Grants Manager, Conflict Transformation & Democracy-Building
- Resetting the Table
- Massachusetts, United States
- Salary Commensurate with experience
- Closing date
- Feb 8, 2022
- Position Type
- Executive, Fundraising, Grant Seeking, Major Gifts, Prospect Research, Other Fundraising, Programs, Grant Administration, Grant Making, Other Programs, Administrative, Other Administrative, Public Relations and Communications
- Advocacy, Community Development, Education, Other Fields, Philanthropic Advisors, Religion, Social Services
- Employment Type
- Full Time
This position is ideal for exceptional writers and communicators with a dedication to courageous, constructive dialogue and deliberation across political divides. Working closely with the Executive Director and the full RTT team, the Grants Manager will capture RTT’s programs and impact in compelling narrative – crafting grant proposals and reports, providing updates to funders, and drafting additional writing for the organization. The Grants Manager will also manage day-to-day development processes, systems, and workflow, including tracking data and outcomes of programs. The Grants Manager will work to maintain and strengthen existing funder relationships and seek creative opportunities to expand resources to sustain and grow our critical work.
ABOUT RESETTING THE TABLE
Resetting the Table (RTT) equips leaders and communities with tools and skills to confront, honor, and learn from political differences. We work to build a shared sense of “we” that includes our political counterparts and their aspirations and concerns, even while directly confronting and investigating our differences. In our early years, RTT focused primarily on polarization in the American Jewish landscape surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Today, we reach multi-faith clergy, journalists, bridge-building practitioners, conservative and progressive activists, Hollywood content creators, and thousands of Jewish professionals and lay leaders across the country. RTT has brought together more than 40,000 participants for courageous learning and dialogue across political divides. We have become a leading innovator and resource in the bridge-building field, and our method for building “healthy conflict” in communities and religious congregations is nationally recognized and highly sought after.
At RTT, we see the motivation, growth, and well-being of our team members as a critical ingredient to our success. Our mission-driven workplace culture is dedicated to excellence, authentic collegial care, and investment in the professional development of each team member.
RTT has just completed a strategic planning process and we expect to double our budget and team over the coming 3-4 years. Foundation grants are indispensable to our success as an organization and have served as pillars of our sustainability and growth. As we pursue our strategic priorities, this position offers the opportunity to play an essential role in a pivotal time of expansion.
The Grants Manager will be the primary staff person responsible for managing, preparing, and submitting grant proposals and supporting materials. Responsibilities include:
- Write grant reports and proposals: You will work with RTT’s Executive Director and program team to distill RTT’s accomplishments and impact in ways that resonate with diverse stakeholders. This includes: synthesizing qualitative and quantitative outcomes into compelling narratives that capture the essence of each proposal and funding relationship; preparing proposals and reports for institutional partners in accordance with requirements and deadlines; engaging with staff across Resetting the Table’s team to learn RTT’s programs and gather stories for usage in development communications.
- Track data, outcomes, and impact: You will contribute to tracking and organizing all qualitative and quantitative programmatic data, including gathering information for reporting to funders and producing required updates and reports.
- Cultivate and maintain funder relationships: You will work with RTT’s Executive Director to build strong relationships with foundation funders. This includes maintaining a working knowledge of the interests and expectations of the organization’s major funders and conducting prospect research to ensure that RTT has a pipeline of grant opportunities to pursue.
- Manage grants and development systems: You will manage grant-related systems, including managing a calendar of foundation proposals and reports, tracking deadlines, maintaining and updating donor-related electronic files, organizing prospects, and related tasks.
- Contribute to communications: You will assist in writing other fundraising and communications materials, which may include newsletters, press releases, and other written communications.
To be successful in this role, you will excel in the following key areas:
- Mission Alignment: You have a passion for our mission to transform political disagreement into a source of strengthened relationship, creative problem-solving and collective insight. You believe it is crucial for more Americans to communicate constructively across differences in backgrounds and ideological views. You proactively pursue opportunities to learn from divergent perspectives. You are excited to make the case that overcoming political polarization is an urgent communal and national priority.
- Outstanding Writer, Researcher, and Analytical Thinker: You can conceptualize and describe trends, social problems, theories of change, and innovative programs to prospects, funders, staff members, and other stakeholders. You have a knack for synthesizing and conveying information in ways that are clear and succinct yet also passionate and persuasive. You have a concise writing style, excellent grammar, and an eye for copy editing.
- An Organizational Maven: You can manage across multiple workflows and roles, keeping deadlines and managing complexity by simplifying solutions, systems, and processes with clarity and attention to details and quality.
- Adaptable and Flexible: You can meet deadlines while also managing competing priorities. You are strategic and have the ability to pivot quickly as priorities shift and the team continues to grow. You have a proactive approach to identifying opportunities for improvement, as well as removing barriers to implementation.
Ideal candidates for the Grants Manager position will also have:
- 2-5+ years of demonstrated success with grant proposal writing, particularly in roles that require a variety of writing styles and/or a variety of audiences;
- Experience synthesizing insights from qualitative and quantitative data in written reports and/or materials in service of political and social issues;
- Experience crafting concept papers and/or stewardship materials for institutions that have secured significant funding;
- Skill in data collection and impact assessment, or willingness to learn;
- Experience in the fields of conflict transformation (particularly U.S. political polarization and/or the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict), American Jewish communal life, and/or democracy-building;
- A high level of computer literacy; MS Office Suite is essential and various other platforms and online systems are a plus (e.g. SurveyMonkey, Airtable, Dropbox, Zoom, Little Green Light, etc.)
Note to Applicants: We encourage you to apply even if you do not feel that you meet 100% of the listed qualifications. No one ever meets 100% of qualifications, so if this job excites you and aligns with your values and aspirations, we strongly encourage you to apply. We look forward to your application.
HIRING PROCESS AND HOW TO APPLY
We will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Please submit a resume, a writing sample (described below), and a cover letter explaining your interest in the position to email@example.com with “Grants Manager Application – YOUR NAME” in the subject line. No phone calls please.
Writing Sample: Please submit a 1-2 pp. sample of your writing. Your written sample could be an excerpt from a grant proposal, a fundraising communication, a published piece, a blog post, or anything you’ve created that would give us a sense of your professional writing. We’ll keep anything that you share with us confidential. Please feel free to remove names or other details you’re not comfortable sharing.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITSCompensation for this role starts at $60,000-$80,000. If you have extensive experience in similar roles, let's talk. RTT also offers a competitive benefits package.
- Health benefits, life insurance, and short/long-term disability.
- Generous package of vacation, sick, and personal days, along with paid time off for Federal and Religious holidays each year.
- Paid parental leave that increases with your tenure.
- Stipend for Home Office Expenses of up to $1000.
- 403b plan with 3% employer contribution.
- Support of caring colleagues invested in your growth and development.
At Resetting the Table, we don’t just accept difference of background, identity, or point of view – we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our work, and our community. RTT is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, ideology, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws. All aspects of employment are decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and organizational need.
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