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Data and Grants Manager

About United Way of Allen County
Established in 1922, United Way of Allen County is a not-for-profit organization that plays a unique role as a community impact leader, as a leader in the health and human services sector to build trust through all that we do. United Way of Allen County is committed to cultivating and advancing community solutions that addresses the most critical issues our society is facing. We believe in investing in not only our community, but also in our teammates by nurturing a relational culture and providing employees with a generous benefit package. We provide Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants including veterans and those with disabilities.

Purpose of Position
The role of the Data and Grant Manager is to oversee United Way of Allen County’s (UWAC) research, grant application process, agency and initiative data collection, and evaluation to support the effective development, monitoring and evaluation of community priority strategies.  The Data and Grant Manager is also responsible for external grant management to raise financial resources for the organization’s mission.


It is preferable that applications be submitted by November 21, 2022.
Applications completed in full, including full job history, a cover letter and resume will get priority review.




50%      Community Outcomes and Data Management 

  • Implement a comprehensive measurement process that collects data from a variety of sources including funded partners, programs and initiatives, donor, and community residents.
  • Research and collect community-level data to assist with tracking baseline trends in community conditions that are related to United Way’s Impact work.
  • Keep abreast of local studies or needs assessments.
  • Use and translate community and social data to assist in creating effective community priority strategies and solutions.
  • Provide input in developing and establishing appropriate outcome measurements to monitor success of Impact work.
  • Collaborate across departments to use data and stories to create reports and messages to engage donors.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with organizations with research/evaluation capacities.
  • Assist in the development and oversee the management of all aspects of United Way’s Priority Area grant process that accomplishes financial distribution of funds to community partners.
  • Work with community partners to provide training and ongoing support to implement effective data collection and reporting methods.
  • Provide data for written and visual materials for internal and external reports and presentations.

50%    Grant Management  

  • Research grant opportunities from non-government and government agencies that align with United Way’s community impact work.
  • Develop successful grant proposals that results in revenue to support organizational operations and initiatives.
  • Work with Resource Development to submit grants as required to receive corporate gifts and sponsorship opportunities.
  • Maintain knowledge and create internal process of grant application procedures and schedules.
  • Create and maintain process for grant reporting deadlines and work with applicable parties to collect data and information on a timely basis.
  • Utilize grant software system to build applications, reporting tools, and provide technical assistance to both agencies and volunteers.
  • Manage and prepare all grant contract report obligations to ensure timely and accurate submission of required reports.
  • Collaborate internally to assist with the preparation of grant budgets for applications.
  • Coordinate internal communication to ensure all departments have knowledge of grant resources, purpose, requirements, and relevant timelines.
  • Maintain grant records, contact information, and communication logs with grant partners in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software
  • Maintain positive relationships with fund providers and other stakeholders.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree from accredited four-year college or university in human services, communications, business administration, or another relevant field
  • A minimum of three (3) years’ experience in non-profit human service, community development and/or civic sector- related positions preferred.
  • Previous experience in grant writing preferred.
  • Will consider candidate with equivalent combination of education and related experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Visionary: Confronts the complex realities of the environment and simultaneously maintains faith in a different and better future, providing purpose, direction, and motivation.
  • Team-Builder: First ensures that the right people are in the right roles at the right times; fostering commitment, trust, and collaboration among multi-cultural leaders and stakeholders.
  • Outward Turning: Understands the dynamics of local, regional, and national environments, and works on an agenda rooted in the community’s own perception of its needs and aspirations.
  • Business Acumen: Possesses a high-level of broad business and management skills and is effective at generating financial support for the organization.
  • Network-Oriented: Values the power of networks; striving to leverage United Way’s breadth of community presence, relationships, and strategy.
  • Mission-Focused: Catalyze others’ commitment to mission to create real social change that leads to better lives and healthier communities. This drives their performance and professional motivations.
  • Relationship-Oriented: Understands that people come before process and is astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal.
  • Collaborator: understands the roles and contributions of all sectors of the community and can mobilize resources (financial and human) through meaningful engagement.
  • Results-Driven: Dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good; creating, resourcing, scaling, and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad investment and impact.
  • Brand Steward: Steward of the brand and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the greater network.
  • Interact effectively with diverse groups of individuals and organizations.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to persuade and influence others around ideas, decisions, and financial support.
  • Ability to work autonomously with a minimal amount of supervision, and to excel in an entrepreneurial, self-starting and fast paced environment.
  • Excellent customer service, follow through, professionalism, and courtesy
  • Excellent reading comprehension, listening, and verbal communication skills
  • Possess meeting facilitation and presentation skills.
  • Strong research skills and knowledge of information sources.
  • Ability to analyze, think critically, and present research and data clearly.
  • Identifies, gathers, understands, and uses community and social data to create effective community solutions.
  • Ability to prioritize work, handle multiple projects and tasks, and follows through to ensure responsibilities are fulfilled.
  • Demonstrated experience with grant writing and grant programs.
  • Proven experience in database, data collection and use, and spreadsheet analysis required.
  • Superb project management skills, with a proven track record of consistently leading projects that are delivered on time, within budget and with a high level of quality.
  • Must be proficient and comfortable with use of a computer and its applications including Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), among other items; Customer Relations Management (CRM) experience preferred.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements

  • Constant exposure to work environment is typically controlled, agreeable, and in a non-smoking office, though travel may occasionally expose employee to inclement weather conditions.
  • A person in this position needs to constantly move about inside the office and during frequent off-site meetings.
  • Frequent activity associated with attending meetings within the organization and meeting external constituents.
  • Frequently attend local meetings.  Occasional annual United Way (UW) conference attendance is needed as determined by supervisor.
  • Regarding meetings: observing the presenter or information being relayed, as well as detecting the message, and exchanging information is a requirement.
  • The employee will occasionally be required to audibly address/convey information to large groups of people in an indoor setting.
  • Frequently communicate with others and/or express oneself via meetings, over the telephone, and through written channels.
  • Constantly recognize and discern written material.
  • Constantly operate typical office equipment (telephone, copier, printer, fax, computer, keyboard, etc.).
  • Employee will seldomly need to position themselves to lower spaces or ground floor to reference objects/items or information such as literature.
  • On an infrequent/seldom basis, employee may need to move items up to twenty-five (25) pounds when preparing for meetings, events, or gatherings.
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time.
  • Constantly ascend/descend stairs (while inside UWAC’s office building, an elevator is available for use).
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, daily access to reliable transportation, and proof of current automobile insurance.
  • Frequently required to drive/operate a car.
  • Ability to periodically work evenings and weekends/outside the standard 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM timeframe

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive and the employer has the right to revise this job description at any time with or without notice. It is understood that if selected for this position, the job description does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at-will” relationship.

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