Grant Writer/ Manager

Felton Institute Published: May 18, 2017
Job Type
1500 Franklin Street


Grant Writer/Manager

 Agency Overview

 Founded in 1889, Felton Institute (formerly Family Service Agency) is the oldest nonsectarian, nonprofit charitable social-services provider in the City and County of San Francisco. Our mission is to strengthen families by providing caring, effective, and innovative social services, with special emphasis on the needs of low-income families, children, the elderly, and individuals who are disabled, thus improving the quality of life for all San Franciscans.

 Program Description

Named for Kitty Felton, pioneering founding director, the Felton Institute (FI) strives for excellence in clinical training. FI provides intensive clinical training in evidence-based treatments to address the most complex mental health issues of today. FI serves as the central resource in the implementation of evidence-based practices in every element of our service delivery, to maximize client recovery. Drawing on the nation’s best teachers and clinicians, in many cases FI staff members are taught by the very professors and clinicians who developed the original treatment methods.

Job Description

 The Grant Manager will be responsible for the renewal of existing grants of the organization, and the development of internal grant management systems. The Grant Manager will also be responsible for writing Felton Institute’s grants and proposals in support of our efforts to secure new funding opportunities which will align with the agency’s strategic growth and expansion. The Grant Manager will identify grant opportunities and work to cultivate, solicit and network with private, corporate and other government grant makers who offer funding opportunities in our areas of expertise. The Grant Manager will also support Division Directors in their vetting of, and responding to, funding opportunities. This position will manage all relationships and communications with current and prospective grant makers for developing an annual grant plan to ensure all deadlines for proposals, reports, and acknowledgement letters are sent out in a timely manner. This position will require a driven, social-service professional with proposal-writing experience, who truly values Felton Institute’s/FSA’s mission and values.

 Specific Job Responsibilities

  •  Project-manage the grant/proposal-writing and submission process for the Felton Institute/FSA nonprofit agency
  • Write grants, proposals, letters, reports, and other materials related to grants from government, foundation, and corporate sources. Edit, compile, and submit as needed and required
  • Assist in developing budgets for proposals
  • Execute all reports and proposals by creating project timelines and holding relevant business partners accountable to the project timeline, including Division Directors, Program Managers and staff
  • Work with Program Managers to ensure integration of grant deliverables into program implementation
  • Work with leadership team to develop execution methodology and thorough documentation of programming for reporting purposes
  • Partner with Felton Institute/FSA staff to develop proposals based on agency need
  • Serve as an entrepreneurial leader within Felton Institute/FSA, exploring unique funding opportunities
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 Minimum Qualifications

  • A master’s or bachelor’s degree in social work, or other human services-related field; business; nonprofit development; marketing; or communications
  • Experience with grant-writing, preferably in a nonprofit or foundation environment (as solo writer or part of a team)
  • Proven written communication skills demonstrating a command of technical and storytelling language; includes the ability to write persuasively, clearly and concisely and to blend information from multiple sources into a single, effective document
  • Excels at articulating agency goals, outcomes, objectives, and evaluation strategies for funders
  • A solid understanding of programmatic budgets as required for social-service grants and proposals
  • Experience in developing, implementing, and maintaining systems for tracking, reporting and managing deadlines
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and time-management skills; ability to interpret and analyze statistical data and other data found in reports relevant to programs or projects
  • Self-directed and can work effectively with minimal supervision
  • Ability to as a project manager, leading a team toward on-time deliverables
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office and Microsoft Excel software applications
  • Proficiency with donor management software or ability to learn.

 Please forward resume and a professional writing sample to:


Additional Information

Felton Institute/FSA Administration

Reports to: CEO

Location: San Francisco

Position: 100% Full-Time Equivalent

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