The Director of Resource Development & Grant Administration is charged with leading efforts, organization-wide, to support program staff in maintaining and increasing revenue in alignment with The Learning Center for the Deaf (TLC) mission and priorities. Reporting to the Controller, this position is primarily responsible for coordinating the development, administrative management, reporting and closeout of private foundation, corporate, state and federal awards and grants. The Director works closely with the executive team and senior program leaders to understand TLC’s current and future operating needs as well as potential areas for growth. This position identifies additional competitive private foundation, corporate, state, and federal funding opportunities in alignment with TLC’s strategic priorities. In support of these efforts, this position is charged with facilitating collaboration among TLC departments pursuing like revenue streams, recommending, and implementing systems to support and strengthen coordination of resource procurement and management among TLC’s diverse lines of service.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop and maintain an in-depth understanding of organizational programs, strategic goals and objectives in order to identify revenue opportunities for program leaders.
Establish a pipeline of funding sources aligned with TLC’s mission and programmatic priorities as identified by senior leaders, program leaders, and finance.
Undertake grant and contract prospecting with governmental, private, and corporate funding sources.
Support TLC Leaders in applying for and managing external funding.
Implement community-wide systems for coordination of:
Development, submission, and management of competitive state and federal agency grant proposals and bids.
Development, submission, and management of outgoing business and government quotes and bids (TLC as vendor).
Development, submission, and management/stewardship of corporate and foundation grant proposals and sponsorship requests.
Provides administration for the grants process throughout all stages including receiving, assessing, tracking, payment/check requests, documenting all inquiries and/or proposals; assuring that submitted documentation meets all requirements; and maintaining accurate and timely records of programmatic activities.
Assist program leaders with the creation of project budgets and financial reporting as required by the grantor.
Edit grant applications and reports for clarity, grammar, format, accuracy, and consistency.
Coordinate with respective grant and contract point persons, ensuring awareness of application or report due dates and format, verification of application and reporting submission requirements.
Maintain a centralized grant cycle calendar and forecast deadlines for bids and proposal submissions as well as reporting requirements for each grant.
Ensure contracts and bids are recorded in institutional contact management systems.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Associates Degree required; Bachelor’s Degree preferred
3+ years demonstrated experience in resource development and grant administration
Preferred experience with writing competitive grants for various Massachusetts governmental agencies
Advanced MS Excel or other spreadsheet skills
Creative and innovative thinker, who actively presents new opportunities, proposes solutions, and recommends best practices
Position requires knowledge of, or willingness to learn, basic American Sign Language and work toward proficiency.