Grant Specialist

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Better Communities
502 McKnight Drive Suite 200
Knightdale, NC
Posted: March 31 2016
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 3 Full-time, Unpaid

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The Grants Development Specialist is responsible for working closely with the Clinical Director to write grants and proposals and manage the full grants process for the agency. The Grants Development Specialist is responsible for the ongoing day-to-day management of the grant process including all business and financial management matters relating to the identification of the grant opportunity, grant review and assessment, writing grants, completion and submission of the application, management of awarded grant, and post-award activities.




Manage grants calendar and process from prospecting and pre-award phase through award closeout.
Research grant-making organizations and analyze them to identify likely funding sources for specific projects and programs.
Compile, write and edit all letters of inquiry, grant applications and other grant/proposal-making organizations in a clear and compelling manner and in accordance with guidelines.
Schedule and lead grants moves management team meetings ensuring program/project implementation of Federal, State, and donor agreements; and ensure donor stewardship and recognition.
Secure routine status report and provide regular reporting on all components related to the grants process.
Collaborate and serve as a liaison between the Fund Development department and applicable programs exploring grant opportunities and developing grant applications.
Review project/program budgets and persuasively present to grant-making organizations.
Establish and maintain contacts and relationships with internal and external constituents to ensure timely submissions, furnish supplemental materials, steward gifts, and ultimately grow relationships.
Ensure prompt acknowledgement of foundation gifts and ensure donor management in Raiser’s Edge database.
Prioritize projects to keep multiple projects moving in a timely manner, meet deadlines.
Knowledge of:

Knowledge of Federal and State laws, regulations, funding agency policies, and other requirements that affect grant program administration.
Knowledge of other Fund Development programs such as major gifts, prospect research, corporate and individual giving, etc.
Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge database, Microsoft Office, and Google Apps.
Customer Service:

Maintain a pleasant and professional environment for internal and external constituents.


Abilities and Skills:


Effective oral, written and listening communication skills.
Ability to receive and give constructive feedback.
Build rapport across organizational lines; establish collaborative working relationships to achieve objectives. Seek win-win solutions to conflict; develops network processional contacts; display empathy and tolerates diverse viewpoints.

Lead with strength and integrity to ensure implementation and progress on projects/programs. Exhibit professionalism, ethical and moral behavior in everyday business conduct. Earn trust of others. Recognizes and resolves ethical questions. Ensures Family Matters Mission and ethics are widely understood and carried out during the daily operations.
Develop workable implementation plans associated with grants; communicate changes effectively; build commitment and overcome resistance; prepare and support those affected by change; monitor transition and evaluate results.


Ability to acquire and maintain sound knowledge and understanding of the organization, and use that knowledge

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