All Other Positions - College Bound St. Louis
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Job Title: Senior Grants and Communications Manager
Job Location: College Bound
Beginning: Mar 03, 2019
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: College Bound St. Louis
St. Louis, MO 63103
Telephone: None Specified
Job Description:
Who we are:
Through an individualistic, holistic and multi-year commitment, College Bound empowers promising students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds to achieve bachelor’s degrees and fulfilling careers. Within a decade, we have grown from an inaugural class of 36 students to over 650 (plus alumni!). We believe that one college degree can end the cycle of intergenerational poverty in a family line forever. We believe in the power of people; in creating relationships defined by deep trust and enduring power. Our culture is one of high expectations and high support with an unwavering focus on degree completion. You can learn more about our mission by accessing our website at

Job Summary
The Senior Manager of Grants & Communications works under the direction of the Development Director and in conjunction with all of CB’s Managers and Directors. 

Your responsibilities:  Senior Grants Manager (90%)
Develops a strategic plan and manages a thorough deadline calendar to secure funding from private and corporate foundations and government sources that will increase and maximize CB’s grant revenue
Identifies new potential funding partnerships, both locally and nationally; keeps up-to-date on funding opportunities available through existing and past funding partners
Proposes, develops and writes content for all grant proposals. Works with the Finance Director to develop proposed budgets
Tracks and reports annual grant revenue to CB leadership. Organizes and retains related electronic and paper files
Tracks financial and narrative reporting requirements for all grants secured in grant management database; works in partnership with all departments to collect and organize information, outcomes and data necessary to report to funders
Makes recommendations for cultivation of new relationships and stewardship of existing relationships.
Generates new revenue and broadens the base of support for CB
Assists with other projects as assigned, including writing and editing other documents for the organization

Responsibilities as Communications Manager (10%)
Writes stories of CB students and alumni, including editorials, stories, press releases
Collaborates with Marketing Contractor & contract PR experts (as needed)
Ensure a thoughtful, consistent, coordinated social media presence in the CB voice through participation in the Social Media Committee
Manages  process to develop and produce creative input and text for yearly mailers, annual report, annual appeal and future marketing strategies
Maintains consistent messaging and voice throughout all of CB’s external communication
Partners with other CB departments for creative writing and marketing materials (as needed)

Required Skills / Experience:
Education:  Bachelor’s Degree in English, Rhetoric, Business or related field
Three or more years of related experience.  Must have proven track record in securing and managing government, private and corporate foundation funding valued at or about $800K or more annually
Excellent written communication and research ability. Effective written persuasion and closing skills. Well-organized; excellent project management. Strong computer skills. Confidence working in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel, and experience using data management/CRM tools such as Salesforce
Focused self-starter, effective collaborator, and strategic thinker. Able to take a leadership role across departments to ensure consistent, reliable tracking and results for grant writing and reporting. Passion for empowering first-generation students from low-income communities. Operates with honesty and acute attention to detail. Motivated to steward and grow College Bound’s unique brand in the community
Driver’s license and access to reliable transportation required

Competitive salary & benefits: portion employee paid of medical, dental and vision insurance, HRA, dental, short-term disability, 401(k) match and life insurance.  
Flexible working environment; play a vital role in a growing organization privileged to work with hundreds of intelligent and deserving young people every day. Employees should have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and be able to pass a motor vehicle background check. Some weekend and evening work is required for event execution.
*All required documents must be submitted for review, cover letter with salary requirements, resume & at least 3 references.
Equal Opportunity Emplo

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