Agape has an opening for a Grants Coordinator. In partnership with the Director of Development, this position is responsible for developing and writing all of Agape Child and Family Services' grants and managing all reports and notes for foundation and government funders. Will help forge new relationships with local, regional, and national foundations to build Agape's financial resources. Will also participate in developing, designing, and implementing a comprehensive fundraising plan supporting Agape's annual philanthropic goals.
- Responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources.
- Conduct research on foundation, corporate, and government funding prospects consistent with Agape Child and Family Services' priorities.
- Maintain a prioritized timeline for the cultivation of corporate and foundation funding sources.
- Meet with senior leadership and PQI teams to develop proposal content, compile budget information, and create and submit quarterly and annual funder reports, to include proper sign-off before submission for all proposals and grant reports and related financial representations.
- Lead administrator for grants management software - GrantHub - a system to track prospect engagement, proposal submission, grants received, and deadlines for proposal and report submissions. In addition, maintain accurate, relevant donor files in Raiser's Edge records, including tracking funder interactions
- Assist the Director of Development in creating monthly, quarterly, and annual grant reports.
- Assist the Director of Development with maintaining and developing grantor/grantee relationships.
- Assist in coordinating all funder site visits.
- Continually improve professional knowledge and skills by attending grant professionals' meetings, workshops, and conferences, as approved or planned by the agency.
- Participate in weekly staff meetings, bi-weekly development meetings, and in-service training provided by the agency.
- Participate in agency planning and development.
- Will perform all other duties within the general scope of this position, as requested by the Director of Development or Chief Executive Officer.
- Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working at a computer.
- Prolonged walking and standing, and climbing stairs within community sites and during community events.
- Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds at a time.
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university, or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position and at least 2 years of relevant experience. The ideal candidate is professional and resourceful, with the ability to work independently and as a team player. Must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Must be able to write, coordinate, and manage grants, generate reports, and handle multiple projects simultaneously. Demonstrated computer proficiency, including Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat, and other software applications essential to this position. Preferred knowledge and work in grants management software - GrantHub. Thrive in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a professional demeanor. High energy and passion for the Agape mission, vision, and core values. Should possess outstanding organizational and management skills, as well as demonstrated leadership qualities. Detailed and results-oriented. Must have an automobile available for business use and maintain a current driver's license and current auto insurance with acceptable coverage levels. Will be required to work a flexible schedule to include evenings and weekends as needed. The candidate must be willing to engage in Agape's Performance Quality and Improvement (also known as Continuous Quality Improvement) standards of quality & excellence.