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Vice President of Grants and Contracts

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Vice President of Grants and Contracts


Hope Villages of America


Clearwater, FL, USA

Primary Job Function

Executive / Senior Management

Type of Position


Education Requirement

Bachelor's Degree

Experience Requirement

1-3 years

Salary Range


Salary Terms


Remote Options

In-Person / In-Office (Not Remote)

How to Apply:


Description / Details:

Position Summary:

In coordination with the Executive Directors, VP of Business & Finance, CCDO, COO, and CEO, the VP of Grants & Contracts will apply for grant opportunities which furthers the mission of Hope Villages of America. Works closely with operations and executive management to find sources of funding that will meet programs and organizational goals and objectives. Provides guidance to the organization regarding grant application, funding cycles, and other appropriate topics. The VP of Grants & Contracts is responsible for helping establish a philanthropic culture throughout the organization and integrating internal and external philanthropic strategies. This position is responsible for supporting the organization’s objectives of growing programs and services and raising annual support funds through the creation of relationships with the community-at-large. Assists the Chief Communications & Development Officer in such duties as may be assigned or delegated to implement services designed to meet the needs of the people served by HVA as well as board, staff, and volunteers. This position will work closely with the VP of Business & Finance and Human Resource Department to ensure compliance.

Job Specifications/Qualifications: (Min. knowledge, skills, and abilities required) .

– Education/Training/Experience: 0 H.S. Degree 1 College Degree* 0 Certification/License*

– Bachelor’s degree preferred in nonprofit management, development, marketing, public relations, communications, journalism, business, or related field required.

– Minimum 2-3 years proven experience in a development/communications support role within a dynamic, fast paced environment essential. Experience serving in progressively responsible positions in philanthropy, supporting successful capital and/or annual campaigns using fundamental methods of nonprofit fundraising.

– Minimum of 3-5 years proven experience in grant writing with a focus on writing proposals for projects and programs.

– Ability to interface at all levels of the organization and with corporate partners, community, and government entities.

Technical or Administrative Knowledge

– Microsoft Publisher, MS Office Products (Word, Excel), Raisers Edge software (or equivalents).

– Ability to type 40 wpm.

– Experience with Blackbaud Financial Edge and Raisers Ede is preferred.

– Leadership:

– Collaborate with the CEO, C-Suite Executives, VP(s), and Executive Directors, and develop and implement detailed development/communication strategies     aligned with organization objectives of growing and retaining membership, developing quality programs, and developing financial resources.

– Actively participate in the strategic planning of and messaging for all initiatives, issues, plans and ventures.

– Work with Advancement team as they coordinate all HVA sponsored special events including, but not limited to: Charity Tournaments, Annual Gala, Blue Jean Ball, Faces Luncheon, ribbon cuttings and ground breakings, etc.

– Knowledge, Attitude, Skills and Habits:

– Must possess exceptional interpersonal and communication skills and exhibit the ability to lead through influence.

– High degree of discretion and independent judgment

– Ability to be resourceful, skillful, and diplomatic in crisis situations.

– Excellent facilitation and ‘ambassador’ skills to manage sensitive communications.

– Excellent relationship skills

– Ability to understand the needs of both the organization in need of funding and the organization that is offering the grant money.

– Excellent donor relations/customer service, ability to work with all levels of management and staff and to foster a spirit of collaboration.

– Ability to work independently and as a team member.

– Demonstrates a sense of urgency and ability to meet deadlines.

– Ability to understand and execute complex instructions.

– Must be detail-oriented and possess critical thinking skills.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations that do not cause an undue hardship on the company may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, as long as that would not hinder or prevent performance of duties, or be of a safety concern.

Key to denote % of time requirements necessary to perform essential functions of this job.

0% = Zero (O) 1-35% = Little (L) 36-70% = Moderate (M) 71-100% = Great (G)

– Physical Requirements: 0 Light: Lifting 0-10 lbs. 1 Moderate: Lifting 0-25 lbs. 0 Heavy: Lifting 25+ lbs.


