Manager of Grants and Proposals

Other Institution  |  Gardena , CA

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Job Overview

Posted August 11, 2017 Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Manager of Grants and Proposals

Job Type: Development
Location: Gardena , CA
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Other,
Institution Size:
Employer ID: 18593

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation


Housing for Position:
None provided
Housing for Position:
None provided
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
5-7 Years

Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
5-7 Years

Position Description

Who We Are/What We Do

Founded in 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund empowers Latino families with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education, while providing scholarships and support services to as many exceptional Hispanic American students as possible. HSF strives to make college education a top priority for every Latino family across the nation, mobilizing our community to proactively advance that goal – each individual, over a lifetime, in every way he/she can. HSF also seeks to give its Scholars all the tools they need to do well in their course work, graduate, enter a profession, excel, help lead our nation going forward, and mentor the generations to come. As the nation’s largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic American higher education, HSF has awarded over $500 million in scholarships and provides a range of impactful programs for students, HSF Scholars, Alumni, and parents. For more information about the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, please visit

Job Description

The Manager, Grants and Proposals; will report to the Vice President, Development. It also has direct working relationships with the senior management team, primarily as a steward of their respective intellectual output.    Serving as the editor for the Development department, this role will also support the Development Team in creating concepts, letters of inquiries, proposals, reports, and other communications to meet departmental and organizational goals and objectives.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements

Primary Responsibilities:


Standardize corporate/foundation research and prospecting methodologies to support short- and long-term Development objectives

Identify foundation prospects to support the Chief Development Officer and other Development Team members in building out new/recurring donor prospects plan (“Development Pipeline”)

Engage new and lapsed foundation donors via email communications, letters of inquiry, and concepts to further Development goals and objectives

Review grants compliance reports to ensure optimal positioning and language

Assist other Development Team members in drafting proposals, concepts, letters of inquiry, and other fundraising materials, as needed

Research demographics and other relevant data for proposals and Development materials

Outreach Plan

Develop and maintain a Foundations Outreach plan aligned with the Development Team’s monthly/annual/five-year fundraising goals

Planning and Budgeting

Monitor, evaluate and measure goals and objectives, and report progress to CDO, as directed

Additional Responsibilities

Perform additional duties and responsibilities, as required



Strong English communication skills, with preferred fluency in speaking and writing Spanish

Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in journalism, marketing, communications, or public relations, from an accredited four-year university

Minimum of 7 years’ experience in marketing, communications, or public relations, extensive grant writing, with demonstrated success

Experience with higher education, preferred

Hands-On Expertise

Excellent writing skills, including logic and structure, grammar, usage, syntax, and punctuation, for emails, letters, reports, memos, presentations, ad copy, and all forms of collateral

Demonstrated skills, knowledge, and experience in the design and execution of marketing, communications, and public relations strategy/activities

Demonstrated successful experience writing press releases, creating state-of-the art presentations, and dealing with media campaigns, social media, and electronic print media

Management Expertise

Excellent written and oral communications skills, to the point of serving as role model to others in the organization

Strong creative, strategic, analytical, and organizational skills

Experience developing and managing budgets

Comfortable and committed to working with shared leadership and in cross-functional teams

Thrives in collaborative environment

Technical Expertise

Computer literacy in MS Office and page layout

Advanced proficiency in Word, Power Point, and other office applications

Experience with Salesforce preferred

Broad Professional Skills    

Strong time and project management skills, with the ability to juggle multiple projects, timelines, and priorities, at a time

Ability to create and implement successful marketing and communication programs

A gift for getting things done accurately and efficiently

Critical Attributes

Focus and attention to detail, imperative

Loves working hard, meeting deadlines, juggling priorities, and producing word-perfect output

Highly organized and able to work independently to complete projects on deadline

Self-motivated, resourceful, independent, and persistent problem-solver

Able to work in a high-velocity environment

Ability to interact professionally and effectively with a diverse group of fellow team members, executives, managers, and subject matter experts

Additional Requirements

Flexible to work weekends and/or extended work days, as required

Other Criteria

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  This position requires:

Constant sitting or standing

Some walking around

Occasionally lifting no more than 10 lbs.

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