Director of Grant Management (Volunteer/Virtual)

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Capoeira Social Project

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Director of Grant Management - Capoeira Social Project

Description :

We are searching for a methodical and strategic Grants Manager to work with our organization in enhancing funding models, identifying new sources of funding, and developing sustainable and effective grants programs. Duties for the Grants Manager will include managing/delegating overall grant efforts, documenting payments and expenditure, optimizing the grant administration process, preparing progress reports, ensuring compliance with grant regulations, reviewing grant proposals, managing grant databases, engaging with donor agencies, educating staff on policies, and preparing financial reports.

Your skills and expertise in successful grants management will aid our organization in serving the public by securing continuous funding, improving business opportunities through effective funding programs, and executing meaningful projects.

The ideal candidate for this role should have superior organizational skills, great leadership qualities, and exceptional budgeting and monitoring skills. The outstanding Grants Manager should re-enforce relationships with donors, ensure that grant programs operate efficiently, streamline grant administration, and keep our organization fiscally sound.


Responsibilities :

  • Managing and supporting the grants requirement and implementation for the organization
    • Designing grant programs.
    • Determining funding needs.
    • Researching funding opportunities.
    • Coordinating and engaging with grant writers.
    • Managing timelines and deliverables.
    • Preparing and monitoring budgets.
    • Tracking grant applications.
  • Identify and develop strategies to optimize the grants administration process
  • Perform relevant research to identify available grant opportunities and evaluate the results
  • Directly involved in grant writing by coordinating with grant writers (typically interns ).
  • Provide training to the new staff on grants management and reporting requirements
  • Research for effective and authentic funding opportunities having a lawful registration and proven track record
  • Oversee if the grants are implemented according to the operational and financial needs of the organization
  • Keep the relevant staff informed about upcoming deadlines and deliverables, thereby ensuring smooth completion of work responsibilities
  • Oversee if other grant staff (coordinators, writers and administrators) is complying with their job responsibilities
  • Oversee the job of invoicing, accounting, reporting, and other administrative functions to ensure successful execution of grant process
  • Prepare financial or budget plans and allocation along with the planning and finance department in accordance with each requirement
  • Provide detailed reports to the funders and the board of directors with respect to the organization's progress
  • Monitor paperwork and other related documents connected with grant-funded programs

Requirements :

  • Degree in Business Administration or equivalent. Previous experience in lieu of degree will be considered.
  • Methodical and strategic thinking.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Project management skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Budgeting and accounting experience.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Knowledge of auditing policies.
  • Knowledge of donor agencies.
  • Strong writing skills.

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About Capoeira Social Project

Location:

918 S. Curley Street, (admin only), Baltimore, MD 21224, US

Mission Statement

Capoeira Social Project (CSP) is an educational non-profit organization that provides martial, performing, visual and linguistic arts programing through the lens of capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian martial art, and movement form. Capoeira Social Project has been established for the purpose of providing instruction to the greater Mid-Atlantic area, with a specific focus on underprivileged youth (ages 7-18, or grades 2-12) of Baltimore City, with affiliates in Belo Horizonte, MG - Brasil. Instruction focuses on the physical aspects of Capoeira and Afro-Brazilian dances: Cocos, Sambas, Maculele, Frevo. There is an innate musical aspect to these art forms and as such, the necessary musical (both vocal and instrumental) accompaniment is also be taught. The historical origins of the arts are also an integral part of the instruction. Through this organization, participants also gain understanding of the historical, philosophical, and lyrical significances of these cultural arts.

Description

With affiliates in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Capoeira Social Project brings the Afro-Brazilian martial art and movement form to school-aged youth in Baltimore, MD and connects schools and events throughout the DMV to the benefits with workshops and open classes.

In our visual arts programs participants learn to paint, stain, and pyrography wood, and basketweaving to create musical instruments. They also learn the art of screen printing to create uniforms, costumes, and fundraising campaigns.

The nature of capoeira/dance/music training provides innumerable benefits for young minds in often-overlooked communities, incorporating elements of physical education, history, music, language, and social cooperation in a single martial art practice.

Instructors emphasize the integrated benefits during lessons, including improvements to physical health in children, cognitive enrichment through second language acquisition, development of motor skills and coordination through musical instruction, cultural engagement and exchange, and continuous reinforcement of various academic concepts.

Through training of these arts, participants gain strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, rhythm, self awareness and self confidence.

Capoeira Social Project is dedicated to a justice-based approach to distribution of community resources and focuses its operations in under-resourced communities in Baltimore, with the long-term goal of improving educational attainment and life course outcomes for members of the communities it serves.

Arts & Culture
Board Development
Children & Youth

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Baltimore, MD 21224

(39.2714,-76.56038)
 

SKILLS

  • Program Management
  • Group Facilitation
  • Market Research / Analysis
  • Grant Writing / Research

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • As a voluntary board of director position we desire a commitment of at least a year of involvement. Quarterly meetings and meeting established time constrained objectives are the primary commitments. Note: Not a 40hr/week position
  • We ask each of our board of directors to try to meet a $2,000/year donation/fundraising goal.

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