Grants and Communications Manager

JOB TITLE: Grants and Communications Manager

SUPERVISED BY: Director of Development

HOURS: Full-time, non-exempt position; 40 hours/week

Location: Grand Rapids, MI

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Grants and Communications Manager will set and guide the strategy for all organizational communications, website and collateral to articulate Safe Haven Ministries’ mission, and will also be responsible for grant research, writing, and reporting.

Safe Haven Ministries—a nonprofit organization located in Grand Rapids, Michigan—believes in a multi-faceted approach to serving victims/survivors of domestic violence and preventing domestic violence in our community. Safe Haven offers comprehensive residential and non-residential services; confidential emergency shelter for individuals and families fleeing domestic violence; psycho-educational support groups; individual case management and advocacy; and primary prevention training and outreach for the entire community.

Communications – Responsible for managing and driving the implementation of an effective outreach and communication campaign to educate and cultivate diverse community support, including:
 Collaboratively develop and implement Safe Haven Ministries’ annual communication plan
 Manage the development, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic collateral including, but not limited to, newsletters, brochures, event collateral, annual report, website and social media
 Manage story-telling that reflects the mission, vision and values of Safe Haven Ministries
Grant Writing & Fundraising – Responsible for organizing and writing grant proposals for unrestricted operating revenue, restricted funding, and state/federal funding, and for submitting timely and accurate reports for all existing grant funded projects.
 Research, organize and ensure that the agency’s grant and foundation schedule is adhered to, making
adjustments as needed to meet emerging agency need
 Complete timely grant reporting requirements as required by funders
 Coordinate with Director of Development to provide on-going stewardship to current donors, including written communication with impact stories and photographs
 Manage annual appeal process, utilizing donor software to assist with establishing annual fundraising goals
 Maintain detailed records in donor database

 Bachelor’s Degree
 3-6 years’ experience managing and executing across mutli-channel communication strategies
 Strong writing/editing and verbal communication skills
 Ability to manage and meet deadlines
 Demonstrated experience with proposal writing
 Knowledge of grant research techniques
 Creative problem solver
 Strong interpersonal skills required
 Ability to work independently & be flexible on the job
 Ability to work well with all levels of internal management and staff, outside clients, donors, and vendors
 Sensitivity to confidentiality required

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and/or qualifications of employees assigned to this job. Employees are required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned.

Safe Haven is an EEO.