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Manager, Grants, Denver, CO

Organization: WellPower
Category: Manager
Location: Denver, CO
Date Job Posted: June 8, 2022
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Our work enables adults to live more fulfilling and productive lives, children to be more resilient, and families to be happier and healthier.

Through multiple community sites, mental health providers in several Denver public schools, collaborations with community partnerships and home-based outreach, we provide treatment, prevention, outreach and crisis services to children, families and adults.

Top Workplace

WellPower has been named a Top Workplace by the Denver Post nine years in a row! We believe that people are resilient - they can and do recover from mental illness. At WellPower, we hire people dedicated to working toward that goal.

Our benefits

Our generous benefits package starts at 30 hours per week. Some of the benefits include:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision
  • Retirement match
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Free RTD EcoPass (bus/light rail)

We are currently recruiting the following key position

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Manager, Grants

NEW HIRE RANGE: $90,270 - $106,200/year

POSITION SUMMARY: The Manager, Grants will support and enhance WellPower culture of philanthropy by coordinating a strategic approach to grant development and other funding opportunities for program and infrastructure needs. Creates and facilitates opportunities for foundations, corporations and governmental entities to invest in the mission of WellPower.


  • Monitor and be responsive to current trends and funding opportunities with foundations and municipalities to help grow WellPower's portfolio.
  • Oversee a portfolio of existing relationships and identify, research and set strategies to actively prospect new funders.
  • Act as a thought partner with the Engagement and Communications team to strategize stewardship efforts, which may include site visits, corporate service days and other external networking events.
  • Coordinate search for Federal, State, local, corporate and foundation grant funding opportunities that are consistent with the organization’s mission and funding priorities identified by program managers and executive staff.
  • Systematically track deadlines and foundation expectations to ensure letters of intent, applications, proposals and reports are submitted in a timely manner to ensure ongoing funding.
  • Oversee and/or coordinate the development of grant and contract proposals consistent with the guidelines established by the grantor and organization.
  • Communicate grant awards and requirements with appropriate staff and carry out all logistics associated with award compliance.
  • Establish and manage project timelines for development and submission of grant and contract applications and progress reports to ensure timely submission.
  • Work with Director of Philanthropy to develop and keep accurate, ongoing budget of prospective and received funding opportunities and initiate adjustments in anticipation of rejections and/or in response to organization needs.
  • Utilize, enhance and maintain SharePoint and other enterprise applications to track all new awards, renewal cycles and progress reporting deadlines.
  • Ensure funders are thanked in a timely and meaningful fashion relative to their level of giving, including writing templates for thank you letters and alerting other staff to gifts in need of additional recognition.
  • Contribute to an organization-wide culture of philanthropy by creating and carrying out staff education and training regarding grant development strategies and processes.
  • Prioritizes WellPower's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusiveness in all work activities.

EDUCATION: Minimum BA/BS in not-for-profit management, business administration, behavioral health, human services, social sciences, public health or healthcare-related discipline.

EXPERIENCE: Experience in grant writing and grant management in a healthcare setting.


  • Knowledge or ability to learn and practice trauma informed principles and practices.
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong writing, editing and proofreading skills, including grammar, punctuation and spelling
  • Ability to identify with and engage diverse groups of people in a multi-cultural setting
  • Demonstrated ability to build partnerships within and between organizations
  • Demonstrated expertise with SharePoint, MS Word, Adobe Acrobat, MS Excel and Dynamics 365 technologies for document and donor management


MACHINES AND EQUIPMENT TO BE USED: Computers, calculators, fax machines, copiers, telephone and a variety of other office/clerical equipment.

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching. May require lifting up to 50 pounds. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, fax machines, the telephone and other office and/or clinical equipment.

WORKING CONDITIONS: May require occasional evening, weekend or on-call hours.

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