CAREERS

CAREERS

YOUR WORK MATTERS.

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

Since 1984, Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation 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: normalcy activities, Keys to Success and scholarships.

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

    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 grants, proposals and applications; and preparing all relevant subsequent grant reporting requirements for funders and grantors.

    Job Responsibilities
    Prospect Research and Relationship Development (20%):

    • 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 contanct for all grant-related activities.

    Grant Writing (40%):

    • 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 outline 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 (30%):

    • Develop an annual Grants Program plan for each fiscal year, in alignment with the organization’s Executive Director in support of the organization’s mission and vision.
    • 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 a smooth completion of work responsibilities.
    • Produce monthly reports on all grant activities and provide additional reports/information as needed and requested by program staff and the Executive Director.
    • Identify and develop strategies to optimize the grants administration process.
    • Organize and manage all grant reporting requirements.

    Data Integrity (10%):

    • Manage the development database to ensure that 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 Business Administration, Government Public Policy, English or equivalent
    • 3+ years of experience writing and managing grants
    • Successful track record of securing grant funding

    Knowledge & Skills

    • Proficient collaborative, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to complete projects accurately and within deadlines
    • Ability to work independently
    • Excellent project management, research and organizational skills
    • Proficient with relational databases and grants management systems

    Competencies

    • Communication
    • Research
    • Listening
    • Learner attitude
    • Goal-oriented/goal setting
    • Collaboration

    Work Environment

    Standard office working environment with the possibility of partial remote work

    Salary & Benefits

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

    To apply, submit a cover letter and your resume to talent@affcf.org. Please be sure to put the job title for this position in the subject line.

    Program Manager, Normalcy Activities

    The Program Manager, Normalcy Activities will be responsible for administering and managing the end-to-end elements of our normalcy funding activities. This includes establishing and confirming applicant and funding eligibility, engaging and supporting youth and caretakers throughout their application process, engaging and managing stakeholders and all relevant data and operations associated with the program.

    Job Responsibilities
    Application Management and Eligibility (60%):

    • Responsible for monitoring and processing 200+ applications on a weekly basis including: reviewing submitted applications, responding to application inquiries from applicants and reviewing applicant documentation
    • Provide superior customer service and correspondence to applications, caretakers, vendors and stakeholders (i.e., the Department of Child Safety and AFFCF board members) to resolve application challenges, communicate process, guidelines and application outcomes
    • Delegate and provide relevant guidance and support to a program assistant to optimize applicant funding success rate

    Program and Process Improvement (20%):

    • Develop viewpoints on continuous program improvement areas to better serve children and youth in foster care
    • Partner with Executive Director and members of the team to align and improve program processess and collaboration ideas
    • Produce monthly reports on key metrics and provide additional reports/information as needed and requested by program staff and the Executive Director

      Data Integrity (20%):

      • Manage the development database to ensure that data is up-to-date and accurate
      • Design and manage application/interaction process to align with organizational and program goals

      Qualifications & Experience

      • Bachelor’s degree in or equivalent experience
      • 3+ years of experience in a customer and data entry/management setting
      • Spanish proficiency (preferred)

      Knowledge & Skills

      • Excellent customer service skills
      • Excellent collaborative, interpersonal, written and verbal communications skills
      • Ability to work independently and drive results

      Competencies

      • Customer service
      • Patient and solution-oriented
      • Data, process and people-oriented

      Work Environment

      Standard office working environment with the possibility of partial remote work

      Salary & Benefits

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

      To apply, submit a cover letter and your resume to talent@affcf.org. Please be sure to put the job title for this position in the subject line.

      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: grants@affcf.org

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