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Bringing your knowledge, skills and talent to Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation helps children and youth in Arizona’s foster care be just like every other kid. We’re on a mission to serve every kid in foster care in Arizona and we need passionate, results-driven individuals to make it happen.

ABOUT US

For 40 years, Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation has n focus on creating opportunities to build self-esteem and empower children and youth in foster care. Our goal is to fund services that enrich life experiences and ensure successful transition to adulthood. There are three main ways we engage children and youth that experience foster care: 

Childhood Activities – We help bring a level of normalcy to children’s and youth’s lives by paying for sports registrations, swim lessons and other activities. Recognizing that often, the funding available from the State is insufficient, we try to close the gap and fund the things that help kids and youth experience normalcy and moments of joy.

Keys to Success – AFFCF’s Keys to Success program provides career, education and employment development services for youth transitioning out of foster care that lead them to discover their potential and a pathway to living wage employment.

Post-Secondary Programs – AFFCF Post-Secondary programs fund tuition and fees for young people who age out of foster care and wish to attend a university or community college. We make sure youth aspiring to achieve a college education know that they have someone that believes and wants to invest in their dreams.

AFFCF is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job funcations and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at 602.252.9445 to request accommodation.

WHAT WE OFFER

    • A culture that values diversity, inclusivity and service to others
    • Competitive pay
    • Holidays and paid time off
    • Medical, dental and vision benefits
    • 401(k) and life insurance benefits
    • Flexible spending accounts

    JOB OPENINGS

    Grants Manager

    For 40 years Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation (“AFFCF”) has been focused on creating opportunities to build self-esteem and empower children and youth in foster care. Our goal is to fund services that enrich life experiences and ensure successful transition to adulthood. There are three main ways we engage children and youth that experience foster care:

    Childhood ActivitiesWe fund fun for kids and youth in foster care and we help bring a level of normalcy to their lives, by paying for sports registrations, swim lessons and other childhood activities. Recognizing that often, the funding available from the State is insufficient, we try to close the gap and fund the things that help kids just be kids.

    Keys to Success – Keys to Success provides career and employment development services for youth transitioning out of foster care that lead them to discover their potential and a pathway to living wage employment.

    Scholarships – AFFCF’s Post-Secondary Scholarship program funds tuition and fees for young people who age out of foster care in Arizona and wish to attend a university or community college. We make sure youth aspiring to achieve a college education know that they have someone that believes and wants to invest in their dreams!

    The Grants Manager will develop and lead the grants program on behalf of Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation. This includes researching, writing and submitting grant proposals, online applications, LOI’s and program narratives and preparing all relevant subsequent grant reporting requirements for funders and grantors.

    Job Responsibilities

    Prospect Research and Relationship Development (15%):

    • Conduct targeted research to identify new funders and grow the existing pipeline of funders to ensure that AFFCF maintains a robust, diverse funder portfolio.
    • Maintain a current pipeline of prospective opportunities to inform development revenue planning and guide grant strategy.
    • Cultivate relationships and serve as the primary point of contact for all grant-related activities.

    Grant Writing (60%):

    • Oversee proposal development across all organization initiatives and serve as the primary technical writer
    • Collaborate across all program staff to create compelling grant proposals and funding requests
    • Develop and articulate project designs that are consistent with RFPs/funder guidelines and support program goals as outlined in annual plans
    • Coordinate with relevant staff in order to solicit timely and appropriate
      input, support documentation, and review of grant proposals prior to submission deadlines
    • Conduct all administrative duties for grant submission, including ensuring that grants are submitted on time and include all required information
    • Develop standard but compelling proposal language for general operating support and programs

    Grants Management (15%):

    • Develop an annual Grants Program plan each fiscal year, in alignment with the organization’s President and CEO and Director of Development and Philanthropy in support of the organization’s mission, vision and agency revenue goals
    • Steward existing funders toward renewal applications through sound grants management in accordance with grant agreements
    • Keep relevant staff informed about upcoming deadlines and deliverables, thereby ensuring smooth completion of work responsibilities
    • Produce monthly reports on all grant activities, and provide additional reports/information as needed and requested by program staff, President and CEO and Director of Development and Philanthropy
    • Identify and develop strategies to optimize the grants administration process
    • Maintain grant compliance and reporting, including outcome measurement and grant budgets

    Data Integrity (10%):

    • Manage the development database to ensure that grant data is up-to-date
      and accurate
    • Maintain records of all funder interactions e.g., grant agreements, report requirements, or documentation of calls and meetings
    • Design and manage ongoing development of the grant prospecting
      and monitoring system to meet the needs of the organization

        Qualifications & Experience

        • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Nonprofit Management, Business Administration, Government Public Policy, English, Journalism or equivalent
        • 5+ years of experience writing and managing grants
        • Successful track record of securing grant funding

        Knowledge & Skills

        • Highly collaborative with exceptional interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
        • Excellent project management, research and organizational skills
        • Experience writing foundation, corporate, and government proposals
        • Highly proficient with Google Workspace, Microsoft Office, Zoom, etc.
        • Ability to complete grant proposals and budgets accurately and within deadlines
        • Skilled multi-tasker capable of successfully executing multiple projects at one time
        • Strong research skills and knowledge of information sources
        • Experience with relational databases and grants management systems
        • Strong attention to detail
        • Ability to work independently

        Competencies

        • Communication
        • Research
        • Listening
        • Learner Attitude
        • Goal Orientation/Goal Setting
        • Collaboration

        Work Environment

        Standard office working environment with the possibility of partial remote work.

        Salary & Benefits

        This is a full-time position that offers a competitive salary ($65,000 – $70,000) commensurate with experience, a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, and life insurance, flexible spending accounts, retirement contributions, and paid time off.

        Equal Opportunity Employer

        AFFCF is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

        Please submit resumes to talent@affcf.org for consideration; include in your subject line “Grants Manager.”

        JOIN US!

        Want to make a difference for children and youth in foster care? Review the job openings above and submit a cover letter and your resume to talent@affcf.org. Please be sure to put the job title for which you are applying in the subject line.

        Have a question about how to apply? Give us call at 602.252.9445. Please do not contact us about the status of your application. We’ll be in touch when a decision is made.

        PATTI

        “I am truly blessed because of you that I am now able to go on a mission trip. I am truly lucky – some kids will never get an opportunity like this, but I am going because of your trust and generosity.

        I plan to change the world one day. I will not allow these bad circumstances bring me down.

        You are part of the change – the world deserves more people like you!”

        Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation

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        Address:  360 E Coronado Rd Suite 190, Phoenix, AZ 85004

        Phone:  602.252.9445

        Email:   info@affcf.org

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