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Presbyterian Villages of Michigan Grant Manager in Southfield, Michigan


This individual will work closely with the PVM Foundation’s Director of Grants Management to research funding opportunities, write grant proposals and reports, manage awarded grants, and assist Presbyterian Villages in spending gift funds. This individual will also be responsible for managing a portfolio of donor prospects as well as setting and meeting fundraising goals. This individual will have excellent written communication, strong project management skills, organizational skills, creative writing skills, and proficiency with Microsoft Office. A bachelor’s degree in English, writing, communications, journalism, public administration, public relations, fundraising or a related field is preferred


Essential Duties

  1. Research and write proposals and reports for foundations, churches and other organizations

2.Oversee awarded grants, tracking milestones and award spending, and report progress to Director of Grants Management and/or PVM Foundation team

3.Develop and maintain a portfolio of donor prospects for the purposes of securing gifts through proposals (to foundations and churches, for example) and personal solicitation. Educate prospects on PVM and PVM Foundation activities and needs, and complete successful moves management using fundraising techniques and knowledge

4.Monitor fundraising progress of all assigned donor prospects to determine appropriate strategies to maximize fundraisiing

  1. Support the Presbyterian Villages in managing their gift funds, providing balances and tracking eligible expenses

6.Assist in strengthening other functional programs and initiatives of the organization by providing new ideas, and promoting and participating in events

7.Create and maintain a positive atmosphere of leadership including continuous quality improvement, teamwork, mutual respect, professionalism, and accountability ( sending donor birthday cards, proofreading appeals, clerical support, etc.)

  1. Attend and participate in all appropriate meetings and training opportunities in order to keep informed on current information and skill development

  2. Follow established policies and procedures including but not limited to:

  • Presbyterian Villages policies and procedures

  • Presbyterian Villages of Michigan Foundation policies and procedures

  • Safety policies and procedures

  • Federal, state and local regulations

10.Perform other duties as assigned


Education: Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Journalism, Fundraising, Public Relations or related field. Experience equivalent to education considered.

Experience: One to three years’ experience in fund development and/or communications preferred, but not required.

Computer Skills

  • Must be able to operate a computer and possess strong knowledge of spreadsheet, word processing and email software.

Communications/Interpersonal Skills:

  • Ability to communicate (verbally and in writing) at a level generally commensurate with a college degree.

  • Ability to influence others and communicate professionally, tactfully and persuasively with diverse populations.

  • Ability to quickly assess and address emergency and non-emergency situations calmly and professionally.

Certificates & Licenses

  • Valid Driver’s License

Other Requirements

  • Must be able to work evenings, weekends, and available for overnight travel

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Job Locations US-MI-Southfield

Job ID 2021-1706

Category PVM Foundation

Shifts Days

Type Full Time (40+) per week