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Are you passionate about helping foster children and families?

Join an ethnically and culturally diverse team of multidisciplinary professionals. Unity Care has a wide-range of rewarding positions serving underserved foster youth and families in Santa Clara, San Mateo, and Placer Counties. As a member of the Unity Care team you will receive competitive benefits, training, and professional development opportunities.

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Unity Care is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender status, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, or covered veteran’s status, consistent with applicable state and federal laws. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

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Grant Manager - Specialist

Job Title
Grant Manager - Specialist
Position ID
San Jose,  CA 95126
Other Location

About Unity Care

Our mission is to provide quality youth and family programs for the purpose of creating healthier communities through lifelong partnerships.  Headquartered in San Jose, with incredible weather, culture and sports, and the SF Bay and ocean just minutes away.  Unity Care offers a wide range of services benefiting at-risk and foster youth and their families throughout Northern California. Its signature program, established in 1993, focuses on serving the housing needs of youth in foster care and beyond. The organization provides more than two dozen community-based, education and behavioral health programs, transforming the lives of over 6,000 youth and families annually.  We are proud to have one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse workforce in the Bay Area.  We have a friendly, servant-leader culture with significant growth opportunities.


Under the supervision of the Director of Development, Impact and Strategic Initiatives, the Grant Manager researches, writes, and prepares government, foundation and corporate grant proposals that align with our agency’s mission. This position will work as a member of the Development, Impact and Strategic Initiatives Department, requiring participation in regular staff meetings, cross-functional fundraising strategy meetings, grant compliance hand-off meetings, trainings at agency headquarters, and the attendance of occasional events. The Grant Manager will play a key role in proactively matching and marketing Unity Care Group (UCG) to potential funders, and track, monitor and manage proposals via internal and external data bases. 


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  1. Bachelor’s degree or higher in English, Journalism or related field
  2. 3-5 years of grant writing/fund raising experience in Social Services / Non-profit arena
  3. Strong oral & written communication skills
  4. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  5. Diplomatic team player with the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  6. Project management skills
  7. Experience with coordinating fundraising strategies and activities
  8. Demonstrate flexibility, initiative, reliability, creativity, and integrity
  9. Technical experience required in Excel, MS Word and PowerPoint
  10. High degree of professionalism, diplomacy, and ability to interact with staff, clients, funders, community members, and vendors


  1. Knowledge of and experience working with at risk or high risk youth and other minority populations

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE (but not limited to):

  1. Through interviews and other means, gather information that will easily allow him/her to grasp the concept of a project or program for which funding is sought as defined by the person responsible for carrying it out.
  2. Acquire and maintain sound knowledge and understanding of the organization, and use that knowledge and understanding to better comprehend all projects and programs for which grants will be sought and to recommend the seeking of grants.
  3. Research grant-making organizations and analyze them to identify likely funding sources for specific projects and programs.
  4. Compile, write, and edit all grant applications exhibiting strong expository writing skills and a high-level command of grammar and spelling.
  5. Review the budget of a project or program for which funding is sought and make recommendations to better present it to grant-making organizations.
  6. Develop individual grant proposals in accordance with each grant-making organization’s preferences and follow exactly each grant-making organization’s guidelines.
  7. Keep in contact with grant-making organizations during their review of a submitted grant application in order to be able to supply additional supportive material.
  8. Work closely with UCG’s leadership team to determine priorities for fund development activities
  9. Prepare reports and proposals in a complete and timely manner
  10. Research new government and foundation funding opportunities
  11. Establish professional relationships with foundations and corporate contacts for potential funding opportunities
  12. Support fundraising outreach; assist in the development of materials for donors including; appeals, newsletter, annual report, website and other publications
  13. Develop a Grant Planning Calendar and review process of proposals; track funding proposal deadlines for follow-up
  14. Continually develop methods for expanding funding by attending relevant community meetings (usually in partnership w/key Program Directors)
  15. Maintain funder files (soft and hard copies)
  16. Work with Program Directors to develop competitive grant funding strategies
  17. Research databases to identify funding sources;
  18. Write, edit, proof, coordinate, and track proposals and grant applications
  19. Other duties as assigned.


We maintain a collaborative learning environment where people are challenged, grow, and have fun.  We offer highly competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package, including generous time off, health and dental benefits, and 403b contribution.  Unity Care is an Equal Employee Opportunity employer.

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