The Grants Manager is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the grant development process for Community Medical Centers (CMC), including—but not limited to—research, development, writing, submission, community partner and funder relationships.
Bachelor’s Degree in journalism, communications, or related area with a minimum of two years professional writing experience.
Must be capable of working with demographic data, health statistics, and economic forecasts.
Must have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with others in a professional and courteous manner.
Computer proficiency, particularly in online research, MS Word, and MS Excel.
Must have the ability to understand and follow Federal grant instructions and guidelines.
Valid California driver's license, proof of auto insurance, and personal transportation
Promote the mission, vision, and values of the organization.
Correlate funding priorities as determined by the CEO and Board of Directors with trends in funding from government and private sources.
Research potential funding agencies and identify opportunities to support programs, organizational development, capital, and other CMC projects. Provide background to leadership team and Board of Directors for opportunities that require outreach or networking activities.
Establish, maintain, and enhance relationships with funding agencies and community partners.
After obtaining approval from the CEO, research, write, compile, and submit competitive funding proposals and grant applications. Coordinate and communicate with funding agency, program staff, Accounting, and community partners.
Work collaboratively with the Finance Grants Coordinator in the development of needed financial and budgetary information for grant submissions.
Work collaboratively with the Finance Grants Coordinator in the development and implementation of processes for grant tracking and monitoring of grant deliverables.
Communicate regularly with CMC staff to build knowledge and awareness of grant-related practices and opportunities.
Research best and emerging health care practices and priorities, as well as best and emerging grant development and management practices.
Maintain grant-related reference resources including funder research files, grant application deadlines, grant reporting schedules, and other information as needed. Ensure that data on current grants is easily accessible organization-wide.
Maintain comprehensive files for grants that include applications, award letters, reports and other basic correspondence with funding agency.
Travel to clinic sites when needed to conduct meetings and research.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines.
Ability to take initiative, work independently, and use innovative techniques and ingenuity to prepare grant applications.
Ability to build effective working relationships with colleagues, board members, community partners, and representatives of funding agencies.
Knowledge of community health clinics or other health environment.
Knowledge of government and private funding sources and practices.
Knowledge of sources of information and statistics at national, state, and county levels.
Understanding of community relations strategies and media outreach.
Previous grant writing experience at a professional level.
Previous development work for nonprofit organizations.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
May require sitting for long periods of time; also stooping, bending and stretching for files and supplies. Requires frequent walking and standing for prolonged periods of time. Lifts and carries items weighing in excess of 35 pounds. Vision must be correctable to 20/40 and hearing must be in the normal range for telephone contacts. Requires ability to drive to outreach areas for presentations and other activities. May require working week nights and week ends.
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
Normal office environment. Involves frequent contact with staff. Work may be stressful at times. May be exposed to individuals with communicable diseases. Requires traveling to various clinic sites.
Internal Number: GrantManager
About Community Medical Centers, Inc
Community Medical Centers, Inc. (CMC) began in the 1960's as a volunteer effort of the San Joaquin Medical Society, the San Joaquin Local Health District and the Community Action Council. Local physicians, nurses, dentists and community activists who recognized the lack of health and social services programs formed service teams to address the needs of migrant farm workers and their families. The providers went out to the fields and worked from their cars to deliver medical care, to supply food and clothing and to link families with available services. In 1967, the San Joaquin Medical Society received state and federal funding to support the development of two small facilities, as well as mobile clinics to provide services throughout the county. From these early beginnings, CMC has grown to provide comprehensive primary and preventive care at eleven clinical sites in the counties of San Joaquin, Solano, and Yolo.