Senior Grants Writing & Brand Manager


Senior Grant Writer


Position Description: 

In partnership with the Director of Philanthropy, Grant Writer manages the writing and submission of grants for new or existing programs. Brand Manager is responsible for all content and materials including physical and electronic that affects the agency’s Brand.


The business and social environment in which our Agency operates is continuously changing. To thrive, we much incorporate new ways of thinking and embrace new practices. As part of this cultural change process, it is critical that all employees of Catholic Charities aspire to the following:


A commitment to the agency’s mission, vision, and values (“We Do the Right Thing”)

A commitment to excellence in everything we do (“We Do Things Right”)

A commitment to achieving desired outcomes and measured results (Everything Matters”)

A commitment to innovation and to what is possible (“Creativity and Generativity”)



1.                GRANT WRITING & BRAND


  1. Researches and recommends new grant opportunities, including new programs that serves the agency’s mission as well as increases funding streams.

  2. Identifies new populations to be served; identifies and understands needs and associated services that could be provided; studies market potential for new service and in partnership with the Director of Philanthropy and Director of Programs develops business plans based on the opportunities.

  3. Works with upper management to develop and maintain a business plan including evaluation of systems and services.

  4. Gathers required data for timely submission of reports for grants that were received.

  5. In partnership with the Director of Philanthropy and Director of Programs coordinates the development of the business plan, incorporating variables including deliverables, performance, maintenance, design and costs. Evaluates needed resources to ensure successful execution of plan.

  6. Perform various grant writing tasks including but not limited to those detailed below.

  7. Completes assigned grants in a timely fashion and to meet deadlines.

  8. Writing grant proposals for state, county federal and private foundations as well as  letters of inquiry.

  9. Research potential grant prospects using all available resources such as publications, internet, and programs based on programmatic needs.

  10. Grant reporting & prioritization.

  11. Routes grant agreements for execution and timely submission.

  12. Work with Directors & Manager’s for critical program information & prioritization.

  13. Work with Director of Finance for budget information, HR department for personnel input.

  14. Track and inform the Management Team of the status of grants proposals.

  15. Follow up letters for denials and/or successful funding requests.

  16. Assists in the development of a Strategic Grant Funding plan which is prioritized and supports the organization’s mission, goals, and objectives.

  17. Provides a proactive report on all pending, completed, and outstanding grant proposals as needed, scheduled or requested.

  18. Manages all content and materials including physical and electronic that affects the agency’s Brand for example: websites, social media, annual appeals, and newsletters.

  19. Performs other duties as assigned.


2.                REPORTING


  1. Responsible for the maintenance of paper and electronic file systems tracking grants and related data.

  2. Create and oversee funding/grants database and tracking systems.

  3.  On a monthly provide a report on grants written, pending, denied and projection of receipt of funds.

  4.  Develop and manage a comprehensive brand plan that supports agency’s goals.


3.                Financial Management


  1. Uses agency resources (financial and non-financial) prudently.

  2.  Acknowledges and follows financial policies of the agency.



  1. Represent Catholic Charities Diocese of San Diego in a positive and professional manner in meetings, community events, and conferences.

  2.  Collaborates and communicates with all Catholic Charities staff, board members, and donors to remain consistent in policies and procedures regarding item solicitations.

  3.  Provides a broad range of administrative and supervisory functions including finance and budgetary responsibilities, information systems integration, HR/grievance/complaint resolution.

  4.  Supervises and manages assigned staff in accordance with agency personnel practices including recruitment, training, performance evaluation, guidance, etc. Participate in the process of ongoing personal and professional development.

  5.  Adheres to all agency policies and procedures.

  6.  Performs other duties as assigned.




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related field.

  • Experience working with and/or overseeing grant writing, and understand funding, budgeting and program outcomes ramifications; able to apply knowledge of human services organizations in innovative and creative avenues.

  • Must embrace the social justice Mission of Catholic Charities.

  • Must maintain current and ongoing knowledge of changes/innovations in the field.

  • Possesses grant writing experience for similar scoped organization.

  • Ability to multi task, meet multiple conflicting deadlines, maintain a mission oriented perspective.

  • Strong interpersonal and writing skills.

  • Must be sensitive to cultural differences within the agency and community.

  • Ability to work productively with colleagues on behalf of the Office of Philanthropy.

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.

  • Must be flexible, find creative solutions and be proactive in managerial approach.

  • Fluent in Microsoft Office Applications (Word, PowerPoint & Outlook) as well as experience with related database applications, such as Raisers Edge and GrantHub.



Valid California Drivers License and current automobile insurance in compliance with Agency requirements. This position is subject to background checks including FBI, Department of Justice, and those required by Federal contracts.



The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Catholic Charities reserves the right to revise job descriptions as the need arises. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.


Employment Status:  Exempt

Work Schedule: Full-time (40+ hours/ week) Occasional travel, some weekend and evening work

How to Apply

Email Resume to:



Catholic Charities
Human Resources
PO Box 121831
San Diego, CA 92112-1831


619 232-3807


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