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About Us

Boys Hope Girls Hope is the catalyst that helps young people achieve their full potential. We are connecting with youth when they are 10-13 years old, who are bright, motivated, and inspired to help their families break the cycle of poverty and create a new beginning. In partnership with their families and guardians, our job is to guide and nurture them on the way there. We help them find their purpose and passion by exposing them to life, educational, and professional opportunities they might not otherwise be able to access.  


We make a long-term commitment to our young people from middle school, through high school, college, and into their early careers. There is one program with two unique but complementary pathways to meet young people’s needs. Our Academy provides year-round, out-of-school time programming. Our Residential pathway serves as the primary home for scholars who receive round-the-clock care in a structured and loving environment. We provide scholarships, wrap-around support and connections to internships and jobs for post-secondary/collegian students.   


The Boys Hope Girls Hope Network includes more than 250 team members and 300 volunteers, who work together to serve more than 1,200 young people in cities across the United States, Guatemala and Mexico. Scholars come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and we encourage applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.


To nurture and guide motivated young people in need
to become well-educated, career-ready men and women for others.



Deadline: Open until filled
Status: Regular Full-Time
Type: Non Supervisory Level/Professional
Location: Hybrid Remote
Travel: Approximately 15%

Position Description

Boys Hope Girls Hope Network Headquarters seeks an experienced professional with excellent writing and verbal communication skills to support its advancement efforts as the full-time Grants & Stewardship Manager. Responsibilities include supporting fund development outcomes through grant and proposal writing, donor stewardship, and reporting. The Director of Grants and Stewardship reports directly to the Vice President of Advancement at the Network Headquarters. The position is open to candidates residing in the St. Louis metropolitan area and remote applicants who are comfortable with periodic travel. 

Primary responsibilities include supporting Boys Hope Girls Hope fundraising for central leadership in youth development programming, college preparation and support, administrative operations, marketing, technology, communications, and performance management at an exciting time when the organization embarks upon a campaign to scale impact. The Director of Grants and Stewardship also supports the Network Headquarters’ collaborative funding initiatives and advancement training support for professionals across the network of 15 affiliates.

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Key Responsibilities

Conduct grant-writing and proposal development: 

  • Research grant prospects and write proposals to support Network Headquarters and collaborative opportunities to benefit the affiliate network. 
  • Report on funded grants to support the organization and its initiatives. 
  • Execute all grant-related assessments/reports in coordination with program staff to ensure that Boys Hope Girls Hope excels in fulfilling all grant agreements and acquires subsequent awards. 
  • Manage the calendar of grant prospects to ensure the timeliness of submissions and reports to published deadlines. 

Increase donor identification, cultivation, solicitation, engagement, and retention: 

  • Support donor engagement strategies to increase retention, awareness, and funding from individuals, corporations, and foundations. 
  • Analyze research on giving prospects, including background, capacity, and wealth screening to determine solicitation and engagement strategies. 
  • Meet with foundation and corporation representatives for solicitation, stewardship, and reporting. 
  • Work with the Database and Development Coordinator and Administrative Support Specialist to execute appeals and acknowledgments —email, direct mail, and targeted campaigns—according to the annual Development Plan.

Benefits & Applying

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Ideal candidates will:
  • Be passionate about the Boys Hope Girls Hope mission! 
  • Be an effective collaborator who contributes to a team-based environment where excellence, integrity, credibility, ethics, passion, intentionality, and thoroughness are modeled and celebrated. 
  • Excellent writing, organizational, and verbal communication skills. 
  • Experience in successfully writing and procuring grants. 
  • At least five years of relevant development experience within a highly performance-driven organization. 
  • Possess the ability to set, manage, and meet personal and organizational timelines and deadlines. 
  • Working knowledge of donor database systems. 
  • Ability to coordinate multiple responsibilities, remain self-motivated, and utilize good problemsolving skills. 
  • Possess a bachelor’s degree.

Boys Hope Girls Hope is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for any position applied for without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, age, disability, military service, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Federal, state, or local law.  Learn more about our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Boys Hope Girls Hope Network Headquarters

The Boys Hope Girls Hope Network is constantly growing with team members, including paid employees and long-term volunteers, working together to serve an ever-increasing population of young people across the United States, Guatemala, and Mexico. With your enthusiasm to join us, our potential for an even wider reach is limited to nothing!