SUMMARY: This position is based in Washington, DC and is responsible for working in partnership with the Franciscan Friars and staff in both Washington, DC and in the Holy Land to develop and implement an effective, comprehensive, and strategic private and public grant program to support the friars' humanitarian, educational, liturgical, and other programs in the Holy Land. The position is also responsible for developing strong working partnerships with grant funders and nonprofits with similar missions, partnering on grant requests when appropriate, and representing the Custody of the Holy Land to funders and partners.
The Custody of the Holy Land must always operate in accordance with the teachings and doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church. Employees acknowledge the religious nature and mission of the organization. In accordance with their role as personnel and in witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, our employees must conduct themselves with integrity and act in a manner consistent with the official teachings, doctrines, laws, and policies of the Roman Catholic Church.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide strategic direction and long-range/short-range planning to develop and grow the government, private, and corporate grant program for the friars' work in the Holy Land.
Manage grant relationships with nonprofit organizations aligned with the mission of the Custody of the Holy Land and the work of the Friars in the Holy Land, including identifying and vetting appropriate organizations and collaborating to structure grants partnerships.
Identify and prepare grant applications to government, private foundation, and corporation sources and monitor progress.
Actively initiate, develop, and maintain significant partnerships with nonprofit organizations and grant funders.
Confirm/assist with any necessary financial and grant-related registration with government and other portals.
Write, revise, edit, and prepare proposals:
Proactively collect information required and write proposals.
Work with Monastery and Custody staff to prepare budget materials and proposal attachments.
Oversee final preparation, packaging, and submission of grant proposals to funding agencies.
Conduct post-submission follow-up, including responding to questions or information request from funders, soliciting and reviewing feedback for future proposals, assisting with transition to program implementers, and overseeing final grant reports and renewal applications as needed.
Build tactical plans for achieving fundraising goals related to grants.
Maintain accountability to database, administrative systems, and procedures.
Administrative work and other duties as assigned
Sets goals for work tasks and uses strategies to effectively meet goals. Pursues activities to enhance personal and professional growth, demonstrating a commitment to learning and improvement. Meets productivity standards. Is organized, efficient and effective. Is responsive, flexible, reliable and dependable. Offers and accepts constructive feedback; encourages and supports others.
Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university and related experience. Master’s degree preferred.
Seven years work experience in nonprofit development and specifically five+ years in grant writing and grant reporting.
Team-focused, must enjoy and be successful at working on teams and able to roll up one’s sleeves and make things happen as an individual.
Must adhere to the highest ethical standards, demonstrate an empathetic disposition and perseverance, and convey sensitivity to the needs of funders.
Excellent attention to details and follow through as demonstrated through effective project management experience.
Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
Presents a high degree of sophistication, self-confidence, self-motivation, and flexibility.
QUALITY EXPECTATIONS: Practices reflect the Monastery’s vision, mission and values. Interactions are timely, responsive, and courteous. Actively engages in problem solving. Responds to requests for more information and complaints. Identifies priority issues. Seeks resolution of conflicts. Shows respect and sensitivity for each person’s individuality and preferences, and the cultural diversity of our constituents. Promotes and/or protects each person’s rights, privacy and confidentiality. Works collaboratively with others to accomplish goals/tasks.
Please include at least one grant writing sample with your resume and cover letter.
Additional Salary Information: Plus benefits
About Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land
The Franciscan Monastery in Washington, D.C., sustains this 800-year mission of the Franciscan Friars in the Holy Land through education, fundraising, recruiting vocations, promoting pilgrimages and providing pastoral ministry locally to religious, lay Catholics and to all of good will.
The Franciscan Monastery is home to a thriving Franciscan community; self sustaining and capable of fulfilling its mission on behalf of the Holy Land, its Friars and the Church Universal.