Under general direction from the Development Director, the Grants Coordinator is responsible for the development of corporate, foundation and government funding to support Library programs and projects.
- Knowledge of principles, concepts, and methods of development-related communications and fundraising.
- Knowledge of private, community, and government grant-seeking and submissions.
- Knowledge of fundraising / donor management software [Raiser's Edge or similar software].
- Skill in conducting research associated with grant funding sources and requirements.
- Skill in customer service.
- Ability to demonstrate tact, discretion, and confidentiality especially as it relates individual, foundation, and corporate giving.
- Ability to use a personal computer and job-related software or systems applicable to the essential functions of the job, which may include, but not be limited to email/calendar software, internet/intranet browsers, word processing, spreadsheets, database software, and various systems of software used by CCPL.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Researches foundation, corporate, government and other sources of grant funding to identify strategic funding opportunities for the Library.
- Writes and completes all grant proposals, applications, and reports in accordance with funders' giving policies, guidelines, criteria, and deadlines.
- Coordinates efforts to engage and steward foundations and corporations that are current funders or prospective funders, including site visits and meetings with key representatives and regularly communicating programming updates and other issues of interest.
- Works with CCPL staff to evaluate and create strong grant proposals and reports and ensures timely submission in keeping with the funders' deadlines.
- Maintains electronic reporting of grant proposal and grant report statuses.
- Maintains up-to-date knowledge of CCPL Strategic Plan and all Library programs to successfully identify new funding opportunities or expand current relationships.
- Complies with Cuyahoga County Public Library's policies, rules, guidelines, procedures, requirements, standards, and practices applicable to the job, including [but not limited to] work scheduling and attendance, customer service, use of Library property, computer use, personal conduct, and confidentiality.
- Other duties as assigned.
SUMMARY MINIMUM EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
- Education: Bachelor's degree in Communications, English, or a related field is required.
- Certifications or licensure: None
- Years of relevant experience: 3-5 years
- Years of experience supervising: None.
- A valid driver's license and reliable personal transportation is required, as well as in-force automobile insurance.
- Criminal background check is required, as are pre-employment drug and nicotine screens.
- The work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of offices, which includes the need for general safe workplace practices with office equipment and computers, avoidance of trips and falls, and observance of fire regulations.
- The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.
- This position is performed in an office setting although off-site meetings in various settings occur.
- Lift light objects [less than 20 pounds] and carry them short distances [20 feet or less].
- The schedule is generally normal business hours Monday through Friday. Weekend hours may be possible depending on library open hours or other scheduling needs.
- The position generally requires 40.0 hours in a workweek.
- Some travel to/from Library branches is required.