Grants & Contracts Specialist
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Jewish Family & Career Services “JF&CS” is a Georgia non-profit organization with a roughly 18 million dollar budget. The agency makes hope and opportunity happen by providing integrated programs and services that maximize self-sufficiency and quality of life. The JF&CS Foundation holds the agency’s endowment and restricted fund assets. JF&CS is now seeking a Grants & Contracts Specialist.
Purpose: The Grants & Contracts Specialist provide written proposals and applications (including all activities associated with proposal/grant submission and reporting) to secure grant and contract funding for various JF&CS programs, infrastructure and other activities as identified. Secured funding will support the service delivery for JF&CS clients (beneficiaries) in need of assistance and foundational services in the areas of adults with intellectual/development disabilities (I/DD), Older Adult Services, Career Services, Counseling/Mental-Behavioral Health and Oral Health Services. The Grants & Contracts Specialist will demonstrate skills and expertise to assure diverse funding for the stability, growth and success of agency programs.
- Writing Grant and Contract proposals and renewals for agency programs, infrastructure and other activities. This includes researching and vetting available funding opportunities, collecting current research on each grant proposal’s subject; coordinating programmatic, administrative and budget preparation with appropriate staff members; completing necessary forms and attachments; preparing the budget and grant submission
- Writing, editing and research for reports and amendments as assigned
- Grant and Contract Administration including coordinating execution of contracts; maintaining computerized and/or paper files of all funding and developing a Funding Requirements Memo for awarded funds.
- Grant Compliance including communication of funding requirements to appropriate staff; ensuring the timely submission of required statistical and narrative reports; assisting with program reporting when necessary and outcome data review for compliance with funding requirements during the life of the grant.
- Administrative duties include regularly updating grants calendar, organizing & maintaining files, filing, writing cover and thank you letters for Grants.
- In-depth communication and information gathering with staff concerning programs and services
- Oral and written communication with funders to include attending meetings, conferences and contract negotiations as assigned.
- Assist other staff members on the Grants team administratively, writing / editing proposals and reports, reviewing and conducting research.
- Assist other JF&CS administrative departments with requests for information as it relates to grants and contracts.
- Other duties may be assigned.
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Must type a minimum of 40 WPM
- Ability to gather data, compile information and prepare grant proposals, budgets and outcomes for a wide variety of programs.
- Ability to work on a number of different projects simultaneously
- Ability to assist staff with program-related design, development and strengthening
- Ability to problem-solve and think creatively
- Team orientation with ability to be self-directed
- MS Office products including Word, Outlook, Excel
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
- Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize in a deadline driven environment
- Attention to detail; process oriented
- Must be Flexible
- Must exhibit Diplomacy
Education and/or Experience:
- Minimum of B.A. degree or equivalent experience of at least 5 years in an area related to Social/Human services
- Successful grant writing experience for government (federal & local), foundations (private/public), Federated (United Way/Federations), corporate, individual and partnership funding
- Successful grant awards of $25,000+
- Experienced researcher and understanding of data analysis
- Skilled at preparing proposal packages and developing budgets, outcome measures and grant compliance for nonprofit agencies
- Good understanding of Computers and other technology
- Ability to prepare and present presentations for trainings
- Knowledge of program structure, development, strengthening, and logic models/measurement preferred
- High level of competency in MS Office products including Word, Outlook, Excel, Power Point and Access preferred