L – Bending/stooping

L – Reaching above/below the waist

L – Pushing/pulling movements

L – Climbing stairs / ladders M – Standing

L – Kneeling

G – Sitting

M – Walking M – Lifting

L -Taste/Smell

G -Typing G –Color / Depth perception

G -Fine hand & finger movements

L -Operate motor vehicle

L -Operate various equipment

– Working Conditions and Schedules:

G – Interacting with co-workers, vendors, and customers.

O – Exposed at times to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.

L – Exposed to various noise levels (L= private office, M= showroom/service area, G= jackhammer/metal works/heavy equipment)

G – Office machines, phones, fax, computers, postage meter, etc.

Working environment: semi-private office

M – Available to work nights, weekends and holidays.

– Necessary traits for this position: 1 Seeing 1 Hearing 1 Talking* 1 Reading* 1Writing*


0 Basic comprehension of English language using the traits* marked above for purposes of safety, management direction and job responsibility, and minimal third party interaction.

1 Proficiency of the traits* marked above in the following languages for business letters, memos, customer interaction, presentations, demonstrations, employee direction, audits, etc: 1English 0Spanish 0French 0Other _________________


– Follow the administrative guidelines and policies established by Hope Villages of America.

– Maintain a community image consistent with the Hope Villages of America mission.

– Engage in a relationship with the Executive Management Team, which is mutually beneficial, fosters teamwork, and advances the mission of Hope Villages     of America.

– Adhere to the organization’s nondiscrimination and harassment policies and report any issues to the Chief Communications & Development Officer                   immediately.

– Exercise due care and stewardship of resources which are given to Hope Villages of America including equipment, food, money, volunteer, and staff time.


– Contribute to strategic development planning by supporting systems and procedures designed to maximize private fundraising revenues.

– Recruit and develop key volunteers possessing the talent, experience and qualifications required to meet established development goals.

– Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward donors and prospects in collaboration with the Chief Communication & Development Officer.

– Expand donor base to include new individual donors, congregations, and corporate supporters.

– Co-Manage advancement operations including, but not limited to, donor recognition and acknowledgements.

Community Relations:

– Facilitate tours of HVA operations to prospective donors and partners

– Actively participate in community networking with civic organizations, congregations, etc.

– Initiate corporate relationships with decision-makers.

– Establish and maintain relationship with various donor prospects, such as existing and potential major donors. Facilitate year-round cultivation with                 stakeholder groups.

Grant Relationship Development:

– Effectively implement a strategic grants plan by building systems and procedures designed to maximize grant revenues of all kinds.

– Recruit and develop key individuals possessing the talent, experience and qualifications required to meet established grant writing goals.

– Identify, cultivate, and solicit and steward donors and prospects in collaboration with the CCDO, COO, and President/CEO – these incudes public and              private foundations, governments, and other entities with the ability to extend grant funding to the organization.

– Expand funding base to include new grantors.

– Speak publicly and provide presentations for corporations, governments, and congregations, civic organizations, and community forums where HVA has an     existing or prospective grantor/grantee relationship.

– Ensure compliance with all grants and contracts, review staff reports, and submit reports to the funders.

Proposal Development:

– Research, write, and submit competitive proposals to private and public foundations, corporations, and government agencies.

– Participate with Executive Team and Executive Directors to identify organization and program priorities.

– When appropriate, convene and coordinate staff and community partners to strategically develop proposals.

– Coordinate the development of grant proposals with staff including directors, accounting, and executive management team.

– Communicate with funders to obtain answers to questions regarding proposals.

– Maintain required registrations including but not limited to, CCF, and D & B, coordinating with HVA Accounting Department to ensure                     registration deadlines are met and requirements fulfilled for the purposes of registration.

– Assist as part of the team for development of new programming or major changes to existing programs.

Professional Development:

– Continue professional development activities needed to maintain appropriate applicable certification.

– Assist in providing for the professional development of relevant committees, staff, and volunteers about fundraising, as appropriate.


– Other duties as assigned by the Chief Communications & Development Officer.

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