Grants Manager

  • Climate Finance Solutions
  • Remote
  • Oct 07, 2020
Contract

Job Description

Summary:

  • Company: Climate Finance Solutions
  • Job Title: Grants Manager
  • Reports to: Founder/Principal
  • Status: Contract
  • Location: Remote
  • Compensation: Competitive

About CFS: Climate Finance Solutions (CFS) is an international consultancy that provides funding (particularly grant and public funding) and technology, business, and project development services for a wide variety of entities in the climate sector. Its clients span five continents, and include climate-related startups, SMEs, NGOs, development agencies, and others. Its founder, Joel Armin-Hoiland, is one of the most successful independent grant writers and public funding consultants, with expertise funding climate solutions in a variety of fields all over the world. CFS is mission-driven. It is focused on supporting high-impact, climate-related ventures, and training and growing high-potential hires to develop the next class of leaders in the climate ecosystem. 

Our Vision: CFS believes that non-dilutive finance is critical to solving the climate challenge. However, in its current form, this system does not efficiently allocate resources for the highest possible impact, nor  meet the urgency of the moment. Supporting and reconfiguring this subsector represents a major opportunity to both undertake high-leverage work to combat climate change and create a highly scalable and successful business. 

Employment Opportunity: This position has significant growth potential, and will provide the candidate a unique opportunity to leverage her/his proven grant writing and management skills to help develop an ambitious venture in an under-resourced part of the climate industry. As detailed below, it is important for the applicant to have relevant experience and a strong skillset, but it is also critical that s/he wants to be part of a business that can deliver on this potential and fulfill the vision of CFS. To that end, the applicant should be mission-driven, a self-starter, and highly capable of executing not only her/his day-to-day duties, but also capable of driving impactful initiatives throughout the development of the CFS enterprise. In addition to traditional grant-writing duties, CFS is seeking a candidate who can (1) manage an expanding grant-writing team, and (2) proactively work with clients to refine projects and business strategies to increase likelihood of funding and overall success.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with principal, other grant writers, and administrative staff to bring high-quality proposals through the entire development process: opportunity identification, assessment, cultivation, development, preparation, and submission. Support multiple projects simultaneously.
    • Synthesize complex and diverse information streams to generate proposals, budgets, and supporting documents in response to funding opportunities and in comportment with client requirements.
    • Carry out external research, including from peer-reviewed sources, and gather internal data to provide content for proposals, while striving to continuously build her/his own knowledge base and skillset.
  • Advise clients regarding project design and business strategies in order to maximize funding opportunities.
  • Liaise with external partners to obtain information, develop projects, and cultivate relationships.
  • Create and maintain an organized content library and development process, while seeking out ways to improve efficiency and quality throughout the organization.
  • Grow with the business to manage all grants and public funding initiatives, including overseeing grant writers and administrative staff.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or international equivalent) required; BA or BS in scientific/technical field or English/writing preferred. Priority given to applicants with graduate degrees.
  • Fluency in English required.
  • Must have a minimum of four years of experience in a similar role––e.g. grant writing, technical writing, or long-form reporting. Candidates with specific grant writing experience are strongly preferred. 
    • Advanced degree and/or extraordinary writing ability may reduce length of similar experience required. 
  • Clear, compelling, and organized writing style, as well as outstanding grammar and research skills, required. 
  • Scientific and/or technical knowledge will be necessary to adequately engage the climate and technical subject areas.
  • Good oral and written communication skills for working cooperatively with internal teams, clients, and external partners are required.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and G-Suite, and have advanced spreadsheet skills.
  • Must have a proven record of maintaining schedules and hitting deadlines.
  • Must be able to work independently and be self-motivated, while thriving in a startup company culture and fast-paced work environment.
  • Must have the equipment, technical ability, flexibility, and temperament required to work fully remotely with intercontinental teams and clients.
  • Must be mission driven and have a clear understanding of the importance of quickly and effectively addressing the climate crisis.

How To Apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to nicole@climatefinancesolutions.com. Applicants may be asked to complete a short writing assignment as part of the interview process.

Note: CFS is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Women, people of color, and indigenous people are especially encouraged to apply.

Organization Type

Company  

Organization Size

1-10  

Sectors

Funding, Supporting Catalysts