Boston Plan for Excellence is an education organization operating a PreK-12 pathway of neighborhood based Teaching Academies -- schools that provide a world class education for all students while preparing outstanding new teachers for successful, sustainable careers as urban educators. We run two Teaching Academies in the Dudley neighborhood of Roxbury: Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School and Dearborn STEM Academy. Through Boston Teacher Residency, a nationally recognized and replicated clinical model for training teachers, we prepare aspiring educators for the Boston Public Schools, and run a city-wide network of teacher support.
BPE’s Advancement Team serves two primary functions: development and communications. The team raises public and private revenue to support the $7 million organization, its programs, and its schools. The team also manages all communications for BPE and supports communications efforts at its Teaching Academies, including print, website, and events, to raise the visibility of the organization.
The Development / Grant Manager is responsible for managing BPE's grant work relating to foundations and corporations from the initial stages of prospect research and funder cultivation through proposal writing, grant management, reporting, and stewardship. While the major focus is on grants, the position also supports other fundraising efforts. The Development / Grant Manager reports to the Senior Development Manager and collaborates with members of the Advancement, Finance, and Data teams.
The responsibilities of the Development / Grant Manager include, but are not limited to, the following:
With support from the Grant Writing Assistant, manage foundation and corporation grants: prospect research, project management, proposal writing, progress monitoring, reporting, and donor relations.
Manage and meet a rapid schedule of deadlines.
Support Chief Advancement Officer to manage relationships with foundation and corporate funders.
Liaise with the finance team to manage grant budgets, and with the data team to manage grant evaluations and data reporting.
Support the use of BPE’s Salesforce database, particularly with regard to grants management.
Support work related to corporate sponsorships.
Work to continuously improve knowledge of education and philanthropy.
Other duties as assigned.