Grants and Communications Manager – $70-$75K – Greenville, SC – Interested Candidates should submit their resume’ to 


Position Summary:

The Grants and Communications Manager is responsible for preparing and producing, in draft and final form, grant proposals and solicitations for funding. This position researches and recommends funding opportunities; develops solicitations and proposals for general operating and programmatic needs as well as capital projects; prepares interim and final reports; establishes and cultivates relationships with funders and keeps up-to-date records in our donor database, Blackbaud: Raiser’s Edge. The Grants and Communications Manager communicates the organization’s vision and mission with a wide variety of audiences; and is responsible for writing content in support of fundraising, marketing, and PR efforts including, but not limited to, stewardship and other printed materials, campaign appeals, press releases, op-eds, website, etc.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

· Develop and write grant proposals for foundations and corporations in draft and final form that make a compelling case for financial support.
· Work with leadership and staff in identifying and gathering information on fundable projects.
· Actively work to build and strengthen relationships with funders through meetings, tours of Homes of Hope, etc.
· Prepare interim and final project reports to funding sources on a regular and scheduled basis working with the Financial Department and other departments to ensure timely and accurate reporting.
· Enter and track all grant activity in Raiser’s Edge.
· Work with Donor Relations Manager to create appropriate reports for Director of Resource Development, COO and CEO. Regularly communicate the status of pending proposals.
· Make projections on how much income grants will bring each fiscal year.
· Research and recommend funding opportunities from a broad range of sources, linking their compatibility with organizational needs.
· Monitor program outputs and outcomes and present the data for internal program evaluation and subsequent improvement as led by directors of both programs.
· Research and stay up-to-date on affordable housing and workforce development statistics both locally and nationally. This includes academic research or third-party reports, reading relevant books, etc.
· Work with department heads and other Homes of Hope staff to collect appropriate data and information to write content for the annual Impact Report.
· In coordination with the Annual Giving Manager, and in coordination with appropriate HOH departments, create content for the website.
· Under the guidance of the RDD Director, support fundraising, marketing and PR efforts by writing content for fundraising appeals, stewardship materials, event materials, press releases, op-eds, etc.
· Work with intention to create content with cohesive language and messaging to support the overall goal of increasing awareness and support of the mission of Homes of Hope.
· Attend workshops and participate in webinars to increase knowledge and proficiency.
· Attend weekly Staff Meeting/Devotion, Friday staff lunches, monthly Grant update meetings and All-Staff meetings.
· Maintain awareness of Homes of Hope housing developments and Men’s Workforce Development Program data.
· Periodic travel to locations throughout the state for funder meetings, trainings, etc.
· Assume other tasks and responsibilities as assigned.

Requirements and Qualifications:

· A passion for the vision and mission of Homes of Hope.
· A passion for fundraising.
· Excellent writing skills.
o Must demonstrate writing ability for a public audience and for formal proposals/reports.
o Must demonstrate excellence in problem solving and analytical skills with attention to detail and accuracy.
· Superior relationship-building and communication skills.
· Demonstrate excellent organizational and project management skills with self-initiative to prioritize multiple projects in order to meet department deadlines.
· At least two years professional grant writing experience.
· Successful track record of grant solicitations at local, state, federal and foundation level.
· Ability to think ahead and plan over a 1–2-year time span.
· Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities.
· Must be able to work effectively with coworkers as well as be able to work independently.
· Proficient with using Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat and Outlook.

Preferred Qualifications:
· Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years of related experience.
Working Conditions:
36-40 hours per week. 70% in office environments, 20% offsite for work-related appointments and 10% ability to work remotely.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Occasionally lift and/or move up to twenty-five pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, and walk. The employee is frequently required to use hands; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and talk or hear.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Upon Start:
1 day for each month following the starting month (i.e. July Start Date 5 PTO days). These days are available for immediate use.
Beginning January 2025 employees will receive 16 PTO days available for immediate use.
Annual Paid Holidays: 10 Days to include week for Christmas and New Year’s
Annual Floating Holiday: 1 in honor of Employee Birthday and 4 days contiguous with Christmas and Christmas Eve holiday
After 60 days:
Homes of Hope HSA Contribution: $2,500 per year deposited into your account weekly
Homes of Hope SIMPLE IRA Contribution: 2% of Salary
Medical Insurance: 100% Employer Paid
Dental Insurance: 100% Employer Paid
Life Insurance: 100% Employer Paid
Vision and Supplemental Insurance Options available for additional cost to employee to full-time employees
Optional Employee Paid FSA
All Benefits are Assessed Annually
After 1 Year:
Up to 6 consecutive week of paid parental leave with up to an additional 6 consecutive weeks of unpaid parental leave.