Part-Time: Flexible Hours; Monday – Friday; 25 hours per week
Full-Time: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Some evening and weekend hours required. (As an exempt employee, one can reasonably expect to work more than the core hours stated.)
POSITION SUMMARY: Researches and identifies grant funding sources, researches the application process, prepares grant proposals and reports, coordinates deadlines, and works closely with program staff and the Leadership Team to ensure accurate financial reporting and procedural compliance on all grants.
Essential Functions Statement(s):
Serve as relationship manager for foundations, churches, corporations, and other grant-making entities, with primary responsibility for grant activities including writing, research, identification of opportunities, application, management, and reporting.
Continuously evaluate funding opportunities and seek new and innovative sources to secure revenue supporting the mission of Small Steps.
Work with Small Steps Board of Directors and other supporters to learn about grant-making opportunities and coordinate their contact with funders.
Collect, organize, and maintain research and data needed for grant proposals and reports.
Work with Small Steps program staff, Executive Director, and Advancement staff to collect relevant data and anecdotes.
Maintain complete and accurate records of grant submissions and reports, deadlines, cultivation actions, and other correspondence. Maintain a system for tracking deadlines.
Schedule site visits and give tours and presentations to current and potential donors.
Attend donor events as requested.
Appropriately thank and recognize supporters and donors according to Small Steps’ standards.
Work with Executive Director and Director of Advancement to write and prepare proposals to prospective individual donors as needed.
Plan and write Small Steps’ printed and digital newsletters. Work with vendors for design and printing.
Provide writing and editing support as assigned for general Advancement needs, including presentations, marketing pieces, and website.
Post regularly on social media.
Participate in the meetings and activities of the Advancement team, including assisting with special events as requested.
Provide program support as needed.
Perform other duties as requested.
Education: Bachelor's Degree (four year college or technical school): Required Experience: Two years experience in a discipline heavily concentrated in written communications is preferred. Computer Skills: Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task.
Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.
Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.
Working Under Pressure - Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations.
Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
Team Work – Ability to work in a team.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation commensurate with experience.
About Small Steps Nurturing Center
Small Steps mission is to provide an exemplary early childhood program to instill and foster the social, emotional, physical, intellectual, and spiritual growth of economically at-risk children and their families.