Position:Grants and Outreach Coordinator (Part-Time, 20-25 hours per week)
Reports to: Chief Development and Communications Officer Supervisory Responsibility: None
The Grants and Outreach Coordinator is responsible for driving overall organizational growth by securing support from foundations, corporations, and government agencies to meet unrestricted and restricted revenue targets. This position also provides daily support within the Development for other fundraising initiatives as needed.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following, although other duties may be assigned to meet Agency needs:
Writes and reviews grant applications, proposals, abstracts and letters of inquiry.
Researches new funding sources and matches relevant sources to current funding priorities as determined by the Chief Development and Communications Officer and/or the CEO/President.
Communicates with other departments regularly to identify initiatives that may qualify for new funding resources.
Coordinates with staff members throughout the organization to develop case studies, data and/or abstracts to include with grant applications, and to facilitate the completion of grant reporting.
Develops positive and productive internal and external relationships with current and potential grantors that enhance organizational development efforts.
Maintains and organizes files and calendar for all current and potential grant funders and submitted applications.
Works on multiple projects simultaneously and manages workflow with other departments to meet deadlines.
Assists with administrative duties and other development-related projects as needed including verbal and written correspondence, reports, and mailings.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Communications, English, Fundraising or related field. Experience writing compelling pieces for a public audience through grants, marketing, essays, or articles. Writing sample required. Minimum of 1 year working as a grant researcher and writer, with demonstrated track record of securing grant funding. Experience working with or within a development department, ideally within the social services field.
Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated success in working collaboratively with staff throughout all areas of an organization to research, write, submit and provide follow-up reporting for grants.
Exceptional writing, communication, and time management skills.
Expertise in Internet research and use of Grants search engines.
Enthusiasm for learning new techniques/systems, taking on new projects, and independently seeking out resources online and among colleagues in the field regarding best practices.
Ability to interact with a diverse group of donors, demonstrating tact, diplomacy, discretion, flexibility, a positive attitude, and professionalism at all times.
Comfortable working with advanced word processing, database and spreadsheet applications (Word, Excel, Word Perfect, PowerPoint). Able to merge letters, labels, and provide administrative support as needed. Experience with CRM systems such as Exceed or Little Green Light a plus.
Must enjoy a fast-paced team environment, managing multiple projects at the same time and working independently with minimal supervision
Every day, we renew our commitment to providing choices and opportunities for persons with disabilities and their families through a culture of innovation and caring, to enrich their lives and maximize their independence.
Our Board of Directors, staff, volunteers, and funding partners are passionate about helping those we serve create meaningful days, productive ...years, and, ultimately, more fulfilling lives.
New Star serves over 650 children and adults each day whose lives are impacted by mild to profound disabilities. Our service area reaches those living in and around the Chicagoland area and Northwest Indiana.
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