Vacancy Grants Manager

Ad type: jobs
Company: 1951 Coffee Company
City: Berkeley, CA
Workplace street: Berkeley, CA
Category: Development, Fundraising
Posted: 6 Oct 2019
Requirements for the applicant
Education: 4-Year Degree Required
Job description


1951 Coffee Company (1951) is a non-profit organization seeking to promote the wellbeing of the refugee community by providing job training and employment to refugees while educating the surrounding community about refugee life and issues. 1951 Coffee’s name derives from the 1951 Refugee Convention where the United Nations (UN) defined and set forth its first guidelines for the protection of refugees. 1951 Coffee Company was founded in 2015 in the spirit of these conventions to give refugees assistance in starting their new lives through opportunities in the rapidly expanding coffee industry. This is accomplished through a barista training program that provides immediately marketable job skills for 90 refugees a year (65 in Oakland and 25 in Seattle) and through employment for 25 refugees annually at 1951’s three brick and mortar cafes.


1951 Coffee is looking for an enigmatic, experienced fundraising professional to support the organization in a .60 - .80 FTE development position. The Grants Manager will be responsible for executing a portion of 1951’s annual fundraising plan that includes private, family, and corporate foundation giving. This position will be responsible for sustaining current donation levels and growing income to support our Barista Training Program and 1951’s general operations. This position will have some travel to Seattle and will report to the Chief Operations Officer. This is a senior-level position in 1951 and the position will regularly communicate with management on financial and operational matters and be an integral part of our leadership team as we grow. The Grants Manager will serve as a resource throughout the entire organization to help create a culture of fundraising.


Funder Cultivation (65%):

This position will be the driving force behind growing our income via foundation support. Includes stewarding current relationships (approx. 5 foundations) and developing new ones to support 1951’s job training program and general operations in the Bay Area and Seattle. Responsibilities include:

Cultivate prospects and manage relationships. This includes:

  • Prospect research
  • Engaging written & verbal communication to assist with one-on-one meetings, group presentations, and attendance at applicable networking events.
  • Attend relevant networking and industry events
  • Host meaningful site visits to 1951’s job training program and coffee shops
  • Providing timely and eye-catching updates on 1951’s program activities
  • Monitor deadlines for funding proposal and craft fundraising approach in line with foundation’s timeline and priorities
  • Grant Management: (30%)

    -         Monitor announcements and activities of corporate giving and private foundations, and stays informed of funding opportunities that would complement 1951’s mission.

    -         Ensures that work plans/checklists/schedules are developed for each proposal and communicated to necessary parties

    -         Manage the crafting and submission of all funding proposals (with support from contract grant writer as needed), including writing grant proposals, amalgamating attachments, and uploading final proposal

    -         General grants management, including tracking deadlines, awards/denials, and deliverables

    Additional Responsibilities (5%):

    The Grant Manager will be integrated into a strong organizational culture (as appropriate relevant to areas of responsibility) of regular internal communications, organizational development meetings, and mechanisms to promote ongoing team-building, smooth and transparent information sharing, and alignment with organizational values.

    Mindset & Values

  • Values champion. Motivated by the overall vision and values of the organization, and a champion of diversity, inclusiveness, innovation, compassion, patience, joy, and fun. Committed to working as a team and living out these values.
  • Team builder. Focused on health and satisfaction of every 1951 staff member, with a commitment toward providing supportive, patient, and on-going support. Has an exceptional capacity to connect with people from a wide range of backgrounds, treating team and community members with respect, regardless of level, background, or role.
  • Effective strategist and problem solver. Able to think critically in order to make excellent decisions through a combination of data analysis, judgment, and experience. Exercises initiative and proactively anticipates potential challenges to identify sound and creative solutions, and especially when facing ambiguity


    ·      At least 5 years of fundraising experience required; Minimum of 2 years’ experience with grant writing/management (Greater Bay Area, South Bay, or Seattle experience a plus)

    ·      Demonstrable experience identifying, cultivating, and successfully acquiring new foundation support

    ·      Comfortable using donor databases

    ·      Out-of-this-world communication skills, including individual relationship development, meeting facilitation, public speaking, and representing the agency at any and all opportunities.

    ·      Ability to work independently and meet the positions goals with creativity, a positive attitude, energy, and autonomy.

    ·      Ability to problem-solve, take initiative and to drive process improvements for efficiency

    ·      Commitment and understanding the needs of people with refugee experiences, including those who come through the refugee program, have asylum status, and/or special immigrant visas

    ·      Flexibility and willingness to fit in as needed since we are a small office.

    ·      Strong general computer and technical skills; ability to work across platforms and to learn new technology quickly;


    24 - 32 hours/week to be completed during regular business hours M-F. .


    Position will accrue PTO of 10 paid vacation days (outside of and in addition to 1951’s office closure from Dec 24 – Jan 1 each year), federal holidays, and 72 hours of sick leave. Free amazing coffee or tea beverage per workday at the 1951 Coffee Shop and employee discount on food and retail items. Comprehensive medical benefits, 401k plan, and visions, dental .Casual work environment with management that understands and fully supports a healthy work/life balance.

    How to Apply

    Please submit to a to-the-point cover letter of why you want this position and have the skills to complete responsibilities, resume, and sample of a successful grant submission you personally stewarded. In resume, please include a list of funders and amounts you have successfully acquired in your prior work experience.

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