Associate Director of Government Grants

North Santa Barbara County, Mid Santa Barbara County, South Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara
Full Time

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Associate Director of Government Grants
Salary: $70,000.00 to $85,000.00/yr DOE
Full Time
Driving Required

** Must Submit Cover Letter and Writing Sample in addition to resume **

PATH is seeking mission-driven leaders with expertise and experience in government grant writing to join our team as the Associate Director of Government Grants. This position will play a key role in ensuring PATH can continue to serve our communities as we work towards our goal of ending homelessness in California and beyond.

Due to the nature of this position, PATH requires all candidates to provide an original writing sample as part of their application. Samples that relate directly and demonstrate proficiency with the key functions of this role, such as past successful proposals, are strongly preferred. 

The Associate Director of Government Grants will be a mission-driven leader in PATH’s strategic partnerships department, managing public funding opportunities at all levels from research to submission. Supervised by the Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships, this position work with all departments in the organization to forecast requests for proposals (RFPs) and develop high-quality, strategic proposals. Position Responsibilities:

  • Manage the pre-award lifecycle of government grants (i.e., research to award)
  • Identify potential city, county, state, and federal funding opportunities through a biweekly research process
  • Track and anticipate grant renewals while also collaborating with the public policy team to understand new and emerging grant funding trends and legislation
  • Work with senior director, organizational leadership, and finance department to assess strategic alignment with agency objectives
  • Create project management tools for RFPs, assign out tasks for departments as needed, and track task completion to ensure a timely submission
  • Lead project teams in a manner that promotes accountability, employee engagement, staff development, respect, and collaboration
  • Coordinate initial and ongoing meetings with all participating departments to implement a cohesive, effective, and efficient proposal development process
  • Work with program teams to create and pitch compelling projects
  • Write and develop proposals while also collaborating with a part-time grant consultant on their assigned projects (determined in partnership with the senior director)
  • Attend virtual and in-person bidders conferences across California
  • Support director of private grants and support staff on foundation and corporate applications, reports, and other related tasks as needed
  • Assist with events, fundraising, marketing, and public relations activities as needed

We’re looking for candidates that:

  • Proven track record of securing eight-figure public grants in a leadership role
  • Motivated self-starter, with proven ability to develop creative solutions
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with funders, board members, stakeholders, and other staff
  • High level of comfort with technology (e.g., Salesforce and Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint) and ease in adapting to new software/hardware
  • Manage multiple tasks and timelines simultaneously
  • Project a professional demeanor and be successful individually and as part of a team
  • Successful and productive in both remote and in-office settings

To be considered for this position, we require all candidates:

  • Have at least 4 years of experience in government grant writing and fundraising, or related field
  • Have at least 1 year of supervisory experience

Regardless of qualifications, the Associate Director of Government Grants must:

  • Submit an original writing sample demonstrating proficiency within this position’s scope of responsibility
  • Have employment eligibility verification
  • Have or be able and willing to obtain CPR/First Aid training
  • Provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination
  • Successfully complete the following as a condition of hire:
    • Tuberculosis Test
    • Background Screening
    • Drug Test

Driving is an essential function of this position. To meet the employment requirements for this role, all candidates must:

  • Have reliable transportation
  • A valid driver’s license
  • Proof of insurance and ownership for personal vehicles used during work duties
  • The ability to qualify for PATH’s insurance coverage

Effective 11/01/2021 PATH will require all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. All prospective hires will be expected to provide proof of full vaccination as part of the pre-employment credentialing process.

PATH is a California employer. Therefore, all regular and customary work must be performed within the state. Approval for work outside of the office, does not establish approval for work to be conducted outside of California.

In addition to a rewarding work environment, we offer our employees a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, vacation and sick time, paid holidays, and a retirement plan.

If this position sounds like a fit, please submit your application today. A resume is required.

PATH provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, PATH complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

PATH will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

PATH is dedicated to racial and social justice by centering equity in our service delivery and maintaining a diverse and inclusive work environment for the communities we serve. We seek awareness and insight from witnessing the stories of our clients and learning from the experiences of our staff to ensure impactful systems change. If people are empowered, they can bring their authentic, whole selves to work and when people feel like they belong, they can become part of a unified effort of ending homelessness for all.

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