Senior Grants Officer

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Mass Audubon

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Lincoln, MA, United States

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30+ days ago

Location: Lincoln, MA

Sanctuary: Lincoln Headquarters

About Mass Audubon

Mass Audubon is the largest nature-based conservation organization in New England. Founded in 1896 by two women who fought for the protection of birds, Mass Audubon carries on their legacy by focusing on the greatest challenges facing the environment today: the loss of biodiversity, inequitable access to nature, and climate change. With the help of our 160,000 members and supporters, we protect wildlife, conserve and restore resilient land, advocate for impactful environmental policies, offer nationally recognized education programs for adults and children, and provide endless opportunities to experience the outdoors at our wildlife sanctuaries.

About This Position

If you are passionate about protecting nature and wildlife and being at the forefront of a timely and imperative global issue, and want to dedicate your excellent relationship building and project management skills to a great mission - consider joining Mass Audubon’s philanthropy team.

There has also never been a more exciting time in Mass Audubon’s history with its position as a leader in nature-based climate solutions. Guided by an ambitious Action Agenda and new senior leadership, Mass Audubon achieved its strongest fundraising totals, raising more than $25 million in support of its statewide network of wildlife sanctuaries.

The Senior Grants Officer (SGO) will manage a portfolio of government grants requiring high-level management, collaboration, and organization skills. Additionally, the SGO will monitor policy developments and RFP releases and be prepared to take appropriate vetting actions in consultation with team leadership. As a key advisor on fundraising strategy, the SGO will contribute to the continued development of the team’s strategic vision that advances the organization’s Action Agenda goals.

Duties & Responsibilities

FEDERAL AND STATE GRANT PROPOSALS:
  • Craft compelling, persuasive grant proposals and create supporting materials, including budgets and visuals, for submission to institutional donors, primarily government agencies.
  • Review and edit proposals written by program/project staff.
  • Drive collaborative grant strategy by helping program/project staff develop and submit competitive funding proposals that fit the priorities of both the funder and Mass Audubon.
FEDERAL AND STATE GRANT REPORTING AND STEWARDSHIP:
  • Work with program/project teams to develop and submit grant reports and other follow-up materials to funders in a timely manner.
    • Ensure complete compliance with application specifications stated in notices of funding opportunities and other funder guidelines.
    • Develop and implement a stewardship plan for government funders with the goal of ensuring they are informed on the impact and stay connected to the mission.

Federal and State Grant Data Management:

  • Manage, and distribute a working schedule of proposal and report deadlines and conduct proactive prospect research to identify new opportunities.
  • Partner with the CFG Coordinator to maintain database records for assigned donor portfolio and ensure complete and accurate recordkeeping of grant-related activity using Revolution Online CRM (training provided).

Qualifications

At Mass Audubon, our highest priority is finding the best candidate for the job. Research has shown that people of color and women are less likely to apply for jobs if they don't believe they meet every one of the qualifications described in a job description. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our described qualifications or you have a less traditional background. We are looking for applicants with the following qualifications:

At Mass Audubon, our highest priority is finding the best candidate for the job. Research has shown that people of color, people with disabilities, and women are less likely to apply for jobs if they don't believe they meet every one of the qualifications described in a job description. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our described qualifications or you have a less traditional background. We are looking for applicants with the following qualifications:

Must Haves:

  • 3+ years’ demonstrable experience with technical writing experience.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as organizational skills.
  • Flexibility and ability to respond to rapidly changing priorities in a rapidly evolving organization, meet deadlines, and work as an effective team member.
  • Ability to relate to and work with a diverse range of people and exercise cultural awareness and inclusion, and commitment to self-education about social justice (we provide ongoing training).
    • Proven ability to think critically and collaborate in large, complex systems.
    • Track record in managing multiple tasks in a deadline-driven environment.
    • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters.
  • Experience developing and submitting government grant applications
  • Interest in environmental issues and/or natural history (we provide ongoing learning opportunities).
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to travel within Massachusetts. We provide vehicles as required for work-related site visits and events.

Nice to Haves:

  • Experience developing and submitting government grant applications
  • Interest in environmental issues and/or natural history (we provide ongoing learning opportunities).
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to travel within Massachusetts. We provide vehicles as required for work-related site visits and events.

Compensation & Benefits

This position’s base salary range is $70,000-$80,000 actual salary will reflect level of experience and qualifications relative to position requirements.

Benefits eligible staff at Mass Audubon may elect to enroll in medical, dental, and vision plans. Mass Audubon also offers disability and life insurance plans, a retirement plan through MetLife, and Flexible Spending Account options. Mass Audubon employment also includes access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and the Reciprocity Agreement through the Consortium of Non-Profit Arts/Cultural/Environmental Organizations of New England. Mass Audubon employees also enjoy 12 paid holidays (holidays may shift annually due to where days fall within calendar).

Additional Information

Work Schedule:

This is a full-time position, though flexible hours and work location may be negotiated.

Other Requirements:

Employees must successfully complete a CORI and SORI Background Check and a Motor Vehicle Record (if applicable) is required.

COVID-19 Considerations

Mass Audubon requires that all staff, regardless of their work location, disclose their vaccination status. Proof of vaccination status will be required immediately upon hire. This should also include a booster shot if it has been 5 months since you were initially vaccinated.

Mass Audubon's Commitment To Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Justice

Mass Audubon's mission is to "protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and for wildlife" by building a strong coalition of employees, volunteers, and community members. We recognize that the environmental movement and field of conservation have been affected by societal systems that have limited opportunity and access for many people. As a result, Mass Audubon is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. We are engaged in an ongoing process of organizational assessment and change, designed to remove barriers and create a workplace where all forms of diversity are recognized and valued.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Mass Audubon is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. Mass Audubon prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

How To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to:

Tim Calabrese, Senior Director-Corporate, Foundation & Government Relations
Developmentjobs@massaudubon.org

Job# 3854