Current Job Opening
The Manager is responsible for researching, identifying, strategizing, soliciting, cultivating and stewarding grants from foundation, corporate, government and community sources to support both existing and planned services of MHA. We are seeking a professional who can manage a demanding schedule of grant proposals, reports, research, acknowledgment letters and other donor communications to support MHA’s diverse programs.
HOURS OF WORK
The Administrative Assistant works 21 hours per week
- Proactively seeks new prospective sources of grants and periodically updates funder guideline and deadline information. He/she communicates with MHA Board members to identify potential contacts with prospective funders.
- Schedules proposals and reports due and generates reminders to appropriate staff and board members to ensure that appropriate next steps, including cultivation of pending proposals, are taken in a timely fashion.
- Consults with staff as needed to stay current with unfunded program needs and develop strategies to obtain grants targeted to fill these funding gaps. He/she also gathers needed data from program staff to complete reports on work accomplished with past grant funding.
- In cases where program staff members assume the lead roles in writing a proposal, the Grants Manager assists as needed by providing existing text, copy editing, proofreading, formatting, packaging and delivery.
A Bachelor's degree is required. The successful candidate must be an excellent writer, be well organized and have excellent communication skills. Accuracy, creativity, initiative and organization are critical. Three to seven years of experience in grant writing and familiarity with use of a donor database, preferably Raiser’s Edge is required. Must be skilled in the use of MS Word; ability to create documents with inserted images, such as photomontages, is a plus. Some facility with Excel also required. While behavioral health care experience will be priority, exceptional and comparable skills from another environment will be considered. Knowledge of the Greater Westchester community is helpful. Diplomacy and effectiveness in working with a wide range of individuals and discretion with regard to privacy of donor information is essential.
The Grants Manager reports to the Chief Operating Officer. He/she must work closely with respective program staff and other leadership.
To learn more about this position, please contact COO, Doris Schwartz by e-mail with MHAEMPLOYMENT as the subject line at email@example.com or by phone at 914-345-5900 extension 7526.
To apply for this position, please send your resume by e-mail with MHAEMPLOYMENT as the subject line to employment @mhawestchester.org or via mail to:
MHA of Westchester
580 White Plains Road
Tarrytown, New York 10591