Grant Manager at Kibeam, Inc.

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Grant Manager Kibeam, Inc.. Kibeam is an ed-tech startup developing a completely novel, AI-enabled, hands-on technology to tackle the global literacy crisis. We are helping young children develop essential reading skills while nurturing a lifelong passion for reading and learning - without screens. We are committed to empowering families and driving a quantum leap in literacy and education around the world. As we continue to grow, we are seeking talented and passionate individuals to join our dynamic, remote team, and help shape the future of learning.. This role might be for you if: . You have proven success finding, writing, securing and managing grants for nonprofits or mission-driven technology companies, especially in the education, edtech, literacy, or family support services sectors. You’ve built grant application and management processes from the ground up. You have excellent research and writing skills, and you’re confident managing the grant submission process from start to finish. You have a finger on the pulse of grant opportunities and a deep understanding of how to cultivate strong relationships in this space. You understand the literacy crisis, and you believe in Kibeam’s potential to tackle this problem head-on. . Responsibilities:. Manage the entire grant fundraising lifecycle from initial prospect research to concept development, tracking, engagement, and reporting.. Research and write compelling grant proposals, letters of inquiry, appeal letters, external fundraising communications, reports, and other necessary fundraising materials to secure funding from foundations, government organizations, and other sources.. Design and implement a database for grant prospects, deadlines, and ongoing status.. Collaborate with the leaders of Business Development, Operations, Engineering, and Product Development teams, as well as curriculum and academic research specialists, to gather information and ensure accuracy and relevance of proposal content.. Manage ongoing relationships with funders, encouraging deeper engagement with Kibeam and securing ongoing financial support.. Develop a plan for targeting new funders and initiating/cultivating those relationships.. Coordinate the acceptance of awarded grants, including reviewing terms and conditions and obtaining necessary approvals.. Monitor grant-funded programs to ensure compliance with grant requirements and organizational policies, facilitating training and support for staff involved in these programs to meet standards.. Prepare and submit progress and financial reports to funders according to grant requirements.. Collaborate with the VP of Operations and accounting team to track and manage grant budgets, ensuring that expenditures align with approved budgets.. Work with finance and program staff to ensure accurate and timely accounting and reporting of grant expenditures.. Maintain grant files, documentation, and records, ensuring they are up-to-date and audit-ready.. Conduct post-award grant evaluations and assist in the development of reports on program outcomes and impact.. Stay informed about changes in grant regulations, guidelines, and best practices.. Ensure Kibeam’s registrations with . , . , and other sites are active and current. . Requirements:. 5 years of experience in grant writing and management, ideally for education, edtech, literacy, or family support organizations.. Demonstrated success securing funding from foundations, government agencies, and corporations.. Prior experience building and overseeing grant management pipelines.. Strong research, writing, and editing skills with high attention to detail.. Proven skill leveraging AI technologies to support efficient copywriting.. Deep understanding of education/ed-tech space, or a willingness to immerse yourself in this space.. Excellent time management skills and confidence working independently.. Resiliency, proactive problem-solving skills, and a sense of humor.. Don’t worry if you don’t tick every box, we still would like to hear from you.  We are building a diverse and balanced team that complements each other while covering the critical skills and experience.. A bit about our R.I.S.E. culture at Kibeam:. The . R.I.S.E.. acronym captures the essence of our company's culture and serves as a guiding framework for our team's actions and decisions. By embracing these values, we strive to create a thriving and dynamic work environment where every team member can contribute their best and grow both personally and professionally, while also empowering families and making a lasting difference in the world of education and literacy.. Resilience (R):. Our team is characterized by its resilience, adaptability, and determination. We embrace challenges head-on, learn from setbacks, and bounce back with creative solutions and a positive outlook. Our resilience fuels our drive to achieve excellence and deliver groundbreaking products that will impact the lives of millions of young learners.. Innovation (I):. Innovation is at the heart of our culture. We encourage our team members to think creatively, explore new ideas, and push the boundaries of what's possible. We are committed to staying at the forefront of our industry, constantly seeking innovative ways to solve problems and improve the experiences of our users.. Support (S):. We believe that a supportive work environment is crucial for our team's success and well-being. We prioritize open communication, mutual respect, gratitude, and genuine care for one another. Our team members collaborate, share knowledge, and lift each other up, creating a strong foundation for achieving our goals together.. Empowerment (E):. Empowerment is central to our culture. We trust and invest in our team members, providing them with the tools, resources, and autonomy they need to excel in their roles. We recognize and celebrate individual strengths, fostering a sense of ownership and accountability that drives us to deliver exceptional results. Beyond our team, we are committed to empowering families by offering products and services that support their role in nurturing their children's education, well-being, and development.. Location:. Kibeam is a virtual, distributed team with close, continuous connection and support.  While we prefer candidates in the same time zone (west coast), we are much more interested in your skills and talents than where you work. You need to be able to work at home and join our full team (1-2 times per year) for in-person planning, activities, work and fun.. Kibeam is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.