Advancement Supervisor

Child360 | Los Angeles, California

Background

About Child360

Child360 is a leading nonprofit working toward a future where every child has the educational opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. This means supporting the development of the whole child, beginning at birth. Alongside trusted community partners, Child360 improves the quality of early learning and elevates the early learning industry through program support, professional development, advocacy, research, and community engagement. From every angle, we are equipping the next generation, empowering them to discover their potential, and advancing our future workforce.

Our Vision

Educational Justice: Every child will succeed in school and life.

Our Mission

Guided by research, Child360 works to improve the quality of early learning programs; to strengthen the engagement between the parents of young children and their teachers and caregivers; and to advance public policies that invest in the future of America by putting children first.

Job Summary

This position has principal responsibility for all grant and contract management activities at the organization for private foundations, local, state and federal funding opportunities. The Fund Development Manager assists Child360 and the Director of Advancement in the management of organization ‐ funded programs, increasing fundraising, directing appeals and events, formulating organization strategies, policies, procedures and processes in matters involving grant research and represents the unit on various organization committees on behalf of the Director, as well as coordinating with the Director to implement the Advancement Plan.

Reports To

Director of Advancement

Responsibilities

Daily Tasks

  • Assists Director with implementation of Advancement Plan and directs Advancement staff in absence of the Director.
  • Conducts the full range of activities required to prepare, write, submit, and manage grant proposals to government, foundation and corporate sources
  • Performs prospect research on foundations and corporations to evaluate prospects for corporate and foundation grants
  • Identifies management and staff capabilities related to all funding opportunities
  • Disseminates funding information
  • Liaises with sponsors of private, local, state and federal funds
  • Monitors proposal processing and institutional authorization
  • Monitors funded programs
  • Ensures organization wide compliance with federal administrative regulations (including OMB Circulars A ‐ 21, A ‐ 110, A ‐ 133, EDGAR and other agency specific regulations)
  • Coordinates submission of financial/programmatic progress and final reports
  • Manages pre and post ‐ award activities, monitors subcontracts, negotiation of terms and conditions and closeout of grant/contract accounts
  • Responsible for compliance with organization policies and procedures in the development of proposals and responsible for monitoring program implementation and deliverables to private, local, state and federal funding agencies
  • Conducts programmatic audits of private, local, state and federal funded programs
  • Coordinates annual events
  • Works on annual fundraiser
  • Assists on bi-annual appeals
  • Drafts marketing/communication notices as needed
  • Oversees the data base with the donor relations staff member
  • Assists with other fundraising projects as requested

Qualifications

  • Extensive fundraising experience and knowledge of fundraising tools
  • Ability to plan and prepare successful grant proposals
  • Ability to direct and evaluate the work of others and oversee the functions of an office
  •  Able to plan and coordinate the activities and personnel necessary to create competitive grant proposals; analyze, evaluate, and recommend innovative solutions to Child360’s priorities and goals
  • Ability to negotiate with funding agents and follow-up on progress of grant activities
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with all segments of the Early Learning community and general public
  • Knowledge of governmental agencies involved in education; government funding sources for grants; preparation of grant proposals; workforce needs of business, government, and industry; applicable sections of the California Education Code and federal and state regulations; Child360 policies and procedures
  • Proven track record of successful grant funding opportunities
  • Candidates must be willing to travel up to 15% to perform local, statewide, and national market research
  • Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook
  • Strong interpersonal skills for interfacing with staff, providers and stakeholders
  • Strong problem-solving and organizational skills
  • Must be detail-oriented, flexible, and decisive with excellent customer service skills
  • Demonstrated skills in conflict resolution, diplomacy, and positive relationship building; must practice active listening to understand others’ perspective and ensure continuous understanding
  • Must have a valid California Driver License and proof of Child360 required level of automobile insurance

Compensation

Required Travel: Up to 15%, as needed

Preferred Experience : 10 years’ experience within the field of advancement, grants and nonprofit management

Formal Education :  Bachelor’s degree required in business administration or a related field

Language proficiency: Proficient knowledge of English grammar required

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