Deputy Director of Grants Management

Center for Community Change | Washington, DC

Background

About CCC + CCCAction:

The Center for Community Change is committed to help build powerful and dynamic movements in diverse communities to create meaningful change. With our grassroots partners, we build the power and capacity of low-income people and communities of color to make significant policy changes in their lives.

Our focus areas include jobs and income, immigration, affordable housing, racial justice and removing barriers for formerly incarcerated people to employment for formerly incarcerated individuals. For more information, please visit www.communitychange.org.

For a more detailed description of our sister organization, Center for Community Change Action, please go to www.cccaction.org.

Job Summary

The Deputy Director of Grants Management is a member of the Institutional Advancement Team and plays a critical role in securing institutional funding for existing and new program initiatives, as well as unrestricted support of the organization. The Deputy Director reports to the Director of Brand Strategy and Chief Writer, and s/he will work closely with staff across the organization.

S/he will be responsible for managing an annual grant portfolio of $10-15 million, including all phases of the moves management process; supporting senior staff to drive their portfolios as part of an organizational culture of fundraising; and helping lead the planning and implementation strategies to grow and diversify the grant portfolio.

The ideal candidate is a mission-driven fundraiser with deep experience in grant and relationship management, superior analytic and communications skills, great attention to detail, and a passion for immigrant rights, economic justice, and racial equity. S/he will be able to learn quickly, work collaboratively, and drive projects independently. S/he will be comfortable with a shared leadership structure and committed to working in diverse and cross-functional teams.

The Deputy Director of Grants Management reports to the Director of Brand Strategy and Chief Writer and supervises the Senior Development Strategist and the Development Strategist. S/he also works with the President, Managing Director, Director of Institutional Advancement, and senior staff members when required. 

Reports To

Director of Brand Strategy and Chief Writer

Responsibilities

Grant Portfolio Management

  • With the support of the Director of Institutional Advancement, Director for Brand Strategy and Chief Writer, President, Managing Director and senior staff members, design and provide project management and oversight to foundation fundraising strategies as part of a $10-15 million foundation grant portfolio across all areas of CCC/A’s work.
  • Manage the life cycle of grants, from initial inquiries through final reporting, ensuring the delivery of high-quality products and timely communications with funders.
  • Oversee the foundation prospect pipeline and maintain systems for tracking grant deliverables, meeting deadlines, engaging staff from across the organization, and driving the continued cultivation of prospects using the Moves Management tool within Raiser’s Edge.
  • Work closely with program leads to ensure the IA team is part of the process to support the monitoring, evaluating, and measuring of goals and objectives associated with each grant.
  • Write and assist other IA Team members in drafting proposals, concepts, letters of inquiry, and other fundraising materials, as needed. 

Relationship Management

  • Work closely with the Director for Brand Strategy and Chief Writer and Director of Institutional Advancement to build and maintain relationships with foundation program officers.
  • Support CCC/A’s senior leaders in identifying, cultivating, and stewarding funder relationships as part of an organizational culture of fundraising. 

Organizational Leadership

  • Supervise and support aspects of the IA staff’s grant writing, and assist in oversight of workplans for two direct reports, the Senior Development Strategist and the Development Strategist.
  • Cultivate an ethic of best practices, compliance, and continual improvement in internal processes.
  • Perform additional duties and responsibilities, as required

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 7 years’ nonprofit experience in development and communications, including experience securing and managing grants from private foundations.
  • Demonstrated track-record of fundraising success, including large-dollar grant management.
  • Experience managing teams in a rapidly changing environment and leading across reporting structures.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to listen, develop strong relationships, and stay connected with the sophistication, independence, integrity, and work ethic to represent CCC in a variety of situations and communities.
  • Superior written and oral communications skills; able to quickly grasp and effectively communicate complex concepts
  • Determined, resourceful, effective, and persistent problem-solver who is able to work with grace under pressure, exercise good judgement, and meet deadlines.
  • Strong creative, strategic, analytical, and organizational skills; highly organized and detail-oriented.
  • Proficiency in Word, Outlook, Excel, and other MS Office applications; experience with Raiser’s Edge and/or Salesforce preferred
  • Passion for social justice and a commitment to work in solidarity with the people most directly impacted by injustice; understanding of CCC’s partner organizations
  • Knowledge of political and electoral fundraising and/or 501(c)(4) fundraising approaches.

Compensation

$85,000 to $90,000 annual salary. CCC offers a competitive salary based on qualifications and an excellent benefits package, which includes 4 weeks of vacation; paid leave between December 24 and January 1; 401K retirement plan plus an additional 8% employer contribution to a Money Purchase Plan after six months of employment; and a choice of health insurance plans, some that are at no cost to the employee.

Requirements/Other

The Center for Community Change recognizes a staff bargaining unit affiliated with IFPTE Local 70, a union for non-profit workers. This position is not included in the CCC bargaining unit and therefore not covered under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement.

Closing Date of Position:  Open Until Filled

The Center for Community Change is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How to Apply

Please click here to submit a cover letter sharing your personal interest as well as salary expectations, a resume, and a writing sample. Applications without all required documents will not be considered.

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