Grants Coordinator

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Strong City Baltimore’s (SCB) core mission is to build and strengthen people and neighborhoods. Our mission focus is enhancing the capacity of residents and social change-makers to improve their communities. We believe that Baltimore is made stronger by the work of community-based initiatives and leaders. Through fiscal sponsorship and other capacity-building efforts, we provide financial management and strategic supports that empower grassroots leaders to carry out their vision of community change.

In partnership with the senior leadership team and program leads, the Grants Coordinator collaborates across teams in all aspects of grant budget planning, management, compliance, and reporting. 

Specific responsibilities:

·       Responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation, corporate and government (local, state and federal) sources.

·       Perform prospect research on foundations, corporations, and government programs to evaluate opportunities for new funding resources.

·       Comply with all grant reporting as required by funders.

·       Collect data from finance staff to generate financial reports and accurate budgets for grant proposals and reports.

·       Work with program staff to identify funding needs, as well as to collect and report information for grant proposals and reports.

·       Maintain grants tracking and reporting management system.

·       Provide stewardship to current grant donors through communications with program officers and contract managers on issues related to grants management and funder cultivation.

·       Coordinate meetings and site visits with current and prospective funders.

·       Provide consistent communication for all written institutional materials, including but not limited to grant proposals and reports, annual reports, website, contract monitoring materials, advocacy materials and other official communications.

·       Collaborate with Program Leads to develop program outcomes measurements.

·       In collaboration with program leads, manage outcome reporting.

·       Run reports in MIP accounting system as needed to respond to data requests from staff and funders.

·       Contribute to Development and Communications department team effort.

·       Perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Skills and Abilities

  • In-depth understanding of the organization, departments, and its functions
  • Organized and attention to details
  • Good analytical and presentation skills
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills
  • Effective relation building capability in order to maintain good relations with all departments and its staff, management, associates and funders
  • Proficient in identifying opportunities and deliver results accordingly
  • Skilled at writing, planning and strategizing
  • Proficient with computer skills 
Work Experience Requirements

Three years of experience with grant compliance and reporting, ideally with both private and bi-lateral government donors. The applicant will also have strong financial grant budgeting and forecasting experience, familiarity with donor contractual requirements, and the ability to work and communicate effectively with program managers.

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