Grant Operations Coordinator

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About us:
Our organization is a cultural society devoted to becoming the leading source for Jamaican news, culture and education while striving to promote a positive image of the Jamaican community worldwide. Our internships offer students and recent graduates an opportunity to enhance their educational and professional experiences and broaden their network.

Position Terms:
12-month assignment
6-month Assignment


Position Description ~ Grant Operations Coordinator

As a Grant Operations Coordinator for the Jamaican Heritage Society, you will work directly with the President and Founder managing the day-to-day grant research and application process for a non-profit organization. This internship is ideal for anyone interested in learning the inner workings of a non-profit and who wants unfettered access to everything a founder experiences when starting a company.

Your primary responsibilities:
Assist in promoting the organization’s initiatives
Research grant, sponsor and partnership opportunities
Reviewing and preparing applications for Federal, State, and Local Grants
Manage e-mail correspondence (as assigned)
Ensure smooth operation of administrative functions related to grants and fundraising

Position Requirements:
Exceptional oral and written communication skills
Extremely detail-oriented and organized
Ability to work independently

This position requires working a minimum of 5 hours per week for a period of 3 months or longer. A minimum of 3-hours per week must be worked between the hours of 8am and 6pm.

This is an unpaid internship.

Position Breakdown:
10% Administrative Duties
30% Project Work
60% Research


Minimum Requirements:
Strong oral and written communication skills
Ability to work efficiently with minimal supervision
Ability to work collaboratively
Excellent writing and internet research skills
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
Proficient in Google Apps (Gmail, Drive, Hangout)
Mac & PC proficiency
High School Diploma Required

Note: Undergraduate or Graduate students preferred. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, applicant screening will begin immediately, and the search will continue until the position is filled.


Required - Google Apps, Grant Preparation, Grant Coordination, Google
Preferred - WordPress, Grant Administration

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