The Delaware Center for Horticulture (DCH) is seeking an experienced, detail-oriented professional to fill its open Grants Manager position. The Grants Manager is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the Director of Advancement. The Grants Manager is part of a team responsible for the full range of fundraising activities for the organization, including grant writing and reporting for public/governmental agencies, private foundations and corporations. Specifically, this position is responsible for initial research and vetting of grant opportunities, writing proposals for both unrestricted operating revenue and program grants, and for collaborating with other staff to submit timely and accurate reports for grant-funded projects.
As an integral member of DCH’s advancement team, the Grants Manager helps formulate and implement strategic fundraising plans to meet the organization’s short- and long-term objectives.
• Research, analyze, identify and pursue grants for programmatic activities, providing pre- and post-award support. With concept, narrative and budget guidance from senior staff, write and submit grant proposals including all applicable attachments, ensuring adherence to all proposal content and formatting requirements. With input and advisement from program and senior staff, submit timely and accurate reports for all grant funded projects.
• Review contracts following grant award and provide post-award assistance with managing grant budgets. Provide grants assistance with Delaware Center for Horticulture’s annual audit.
• Support team planning, implementation, and attendance of Advancement Committee meetings, DCH fundraising events, including the annual Rare Plant Auction®. Attend additional DCH events and other community fundraising receptions as applicable. Support donor recognition and acknowledgement efforts.
• Attend meetings with prospective sponsors to discuss programs and sponsorship and grant opportunities.
• Bachelor's degree in a related field with applicable skills and experience.
• Successful track record of grant writing success (foundation, government, corporate).
• Excellent time management skills, including meeting multiple deadlines.
• Writing skills which support the expression of ideas, concepts and proposals for DCH’s work in grant narrative form; exemplary attention to detail including spelling, grammar, punctuation and formatting.
• Understanding and support of concepts around nonprofit impact measurement, performance indicators and deliverables for grant proposals.
• Experience writing and submitting Letters of Inquiry (LOI) for grant opportunities, utilizing grant databases to research grant opportunities and eligibility and reporting on grants.
• Ability to use a cloud-based database/CRM for tracking grants.
• Experience in developing grant budgets, with direction and support from senior staff.
• Appreciation of DCH’s mission and an understanding of the work we do.
Please send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to:
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Delaware Center for Horticulture
1810 N. Dupont St.
Wilmington, DE 19806
For information about the Delaware Center for Horticulture’s mission, values and programs, please visit www.thedch.org.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Position open until filled. No phone calls please.
DCH is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. DCH prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.
DCH’s policies apply to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. The Delaware Center for Horticulture makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.