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BBBS Grants and Communications Manager

Position Open Until Filled

BBBS Grants and Communications Manager

With a mission to create and support one to one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth, Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) serves children, families, and communities in five counties across 16,000 square miles of Southwestern Montana. Currently, we have programs in the Livingston area, Bozeman area, Big Sky, and Ennis that serve approximately 250 youth each year.

Our Community and SchoolBased Programs match a volunteer mentor (Big) with a local child (Little) aged 5-18 and matches typically spend time enjoying activities together three times a month, developing a positive, life-changing relationship for both the Little and the Big.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Big Sky Country seeks a unique individual to manage our grants portfolio and social media. In this unique role, an individual will need to be both creative and detail oriented, managing both our grants portfolio and our social media creation. The ideal candidate will be energized by the good work of BBBS and able to communicate that through expert visual and written storytelling.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Prepares grant proposals by conducting research, gathering internal and external data to support grant requests, writing drafts, and obtaining approvals.

  • Identifies funding needs and opportunities and attends strategy/fund development meetings.

  • Ensures that the organization meets proposal and reporting deadlines by determining priorities and target dates for information gathering, drafting, editing, revising, and submitting proposals.

  • Creates and updates the grants development spreadsheet.

  • Communicates the proposal strategy and progress to other organizational stakeholders, and obtains input and signoff on content from other departments as needed.

  • Writes and edits executive summaries, conclusions, and organizational and program descriptions.

  • Prepares monthly Board reports of grant activity.

  • Develops weekly and monthly social media posts highlighting the programs and the organization.

  • Writes and sends weekly and monthly newsletters to donors.

70% of time will be spent on grant management and writing, 30% on social media upkeep and output.

Schedule: Full Time - 32 hours a week. Remote work possible. Office operates on a Monday-Thursday schedule.

Salary Range: $45,000-$55,000 DOE

Benefits: Paid time off: 18 paid holidays, 16 days for employee discretion, and 12 paid weeks of family leave; BBBS matching in retirement fund; portion of health premium paid by BBBS.

Location: Based in our Bozeman office (or remotely), with periodic travel to Livingston and surrounding areas and to meet with Foundations and grant makers.

Qualifications/Skills:

  • Superlative writing and editing skills

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to manage multiple simultaneous deadlines

  • Project management and vendor relations skills

  • Presentation and public speaking skills

  • Understanding of basic design concepts

  • Problem-solving

  • Detail oriented

  • Process improvement

  • Basic math and data analysis skills

  • Critical thinking

  • Strategic planning and organizational skills

Education, Experience & Licensing Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, business communications, or related field

  • Previous experience as a grants writer

  • Familiarity with social media output and creation.

  • Previous experience in fundraising a plus

Next Steps:

Email resume and cover letter to Office@bbbs-bigskycountry.org

Position open until filled.