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Grants Manager

Nebraska Humane Society Omaha, NE

Job Description

Position: Grants Manager


Department: Development


Status: Full-time; Exempt


Reports to: Vice President-Development/Foundation


Purpose of the Position: 

The Grants Manager is responsible for all aspects of raising financial support from foundations, corporations, and government sources requiring proposals for both unrestricted operating revenue and restricted projects.


Essential Functions:

• Responsible for the full range of activities required to prepare, submit and manage grant proposals from individuals, foundation and corporate sources

• Write all proposals, prepare budgets, reports, and other ancillary materials

• Comply with all grant reporting as required by foundation/corporate donors

• Develop and foster relationships with institutional funders

• Arrange for tours on site, make appointments for President and CEO, VP Development, and others with potential funders

• Provide stewardship for existing donors and cultivation for new donors 

• 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

• Maintain current records in database and in paper files, including grant tracking and reporting

• Manage a large donor portfolio to accommodate a multi-million dollar organizational budget     

• Monitor and manage grants income goal

• Serve as Secretary of the Nebraska Humane Society Foundation Board

• Assist with other fundraising projects as requested


Knowledge and Skills:

• Knowledge of fundraising information sources

• Experience with proposal writing and institutional donors

• Proven track record with institutional donors

• Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies

• Excellent communication skills both oral and written

• Excellent computer skills with all Microsoft Office programs. Experience with Lotus Notes and Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge 7 preferred

• Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospects

• Experience with budget development and monitoring

• Experience in program development

• Knowledge of grant contracts and agreements

• Strong editing skills; meticulous grammar and spelling

• Attention to detail

• Ability to meet deadlines



• Bachelor’s degree or a combination of relevant experience and education

• Minimum of five years’ experience with grant writing and management 

• Proven track record on raising money from foundation/government sources

• Able to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments, and meet deadlines

• Able to monitor and meet fundraising income goals

• Previous experience with non-profit fundraising 

• Program development experience preferred

• Previous experience with capital campaigns preferred  

• Show compassion toward all animals and a desire to help them


Work Conditions:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions within the work environment.

• The noise level in the office environment is usually quiet

• High exposure to animals whose reactions to the shelter environment cannot be predicted

• Temperatures in the shelter environment are varied and dependent on the season

• Potential exposure to zoonotic diseases and hazardous chemicals

• Ability to work around animals without severe allergic reactions

Job Details

Date Posted February 15, 2018
Date Closes March 17, 2018
Address 8929 Fort Street
Located In Omaha, NE
Job Type Full-time Employee
Hours 40 hours per week
SOC Category 27-3042.00 Technical Writers
Zipcode 68134

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dental
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Medical
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Discounts on Employer Merchandise & Services
  • Holiday Party
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations

This job requires the following skills

  • Business - Writing
  • Computer Usage
  • Excellent Communications

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