Immigrant Family Services Institute (IFSI)’s mission is to expedite the successful integration of recent immigrants into the social and economic fabric of the United States with justice and dignity. Through our “village model”, IFSI integrates children, parents, grandparents, and other stakeholders to provide services that promote education, encourage civic engagement, and strengthen communities.
IFSI is excited to hire a dynamic, energetic individual to serve as Grants Manager and support the maintenance of the financial growth of the organization. You will join a dynamic organization and work closely with the Executive Director in the creation of grant proposals, monitoring of program outcomes, and reporting to funders. In this role, you will lead state, federal and philanthropic grant proposal development and submission—preparing and organizing materials for proposals, and submitting and monitoring grant applications, including researching new funding and business development opportunities on a local, state, federal, and philanthropic level.
This is an amazing opportunity for someone who is motivated about joining a fast growing and fast-paced nonprofit organization impacting the lives of immigrants across the state of Massachusetts. As an experienced grant writer, you have a background in securing $1million+ grants with federal, state, and local agencies, along with national and local funders, in multi-year contracts. You are strategic and resourceful and believe in strong cross-team collaboration as you support IFSI in growing the annual budget from $2million to $10million in the coming years. Through this role, you will have the opportunity to further build systems, including grant management and tracking systems, to ensure that the IFSI team is maintaining cost efficiency across programs and remains aligned on all requirements and deadlines.
This position reports directly to IFSI’s Executive Director and will work in close collaboration with IFSI’s Program Manager and Accountant.
ABOUT THE POSITION:
Your work as Grants Manager will focus on the following key objectives:
- Draft proposals, letters of interest, grant application narratives, and budgets for submission across federal, state, local and philanthropic agencies in collaboration with program staff, finance, and the Executive Director
- Monitor program budgets and expenditures and coordinate with the Program Manager to ensure effective program implementation
- Analyze and manage all grant management processes and systems, including maintaining records and master calendar of grants and performing research on all grant issues, and provide training and assistance to IFSI sub grantees
- Prepare and administer grant records and evaluate financial reports to analyze all annual progress and perform review on grant expenditures, including tracking progress towards outcomes and goals, monitoring and maintaining funder reporting schedules and requirements
- Prepare internal reports for the Board and Director and internal staff and submit status reports to senior leadership as required
- Evaluate and analyze all program costs according to budget, ensure work within appropriate deadlines, and make recommendations for cost control
WHO WE'RE LOOKING FOR:
There are innumerable ways to learn, grow, and excel professionally. We know people gain skills through a variety of professional, personal, educational, and volunteer experiences. We respect this when we review applications and take a broad look at the experience of each applicant. This said, we are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate the majority of the qualifications and experiences listed below.
- Demonstrated interest in the mission, vision and values of Immigrant Family Services Institute
- Demonstrated analytical and persuasive writing skills, as well as superior editing skills, including ability to convey complex information in a clear manner to a diverse audience
- Ability to think conceptually and strategically, be creative and resourceful, and interact effectively with a diverse staff across all levels of the organization
- Strong project management and self-motivation skills, with the ability to set priorities and problem solve
- Experience with donor development or CRM software systems
- Familiarity and experience working with national and governmental funders; experience with Massachusetts funders a plus
- Ability to manage multiple and competing priorities while meeting challenging deadlines and not sacrificing quality
- Multilingual in Haitian Creole a plus
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:
IFSI offers a comprehensive benefits package. The salary range for this position begins at $75,000 and is commensurate with experience. In addition to a competitive salary, IFSI also offers:
- Health Insurance
- Paid Vacation
- Sick Time
This role is remote and can be based anywhere in the United States.
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply to this position, please have an updated resume ready and a thoughtfully written cover letter to the attention of Dr. Gabeau, Executive Director of IFSI. The online application can be found through the link provided by our recruitment partners, Positively Partners. For assistance in completing the application, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of our team will follow up.
TIMELINE AND HIRING PROCESS
We will review and respond to all applications received. While subject to change, candidates elected to advance throughout the process can expect an initial phone interview with Positively Partners and a secondary interview with the IFSI team, including a robust and holistic reference check process. Expected start date is early Summer 2022.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT
IFSI seeks to fully represent our community and constituencies—particularly low-income communities and communities of color—to amplify those voices and provide opportunities to participate in the direction and leadership of the organization. We actively encourage candidates from broad, diverse backgrounds to apply.
IFSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.