Grants Manager

Business Development

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Money is one form of paper that is followed by another paper aka sales or grant proposals.

Thereby, Blue Sky Analytics is hiring a proposal manager with extensive prior experience of writing grant proposals and raising grants from various family offices, philanthropic foundations, competitions and challenges, multi-lateral organizations, etc.

Similarly, many data sales are prolonged processes, with NDAs, brainstorming, proposals, co-innovation pilots followed by feedback, upselling, etc. The candidate for this role will be evaluated majorly (80%) for grant proposal skills but will be expected to put 20% of their time also into sales proposals.

Responsibilities

  • Researching and identifying new funding prospects and opportunities
  • Mapping the entire landscape of funding bodies in India & globally
  • Building relationships and liaising with various grant-making bodies
  • Writing and editing of proposals for grant applications
  • Retrieving and assembling background information for grant proposals
  • Maintaining both consistency and quality
  • Take end-to-end ownership of the proposal deliverables
  • Translate win themes into the compelling story as part of the proposal writing
  • Contribute to Storyboarding, articulate differentiation as part of the proposal
  • Coordinate with Blue Sky team regarding various proposals, collecting relevant technical and strategic information

Skills & Requirements

  • Must have 2-5 years of experience in grant proposal writing
  • Strong experience in end-to-end proposal development
  • Prior demonstrated experience of raising grants alone or in teams
  • Should have a good command of the English language.
  • A demonstrated record of success with proposal writing and a genuine love of the written word.
  • Fast and nimble research capabilities, ability to synthesize information from source materials.
  • Bachelor’s degree (preferred in Engineering or Economics) and Masters in Public Policy, Development, Social Sciences etc.

✔ Who Should Apply?

  • Learning-junkies who are constantly striving to improve themselves
  • Self-starters who don't require micromanagement
  • Empathetic individuals who want to collaborate, not compete
  • You are not worried if you face a problem and will strive to find a solution
  • You are a young, driven, passionate, hard-working individual who wants to change the world
  • You love writing proposals. 10 page proposal for you is like "nothing" :P