This role manages grants and public partnership relationships and works with various intra-organizational departments to enhance funding models and identifies new funders to sustain programs initiatives to advance the Junior Achievement of South Florida (JA) mission.
Cultivating relationships with public officials, private, family and corporate foundation partners is intrinsic to the success of this position. The Grant & Government Relations Manager is focused on understanding funder priorities and how they connect with JA programming and advocating for support of current and future initiatives. The person will need to re-enforce relationships with donors and partners to help keep the organization fiscally sound.
The Grant & Government Relations Manager needs to be methodical and strategic in managing overall grant efforts, documenting payments, optimizing processes, preparing progress and annual reports, and ensuring deliverables are met. The ideal candidate for this role should have exceptional organizational skills, great leadership qualities and enjoy connecting with community leaders.
This role will uphold quality standards for the organization, assures adherence to oversight processes, and develops and maintains positive relationships at all levels. The Grant & Government Relations Manager reports directly to the Vice President of Development and works closely with the Vice President of Programs, Marketing Manager, JA Board Members, community partners, donors, mentors and advocates.