Under the supervision of the Vice President, Development, supports the Agency’s strategic initiatives through management of Foundation support and other Grants and external affairs as well as internal special projects.
Manages foundation and government grants and contracts portfolio, including prospecting, proposal writing and submission, and grant/contract tracking and stewardship in collaboration with Programs and Finance Department staff.
Conducts research of viable private and government grant funding sources.
Contributes to Didi Hirsch external affairs, including marketing, government and public relations, agency awards and recognition opportunities.
Assists President/CEO with sensitive stakeholder communications.
Supports Clinical Operations and Medical Department staff with formulating grant objectives and developing resources to achieve them.
Tracks national/local/regional trends and developments in research and legislation around mental health/housing/social policy through contact with government, industry groups, and nonprofit organizations.
Assesses and develops an Annual Grant/Foundation plan, working with the Executive Team to set priorities and timeline for achieving decided upon goals.
Develops a database of funding opportunities that are in alignment with Agency priorities; prepares monthly management reports outlining funding outreach and progress toward Grant/Foundation support goals.
Coordinates quarterly review meetings with Executive staff to re-assess Grant/Foundation priorities, revise annual plan based on any new or emergent needs, and report on progress toward goals.
Supports special projects and special events, including the preparation of written materials, as needed.
Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Marketing or Public Relations or related discipline.
Experience with federal grant making processes required.
Advanced knowledge of general development practices in a nonprofit environment, preferably including experience in an organization providing direct human services.
Advanced knowledge of the competitive grant funding process, as demonstrated by experience with identifying and writing successful private and government grant proposals.
Very effective oral and written communication skills; superior writing skills including editing for content, style and grammar.
A working knowledge of how to develop long-term relationships with foundations and representatives of companies that might provide support.
Strong personal computer skills including preparation of spreadsheets, word processing and presentation software. Experience with donor software is preferred.
The analytical skills, experience and good judgment to make decisions relative to grant opportunities.
A commitment to team objectives and Didi Hirsch philosophies.
Ability to adapt to changing needs by acquiring new skills and knowledge.
Interest and knowledge of the communities of Los Angeles.
Current California driver’s license and a driving record acceptable to the Agency’s insurance carrier.
Candidates must be able to successfully pass our pre-employment screening, including a background check and finger print scan.
With more than 70 years of experience, Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services transforms lives by providing quality mental health care and substance use disorder services in communities where stigma or poverty limit access. From 11 sites and in nearly 100 schools, the agency helps over 90,000 adults and children throughout Southern California each year. Its Suicide Prevention Center--the first in the... nation to provide 24/7 crisis counseling--receives over 55,000 calls on its 24/7 Crisis Line annually and provides support groups for people who have lost loved ones to suicide or have attempted it.