Grants Manager, Congreso de Latinos Unidos

Posted by Congreso de Latinos Unidos on December 21, 2015

Position Announcement
Grants Manager

Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Inc. is currently seeking a full-time Grants Manager within Congreso’s administration division. The Grants Manager is responsible for managing and executing annual strategy and development plans through, prospecting for new opportunities and submission, management and oversight of the agency development database, and research. This position also works closely with the Chief Programmatic Officer and Division Vice Presidents to establish and achieve divisional fundraising goals in the areas of foundation and government support.

About Congreso
Congreso is a multiservice nonprofit organization whose mission is to strengthen Latino communities through social, economic, education, and health services; leadership development and advocacy. Founded in Philadelphia in 1977, Congreso has grown into a national thought leader on nonprofit performance management with an expert focus on the Latino community. Congreso is anchored by its innovative Primary Client Model (PCM™), and provides direct services to residents of the Philadelphia region while providing consult to other nonprofits and government systems nationally.

Essential Responsibilities
 Provide oversight and supervision to grant writing
 Monitor progress against fundraising goals and regularly produce reports
 Oversee the management of databases and all records, files and gift processing using Congreso’s donor database
 Collaborate with the agency’s Fiscal Department to reconcile records
 Guide prospecting activities and make recommendations for new funding streams
 Oversee record-keeping systems on grants submitted, funded, denied
 Assist in developing and maintaining relationships with local and national foundations
 Write template proposals and “letters of intent” (LOIs) for Vice Presidents
 Creates and maintain forms and templates necessary to support and facilitate the grant development process
 Creates a calendar of grant application deadlines and follows up on grants submitted
 Utilize Sage database to track funder prospects, profiles, and interaction
 Collaborate across divisions with program Managers on various projects and initiatives including fundraising events as necessary
 Participate in meetings with management team to help develop an innovative yet realistic strategy for raising funds as related to the different programmatic gaps

Minimum Qualifications
 BA/BS degree in from an accredited college or university; Master’s Degree in Business or Public or Non-profit Administration preferred
 5+ years leadership experience in strategic development, institutional public affairs, fundraising, grant writing & administration in a non-profit setting
 Familiarity with social services and the Latino community are also a plus

A Career with Congreso: Your talent and passion + our mission = outcomes

Come grow our reputation. Employees come to Congreso because they hear the positive things our clients, employees, and supporters say about us. Congreso has served the neighborhoods of eastern North Philadelphia since 1977. We have built our reputation on trust and high-quality human service delivery. And now our expertise in client-centered, outcomes-informed service delivery is extending our reputation beyond local borders to regional and national renown.

Come serve the community. Employees come to Congreso because of their passion to work directly with members of a vibrant and diverse community towards greater self-sufficiency. We have grassroots in Philadelphia’s Puerto Rican community and a commitment to strengthen all who live in the communities we serve. Our campus is located in the heart of the Eastern North Philadelphia neighborhoods we serve and includes a charter school that houses college courses at night.

Come celebrate culture. Employees come to Congreso because of the diversity of our employees, clients, and community we serve. We seek to serve all clients through practices that show inclusion, empathy and understanding regardless of cultural identities.

Come be part of our “familia.” Employees come to Congreso for a working culture that reflects our family-centered service approach and our commitment to balance work and family. Our “mi casa es su casa” welcome extends to employees and all who seek services from us. Our employees value the feeling of being “like family” and the close and supportive relationships they have with coworkers.

Come grow professionally. Employees come to Congreso to gain experience, learn new skills, and grow professionally. Our Primary Client Model™ provides employees with continuous education and professional development in client-centered, data-informed, and culturally appreciative service delivery. We recognize supervisors as leaders and an essential link between retention and service quality. All supervisors engage in regular professional development and organizational strategy conversations with Congreso’s President/CEO. Congreso has a reputation for leadership development, with many former employees now in leadership positions at the local, regional and national level.

To Apply
To apply for this position please submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements here. For more information about Congreso and other career opportunities pleas go to

Congreso is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Congreso is strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all employees and all applicants for employment. All employment decisions at Congreso are made without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability or military/veteran status, or any other protected class as set forth under applicable State, Local and Federal Civil Rights Laws.

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