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Grants and Proposal Manager

Employment Type: Full Time

Reports to:  Senior Leadership
FLSA Classification/Job Grade:  Exempt/8   
Hiring Range: $35,708 - $41,064/yr
Salary Range:  $35,708 - $57,489/yr
Department:  Development and Communications Department


Manage and implement work of the Development and Communications Department in the areas of foundation grants, public grants, and corporate support.  Actively participate in development of department fundraising goals; identify and cultivate new revenue sources; track and project actual revenues against budgeted goals.  Build and maintain relationships with funding community to maximize visibility for the Association.


Bachelor's Degree with at least five (5) years of relevant experience of which two (2) were at a supervisory or management level OR a Master's Degree with three (2) years of relevant experience and at least one (1) year at a supervisory or management level.  Three (3) years Fund Development or External Relations experience including: experience in research, revenue projections, grant writing, funder communications, and public dissemination of information through print and electronic communications.


Exceptional verbal, written and presentation skills.  Ability to analyze funding opportunities, identify best fits with Association programs, and follow-through with organized, concise, cogent, and timely communications.  Keep peers and leadership informed, and share information with others as appropriate.  Proficient in analyzing and presenting data; ability to assess and use development, financial, and program data to build case for support and monitor progress against plans and budget.  Must be a strategic thinker, problem solver, and strong communicator.  Ability to create opportunities that have a positive impact on YWCA performance.


Foundation, Public, and Corporate Fund Development

  • Manage all foundation, corporate and government funding requests to meet revenue targets: research grant requirements; write/prepare persuasive and accurate proposals with program director input to meet overall organizational goals; create/manage preparation of project budgets with program director input; submit quality proposals by stated deadlines.
  • Track grant reporting obligations; with program director input, prepare/submit reports by stated deadlines.
  • Provide regular updates to Senior Leadership on fund development opportunities, proposals, reporting, and recommended follow-up.
  • Develop and implement strategies for ongoing communications (stewardship) with current and prospective foundation, public, and corporate funders.
  • Integrate Association voice, imagery, and focus in fund development communications.
  • Proactively work with program directors to document project-specific stories and capture photos of YWCA program participants.
  • Define targeted opportunities for communicating with specific funding sectors (e.g., sharing housing client achievements with appropriate funders).
  • Draft informative, succinct, action-specific summaries for Board members and staff in preparation for fund development calls. 
  • Develop, monitor, and update annual YWCA grant calendar.
  • Ensure accuracy and completeness of foundation, public, and corporate contacts/communications in Department’s electronic database and paper files.


  • Provide relevant content for department communications, including annual reports, electronic and written donor correspondence, news releases, social media, and web site presence.
  • Support Department efforts as required for Association events, including the annual Tribute to Women Leadership Awards, Racial Justice Awards, and Young Leaders Board mixer.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned.


  • Ability to lift, carry and otherwise move up to 15 pounds on a regular basis.
  • Ability to sit, stand, bend, kneel, reach, push, pull, or walk for various lengths of time throughout the day.
  • Ability to utilize computer equipment to complete daily work responsibilities.
  • Ability to operate fax/copy machines, telephone, calculator and general office equipment on a daily basis.
  • Inside work in an office environment with no exposure to weather conditions.
  • Available to work 7 hours per day and/or 35 hours per week or more as necessary to meet Association objectives.
  • Ability to travel for meetings, agency trainings and other miscellaneous work assignments within or outside of Allegheny County.

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