Transforming The World of Education
Teaching Channel’s mission is to create an environment where teachers can watch, share, and learn new techniques to help every student grow. We believe teachers should have opportunities to learn from each other whenever they want; and teachers tell us that video has become essential to helping them see a broad range of approaches for working with students and for fostering self-reflection.
We are a non-profit organization led by a team of visionaries and leaders in education, technology, and media. We offer a free website for educators and an interactive collaboration platform for professional learning – Teaching Channel Teams – that districts can license. Our community is all about getting better together, through the use of video and tools designed for teachers. Our goal is to empower teacher growth, so that PreK-12 students are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to excel and thrive.
We are teacher-centric and deeply passionate about supporting constant learning and growth. We believe what we do should be inspiring, rewarding, and serve our community. We value each member of our team and support a healthy work-life balance to ensure we are all inspired and empowered to be, and give, our best every day. We strive for a creative, fun work environment that represents our brand values – bold, empowering, collaborative, authentic, unexpected, and simple.
About This Opportunity
Teaching Channel seeks a detail-oriented, motivated, and highly effective communicator with a passion for making a difference to join our development team as our Grants Manager. Under the direction of the Vice President of Development — and in conjunction with other members of the team — this individual will aid our efforts to increase foundation funding revenues. The Grants Manager will seek dedicated funding for Teaching Channel’s programs from private foundations and other sources by researching and devising targeted approaches, developing compelling grants, and stewarding foundation relationships. The Grants Manager will work with the Chief Academic Officer and program staff to draft persuasive grant proposals, letters of inquiry and reports, ensure timely submission to funders, and manage grants-related administrative tasks in collaboration with fundraising staff.
The Grants Manager will report to the Vice President of Development and will work with the VP and the Chief Academic Officer to ensure effective execution of Teaching Channel’s development strategies. The Grant Manager will work with private foundations, community foundations, school districts, governments (local, state, federal), and corporations to draft proposals and to meet application and reporting deadlines. It is expected that the Grants Manager will effectively contribute and communicate progress toward grant goals, meet grant requirements, and maintain a high level of funder satisfaction. Applicants must have experience leading and successfully securing federal and national foundation grants. This is a 10-15 hour/week position, with additional hours occasionally required per funder requirements.
- Collaborate with fundraising team to identify and cultivate relationships with potential donors.
- Maintain funder relations to ensure grant renewals.
- Write, edit, and synchronize timely submission of grant proposals with coordination between development and program staff and partner organizations.
- Prepare and update necessary supporting materials for grant applications to include documents such as budget forms, budget justifications, job descriptions, and other required forms.
- Coordinate with fundraising staff to continually update policies and procedures for staff on grants administration and compliance.
- Coordinate with staff to ensure accurate forecasting of upcoming proposal and reporting requirements, opportunities, and deadlines.
- Provide general writing, editing, and other communications support as necessary.
- Work with collaborative partners in the education community to create and submit grant applications.
- 5-7 years of experience writing grant proposals, reports, donor correspondence, and/or marketing materials in a non-profit environment, particularly within the education funder community.
- A proven track record of securing grant funds.
- Excellent writing, editing, proofreading, and verbal communication skills.
- The ability to quickly comprehend, analyze, and synthesize information.
- Strong organizational and time-management skills, with exceptional attention to detail and accuracy.
- Strong interpersonal skills and follow through, with the ability to build long-term relationships.
- Adaptability and ability to multi-task and prioritize projects independently in a fast-paced environment.
- Strong work ethic and a willingness to pitch in and show self-initiative.
- Previous experience developing grants for national public and private educational funding sources and protocols (examples might include National Science Foundation, Innovation in Education, Institute of Education Sciences, etc.).
- Commitment to the purpose and cause of PreK-12 education.
- Experience with budgets and financial management, including budgeting, contracts, and reporting.
- Excellent computer skills; must be proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel.
- Must have a bachelor’s degree; master’s degree preferred.
What We Offer
- The opportunity to work with a great team and take your career to the next level.
- A competitive compensation package.
- A highly collaborative, creative, yet autonomous work environment.
- A flexible, partially-remote work environment, if preferred
Teaching Channel is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor. Teaching Channel provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.
Please send an email and include your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the title of the position you are seeking in the subject line. We will respond to all qualified candidates; no phone calls please.