In collaboration with the executive board and staff across all disciplines and departments, the Grant Development Specialist is responsible for the coordination of activities related to grants.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:
-Research, write, edit, and submit grants to various funding agencies.
-Develop grant with local, foundation and/or private agency applications for submission, negotiation and implementation of the grant-funded activities (estimated funding levels $25K - $2.5M per grant).
-Monitor and analyze grant activities by identifying and solving potential or existing grant issues.
-Write, develop and coordinate grant proposal packages to government agencies and foundations.
-Oversee and continuously monitor performance measure, grant deliverables and reports to ensure grant targets and responsibilities are met.
-Work with internal departments to ensure preparation of written and statistical reports are completed in a timely manner and submitted to funding agencies once approved by the executive board.
-As a grants manager you are responsible for submitting applications, renewals and oversight of current programs within the organization.
-Perform other duties as assigned.
-Ensure that all work is done in a timely and accurate manner.
-Ensure that all tasks related to the grant process are in accordance with company policies and governmental regulations.
-Develop and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers.
-Ensure all actions, job performance, personal conduct and communications represent ForwardHeroes in a highly professional manner at all times.
-Uphold and ensure compliance and attention to all company policies and procedures as well as the overall mission and values of the organization.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/ KEY COMPETENCIES:
-High level of skill at building relationships and providing excellent customer service to all funding agencies.
-Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
-Proficiency in the use of a computer and commonly used software packages, including Microsoft Office Suite.
-Ability to handle multiple/diverse tasks requiring knowledge and experience.
-Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
-Education: Bachelor’s degree preferred.. Experience in lieu of a degree may be considered.
-Knowledge and Experience: --Demonstrated experience writing or assisting with grant proposals for non-profits as well as government organizations. --Knowledge of federal, state, and local grant laws, rules, regulations, processes, and procedures.
-Physical/ Environmental: Constant sitting, standing and walking, Constant use of a computer, A medium to high level of manual dexterity required.
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