Job Description

Under the direction of the Vice President of Fund Development, the Grants Coordinator is primarily responsible for developing and writing grant proposals to grant-making organizations and will persuasively communicate BGCT’s mission and programs to potential funders.  Other core responsibilities include: researching new, current and lapsed grant opportunities; preparing and submitting grant applications and proposals; maintaining a calendar of submissions, reporting and other deadlines; preparing and submitting reports; and entering grant information into a donor management database.

Responsibilities

  • Research new grant funding opportunities that would be applicable for BGCT and review with VP Fund Development prior to application
  • Develop, write and submit grant applications and proposals to grant-making organizations such as foundations
  • Effectively communicate the organization’s mission and programs in compelling and persuasive ways to potential funders
  • Collaborate with Finance and VP of Program Operations to prepare budgets, cases for support, program briefs, and data to demonstrate the impact of our programs
  • Enter grant key grant information into donor management database (e.g. reporting, stewardship notes, etc.)
  • Ensure prompt acknowledgement of all grants and gifts
  • Maintain calendar to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposal submission deadlines, and reporting
  • Conduct prospect research and update donor management database with detailed information about potential funders
  • Identify lapsed funders by reviewing reports from our donor management database and grant files and explore additional funding opportunities
  • Organize and prioritize projects to keep multiple efforts moving in a timely manner, meet deadlines and manage supplemental materials required for proposals

Minimum Qualifications

 Four years of experience in researching, writing and coordinating grants or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field is strongly preferred.

Desired Competencies

  • Must be able to craft funding proposals in a clear and compelling manner.
  • Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals; strong editing skills; and attention to detail.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Must be self-motivated and highly organized.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research with a high level of computer literacy, and experience using online databases and other sources to locate biographical, financial, and philanthropic information.
  • Knowledge of fundraising information sources, basic fundraising techniques and strategies, and knowledge of fundraising information sources.
  • Ability to monitor and meet income goals.
  • Must also have an understanding of budgets as they relate to proposals and grants.

Interested candidates must submit a writing sample and letter of interest in order to be considered.  Sample may be attached to resume or emailed to [email protected]  Resume must be submitted through website prior to sending sample via email.

This position is part-time between 20-29 hours/week with flexible schedule and telecommuting work arrangements possible.  The work schedule will be determined with supervisor but primarily during the office hours of Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Pre-employment drug testing and a background check is part of our hiring process.  

Open until filled. Review will begin May 24th.