Grant Coordinator

Classification: Part-time, non-exempt

Reports To: President

Junior Achievement of Northwestern Ohio (JA) believes students should graduate from high school with a vision of future success and a defined path(s) needed to get there. We empower students to be more deliberate about their future, connecting them with a direct link to life after high school by exposing them to potential career opportunities through engaging mentors from the business community. We believe we are helping to develop the future talent for our community, securing the future of our companies and our economy.

Position Summary: The Grant Coordinator will conduct research, assess mission match for available grants, and create and assemble grant requests. The Grant Coordinator will be expected to maintain a calendar of submissions and report deadlines. This intern works closely with the Program team to maintain a calendar of submissions and report deadlines.

Key Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

  • Research funding opportunities that align with the short term and long-term funding needs and goals of the agency.
  • Conduct the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to federal, state, local and private foundation funding sources.
  • Maintain a calendar of submissions and other deadlines to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposal deadlines, and reports.
  • Synthesize, and organize content used for funding applications and reports, including editing and proofreading proposal and reporting narratives, reviewing budgets, and compiling other components of an application and reports.
  • Help ensure that reporting requirements for funders are met.
  • Perform online research related to funding opportunities.
  • Gather and compile statistical updates from program staff.
  • Update fundraising database and other information-tracking documents.
  • Help organize electronic files.
  • Prioritize multiple grant opportunities to ensure multiple proposals proceed in a timely manner.
  • Manage supplemental material required for proposals.
  • Design and incorporate strategic planning with each program on the narrative and budget that produces results and solutions to identified needs.
  • Maintain confidentiality and ensure compliance with related policies.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Must have experience in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), MS Teams, Canva.
  • Ability to enforce deadlines. Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication and public speaking skills.
  • Experience working in deadline-driven environments.
  • Strong enough math skills for grant budgeting.
  • A successful track record in setting priorities, information delivery, and time management.
  • Understanding of contract requirements management including activity design and data collection to ensure compliant contract expectations.

Education: Candidates of all degree and academic certification levels are welcome. As research demonstrates that education requirements can be a deterrent for qualified candidates, we have decided not to require candidates to demonstrate a specific degree or level of academic certification. Instead, we encourage all candidates with the professional experiences, values, and skills outlined in this position specification to apply.

This position in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related duties required by their supervisor. This document does not create an employment contract implied or otherwise, other than an “at-will” relationship. Junior Achievement of Northwestern Ohio, Inc. (JA) is an “at-will” employer, and as such employment with JA is not for a fixed term or definite period and may be terminated at the will of either party, with or without reason, and without prior notice.

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