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Grants Program Officer / Senior Grants Program Officer
Location: Denver, Colorado
The Daniels Fund, established by cable television pioneer Bill Daniels, is a private charitable foundation dedicated to making life better for the people of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming through its grants program, scholarship program, and ethics initiative.
The Daniels Fund strives to ensure its work reflects Bill Daniels’ written directives, values, and unmistakable style. Bill was a patriotic American who served our country in two wars. He was a capitalist who loved our free enterprise system and was well known for his generosity to people from all walks of life. Guided by his compassion, Bill transferred his $1 billion estate to form the assets of the Daniels Fund to carry forward his legacy of giving.
Since its founding, the Daniels Fund has become a permanent fixture in the communities it serves and continues to make significant and lasting impact. To learn more about the Daniels Fund and its impact to date, please visit: www.danielsfund.org
The Grants Program Officer develops and manages a portfolio of grants that advance the Daniels Fund’s strategies and objectives within the funding areas defined by Bill Daniels. This position works as part of a team of dynamic Grants Program Officers who collaborate closely on how best to achieve the Daniels Fund’s overall objectives through high-impact, strategic grantmaking.
The Daniels Fund is one of the largest private foundations in the region and makes grants in eight funding areas: Aging, Amateur Sports, Disabilities, Drug & Alcohol Addiction, Early Childhood Education, K-12 Education Reform, Homeless & Disadvantaged, and Youth Development. Grants are made throughout Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.
This unique opportunity provides high levels of autonomy, a dynamic work environment, and the chance to make life better for the people in our four-state region while honoring Bill Daniels’ incredible legacy.
To execute Bill Daniels’ donor intent, the Grants Program Officer will:
Build strong relationships with nonprofits and other leaders in the community
Proactively identify new or innovative grant opportunities and funding partners
Analyze grant requests and formulate strategic grant recommendations
Manage all relationship and operational aspects of grants throughout the grant cycle
Serve as a recognized expert in an assigned funding or geographic area
Critically evaluate the effectiveness and impact of grants made
Regularly represent the Daniels Fund at meetings, events, and fundraisers
Travel to assigned regions to gather information, build relationships, and identify new opportunities for impact
You are mission-oriented and values aligned. You have a passionate commitment to Bill Daniels’ mission and values and an eagerness to incorporate his thinking into programmatic activities. You understand first-hand the importance of the foundation always adhering to Bill Daniels’ principles, style, and direction. You value and respect the Fund’s uniqueness, reputation, and impact. You are aligned with Bill Daniels’ values and stated priorities to advance his legacy.
You are results-driven and hungry to maximize impact. You have an unyielding focus on impact and are driven by a desire to achieve outcomes. You are motivated by the pursuit of long-term objectives and a focus on metrics for impact. You want to make your mark on the world.
You bring unique talents to the team. You can apply skills from a variety of experiences to achieve organizational priorities. You might not have any history working at a foundation or nonprofit.
You are fun to work with. You love coming to work and it shows. Being around your colleagues at work energizes you. You understand that doing mission-driven work is an incredible gift.
You are extremely curious, entrepreneurial, and love taking on new challenges. You can pivot quickly and are not afraid to take on new tasks. You always want to understand “why.” Change does not scare you. You understand that risk-taking is part of the entrepreneurial spirit.
You are an excellent communicator and collaborator. You use clear and concise language. You understand the context in which you are communicating, and tailor your language accordingly.You have superb written and verbal communications skills, whether in one-on-one or in large gatherings. You represent yourself and your organization in a highly competent and professional manner both internally and externally. You value collaboration and working with various perspectives to achieve outcomes.
You are a proactive and persistent problem solver. You have an analytical mind that examines data to understand issues, draw conclusions, and solve problems. You have demonstrated experience addressing complex issues and leading significant initiatives. You adeptly adjust your strategies and approaches informed by evidence and information gathered.
Compensation and Benefits
The total compensation for this position will be in the range of $87,500 to $155,000 and is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Daniels Fund offers a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, paid holidays, health, dental, vision insurance, long-term disability, life insurance, a matched 401k retirement plan and a host of additional benefits.
Interested applicants may submit an initial application through the Careers section of the Daniels Fund website at www.DanielsFund.org.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The Daniels Fund is an equal employment opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, citizenship or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.