• Fundraising and Grants Coordinator

    Posted: 03/13/2024

    Job Purpose 

    This is a newly developed position and as a member of the Leadership Team the Fundraising and Grants Coordinator participates in the strategic planning, budgeting, and development for grants and fundraising. This position will work closely with the Executive Director, Board of Directors, and Staff in the development of all grants and fundraising endeavors and maintains a visible presence as an ambassador of the organization in the community. This position will assist in the development of the annual fundraising strategy, research, and approach. This position has significant opportunities for impact and growth in a rapidly growing nonprofit organization. The Fundraising and Grants Coordinator is responsible for the fulfillment of the organizational mission. 
    Duties and responsibilities

     Community Engagement:

     Represent the organization externally, developing community relationships as well as attending and speaking at identified community engagement events. 

     As a part of the leadership team participate in ongoing leadership.
    Grow knowledge of domestic violence and homelessness and philanthropy best practices through continual training and education 
    Fundraising and Special Events: 
    Participate in the strategic planning, budgeting, development of fundraising.
    Assist in the establishment of event planning and design for agency’s signature annual fundraising event with support of the Executive Director and Board Event Planning Committee.
    Assist in the planning and execution of special events with support of the Executive Director and Board Event Planning Committee
    Assist in some marketing and communication plans and activities.
    Oversee all donor acknowledgement activities and ensure donor records are maintained.
    Measure and report on the progress of reaching organizational budget goals monthly.
    Engage board, staff, and volunteers in supporting the fundraising goals of the organization. 
    Participate in the strategic planning, budgeting, and development for grants.

    Oversee government, foundation, corporate and church grant proposals, and reporting.
    Responsible for phases of grants development, evaluation, and compliance, including research, pre award grant writing, managing grant reporting process and successfully closing out grant project with final budget and report outcomes o stakeholders along with the finance manage and compliance manager.
    Actively researches and pursues perspective public and private funding sources, while developing relationships with potential funders
    Performs internal review of organizational needs, collects, and gathers program data, and assesses the feasibility of obtaining project grants.
    Investigates local, state, federal, private, foundation, and corporate sources of funds.
    Develops and maintains and internal grant application process.
     Develops and maintains a grant management system for funded grants that includes report due dates, budget adherence, and any other grant requirements.
    Develops and maintains a library of information on funding sources, grant writing, and community and state data relevant to the organization’s programs and services.
    Coordinates, develops, and processes grant applications from conceptual to submission stage while working closely with staff throughout all phases.
    Manages multiple projects and priorities including searching for funding sources, writing proposals, managing existing grants, reporting to stakeholders, and working on special projects.
    Develop proposal for matching grants.
    Oversee preparation of grant proposals, conduct a final review, and ensure timely submission.
    Maintain accurate record of past and present grant opportunities, deadlines, and proposals.
    Respond to funder questions in a timely manner. 
    Must embrace the mission and vision of Sarah's House
    Excellent oral and written communication skills
    Excellent time management and critical thinking skills
    Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
    Knowledgeable of funding sources, compliance issues, and legal and fiscal policies and funding sources and appropriate government agencies
    High degree of initiative to find solutions and meet deadlines.
    Read and comprehend, interpret, and apply governmental regulations and proposal guidelines.
    Work independently, be computer literate and possess the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
    Some experience in fundraising, event planning, public relations, marketing, development and /or sales with measurable results.
    Demonstrated successful track record of personally identifying, cultivating, and soliciting major individual and institutional donors.
    Possess strong organizational skills, planning abilities, time management, and attention to detail; must be able to follow through on all assigned tasks and goals.
    Display a positive attitude, demonstrate professional presence and self-confidence, and possess good listening skills.
    Ability to maintain flexible work schedule multitask, collaborate effectively with others, and manage several projects at once in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. 
    Bachelor’s Degree preferably in business or related field, or equivalent experience 
    High level of proficiency with Microsoft office, including Excel, Word, and Power Point, familiarity with donor database software,
    Ability to work evening and weekends as needed for fundraising and stewardship events. 
    Working conditions
    Position may require evening, nights and or weekends for the execution of fundraising activities and events. 
    Physical requirements
    Position may require standing and walking 80% of the shift. Position requires individuals to be able to lift 30 pounds and up to 50 pounds with assistance.  

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