Grants Manager – The American Chestnut Foundation – Woodfin

General Responsibilities
· Develop and prioritize projects and proposals; meet and work with staffs to elicit projects and programs that need support; manage meetings to vet projects and programs and set priorities for funding
· Develop and foster relationships with institutional funders
· Generate proposals for unrestricted funds, specific projects and overall programs
· Write all budgets, reports, and other ancillary materials
· Manage existing grants by: tracking grants; developing internal reporting systems; writing reports; maintaining excellent historical records; working with staff to ensure each project or program is meeting proposal conditions and expectations
· Monitor and manage grants income goal
Assist with other fundraising projects and tasks as requested
· Research new foundation funding sources with a focus on conservation, environmental protection, or forest health
· Send letters of inquiry to these new sources to seek proposal invitations
· Practice and promote TACF’s commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI)
This description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required for this job.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
· Strong organizational skills that reflect the ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail
· Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build collaborative relationships with stakeholders, including Board of Directors, chapter leadership, volunteers, the public, and TACF staff
· Exemplary written and verbal communication skills
· Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability
· Ability to work independently and take initiative on new projects
· Efficient in an environment with evolving priorities
· Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of customer service

· BA in related area of study
· Minimum of three years of experience with grant writing and fundraising
· Proven track record of raising money from foundation and government sources
· Previous experience with non-profit fundraising preferred
· Knowledge of fundraising techniques and strategies
· Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Ability to clearly communicate in writing complex scientific goals in compelling, accessible language
· Excellent computer skills with all Microsoft Office programs
· Experience with budget development and monitoring
· Knowledge of contracts and agreements preferred
· Valid driving license and insurance
Willingness to work some weekends and travel as required

In addition to a great culture, TACF offers a robust benefits package to support employees and their families! Benefits include health, vision, dental, and life insurance, as well as flexible spending account (FSA) options. Benefits begin the first day of the month following hire.
TACF also offers a 403(b)-retirement plan, including 5% company match contributions after two years of service, to help your long-term financial plan grow quickly. In addition to thirteen paid holidays annually, TACF offers ten paid sick days and two weeks of paid vacation which increases with tenure and performance.

Application Process
Interested candidates must include an email address and phone number, and should email their resume, cover letter, and professional references to with the job title in the subject line. No phone calls will be accepted. Application close date is July 10, 2022 We will acknowledge receipt of all applications.