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Development and Fundraising

Grant Development Officer

Hope House Colorado
Posted: 12/14/2021
Salary/Range: $48,000 -$58,000
Arvada, CO

Mission Statement: Hope House Colorado (HHC) empowers parenting teenage moms to achieve personal and economic self-sufficiency and to understand their significance in God’s sight, resulting in a healthy future for them and for their children.

Position Title:  Grant Development Officer

Exemption Status: Salaried Non-Exempt

Reports To:  Communications Manager

Salary Range: $48,000 – $58,000

Department: Development

Benefits Eligibility: Eligible

Work Environment: Professional team that is highly productive and knows how to both work and play together! We are united by our passion for empowering disadvantaged teen moms. This role is expected to work 40 hours/week on the HHC campus, except when offsite for HHC work-related purposes. Existing schedule is 8 hours per day Monday – Friday and requires some evenings and weekends related to fundraising activities and events.

Position Summary: The Grant Development Officer (hereafter referred to as “GDO”) is responsible for raising 10-15% of the annual income goal through grant funds, ultimately increasing the organization’s ability to empower teen moms and their children. The GDO maintains current funder relationships and continually seeks new relationships and opportunities. The GDO works closely with the Program Team to understand program goals and results, and with the Finance Team for reporting. The GDO supports the Director of Development (DoD) in planned giving, corporate match efforts and assigned event activities. The GDO supports the Communications Manager (CM) with completion of reports for nonprofit watchdogs and evaluators, submission of nominations for the organization, and editing functions.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

Specific Grant Responsibilities:

  • Manage all aspects of grant writing; LOI’s, grant proposals, reporting and research
  • Regularly research new grant funding opportunities ensuring that the annual grant goal is met through a mixture of existing and new grant funding
  • Direct all grant proposals first to the CM for review, then to the ED for input and signature
  • Manage grant funder prospect pool in Raiser’s Edge (RE), input proposals and action steps, and follow established appreciation process
  • Manage required financial documentation for grant awards and work with Finance team to ensure accounting and audit reporting requirements are met
  • Work with Program Director (PD) when developing proposals for program activities and for reporting on stated grant goals
  • Manage internal stats spreadsheet; research and track stats in our field, update HHC program statistics,
  • Support CM in managing a store of in-house success stories and quotes for use in grants and other communications
  • These include in-house stories of successes, program statistics, and other nonprofit organizational information Understand which current issues in the community grantors are focusing on and work with program staff to determine measurements and metrics that are relevant to both our programs and grantors
  • Manage the annual grant calendar, maintain monthly reporting on grants and where they are in the process
  • Ensure that the CM is aware of foundation responses
  • Track grants income to annual goal; provide regular reports to the CM, ensure CM is aware of foundation responses, and assist CM in preparing grant section of monthly Board report
  • Attend funder events and receptions
  • Schedule site visits and assist ED and DoD with tours
  • Attend grant trainings and professional development opportunities as able
  • Manage, train, and appreciate Grant volunteers Obtain grant funding for future capital campaign as directed

Communications Responsibilities:

  • Back-up contact for PR opportunities, including media events, media training,
  • Write nominations for awards and recognition of the organization and/or staff
  • Edit content as assigned (external content and internal documents, handbooks, processes, etc.)
  • Support CM in writing and managing press releases
  • Manage charity watchdog profiles
  • Work with CM to train Hope House affiliates in the areas of communication and grants
  • Support CM in editing event materials, auction item descriptions, etc.

Development Team Responsibilities:

  • Give tours to prospective donors, speak at events on behalf of Hope House, participate in HHC open houses
  • Assist with 5K, golf tournament and annual Gala as assigned
  • Support DoD in developing and implementing a strategy for growing the following income streams: Planned Giving (Legacy Builders) and Corporate Match

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Promote the values of HHC throughout the organization and external relationships
  • Attend required staff meetings and regular one-on-one meetings with CM
  • Collaborates with HHC staff and performs job duties to advance the organization’s mission and vision
  • Demonstrate ability to work independently and within a team, seeking guidance as appropriate
  • Comply with all organizational policies and procedures
  • Adhere to Hope House’s Guiding Principles and Relational Covenant
  • Demonstrates listed competencies in all aspects of work


  • Writing – conveys ideas and facts using language the reader/audience will best understand and relate to
  • Decision Making & Judgement – Makes timely, informed decisions that take into account the facts, goals, constraints and risks Research – Identifies, collects and organizes data for analysis and decision making
  • Accountability & Dependability – Takes personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work and achieves results with little oversight
  • Attention to Detail – Diligently attends to detail and pursues quality in accomplishing work
  • Development & Continual Learning – Displays an ongoing commitment to learning and self-improvement
  • Ethics & Integrity – Earns others trust and respect through consistent honesty and professionalism in all interactions
  • Influencing Others – Influences others to be excited and committed to furthering the organizations mission and objectives
  • Relationship Building – Builds working relationships (internally and externally) characterized by a high level of acceptance, cooperation, and mutual respect
  • Fiscal Accountability – Follows fiscal guidelines, regulations, principles, and standards when committing fiscal resources or processing financial transactions.

Supervisory Duties: NONE

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, and walk as well as bend, squat, and climb stairs. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Note:  This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with this position. We are a team and support each other in all ways necessary to continue working toward the HHC mission.

Benefits: HHC benefits are available to employees who consistently work a minimum of 24 hours a week. Benefits offered are subject to change at HHC’s sole discretion.

Health Benefits: Employees may elect medical, dental, vision & life insurance plans. Simple IRA: Employees may choose to make salary reduction contributions through HHC’s Simple IRA plan and HHC will match the employee’s contribution up to a maximum of 3% of the employee’s annual salary.

Paid Time Off (PTO): Vacation: Upon hire, employees earn 1 hour of vacation per 15.33 hours worked up to 120 hours (3 weeks) in a year. Accruals are adjusted to increase vacation earned per hours worked based on length of employment with HHC.

Holidays: HHC observes eleven (11) holidays throughout the year. Salaried employees are paid for these holidays according to the nationally recognized observation day for each holiday.

Sick Leave: HHC provides eligible employees with Paid Sick and Safe Leave (PSSL) and Public Health Emergency Leave (PHEL) in accordance with the requirements of Colorado’s Healthy Families and Workplaces Act (HFWA).

Requirements: Must have a valid driver’s license and current automobile insurance Must pass a criminal background check, driving record check and drug screen Must be committed to Hope House Colorado’s Guiding Principles and continually working towards the HHC mission Must be willing to be trained in Mission Increase Foundation’s Transformational Giving Principles Must demonstrate a commitment to the Hope House Relational Covenant

Desired Skills and Attributes:

  • Excellent written, verbal and in-person communication skills
  • Proficient in AP Style
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Highly organized
  • Ability to do extensive research Influencing others
  • Fiscal Accountability
  • Managing projects
  • Stress tolerance
  • Problem solving
  • Multitasking

Education or Training: Bachelor’s Degree – communications or public relations preferred Common Grant Application experience preferred Understanding of nonprofit financial documents needed for grant applications Capital Campaign grant experience would be helpful, but not necessary

To Apply: Dana Streufert /