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ABOUT BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATERS, INC.
For more 50 years, Bridge Over Troubled Waters has provided a comprehensive continuum of care for runaway, homeless, and high risk youth in Boston, and has been a national model in providing innovative youth services. Our mission is to transform the lives of youth through safe, supportive and encouraging relationships, counseling, housing, and skill-building, to guide them towards self-sufficiency and achieving their goals.
Bridge is committed to building a diverse workplace and strongly encourages people of color and other ethnic backgrounds to apply!
The Manager of Public Grants and Contracts will be responsible for leading and managing all aspects of fund development for local, state, and federal grants and contracts at Bridge Over Troubled Waters. As a key member of the Bridge Development Team, the Manager for Grants and Contracts will ensure timely submissions of applications and reports to maintain and expand public funding for Bridge’s multi-service system of programs to assist youth and young adults at risk for and experiencing homelessness. Working in a highly collaborative organizational environment, the Manager will collaborate and communicate with senior management and associate directors of each Bridge program area to build and strengthen the agency’s wraparound system of services. They will advise on program development, data collection, expansion, and outcome requirements for new and continuing public funding. The Manager for Grants and Contracts reports to the Bridge Development Director.
We are looking for a skilled and detail-oriented fundraising and program development professional who is adept at understanding public RFP language and requirements and able to analyze and advise on opportunities to advance Bridge’s mission and operating capacity. Developing in-depth knowledge of Bridge mission, programs, and organizational growth strategies will be essential for identifying relevant public funding opportunities for maintaining and expanding Bridge programming. The successful candidate will be committed to social and economic justice and aligned with Bridge’s mission of serving youth and young adults experiencing homelessness.
- Monitor and stay up to date on all public funding availability and bring opportunities for funding to the attention of Bridge senior management and program staff.
- Provide relevant Bridge managers and program staff with background and requirements for public funding opportunities, including funding amounts and grant/contract timeframes, goals and objectives, program, data collection, and outcome expectations, and other information needed to decide whether to pursue funding.
- With input from senior management and program staff, write all public funding grant applications, assemble all relevant and required supporting documentation, and assist finance director in developing budgets.
- Work with senior management and program staff to produce required reports, updates, and renewal applications for all public grants and contracts.
- Ensure strict adherence to all deadline requirements for public funding applications and reports.
- Maintain relationships with program directors, managers, and financial directors for all public funding sources.
- Provide senior management and program directors with information needed to maintain accountability and ensure compliance with all regulations, program elements, and other requirements of public funding.
- Work with senior management and program staff to maintain all licenses required for funding and program operations, compile narratives and documentation, and submit licensing applications, updates, and renewals.
- Effectively and professionally represent Bridge at meetings, conferences and events with City, State and Federal partners, as appropriate
- Participate in all Bridge administrative meetings as required.
- Participate in staff development activities, all-staff meetings, trainings, and other program-related activities as assigned.
- Perform other related duties for the purpose of ensuring an effective Bridge development department and relationships with government committees, funding departments, and grants management staff.
- Minimum bachelor’s degree in government relations, political science, or related subject; master’s degree preferred.
- A minimum of 3 years’ experience in fund management, program development, or grants management, or government operations.
- Familiarity with federal, state, and local funding agencies and RFP analysis.
- Empathy, compassion, tolerance, and flexibility in working with high-risk populations
- Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organization skills, both verbal and written, and ability to work as part of a team.
- Excellent time management skills.
- Available for working flexible hours, including evenings and weekends if needed
- Possession of a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
- Capacity to interact with people from culturally diverse backgrounds and display strong customer relation skills.
- Self-motivated and able to work independently, exercise sound judgment in making decisions, and act accordingly.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION
Bridge endorses and incorporates the cultural responsiveness approach of Mass. Department of Elementary and Secondary promotes the Department’s three outcomes student learning:
- Academic achievement: Educators hold high, transparent expectations for all students, and support the development of students' academic skills and identities as learners.
- Cultural competence: Educators understand culture's role in education, their students' cultures, and their own identity and biases to 1) affirm students' backgrounds and identities and 2) foster their ability to understand and honor others' cultures.
- Sociopolitical awareness: Educators and students partner to identify, acknowledge, analyze, and consider options for solving systemic inequities in their communities and the world.
- Performance measures are based on student achievement of ISS goals and outcomes, along with written program goals and objectives, which correspond to MA curriculum frameworks, teaching guides, and AEI policies and principles.
- Participant access, attainment of academic skills, numbers of students who obtain their HiSET and move forward in continuing education or training, and/or stable employment are part of performance measurement.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:
Bridge Over Troubled Waters is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers a competitive salary and benefits package including medical, dental and vision plans, paid time off and a retirement savings plan. Bridge also provides a bonus of $2500 for all new employees that they are eligible in to receive in two $1250 installments after 6 months and at one year of service with Bridge.
COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENT
Bridge Over Troubled Waters’ duty is to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of recognized hazards. As such we have adopted a MANDATORY COVID 19 VACCINATION POLICY for our employees. This policy is intended to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees as well as their families, our clients, and visitors who spend time in our facilities from COVID 19’s infectious conditions. This policy complies with all State and Local Laws and is based upon guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and public health and licensing authorities, as applicable. Employees who have underlying medical conditions that contraindicates administration of all available COVID-19 vaccines, are pregnant, or object to receiving any of the COVID-19 vaccines available based on sincerely held religious belief, practice or observance may request a vaccine exemption through Human Resources.
Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, cultural heritage, ancestry, political belief, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability or veteran status.