match new programs and client priorities.
  • Engage with program officers at funding organizations to solicit invitations to submit proposals.
  • Serve as a liaison to all funding agencies/organizations.
  • Participate in ongoing professional development.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Donor Relations-
  • Support and partner with CEO, Board members, and the Marketing & Development Coordinator on all major fundraising initiatives.
  • Research up-to-date funding sources and trends to help position MRC ahead of major funding changes.
  • Remain current on fundraising best practices and donor management technology.
  • In conjunction with the CEO, develop and implement a stewardship program to position the agency for growth.
  • Outreach to the community (individuals, business, organizations, faith groups) and speak publicly on behalf of MRC.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Accountabilities:
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to be clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive.
  • Excellent skills in relationship building, solicitation, event planning, and public speaking.
  • Outstanding knowledge of fundraising strategies, trends, and best practices.
  • Highly organized: ability to implement systems and follow-up processes with tight time constraints.
  • Flexibility and ability to accept feedback and adapt to changing circumstances.
  • Excellent database management and computer skills, including Network for Good, Salesforce, Microsoft Office Suite, Word, Access, PowerPoint, Excel, e.g.
  • Willingness to accept feedback and adapt accordingly.
  • Participation as an MRC team player by attending staff meetings and other organizational events and willingness to share knowledge and skills with others.
  • A professional, positive, and polite attitude and relationship with other MRC employees, volunteers, clients, and customers.
  • Understanding and agreement to follow all policies, procedures & protocols of Mountain Resource Center.
Credentials, Experience, and Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in public health/business administration, social work, or a related field.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in grant writing, grant reviewing, and fund development for a non-profit.
  • Experience with writing grants for a variety of audiences including foundations, federal, state, and local funding sources required.
  • Proof and maintenance of proper legal authorization to work in the United States.
  • Proof of vaccination for COVID-19. 
Compensation and Benefits:
  • $32.00/hr
  • Hybrid work environment
  • Generous PTO
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Life insurance benefits
  • 401k with match

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to Sarah Kinzer, CEO, at sarahk@mrcco.org. No phone calls

Position Type: Full-Time

Salary Range: Hourly