The Grants and Communications Coordinator is a member of the CASA of Larimer County Development Team and assists with building support and increased capacity for CLC’s mission and programs. The Grants and Communications Coordinator reports to the Development Manager and is responsible for coordinating the grant application and management process including: identification of new funding sources, writing/editing/reviewing grants and reports, building and maintaining relationships with foundation representatives, as well as producing accurate and timely reports to funders. This position also contributes to donor cultivation and stewardship efforts including writing and developing donor correspondence, communication strategies, and provides support for all development activities. Additionally, this position collaborates with and supports all staff around messaging for volunteer recruitment, event marketing, and mission impact messaging across digital and social media platforms.
Collaborate with the leadership team to identify revenue gaps, potential grant funding, and goals.
Provide effective and successfully funded grant prospecting, grant applications, and grants management.
Participates in grant/funding presentations as needed.
Maintain a portfolio of public and private foundations to cultivate, solicit and steward.
Ensure compliance with grant reporting requirements.
Effectively manage deadlines and prioritize workloads. Take initiative in completing and coordinating assigned projects with minimal supervision.
Work with the Operations Manager & Program Director to coordinate and submit grant related documentation, data, and financial information to funders in a timely fashion.
Maintain proper grants management and data entry, account clean up, acknowledgements and reporting in CRM.
Collaborate with the program and community engagement staff to deliver clear and compelling content to donors, supporters and potential supporters. Content includes but is not limited to maintaining CLC blog, newsletters, social media platforms, and letters.
Assist Development Manager and Executive Director with appeal letters, thank you letters, and impact correspondence to donors and supporters.
Track effectiveness of grants and communication efforts.
Represents the organization in the community through networking and funder workshop opportunities.
Collaborate with development teams from other statewide CASA programs to identify and apply for prospective funding opportunities.
Bachelor’s degree in Communications, English, Public Relations or related experience.
At least 2-4 years of experience in grant writing with a proven track record of success is required.
Strong organizational skills with attention to details and follow-through.
Experience in working with staff, board members, volunteers and donors to raise awareness and generate new partnerships and funding opportunities.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Strong computer, office and audiovisual equipment skills required.
Must be available for flexible day, evening and week-end work hours.
DESIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Strong commitment to the CASA of Larimer County mission, vision and values.
Experience managing content for multiple social media platforms.
Experience with using CRM software preferred.
Ability to manage multiple deadlines and prioritize workflow.
Enjoys collaboration and working as a team.
Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.
About CASA of Larimer County
It is the mission of CASA of Larimer County to be a voice in court for abused and neglected children and a safe place in the community for conflict-free family interactions. We accomplish our mission through two programs; Court Appointed Special Advocates and Harmony House. While we provide different services through each program, both of our programs work to ensure the safety of children in our community while providing objective documentation to help the courts determine the best interest for children. While we do assist the courts, we are not a government organization but rather a non-profit 501c3 that relies on donations and volunteers. CASA of Larimer County serves children in the 8th Judicial District of Colorado.