Senior Grant Manager, Hurricane Ian Long Term Recovery

  • American Red Cross
  • Statewide, Florida
  • Mar 27, 2023

Job Description

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Job Description:

As one of the nation’s premier humanitarian organizations, the American Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in need throughout the United States and, in association with other Red Cross networks, throughout the world. When you join our team, you have a direct impact on a meaningful mission, and you can help save lives every day. If you share our passion for helping people, join us in this excellent career opportunity. Work where your career is a force for good.

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We are currently seeking an innovative recovery professional to serve as the Grants Manager for the Hurricane Ian Long-Term Recovery Program. Preference is for the position to be based in Florida, but consideration will be provided to candidates residing outside the affected disaster area. 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW (Job Overview): 
This is a term-limited, benefits eligible position expected to last 17 months from date of hire with the opportunity to extend based on business need.

On September 28, 2022, Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida, becoming one of the strongest hurricanes on record in the United States and the deadliest to affect the state in decades. The American Red Cross will be standing up a long-term recovery field structure across the impacted to provide recovery programming and services to individuals, households, and communities affected by the storm. 

The Hurricane Ian Long-Term Recovery Grants Manager will report to the Hurricane Ian Long-Term Recovery Director and is responsible for establishing and administering a grants program to support individual and community recovery and resiliency in alignment with local expectations and requirements, and responsive to community needs. This role requires an experienced grants manager comfortable with program oversight, grant proposal evaluation, program health monitoring, data management and reporting. A successful candidate will have a proven track record of strategic thinking, problem solving and relationship building with various stakeholders, internal and external. This position will work with a team of local and National Headquarters volunteer and paid staff.

WHERE YOUR CAREER IS A FORCE GOOD (Key Responsibilities): 

  • Manage the grant cycle, from launch to close, in coordination with the National Long-Term Recovery team, Disaster Finance, and other internal stakeholders.
  • Work with program leadership and other stakeholders to integrate ongoing community needs assessment feedback into the recovery grants program to ensure alignment of identified community needs with established American Red Cross funding priorities.
  • Provide supervision and leadership to one or more grant specialists, including performance evaluation, coaching, and professional development.
  • Ensure all necessary applicant and grantee information is collected, support proposal evaluations, and make recommendations for grant approvals.
  • Develop and prepare program evaluations, grant impact assessments, and stewardship reports for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Support management team in developing data models to assess and support monitoring and evaluation, including metrics and deliverables.
  • Ensure regular oversight of all grants within the program and provide timely notification of any challenges or opportunities.
  • Ensure ongoing monitoring and regular check-ins with each grantee partner throughout the life cycle of the grant, reviewing reports to ensure success and facilitate relevant communications.
  • Provide technical support and guidance for applicants and grantees.
  • Conduct site visits, evaluate usage of grant funds, and provide recommendations for ongoing execution based on assessment.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders in support of grant processing and disbursements, and monitor allocations as required.
  • Ensure all duties and responsibilities are performed in compliance with standard operating procedures and other applicable Federal, State, and local regulations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

WHAT YOU NEED TO SUCCEED (Minimum Qualifications): Bachelor’s degree required. Minimum 5 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and related experience required. Strong skills in grants management, including online grant management systems, partnership relations, and disaster response/recovery preferable. Experience in using systems to track and measure outcomes-based social-services programs.  Participation in/supporting community assessments strongly desired.

Management Experience: At least 3 years of experience as supervisor or manager of workforce engaged in direct client contact in an outcomes-based social-services environment. Experience building and supporting a volunteer workforce preferable. Experience in the matrix-management environment.    

Skills and Abilities: Flexibility, adaptability and a positive attitude. Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work independently, handle and prioritize multiple tasks. Ability to manage programs. Ability to assess community and client needs and provide services equitably and consistently. Identifies and resolves problems and/or develops alternative solutions. Exhibits sound and accurate judgment. 

Other: Intermediate level proficiency with MS Office software, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Ability to utilize a variety of technical systems with ease, including online project management tools.

* Combination of candidate’s education and general experience satisfies requirements so long as the total years equate to description’s minimum education and general experience years combined (Management experience cannot be substituted).

We take care of you, while you take care of others. As a mission-based organization, we believe our team needs great support to do great work. Our comprehensive benefits help you in balancing home and work. With our resources and perks, you have amazing possibilities at the American Red Cross to advance the learn.

  • Medical, Dental Vision plans
  • Health Spending Accounts & Flexible Spending Accounts
  • PTO + Holidays
  • 401K with 4% match
  • Paid Family Leave
  • Employee Assistance
  • Disability and Insurance: Short + Long Term
  • Service Awards and recognition

Pay Information: The salary range for this position is $79900-$85000.

Note that the American Red Cross sets salary ranges aligned to a specific geographic location in which the work is performed. The stated salary range in this posting is an average. The specific salary information will be shared at the time of phone screening based upon your location and qualifications.

Apply now! Joining our team will provide you with the opportunity to make a difference every day.

The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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