Grants and Foundations Coordinator
Joining AGE of Central Texas’ team means the chance to advocate for and advance one of the longest serving and most important community resources for older adults and their families in our region. AGE is embarking on an exciting time in the organization’s 30-year history with the opportunity to grow and enhance our work to meet the changing needs of a growing population of seniors in Central Texas.
AGE of Central Texas provides services and support for older adults and the families who care for them, so that no one has to face the journey of aging alone. Our goal is to make Central Texas a great place for family caregivers and older adults.
How YOU are affecting change:
The Grants and Foundations Coordinator is responsible for cultivating relationships with and soliciting support from foundations, corporations, and government sources. This position works to strengthen existing relationships, initiate new contacts, and provides strategic direction to secure funding for AGE through long term partnerships.
The desired candidate will work to advance AGE’s interests by researching and identifying sources of support, proactively seeking opportunities to generate new proposals based on funder guidelines and interests, and by maintaining strong communication ties with corporate and foundation donors and prospects. This position collaborates with the fundraising and outreach team, program staff, and leadership on funding priorities and opportunities, prospect identification and cultivation, and donor stewardship.
- Work with program directors to assess funding needs and priorities. Maintain a strong relationship with program directors to express those needs to institutional funders, as well as ensure the most accurate and up-to-date program information is always available.
- Conduct relevant research on a variety of relevant topics to create and write strong, persuasive cases of support to incorporate into proposals.
- Write proposal narratives, prepare grant budgets and other supporting documentation, and submit grant proposals as required by specific funders, and before deadline.
- Produce grant reports as required by funder contracts and agreements. Work with program staff to ensure the implementation of outlined program deliverables and ensure that financial activities are in compliance with grant agreements. Proactively coordinate staff efforts to collect, analyze, and report data on the performance of grant funded activities and programs. Maintain relevant grant data for reporting and statistical analysis.
- Develop and maintain solicitation and reporting calendars. Prioritize tasks and meet all deadlines for preparation and submission of applications/requests and required reports.
- Nurture relationships with current and potential funders and manage regular communications, including program/activity updates, annual reports, and etc. Coordinate cultivation, stewardship and recognition activities such as signage, recognition in communications, and on-site visits for corporate sponsors and donors.
- Identify corporate prospects and conduct research to determine interest and giving potential.
- Research, monitor, and pursue competitive grant and corporate gift opportunities that support programs and align with the mission and goals of the agency.
- Produce regular reports on activity for Director of Development.
- Work closely with the development and outreach staff to coordinate fundraising, outreach and marketing, and program efforts in line with the mission and goals of the agency. Assist with other department events and activities as required. Perform other duties as directed.
- Assist with fundraising appeals and represent AGE at community events as needed.
- Maintain strictest confidentiality of client and donor information.
Selected by the Director of Annual Giving, and responsible to him/her.
Characteristics helpful to the job:
- Excellent writing ability, superb command of grammar, persuasive writing talent, editorial and research skills.
- Strong time management and organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects and overlapping deadlines.
- Strong communication and presentation skills, and strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
- Extreme and careful attention to detail.
- Ability to be flexible and work in a fast-paced environment.
- Wanting to work with a fun team that thrives on innovation and creativity.
- Bachelor's degree and at least one year of successful fundraising or nonprofit experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
- Understanding and knowledge of general nonprofit development and fundraising activities.
- Knowledge of trends, processes, and ethics in fundraising grant writing highly preferred.
- Working knowledge of local public and private foundations, corporations, corporate foundations, and government funders highly preferred.
Hours of Work:
This is a full time hourly position of 40 hours per week. General work hours are Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00. Some week nights and weekends are required.
Salary and Benefits:
Hourly rate of $16.00, health insurance (agency pays 85% of monthly premiums), up to 20 days of PTO earned in the first year, eight paid holidays during the year.
Job performance will be evaluated at the end of the first three months of employment and at least once a year thereafter.
It is understood that this document may be changed in the future in the best interest of the agency and/or the people served. Any changes will be discussed with the incumbent.
Please send a cover letter and resume to Aubrey Lethbridge at firstname.lastname@example.org
AGE of Central Texas is an Equal Opportunity Employer.