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Grants Coordinator

Denver Film
Denver, Colorado
Salary Range $40,000 - $50,000
Closing date
Feb 12, 2022

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Focus Areas
Arts / Culture / Humanities
Job Function
Development / Fundraising
Position Type
Full Time
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Classification: Salaried, Exempt

Salary Range: $40,000 – $50,000

Location: Remote for the foreseeable future; occasionally on location at the Sie FilmCenter – 2510 E. Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206

Reporting Structure: Reports to the Development Manager

Currently, Denver Film requires all staff be vaccinated for COVID-19 and is also requiring everyone in its building(s) to wear masks. “Vaccinated” means fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as defined by the CDC (i.e., more than 14 calendar days following receipt of a final dose of an FDA or World Health Organization authorized or approved vaccine). Denver Film will engage in an interactive process to determine if a reasonable accommodation is available for those who cannot be vaccinated due to a disability or sincerely held religious belief. 


Denver Film is seeking an organized, detail-oriented new team member to execute the research, tracking, application, and reporting processes for grants, fiscal sponsorships, and other related funding programs. As a member of the Marketing and Development team, the Grants Coordinator will help the Development Manager and Chief Marketing Officer highlight Denver Film’s community-building initiatives and strategically cultivate and maintain new and reinvigorated opportunities for programmatic, educational, and general operating support, while also facilitating internal programs that provide support to independent filmmakers.

About Denver Film:

The first Denver International Film Festival was successfully launched in May 1978. Three years later, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Denver Film Society was created to expand opportunities to bring films to Denver that otherwise might not be shown and to celebrate and cultivate film as an art form.  Over the years the organization has grown into one of the largest and most respected cultural institutions in the Rocky Mountain region. In 2019, the organization rebranded to Denver Film in an effort to build a more inclusive organization. This effort continues as we focus on diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility across our wide array of year-round programs including the Colorado Dragon Boat Film Festival, Women+Film Festival, CinemaQ Film Festival, CineLatinx Film Festival, Film on the Rocks, and the Denver Film Festival. Denver Film operates the Sie FilmCenter, which is the year-round cinematic home hosting over 800 films, education programs, community conversations, filmmakers from around the world, and special events throughout the year. 

Our Mission: 

Our mission is to create entertaining and transformative experiences for the Colorado community through the power of diverse voices in film. 

Our Values: 

Creativity – We cultivate curiosity and innovation in everything we do to transform lives through film

Community – We strive to create a sense of fellowship with others; we continuously explore ways in which film can foster community

Accessibility – We advocate for the diverse ideas, cultures, opinions, and needs of our communities. With focuses on diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility

Professionalism – We act with respect, integrity, and competence. We are accountable for our actions and choices

Excellence – We challenge ourselves to mindfully curate films that educate, inform, and invoke though-provoking conversations

Collaboration – We embrace partnership and teamwork, working collaboratively to build community through film

What You’ll Do:

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

Identifying, researching, and tracking potential funding opportunities as aligned with Denver Film’s programmatic and educational initiatives

Managing application and reporting requirements for all grants, both for Denver Film-awarded grants like the Music on Film / Film on Music grant and those awarded to Denver Film from private foundations and government entities 

Assisting the Development Manager in reviewing and drafting RFPs, LOIs, and narrative grant reporting language

Managing up-to-date records for the fiscal sponsorship program, in which Denver Film extends its 501(c)3 status to local filmmaking projects, which may include:

Tracking all donations and invoices per project

Maintaining updated records on shared spreadsheets

Scheduling test screenings for fiscal sponsorship projects

Assisting the Development Manager in coding relevant gifts to their appropriate program, purpose or campaign and generating and sending acknowledgment letters where necessary

Contributing to other tasks as required, such as reporting for Denver Film’s annual audit; scheduling Board of Directors meetings; maintaining various government registrations; coordinating with other team members across departments to assist with initiatives

Who You Are:

The ideal candidate for this position *enjoys* working with numbers and expresses proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite, particularly with Excel. They will be responsible for tracking various metrics in real-time and utilizing this information to create deliverables for various reports. They may have prior experience with information database(s) and even specific experience with fundraising software. They have excellent interpersonal written and oral communication skills and a high degree of discretion in managing sensitive and confidential information. Prior administrative experience in a non-profit organization, specifically with grant development and compliance, is a plus. While this candidate will be working closely with individuals such as the Development Manager and Accounting Manager, they will also be expected to work independently, take direction, remain flexible, and have the ability to perform under the pressure of multiple time-sensitive tasks. 

This position offers a flexible work schedule, including a discretionary PTO policy, along with opportunities for professional development. After 60 days, this position will be eligible for benefits, including coverage of health, dental, and vision.

How to Apply:

Please visit to submit your application. Also required in the application process is a cover letter. 

Denver Film is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment policies and programs of Denver Film are nondiscriminatory in regard to race, gender, religion, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. All potential candidates who identify as Black, Indigenous, person of color, immigrant, living with a disability, low-income, or LGBTQ+ are highly encouraged to apply.


The review of applications begins Monday, January 31, 2022, but the deadline for applications is Sunday, January 30. If your application is moved forward, the application process may include 2-3 interviews with Denver Film staff members. The tentative starting date is between February 14 – 21, 2022.

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