The Mental Health Association of Westchester (MHA) is a community-based not-for-profit committed to recovery-focused mental health services through advocacy, community education and direct services. We are recognized as the leader in Westchester in providing person-centered services that involve collaborating with each individual to achieve his or her goals.
MHA offers a range of treatment and support services that are person-centered, recovery-oriented, and individualized to promote recovery and wellness. MHA reaches out to families and individuals by providing services in their homes, nursing homes, homeless shelters and other community sites. Our staff support recovery by providing services that reflect our deeply held values that include the recognition of individual rights of self-determination, choice, shared decision-making and collaboration. When possible we will utilize evidence-based practices; always embracing a trauma-informed and person-centered approach.
We have an exciting new opportunity for a Full-Time Grants and Community Relations Manager.
SUMMARY of DUTIES:
The Grants and Community Relations Manager will report to the Vice President of Development and be responsible for all aspects of raising support from foundations, corporations, and government sources requiring proposals for both unrestricted operating revenue and restricted projects. Additionally they will collaborate with senior leadership to identify fundable projects fitting organizational strategies, general operations and capital projects. Working closely with the Vice President of Development, the manager will provide strategic leadership and help expand opportunities with existing and new external partners. This position will also help strengthen and expand the agency’s visibility in the community.
SPECIFIC DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Manages foundation and government grants and contracts portfolio, including prospecting, proposal writing and submission, and grant/contract tracking and stewardship in collaboration with Clinical Programs and staff.
• Develops community relations, and liaisons with foundation and grant officers.
• Conducts research of viable private and government grant funding sources.
• Researches potential corporate foundations for sponsorship opportunities for events and programs.
• Tracks national/local/regional trends and developments in research and legislation around mental health and housing through contact with government, industry groups, and nonprofit organizations.
• Assesses and develops an Annual Grant/Foundation plan, working with the Development Director to set priorities and timeline for achieving decided upon goals.
• Develops a database of funding opportunities that are in alignment with Agency priorities; prepares monthly management reports outlining funding outreach and progress toward Grant/Foundation support goals.
• Coordinates quarterly review meetings.
• Grant/Foundation priorities, revise annual plan based on any new or emergent needs, and report on progress toward goals.
• Assist with external communications and outreach strategy, building relationships with strategic partners.
• Supports special projects and special events, including the preparation of written materials, as needed.
• Assists department with all special and community education events.
• Help plan and implement all fundraising events in concert with Vice President of Development.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
1. Advanced knowledge of the competitive grant funding process, as demonstrated by experience with identifying and writing successful private and government grant proposals.
2. Superior oral and written communication skills; including editing for content, style and grammar.
3. Excellent organizational and planning skills; must be detail-oriented.
4. In addition to writing grants, experience writing, web content, press releases, blogs, newsletters, and/or other communications.
5. Ability to take initiative, manage multiple tasks simultaneously, be flexible when needed for specific deadlines, and work both independently and as a team member.
6. Self-motivated with a positive and collaborative approach to work.
7. Creative thinker.
8. Advanced skills in Microsoft Office preferred.
1. The Manager must have a Bachelor’s Degree.
2. He/she must have 3-5 years related experience.
3. Knowledge of the Greater Westchester community and the ability to develop and maintain excellent relationships with a wide range of individuals is essential.
4. Strong personal computer skills including preparation of spreadsheets and database management. Experience with donor software is preferred.
5. Analytical skills, experience and good judgment in making decisions relative to grant opportunities.
6. Must be reliable and able to work independently and understand the importance of maintaining confidentiality.
7. The Manager must be legally eligible to work in the United States.
We offer a professional yet relaxed working environment, providing room for personal growth as well as career advancement. Our benefit package is generous and flexible. And, we offer flexible work schedules, making MHA one of the most family-friendly places you could work! EOE
To apply, please send your cover letter and résumé by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with MHAEMPLOYMENT as the subject line of the e-mail.