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Philanthropy Grants Manager

Grand Canyon Conservancy
Arizona, United States
$65.00 - $75.00
Closing date
Feb 28, 2024

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Position Type
Programs, Grant Administration, Grant Making
Employment Type
Full Time


Grand Canyon Conservancy (GCC) is the official nonprofit partner of Grand Canyon National Park. As the official philanthropic and collaborative partner of Grand Canyon National Park, Grand Canyon Conservancy’s mission is to inspire generations of park champions to cherish and support the natural and cultural wonder of the Grand Canyon. GCC raises private funds, operates retail shops within the park, and provides premier educational programs about the natural and cultural history of the region.

GCC is seeking a Philanthropy Grants Manager who will manage and oversee a portfolio of annual grants by researching opportunities, writing grants, and submitting reports. The Grants Manager will support the Senior Officer Grants and Partnerships in major gift grant requests and reporting. Additionally, this position will assist in developing NPS and GCC project and program information sheets.
The Philanthropy Grants Manager position is a remote, full-time, exempt, benefit-eligible position. This position reports to the Senior Officer Grants and Partnerships.

Duties vary with the workload and could include, but are not limited to, the tasks listed below.

Primary Grant Responsibilities
• Manage a portfolio of grants through the proposal writing process for private and corporate foundations, including tracking deadlines, gathering information, and coordinating with appropriate staff.
• Qualify prospective foundation donors regularly, routinely submitting letters of inquiry to assist in developing a robust pipeline of prospective foundation donors.
• Communicate and collaborate with the Senior Officer Grants and Partnerships and Prospect Research Manager to manage and grow a foundation strategy.
• Work with Senior Officer Grants and Partnerships Officer on GCC-funded project updates through appropriate Grand Canyon National Park sources to be used for donor stewardship reports, fundraising materials, and updates Marketing/Communications.
• Represents GCC and GCNP positively and professionally.
• Foster a collaborative, team-oriented environment with GCC employees, volunteers, and partners.
• Other tasks as assigned as needed.

Primary Partnership Responsibilities
• Collaborate with the CPO and Senior Officer Grants and Partnerships Officer to track park grants and fundraising totals for each GCC-funded project.
• Collaborate with the CPO and Senior Officer Grants and Partnerships Officer on the park grants program to secure updates on GCC-funded projects for grant and project reports.
• Collaborate with the Philanthropy team to identify in-park recognition opportunities for donors.
• Collaborate with the Senior Officer Grants and Partnerships Officer to monitor and track sponsorship/partnership revenue and progress towards fundraising goals, providing accurate reports as necessary.
• Work collaboratively with other departments to ensure the successful execution of all grants and partnership benefits as agreed upon with each partner.

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in grant management or a comparable field.
• Five years of professional experience in grant writing and reporting
• Knowledge and previous use of grant research software, such as Instrumental.
• Skill in utilizing CRM’s and relational database systems, such as Raiser’s Edge.

• Familiarity with the nonprofit sector and grant application processes
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills to effectively prepare and articulate grant proposals
• Possess a high level of integrity, accuracy, and attention to detail.
• Strong commitment to the ethical handling and management of donor information.
• Understanding of project budgets and ability to assist in the development of budgets and database documentation
• Ability to learn, interpret, and apply complex policies and procedures with minimal guidance.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools, including Teams, SharePoint, and Outlook
• Ability to collaborate with other departments in the organization to gather information for grant proposals and reporting
• A keen eye for detail to ensure the accurate processing of grant applications, requirements, gifts, and pledges
• Excellent organizational skills to manage multiple grant applications, deadlines, and special projects simultaneously
• Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently in a remote work environment
• Ability to promote and maintain a positive work environment while displaying GCC’s Core Values
• Committed to building and strengthening a culture of inclusion within and across teams

• Performs 70% of job duties in an office setting, working with a computer and colleagues.
• Sit for long periods, up to four consecutive hours at a time
• Regularly works outside on special assignments and travels to meet donors
• May occasionally work more than 40 hours per week or on weekends and holidays to meet critical deadlines and for special functions

GCC has identified four core values that represent how we interact with our employees, partners, visitors, supporters, and followers. Our values include:

• Integrity: We are honest, respectful, inclusive, caring, and accountable for our actions. We operate at a high level of excellence, utilizing our resources to their best and fullest potential.
• Education: We are a dynamic learning organization uniquely positioned to cultivate the “awe” of the Grand Canyon.
• Service: We embrace our role as a valued partner of the National Park Service at Grand Canyon National Park and will provide the highest level of excellence in every interaction with employees, partners, visitors, supporters, and donors.
• Connection: We foster a sense of wonder and adventure for the Grand Canyon.

Grand Canyon Conservancy embraces and nurtures a welcoming and inclusive environment that promotes diversity, encourages collaboration, and fosters a culture where all employees feel valued, respected, and included. As a dynamic learning organization, we continually evaluate our systems and practices to foster an environment where all employees feel a sense of belonging, are empowered to bring their authentic selves to work, and can thrive personally and professionally.
GCC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to any characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

GCC provides a comprehensive benefits package including vacation and holiday pay, sick leave, Canyon Experience Days, employer-supplemented health benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and health savings account (HSA) plan, employer-paid long-term disability, and life insurance, employer-paid 401(k) retirement plan, and discounts in our retail stores and Grand Canyon Conservancy Field Institute offerings. The hiring salary range for the position is $65,000 to $75,000 annually.

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We ask that you include a resume and cover letter with your application.


Grand Canyon Conservancy is the official nonprofit partner of Grand Canyon National Park.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.




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