Grant Manager Job at Laradon, Denver, CO

  • Laradon
  • Denver, CO

Job Description

Position : Grant Manager

Location:  Laradon fosters a collaborative, team environment; working on-site in Denver, CO.

Application Deadline: May 31

Schedule: Monday-Friday, based on a 40 hour work week.

Starting Salary Range: *$70,000-$87,500 annually

*The stated starting salary pay range for this position is meant to reflect a range of where a typical entry level candidate would start and is not meant to be all inclusive. Additional education and experience may result in a starting pay outside of the stated range.*

Laradon has been a leader in advocacy, education, and support for kids and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities for over 75 years. We are looking for talented and dedicated team members to carry our legacy forward.

If you genuinely care about providing youth and/or adults with a sense of direction and hope, then you’ll get huge satisfaction from this role. Your influence will not only impact the lives of youth and/or adults, but the community as a whole. Laradon staff work extremely hard and are challenged every day, but they play a key role in supporting the well-being of the individuals that we serve.

We are seeking a Grant Manager to support the Foundation team. Reporting to the Foundation President, this role will support Laradon’s mission by  writing and submitting institutional giving applications, while also managing post-award and reporting requirements. Donor stewardship is integral to this job. The Grant Manager will work closely with the development team, Directors/Manager of Programs to help execute fundraising strategies, communications and campaigns.  This position will work collaboratively internally and externally, participate in strategic campus sessions, and be required to track, input and lay out all grant plans for each fiscal year.

No day is ever alike but you can generally look forward to the following responsibilities:

  • Responsible for collecting, organizing, maintaining and reporting back on all grants, results, data and case statements from Laradon programs as needed.

  • Develop and execute plans for writing and submitting grant/funding requests in collaboration with internal and external partners.

  • Strategic ability to successfully shape ideas and concepts into proposals.

  • Work in close collaboration with program leadership to collect data on program progress and ensure accurate information is transmitted in all funder communications in a timely manner.

  • Innovate new initiatives and other strategic institutional partnership opportunities, including their respective roles in the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of key relationships.

  • Develop strong relationships with external foundations and corporate giving prospects.

  • Communicate effectively to all appropriate persons within the organization regarding grant progress and all institutional giving-related initiatives and projects.

  • Provide the needed guidance ensuring grant contracts are implemented in a timely manner and that they are appropriate for Laradon’s needs and abilities

  • Ensure post-award organizational compliance in collaboration with other stakeholders

  • Ensure reports on grant-funded projects are timely and include the appropriate level of detail.

  • Collaborate with any contracted grant proposal writers.

  • Attend meetings, tours, conferences, and networking events as a representative of Laradon.

  • Maintains confidential information and data.

  • Other duties as assigned.

We proudly support our employees by providing the following benefits for this position:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance/FSA
  • 401(k) + 4% Match
  • 11 Paid Holidays and 16 Days Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • FAMLI Leave
  • Bilingual Pay Differential
  • Tuition and Certification Reimbursement
  • Student Loan Assistance
  • Laradon is a qualifying employer for the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program
  • Onsite Employee Counseling Services
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Voluntary Long Term Disability, Life, Cancer, Accident, and Pet Insurance
  • EcoPass: Unlimited rides on RTD buses and trains for full-time employees
  • Referral Bonuses (get paid to work with friends!)
  • Committee participation opportunities (DEIB/A, Safety)
  • Development, job growth, and internal training
  • The opportunity to work in a dynamic, supportive, and rewarding environment alongside other Laradon staff – one where everyone is truly appreciated
  • CDC and CDPHE protocols to ensure the safety and welfare of all employees.

We believe in providing continuing education and development opportunities for our employees. To start you off right in your position, we’ll make sure you are trained in the following:

  • Orientation
  • Mandatory Reporting
  • Incident Reporting
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Safety Care/Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
  • Defensive Driving
  • Person Centered Training
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • QMAP
  • Professional Boundaries

We look forward to what you will bring to our workplace:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

  • 5+ years of experience grant writing for a nonprofit.

  • Ability to work independently, accurately, and meet all deadlines without direct supervision.

  • Proven ability to develop and maintain interpersonal relationships, must be willing and able to function as a team player, both within the Foundation and with other key internal stakeholders.

  • Excellent communicator, both verbally and in writing, proficient in developing grant budgets with experience in technical writing and research.

  • Must be detail oriented with proficient organizational skills.

  • Ability to think both analytically and creatively.

  • Ability to demonstrate patience, accountability, flexibility, and a positive attitude.

  • Act with integrity, honesty, and truthfulness to maintain and broaden the public’s trust into Laradon.

Our commitment to you once you get here:

Our DEIB/A policy supports and strengthens Laradon’s mission of promoting advocacy, community access and independence for the individuals we serve and celebrating the unique differences and abilities of our employees. Laradon strives to foster a culture that celebrates diversity, ensuring that each member of our community has equal opportunities to thrive and contribute their unique perspectives. We are committed to promoting equity and accessibility by identifying and eliminating systemic barriers that may hinder the growth and advancement of underrepresented groups through intentional and inclusive practices.

To provide culturally aware services to individuals, students, guests, and staff/employees, our hiring practices reflect our values by offering an environment that celebrates diversity and embraces inclusion. All of our team members – regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, language, abilities/disabilities, veteran status, religion, citizenship, socioeconomic status, geographic region, or other defining characteristics – should feel a sense of belonging and value. We strive for excellence in every role within Laradon and select the most qualified people who embrace and embody our mission and values.

Our Values: 

Inclusion | Compassion | Advocacy | Respect | Empowerment

Job Tags

Holiday work, Full time, Monday to Friday,

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