Grants Specialist

Grants Specialist

On behalf of Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin and the people it serves, the Grants Specialist is responsible for grants management, writing and administration, and other special projects as defined by the Corporate Relations Manager. The Grants Specialist assists with department functions to meet established financial and communication goals. This position handles a wide variety of tasks in an organized, accurate, efficient, and professional manner.

End date
Opportunity type
Fundraising / Development
Job responsibilities

Grants Management:
-Utilize Foundation Center and other online databases/websites to research grant opportunities (corporations, corporate foundations, etc.). Prioritize prospect solicitation based on findings.
-Write and manage Letters of Intent (LOI), Application, Interim Reports, and Final Reports for SHFB restricted and unrestricted funding, including but not limited to, Diabetes Wellness Program, Kid's Cafe, Mobile Pantry, School Pantry and FoodShare Outreach programs.
-Manage Feeding America grant opportunities. Includes reviewing opportunity, meeting with Operations and Program staff for it, writing grant and if awarded, working with staff to administer, writing interim and final reports.
-Provide stewardship to grants awarded, including coordination of media and other communications benefits.
-Document progress and/or completion of grant writing projects in Raiser's Edge.

-Develop annual program budgets and assist with annual departmental budget.
-Develop annual case statements for use in Grant writing and by Gift Officers

Special Projects:
-Manage Combined Federal Campaign and United Way efforts, including annual registration and payment, reporting, coordinating speaking opportunities and communications to encourage giving
-As assigned by the Chief Development Officer and Corporate Relations Manager, participate fully or partially in activities related to the ongoing training, data assistance, endowment, fundraising analysis, or strategic implementation of initiatives.
-Perform any other duties as needed to fulfill our mission, drive our vision and abide by our values.

Application qualifications

-Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
-3-5 years' experience in a Development Office, with at least 2-3 years' experience grant implementation/management.
-To perform this job successfully, the individual should have advanced knowledge of and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
-Proficient with web research.
-Experience with Blackbaud Raiser's Edge, including Target Analytics and ResearchPoint is desired.
-The employee will also be expected to effectively learn and use internal software programs as necessary.
-Ability to successfully work in a team-oriented and collaborative environment.
-Alignment with the mission of SHFB.


As part of our compensation package, we offer a comprehensive benefits plan. Benefits include: Health Insurance (we pay 90% of premium for full time employees), Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, 401(k) Retirement Plan with up to 5% match, Short Term Disability Insurance, Long Term Disability Insurance, Life and AD&D Insurance, Generous Paid Time Off 23 Days per year. 10 Paid Holidays per year

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About the organization

In 1986, Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin began working with local hunger-relief agencies in 16 counties in southwestern Wisconsin. It has since grown to become the area’s largest hunger-relief organization. Our mission is to end hunger in the communities we serve. We accomplish our mission by distributing millions of pounds of food each year, promoting outside food assistance programs like FoodShare, and raising awareness of hunger.