The Grant Coordinator will report directly to the Development & Communications Director in all areas of job performance and responsibilities. They will drive foundation relations toward an annual goal of $500+ in grants and manage strong relationships with grant funders.

The Grant Coordinator will have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in English, Grant Writing, or related field or have equivalent grant or other extensive writing experience. Experience with Microsoft Office programs and grant research outlets is required. Experience with database software preferred. Ability to work some evenings and weekends, as needed.

The Grant Coordinator must have excellent written communication and public speaking skills. They must possess the ability to work with various deadlines and support multiple projects at the same time and are detail oriented, a strong planner, organized, and have good administrative skills. This position requires excellent project management skills.

As an employee at DCCH Center for Children and Families, they shall be sensitive and responsive to cultural differences, which are present in the organization’s service population. They will participate in the support and activities of the Performance Quality Improvement Program.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES

GRANTS

  • Work directly with board members and staff of local and national charitable foundations to learn their priorities and develop trusting and fruitful relationships.
  • Communicate with the foundations in their portfolio to keep them informed about DCCH Center and its programs.
  • Identify and research potential grant funding sources to support the priorities and needs of the programs at DCCH.
  • Utilize resources such as Grant Watch, Grant Station, and the public library system to seek out new funders that would support our programs.
  • Write and submit in a timely manner, cover letters, letters of intent, funding proposals, and marketing cases for support. Responsible for all aspects of proposal preparation and submission and maintaining quality donor files.
  • Responsible for writing and submitting grant reports to donors for previously funded projects.
  • Initiate strategies to expand the donor pipeline, deepen the culture of philanthropy to sustain and grow DCCH’s programs, and ensure the successful attainment of annual goals.
  • Personally build and manage a portfolio of 60-75 grant funding prospects to generate $500,000+ annually. Maintain a strong professional presence in the community as a representative of DCCH Center.
  • Contribute to special projects and be prepared to attend and present at Development & Marketing Committee meetings and prepare reports for the Board of Directors.
  • Use Salsa Labs database and other resources to compile individual foundation prospect profiles. Assist with donor database management as related to grants.

If you are interested, please e-mail your resume to Amy Pelicano at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..