Prosperity Now works to build a fair and just economy free from structural inequity and racism -- an economy where everyone can fully participate across their life cycles and low-income individuals and families can prosper without exception. Founded as CFED in 1979, Prosperity Now recently underwent a strategic planning process to refresh its vision, brand, position, and programming model.
The Government Grants Officerwill coordinate and build the organization’s government grants and contracts revenue stream by identifying federal, state, and local governmental funding opportunities that are aligned with the programmatic goals and mission objectives of the organization. Reporting to the Vice President of Philanthropy, the Government Grants Officer is a key member of the Development team that is focused on growing and diversifying the organization’s revenue base, expanding networks, and deepening relationships with funding agencies and partners.
Identify potential government grant opportunities by following the progress of relevant public policy trends, legislative initiatives, and appropriations of funds to provide the earliest possible notice of grant opportunities, and stay up to date on trends and process changes in government grants
Share relevant federal, state, and local government grants and contracts opportunities with Development and program teams and conduct deeper analyses to determine alignment
Attend and report on pre-proposal conferences and webinars, and represent Prosperity Now at funder meetings, program convenings, and/or conferences
Serve as lead liaison with internal and external parties relevant to the process, including consultants and contractors, Development and program teams and senior leadership, and direct the development of ideas into grant proposals that are aligned with organization’s strategic and operational needs
Maintain detailed project plans and timelines to complete grant application submissions by deadline. Communicate the status of various tasks on project plans with key responsible parties to ensure timely submission of applications
Direct completion and submission of government grant applications. Write, edit and/or source and engage talent to prepare all parts of applications and submissions including, but not limited to, writing narrative, conducting research, developing budget, and compiling and submitting application
Work with Development, program, and operations teams to collect information needed to prepare grant submissions
Track, coordinate, manage and submit all required post-award reports to the funding agency, including interim and final narrative and financial reports
Manage subscriptions for federal, state, and city grants management systems (i.e., SAM, Grants.gov, etc.)
Develop and maintain a knowledge of the CRM database (Salesforce) and track government funding opportunities in the system
Prepare dashboard reports for the Development team, the President & CEO, and the Leadership Team to review, track, and manage government funding opportunities
Support administrative functions of the department to ensure smooth operations, as needed