Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 14-Sep-2017 to 13-Oct-2017
  • - Wheeler Mission Ministries
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Full Time
  • generous benefit package, including health, dental and vision insurance. Wheeler also provides employees with paid life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, contributes to the employee’s 403(b) retirement plan, and offers paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave.

The Grant Manager researches, identifies, and develops funding sources throughout Central Indiana.  The Grant Manager writes, submits, and manages grants awarded to Wheeler Mission.  The Grant Manager is responsible for collecting, analyzing, and reporting data on the performance of awarded grants.

Wheeler Mission Ministries helps the homeless in Indiana. Wheeler is a non-denominational, Christian, social services organization, which provides critically needed goods and services to the homeless, poor, and needy of central Indiana without regard to race, color, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, or religion. Wheeler is not a church, but does cooperate with many different churches that are concerned about poverty and homelessness in the inner city. Wheeler has 9 locations, dozens of ministries, a $10.1 million budget and 140 employees. Wheeler is the largest and most diverse ministry of its kind in the state.
Learn more at www.wheelermission.org.

The Grant Manager's responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
• Be the organization's expert regarding grant guidelines.
• Organize and conduct open meetings and presentations designed to increase grant funding opportunities and the number of grants awarded to Wheeler Mission.
• Write, review, and edit grant proposals.  Prepare and process all correspondence, presentation materials, and other documents related to grant seeking or reporting.
• Administer and coordinate grant writing and management.
• Compile existing data from a variety of internal and external sources to support grant applications.
• Maintain funding opportunity databases, activity tracking system, and related confidential files.
• Create and monitor grant budgets.
• Prepare written activity reports on progress of submitted grants and post-award follow-up, and present reports to senior management groups as requested.
• Identify, develop, and maintain community and vendor relationships with organization/companies to support and provide additional grant opportunities.
• Proactively research and propose new grant opportunities, maintain contact with potential funding sources, and identify ways to increase the number and value of grants awarded to Wheeler Mission.
• Maintain comprehensive knowledge of program activity by working collaboratively with Program Directors and staff, listen to ideas, determine funding needed, and formulate information into grant proposals.
• Establish and maintain internal relationships with applicable Wheeler Mission Administration, Leadership Team, grant opportunities to fund promoting/marketing events, graphic design needs, and the creation of digital and printed materials.
• Work with Wheeler's direct mail marketing company on all direct mail application in Bloomington.
• Assist Bloomington Area Director in seeking new funding sources, increasing the number of major donors and identifying various grant opportunities in the Bloomington area and with Indiana University.

Qualified candidates must possess the following qualities and experience:
• Possesses a sincere love of Christ and maintain a Christian walk that is evident of that love.  Individual must be willing to sign and adhere to the Wheeler Mission Statement of Faith. 
• Ability to multitask.
• Close attention to detail.
• Interpersonal Skills – maintains confidentiality, remains open to others' ideas, and exhibits a willingness to try new things; works well in a team atmosphere and gets along well with others; prioritizes work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans. 
• Adaptability – adapts well to changes in the work environment, manages stress effectively, manages competing demands, and can deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.  The ability to work effectively in a team environment with associates and be equally effective working on individual projects requiring minimal direct supervision.
• Oral Communications – speaks clearly, persuasively, and kindly in positive or negative situations, demonstrates group presentation skills and the ability to conduct meetings.
• Written Communications – excellent writing skills required.  Completes forms, communicates via email, routinely edits work for spelling and grammar errors, presents numerical data effectively, and has ability to read and interpret written information.
• Dependability – consistently at work and on time, willing to work overtime, weekends, and holidays when required, follows instructions, responds to management direction and solicits feedback to improve personal performance.
• Completion of a bachelor's degree with major coursework in English, Fundraising/Development, Marketing/Communications, or Grant Writing.
• Minimum of two years' experience in grant writing, fund raising, marketing, or volunteer management.
• Extensive experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook software. 
• Must possess a valid Indiana state-issued driver's license and reliable vehicle.

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