Grants Manager

Vital Communities
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Location: Orange County,
About the Job

Vital Communities, a regional nonprofit focused on nurturing equitable civic, environmental, and economic vitality in the Upper Valley, seeks a dynamic full-time Grants Manager. With an anticipated annual budget of $3 million in FY 2023 and ambitious revenue goals moving forward, Vital Communities has a growing need to expand our fundraising and development team. The Grants Manager will support the Development and Finance Teams by managing all aspects of the grant application and award process, including maintaining an annual submission calendar, identifying potential funding opportunities, preparing grant proposals, managing grant budgets, and ensuring compliance with grant requirements. 

As Vital Communities is a highly collaborative organization with a robust grant portfolio, this position will require close collaboration with program and finance staff, as well as the Development Director, to align proposals with the organization’s mission, strategic priorities, and our annual fundraising goals. The best candidate will possess excellent writing, editing, and research skills, an understanding of nonprofit fundraising and accounting principles, and strong organizational and project management skills. 

Full job description at Position is mostly remote with some in-office days required. Email resume and cover letter to Vital Communities will begin reviewing applications on August 1, 2023, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

Vital Communities is more than an equal opportunity employer. As embodied in our mission statement, we are committed to the principles of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI). We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender identity, race, religion, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, or disability with respect to employment, volunteer opportunities, participation in our programs and events, or the provision of services.

We actively seek diverse candidates who share our mission and values. To do so, we:

Review job descriptions for implicit bias and gendered terms
Value lived experience as well as or in lieu of formal education
Apply a standardized hiring process and objective metrics that are applied equally to all applicants
Explicitly encourage a diverse pool of candidates through targeted referrals and job postings
Our JEDI commitment extends beyond the hiring process as we seek to provide the best possible experience to our employees. We:

Incorporate JEDI principles both internally and in our work in the community
Present substantive learning opportunities and sessions on JEDI to provide information and resources to staff, Board, and community members
Offer all staff professional development opportunities
Empower staff to fully engage in their work, employing creative solutions and contributing to the strategic direction of the organization
Challenge systems and policies that create inequity, oppression, and disparity throughout our organization and our work
We seek to continuously improve and, at a minimum of annually, review our policies and procedures to apply new learning.

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