Grants & Annual Fund Manager, Achievement Centers for Children & Families Foundation


 There is an opening for a Grants  & Annual Fund Manager at Achievement Centers for Children & Families Foundation.

Job Description

Position Overview

The Annual Fund & Grant Manager reports to the Foundation Executive Director and is responsible for leading a comprehensive annual fund campaign and grant writing efforts for competitive corporate and foundation grants.

Duties & Responsibilities

Annual Fund

  • Plan and implement the Foundation’s annual fund campaign; establish and meet campaign goals
  • Develop new strategies for solicitation of donors including use of direct mail and online research and tools
    Organize the Annual Fund committee of 30+ volunteers while continually recruiting new solicitors
  • Maintain contact with donors and solicitors sending weekly reports and gift acknowledgements
  • Coordinate volunteers to assist with campaign mailings
  • Develop the annual letter, end of year appeal and related campaign materials
  • Work with solicitors to customize materials
  • Give tours of the Center to prospective donors and solicitors
  • Steward and solicit donors and prospective donors for gifts as needed


  • Prepare customized grant proposals and reports according to each foundation’s guidelines, including: program budgets, timelines, goals, objectives, outcomes, and evaluation
  • Work to maintain a strong and positive relationship with current funders
  • Research, identify and develop private funders that have potential to support new and ongoing program initiatives
  • Develop relationships with funders through letters, email, phone correspondence, speaking engagements and tours of the Center
  • Research local and national foundations and gather and analyze related data
  • Work with the Center staff to produce reports in a timely and effective fashion
  • Serve as United Way contact for agency tours


  • Assist with fundraising events and attend events as needed
  • Assist with other projects as needed


 The ideal candidate must possess excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, along  with excellent attention to detail and follow-through. The ideal candidate will exemplify a professional demeanor; a positive attitude; and the knowledge and ability to keep confidences when necessary.


  • Strong ability in planning and organization
  • Strong ability to adapt to changing demands and priorities and meet deadlines
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • Proofreading and excellent writing skills are essential
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Flexible and strong work ethic
  • Raisers Edge Database experience is preferred


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Three years of grant writing experience and work with foundations is preferred
  • Knowledge of non-profit funding sources, family foundations and corporate giving
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with fundraising for a non-profit organization
  • Ability to plan/manage work flow on multiple projects simultaneously, and work with limited supervision

Other Employment Information

  • 90-day initial probation period for employee with review at the end of that period.
  • Drug screening, fingerprinting and background check.
  • Confidentiality agreements to protect donors, children and families must be signed.

To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to

Achievement Centers for Children & Families Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time.