Development Grant Manager

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OVERVIEW

The Better Together team seeks a Development Grant Manager to oversee, support, and grow the submission and reporting of grants within the Development Team. He or she will lead the continued development of grants submittals and follow up reports as well as spearhead the growth of new and ongoing grants. They will report to the development director and work as part of a team.

An ideal candidate will have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in creative writing or related field with at least four years of direct experience working on a development team. They should share our passion and mission of empowering people through work and keeping children out of foster care. They should have demonstrated leadership, excellent communication and organization, and be detail-oriented and self-motivating. He or she should be a self-starter who is comfortable working remotely, has a demonstrated ability to analyze problems and find creative solutions, and thrives when challenged.

CULTURE & FIT

Success at Better Together depends not only on a person’s skills but also on their ability to fit the culture of Better Together. If you answer “yes” to all the following questions, you may be a good fit. Be prepared to have very candid conversations about them in our interview process.

  • Do you have strong administrative skills? Are you detailed oriented and able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks at once?
  • Are you a strong writer?
  • Do you see opportunities instead of obstacles?
  • Do you strive for excellence in all that you do even when no one sees your work?
  • Do you believe that true charity is a hand-up and not a handout?
  • Are you good at working as a team to solve problems?
  • Do you believe that no job is beneath you, and are you willing to help others as needed and be a team player?
  • Are you quick on your feet and able to work on a fast-paced team?
  • Do you seize opportunities to try new things or improve a skill that’s relevant to your company or role?
  • Are you able to build meaningful relationships (creating trust) with people you only see face-to-face a few times a month?
  • Are you aware of your strengths and weaknesses, and do you practice getting help from others to mitigate your weaknesses?
  • Are you always trying to improve and do better?
  • Do you have pride in your work—even if no one is reviewing it?
  • Are you self-disciplined and able to work in a remote setting?

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The Development Grant Manager will have four primary roles:

  1. Grant research and prospecting
  2. Strategic grant planning and management
  3. Grant preparation and writing
  4. Grant reporting and engagement

These roles break down into several responsibilities, including:

Grant Research and Prospecting

  • Research potential grant opportunities
  • Seek a meeting or informational call
  • Research regional data for grant drafting

Strategic Grant Planning and Management

  • Track all grants and reporting
  • Put together strategy for grants with input from development team
  • Accurate, complete, and timely grant submissions and reporting
  • Build and maintain relationships with funders

Grant Preparation and Writing

  • Draft LOI’s and proposals
  • Draft grant budgets with input from the development team
  • Gather all supporting documents needed for the proposals and reporting

Grant Reporting and Engagement

  • Regularly interact with funders to build and cultivate relationships
  • Draft and complete update reports and supporting documentation
  • Ensure Better Together adheres to grant agreement and expectations

TIMING, LOCATION, & COMPENSATION

Better Together is seeking to fill this full-time position by September 1, 2022. Better Together is headquartered in Naples, Florida, but this position can work remotely from their home from any location in Florida. If located outside of Naples, Florida, travel will be required quarterly to the Naples area for meetings. Better Together offers a very competitive salary and benefits, including an incredible culture with a dynamic team.

Email resume and cover letter to: kristianna@bettertogetherus.org

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Cammara OvertonBetter Together Team

Cammara Overton
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Cammara worked in the international nonprofit sector and served as a missionary overseas for 10 years before joining Better Together as the Collier County Family Care Coordinator. She earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work from Florida Gulf Coast University. She has a heart for building relationships and serving women, children and their families and sharing the hope and love of Jesus Christ with everyone she meets. Cammara is passionate about coming alongside those seeking life change and helping them achieve all that they desire to do for themselves and their families. Cammara is very excited to be a part of the Better Together family by providing recourses and extending love and compassion to families in crisis.

Cammara and her husband, Dan, enjoy spending time playing volleyball and hanging out with friends and their Italian pup, Harley. They both have a passion for serving the Lord and being the hands and feet of Jesus in their community.

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Jennifer Moffitt
Tampa Bay Region Home Study Specialist

Originally from Massachusetts, Jenn moved to Florida in 1993 to be closer to her parents, who had left the snow behind the year before. In 1996, she graduated from the University of South Florida with a bachelor’s degree in social work.

Jenn started her career working in private adoptions as a birth parent worker. After two years she was drawn to child welfare. For the next 19 years, she worked as a child protection investigator for the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. In 2019 she began working for the Office of the State Attorney, 6th Judicial Circuit, as a child abuse specialist. She assisted prosecutors with interviewing child victims of abuse and neglect and served as a liaison with the Department of Children and Families and their local community providers.

Jenn and her husband, Shawn, were married on Christmas Day in 1999, and they have two boys, ages 12 and 20. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, shopping, taking day trips, visiting the beach, and vacationing in the mountains of North Carolina.

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Northeast Region Home Study Specialist

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Ruth Davidson
Southwest Florida Church Engagement Director

Ruth has a passion for serving others. She believes strongly in giving back to the community and paying it forward. She loves to share her personal story of how, with God’s help, she was able to overcome past hurdles. Growing up in rural Kentucky in a large family that faced many struggles, she knows firsthand how God’s love can heal and restore broken families. She has the gift of hospitality and enjoys communicating with others with the hope that she is never meeting strangers, only making friends.

Ruth comes to Better Together with over eight years of ministry experience. After moving to Fort Myers from Fort Lauderdale in 2016, she served as an outreach coordinator for a nonprofit faith-based recovery program for more than five years. She was also an administrative assistant to her directors, scheduling events and successfully developing and establishing relationships with several businesses and churches in Southwest Florida. She has a relaxed way of making others feel comfortable, possessing a servant’s heart and loves outreach and missions.

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Yohana loves spending time with her husband, Miguel, and their four children—Isabela, Natalia, Jaxon and Jayden. You can frequently find them at a soccer game, as their girls enjoy playing competitive travel soccer. Yohana credits her relationship with God and personal salvation as the motivating force behind her desire to continue to serve her community.

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