Job Application - Catholic Charities Food Bank Of The Southern Tier

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Grants Manager


The Grants Manager has primary responsibility for planning, implementing, and maintaining a complete grants program, including research, writing, presenting, reporting, and administration duties. Grant prospects include foundations, corporations, associations, and government entities. In addition, this position project manages grant preparation and reporting for the HPNAP grant (New York State Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program) and the NOEP (Nutrition Outreach & Education Program) grant. The Grants Manager is in frequent contact with all departments, including programs, operations, advocacy, and business services staff concerning new programs and measuring and evaluating grant opportunities and outcomes.


1.  Plans, implements, and assesses the outcomes of a comprehensive grants program in conjunction with the Chief Development Officer. The Grants Manager will maintain a master Grants Calendar for scheduling contacts with gran tmakers, writing proposals and reports, along with notifying relevant staff of awards.

Identifies, researches, and qualifies prospective grant makers, both regional and national.

Works closely with the Feeding America National Organization (FANO) grants staff to monitor and assess grant opportunities available through the FANO network. 

Participates in a prospect review process that involves the Development and Community Engagement department and President /CEO.

Develops letters of inquiry, grant proposals (including project budgets), grant reports, and thank you letters. 

Serves as the primary liaison between the Food Bank/Board of Directors and funder program officers.

Need to be able to analyze and interpret financial and legal documents and present organizational information to Senior Leadership Team, Board of Directors, program officers, etc. 

Ensures that records, research, and tracking information about grantmakers in the development database are accurate and current.

Creates an annual strategic plan for each granting organization in the database and uses it to guide and document work throughout the year.

Establishes and manages stewardship programs for foundations and grantmaking entities. Works collaboratively with Corporate Partnerships Manager for co-assigned funders. 

Is knowledgeable about Food Bank programs, financial and administrative structure, and future plans.

Meets regularly with Department leaders to anticipate current and future funding needs.

Performs other duties as assigned.