Division / Title
Advancement / Grants Manager
VP of Advancement
Oversees all aspects of the Grants System at Loggerhead Marinelife Center, generating contributed revenue from external sources to support the Center’s programs and mission. Primary responsibilities include strategy, planning, fundraising, and donor advancement, as well as general administration for grant reporting. This position champions the organization’s mission, fundraising needs, and achievements through grant
- Responsible for maintaining the support of existing funded grant programs, providing stewardship and engagement of existing donors, and cultivating new contributed revenue streams from foundations, individuals, and government sources.
- Performs broad and targeted research to identify and establish relevant new sources for grant funding. Generates opportunities through values alignment; matching Center strengths with funding organization goals.
- Manages the preparation and timely submission of grant inquiries, letters of intent, and grant applications. Maintains excellent relationships with funding partners through monitoring deliverables, internal coordination, and report writing.
- Works collaboratively with Division and Department leads to identify and prioritize funding needs and develops strategies to optimize the grants management process across the organization.
- With the VP of Advancement, serves as liaison with funding organizations, fostering relationships with funders (staff, trustees).
- Leads tours with current grant partners and foundation heads as well as prospective funders.
- Maintains records of all payments and receivables and prepares monthly records for all grant-related activities (Board Reports).
- Assists with managing the relationship between LMC and state and federal lobbyists in partnership with the Senior Management Team and relevant department heads.
- In partnership with department heads, monitors programs funded by grants to meet financial goals and ensure compliance with granting organizations.
- As needed, attends Development events and represents LMC at community functions.
- As needed, performs other duties and responsibilities as requested.
Required Skills, Knowledge, and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree.
- Minimum 5 years of experience with grant writing/management.
- Demonstrated track record of fundraising from foundation and government sources.
- Project management skills and ability to manage several different projects concurrently.
- Financial management experience including budgeting and financial reporting.
- Ability to prioritize work to meet deadlines while maintaining quality and attention to detail.
- Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
- Exceptional interpersonal and presentation skills.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
- Experience with Google Workspace, web and social media preferred.
- Experience with CRM platforms such as Salesforce, Donor Perfect, and/or Raiser’s Edge preferred.
- Experience performing research with Foundation Directory Online and Wealth Engine preferred.
Founded in 1983, the Loggerhead Marinelife Center is a leading cultural attraction in South Florida and today remains free to the public. The Center has grown to become a global leader in the rehabilitation, research, and protection of sea turtles, serving our broader mission to promote ocean ecosystem conservation and train future generations to do the same. Annually we reach 900,000 guests with our transformational STEM education programs and partner with nearly 200 organizations across six continents and 16 countries in ocean conservation. In late 2021, we will open our new 27,500 square-foot campus expanding our exhibition, education, convening space, and medical facilities and increasing our regional economic impact.
Physical Demands + Work Environment
The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Successful applicants must be comfortable in a highly dynamic environment in an active and busy office or outdoor setting. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. This position may involve working outdoors in Florida, often in hot and humid conditions, and at events that extend into evening and weekend hours. Must be willing and able to travel for offsite programming and possess a valid driver’s license.
This is a salaried and exempt position. The successful incumbent may be required to perform tasks beyond the scope of this job description as requested by the supervisor. This recruitment may be used to select candidates for additional open positions. It is our policy that all team members, including newly hired, transferred, and promoted team members, will be carefully monitored and evaluated for an initial introductory 3 month period on the job. After satisfactory completion of the introductory evaluation, such team members will be evaluated on an annual basis.
Interested applicants may submit their resume cover letter and the names of three references here.