Grants and Communications Manager
The Women’s Safe House
Reports to: Director of Development and Advancement
The Grants and Communications Manager (GCM) is a key member of The Women’s Safe House development team and reports directly to the Director of Development and Advancement. The GCM has the primary responsibility for managing the grants process, developing, and implementing a successful communications strategy that supports TWSH’s fundraising program growth and increased awareness of TWSH’s programs and services in the St. Louis Metropolitan community. The GCM also assists with other fundraising activities.
Grant Management – 70%
- Primary responsibility for all Governmental and Private Grant Writing and assist with Corporate funding proposals.
- Develop and maintain a Grants Calendar to track cultivation activities, grant submissions, deadlines, follow-up reporting, and program evaluation.
- Research and identify new funding prospects in support of TWSH’s core services.
- Write and submit grant applications and funding proposals and follow up with funders regarding all grant submissions and any required reporting.
- Ensure accurate and timely grant reporting and evaluation.
- Work with Finance Department to ensure compliance with all reporting requirements.
- Assist with establishing goals for grant development, submissions, and revenue.
- Create timely reports on the status of grant funding efforts.
Communications Management – 20%
- Working with TWSH Director of Development and Advancement to develop and implement communications strategy that measurably increases the level of recognition and positive perception of The Women’s Safe House with donors, community stakeholders, and referring agencies.
- Support the development of a Communications Platform and Key Message Map and ensure that communications across all platforms are consistent and accurate.
- Working with the Director of Development and Advancement and members of the Development and Marketing Committee, develop products (print, digital, etc.) that support outreach and fundraising activities for key staff, Board members, and volunteers. Items include newsletters, annual reports, outreach and solicitation materials, invitations, etc.
- Manage and maintain digital platforms and tactics that include website, videos, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Constant Contact, etc. to achieve communications and fundraising objectives.
- Work with vendors to obtain competitive bids for all printed materials.
General Fundraising and Special Events – 10%
- Assist Director of Development and Advancement with annual and capital fundraising initiatives.
- Assist with the planning, execution, and support of fundraising events.
- Maintain and increase stewardship and donor recognition programs.
- Participates in committees as requested
- Work with the Director of Development and Advancement to project and meet budgets for annual giving.
- Excellent writing, oral communication, and presentation skills.
- Excellent organizational and time-management skills.
- Superior ability to work with donors, volunteers, and staff at all levels, building relationships that lead to increased financial and volunteer support for TWSH.
- Ability to handle multiple and varied tasks with ease, while demonstrating a high level of accuracy.
- Strong computer skills that include Microsoft Office, various social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), web design software (WordPress), and familiarity with relational donor databases.
- Ability to research and analyze potential funders including corporate, foundation, and governmental.
- Ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment while taking ownership of assigned duties and initiatives.
Education, Professional Experience, Skills
- A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as English, Communications, Marketing, Business Management, Journalism, or a similar field is required.
- 3+ years of development and/or external communications/PR experience is preferred; commensurate experience will be considered.
- 3+ years of experience writing and editing fundraising, grants (preferred), or business proposals.
- Ability to work collaboratively with staff and leadership to think strategically.
- High degree of emotional maturity.
The Women’s Safe House is the oldest and largest provider of emergency services to women and children experiencing domestic violence. We also work with women and families experiencing sexual assault, stalking and human trafficking. The Women’s Safe House is a 24-hour facility. We are an active member of the State of Missouri and National Coalitions Against Domestic and Sexual Violence.
Please send resume to Gil Lewis, Director Human Resources, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Comprehensive benefits package included.
The Women’s Safe House is an equal opportunity employer.