Grants Specialist
Green Bay, WI
Classification/Hours:  Full-time Salaried/M-F 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Pay Classification:  Specialist/Coordinator                            


Job Summary:

The Grants Specialist is responsible for researching and identifying grant funding opportunities and evaluating for appropriateness for the organization. This individual develops proposals and applications and assists in managing the grant development process to procure funds that will sustain and expand the program and general operating needs of the organization. The Grants Specialist assembles all pertinent grant material packages for final submission; ensures overall accuracy and quality of grant contract documents leaving the organization; and works with the appropriate Operations staff to coordinate the completion and submission of required follow-up reports. Work is performed in regular communication with the VP of Development and under broad direction of the Chief Executive Officer, with a large degree of work performed independently.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Grants Management
Secures funding for programs and develops funding partnerships. Responsible for developing, proposal writing, procuring, and monitoring of public/private grant funds. Oversees the administration of these programs with assistance from Club management.Establishes objectives consistent with organizational goals and mission.
Acts as a positive and professional Club representative with new partners.
Maintains security of confidential records and information.
Works with Operations staff to establish and communicate grant-driven program goals, measure program impact, collect outcomes, prepare reports, and provide information that can be used to improve program performance while fulfilling grant reporting requirements.Ensures compliance with complex reporting and agreement specifics.
Uses effective and efficient methods for organizing and maintaining records.
Resource Management
Participates in the development, implementation, and monitoring of the Club’s annual budget and development plans.
Ensures grant program and finance reports are submitted by deadline dates.
Other Responsibilities
Provides communication and direction to the Chief Executive Officer and Board members on grant activities required to fund Club operations and targeted programs.
Handles other duties and responsibilities deemed necessary or important as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited college or university in journalism, communications, human services, social services, or an appropriate field.
A minimum of three years of work experience in grants management, successful grant writing, or applicable field.
An equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Preferred Requirements:

Sound understanding in the principles and practices of grant preparation and administration.
Working knowledge of government and private funding prospects, current research in youth development field, and the emerging needs of the local community.
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
Attention to detail, ability to read and understand complex narrative material to determine eligibility and ensure compliance.
Able to write clearly and informatively, vary writing style as needed, and present numerical data effectively.
Ability to plan, organize and prioritize in order to accomplish work in compliance with quality standards and deadlines.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Club staff, Board members, volunteers, community groups and others.
Demonstrated project management abilities.



Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job; reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions; duties are normally performed at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Green Bay.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.