The Education Grants Manager is responsible for identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of grants from private/public foundations and government sources in support of KQED Education, with a focus on high five-figure and six-figure grants. KQED Education is an innovative program that provides professional development for teachers, classroom resources and unique digital tools to support students to practice critical thinking, express themselves through media and engage in civic discourse. This role is responsible for developing and executing strategies to meet ambitious funding goals by maintaining and when possible increasing levels of support from current funders while bringing new funders into the fold. This position is part of a four-person grants team within a 20-person Development division. This role serves as the key Development staff liaison with KQED Education and its institutional funders, and will represent KQED and KQED Education in meetings and events, as well as work collaboratively with colleagues in KQED Development, Finance, the board of directors, and others as needed.
Familiarity with secondary school education and/or youth development will be important for this role, as well as an interest in public media. Excellent internet research and communication skills (oral and written) are essential, as well as a passion for developing and maintaining professional relationships. The department values flexibility and creativity in response to emerging funding opportunities and so this role may also be called upon to engage non-traditional funding sources or contribute to grants-related projects beyond education as assigned.
At KQED, we are a strong community of visionaries, storytellers, creators, technologists, researchers, educators and innovators who share a passion for public media. One of our core beliefs at KQED is that we are better together, that we strive to be better each day and accountable when we aren’t. We strongly encourage applications from BIPOC, people with disabilities and LGBTQIA+ people.
Let us tell you more about our benefits:
Whether you’re single, married, have children, are in a domestic partnership or anything in between, we have you covered. Employees at KQED enjoy a family-friendly workplace offering paid time off, paid holidays, paid parental leave, family medical leave benefits, comprehensive health/vision/dental and commuter benefits as well as a 403(b) plan. KQED encourages diversity, openness and offers training to support personal and professional development. In addition, we are proud to offer Employee Resource Groups, wellness programs as well as free KQED membership.
The mission that drives us:
KQED is for everyone who wants to be more.
Our television, radio, digital media, and educational services change lives for the better and help individuals and communities achieve their full potential.
KQED serves the people of Northern California with a community-supported alternative to commercial media.
We provide people with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions; convene community dialogue; bring the arts to everyone and engage audiences to share their stories. We help students and teachers thrive in 21st-century classrooms, and take people of all ages on journeys of exploration- exposing them to new people, places and ideas.
We celebrate diversity, embrace innovation, value lifelong learning and partner with those who share our passion for public services.