Department: Development
Reports to: Chief Development Officer
Location: 1757 Waller Street, San Francisco

Overall Summary

The Grants Manager will be responsible for managing all aspects of the organization’s $2M+ grants program. The Grants Manager will be principally responsible for ensuring that the organization’s submissions, including proposals, letters of intent and reports, meet funder requirements and are of the highest quality. The Grants Manager will work to craft compelling grant proposals and other content to communicate The San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center’s mission and programs to public and private foundations, as well as, on occasion, public bids for contracts resulting in five and six figure gifts. As needed, the Grants Manager will also coordinate the activities of a small team of consulting grant writers The Grants Manager represents the Prevention Center in all fundraising material and by attending meetings and events when expected. This position works closely with the Executive Director, Senior Management Team and program staff. The work schedule will be the equivalent of a 30 to 40 hour per week and will be a discussion with the final candidate.



  • Draft clear and compelling grant proposals, letters of intent, and budgets, grant reports, and related fundraising materials that persuasively communicate the agency’s mission and programming.
  • Draft Executive Director Report for the Board on a bi-monthly basis.
  • Work with Executive Director and Chief Development Officer to develop and implement cultivation and stewardship plan foundations.
  • Draft communications, written proposals and updates to major donors as needed.
  • Prospect Research: Conduct prospect research of foundations and corporations to identify new areas for funding.
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  • Supervise and manage team of contract grant writers to draft and submit letters of intent, proposals and updates to foundations
  • Work with Development Manager to ensure Foundation and prospect data are properly recorded in the database.
  • Keep the Senior Management and relevant program teams informed of grant writing activity, deadlines and awards/declines through regular updates.
  • Work closely with grant writers and program staff to draft relevant outcome goals and funder expectations.
  • Maintain excellent communications channels with finance, data, and program teams.
  • Maintain deadline calendar and grants pipeline to insure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposal deadlines, reports, and other action items.


  • Organize and update proposal resources for use by Development and members of the Senior Management team, including preparing materials to support donor relationships.
  • Complete ad hoc projects and/or attend outside meetings as requested by Chief Development Officer and Executive Director.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications

  • Superior writing and editing skills, with high attention to detail and speed in both formal and informal writing.
  • Excellent research, analytical, and project management skills.
  • High integrity, strong work ethic, thrives in a team environment with positive energy and proven results.
  • BA level or above. Experience in social services, child welfare, or public health is preferred.
  • A minimum of 3 years of non-profit grant-writing experience, with track record of having written successful proposals for 6-figure gifts or contracts, and with demonstrated knowledge of the grant application process.
  • Proven ability to write detailed proposals, including financial elements.
  • Strong computer knowledge with Microsoft Office and relational databases.
  • Familiarity with Raisers Edge and Foundation Center.


  • Ability to work independently, as part of a team, and across teams.
  • Ability to successfully manage a large volume of work, meet multiple and often competing deadlines, and respond with flexibility to unanticipated requests.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to manage a wide variety of internal and external relationships;
  • Good sense of humor.
  • A commitment to the safety and well being of all children.
  • Successful applicants must show legal evidence of authorization to work in the United States.
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check.

Position Specifications

  • .75 to 1.0 FTE (Equivalent of a 30 – 40 Hour Per Week schedule)
  • Exempt

Physical Requirements

Typical Working Conditions:

  • Heavy keyboard work

Equipment Used:

  • Computer, phone, fax, copier.

Essential Physical Tasks:

  • Must be able to lift, push, pull up to 25 pounds unassisted
  • Travel within the neighborhood and within San Francisco

San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center is committed to workforce diversity. Qualified applicants will receive full consideration without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or national origin.

Qualified candidates should submit a resume and a detailed cover letter to Frank Landin, Manager of Human Resources at employment[@]