The United Community Center (UCC) of Milwaukee, Wisconsin is seeking an experienced full-time Grants Developer. This mission-critical position is responsible for persuasively communicating the organization’s mission and programs to potential funders, working in consort with the Fund Development team, and meeting the financial goals of the UCC and our sister organization, Latino Arts, Inc., by cultivating relationships, developing successful grant applications, and following through on reporting requirements.
- Assist in meeting or exceeding the annual UCC development goals.
- Persuasively communicate the organization’s mission and programs to potential funders. Write, assemble, and submit grant requests, including letters, proposals, budgets, and presentations to public entities as well as corporate and other private foundations.
- Manage a portfolio of grantors including funding priorities, grants and reports deadlines, and key contacts.
- Advise Director of Development or designee on key opportunities and threats in the portfolio to mitigate losses.
- Prepare grant reports and utilize existing database (Salesforce) to ensure on-time reporting
- Provide effective stewardship of corporate and foundation donors and public funders.
- Prospect and identify new and enhanced sources of revenue from public, community, corporate and other private foundations.
- Assist with gathering, compiling, and analyzing information on program-related outcomes for preparation of required proposals, reports and evaluations.
- Monitor program performance including contract management activities (which may include but are not limited to ensuring that reports are completed on time, are reflective of contractual outcomes, and include all necessary data).
- Assist with coordination of site visits as needed.
- Maintain accurate data records on grantors and prospects.
- Support department events, including staffing as necessary.
- Act as a spokesperson at public speaking events to include check presentations, outside events, informational talks, etc.
- Other duties as assigned
The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Communications, English, Business or Community Development. 6-10 years of experience in nonprofit development with 5 years of experience in nonprofit grants development, government proposal writing, or similar combination of experience. Have a passion to support the mission of the UCC and Latino Arts, Inc. in all capacities. Personal characteristics include ability for self-direction, motivation and confidentiality. Expert knowledge in Microsoft products (Outlook, Word, Excel) and resourcefulness in research techniques. Ability to interact with all levels of management, staff and external partners. Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment. Limited evening and weekend hours.
To Apply: Submit cover letter, resume, and completed application via UCC’s website https://www.unitedcc.org/JobOpenings.ht