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WiNGS Published: January 3, 2018
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Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the Grants Manager is instrumental in meeting WiNGS annual contributed revenue goals, with a focus on raising funds through foundation, corporate and private foundation grants. As a key member of WiNGS development team, the Grants Manager is passionate about the mission of WiNGS and its programs. The ideal candidate is an exceptional storyteller with a keen editorial eye for detail; is self-directed; able to manage projects and deadlines; and thrives in a fast-paced, busy environment.


  • Develops grant proposals to obtain funds for ongoing or new programs and for special projects.
  • Researches and tracks proposal requirements and submission deadlines.
  • Prepares, coordinates, assembles, and/or delivers proposals, grant applications and renewals for submission.
  • Identifies and researches related grant sources of funding.
  • Interacts and communicates with senior management, and/or foundation representatives during the proposal design, development and implementation phases.
  • Maintains a tracking system of proposals, follows up to provide additional information as required by funding sources and report regularly to the Chief Development Officer.
  • Complies with all grant reporting as required by funding sources.
  • Maintains current records in database, on network, and in paper files, including grant tracking and reporting.
  • Builds effective and trustworthy relationships with funders, foundation trustees, staff & community leaders.
  • Ensures achievement of agency goals, vision and mission.
  • Assists with other fundraising projects as requested.


  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years’ experience in grant writing.
  • Knowledge of Dallas area philanthropic community, and private and corporate foundations.
  • Demonstrated success in securing grant awards, with an exceptional ability to write compelling narratives and to share those narratives in compelling ways on the proposal.
  • Excellent attention to detail with ability to develop proposals and report packages that are virtually error free.
  • Outstanding communication skills (strong grammar, proofreading, creative writing, word processing).
  • Excellent research and analytical skills.
  • Highly organized and able to manage multiple tasks under pressure of deadlines.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with multiple internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience with a database system, Abila Fundraising 50 experience is preferred.

We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, short-and long-term disability plans and retirement, as well as an environment where your professional growth and advancement are cultivated. WiNGS is an equal opportunity employer.


For immediate consideration, qualified candidates should submit a cover letter (including salary requirement), resume, and two writing samples in PDF, one from a grant proposal and one from a grant report you have prepared to jobs@wingsdallas.org. Please include “Grants Manager” in the subject line. No recruiters/agencies and no phone calls please.

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