The Director of Grants and Contracts is responsible for securing budgeted revenue from private foundation, corporate and government grant funding sources in the areas of child advocacy, foster care, education and related areas. This includes writing and submitting grant applications, proposals, letters of interest, reports and collateral material to existing and prospective donors and government funders. The Director of Grants and Contracts also is responsible for ensuring the development of appropriate budgets for grants and the allocation of grant funds among budget categories, particularly for government grants. This position also will ensure the grants calendar is up to date, all deadlines for submissions and reporting are met, detailed records of all solicitations and transactions are maintained, the cultivation and stewardship of grant funders is well-managed, and new grant prospects and funding opportunities, both public and private, are identified. In addition, the Director of Grants and Contracts will supervise the part-time Grants Administrative Assistant. The Assistant provides support with grant writing, research and administrative activities and also answers and forwards phone calls and greets and directs office visitors.