Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida is seeking a grant coordinator.

The Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida is seeking a grant coordinator. This is a full-time position in Fort Myers. This position requires the grant coordinator to work at the food bank's main warehouse/office, 3760 Fowler St., Fort Myers.

Compensation based on experience. Generous benefits.

Please do not call about this position. Please email resumes to: Miriam Pereira, Development Director

Job Summary: The position requires the grant coordinator to research and write foundation, corporate foundation and government grant requests and to prepare progress reports to funding entities. The position requires grant-writing skills, report-writing skills, planning and organizational skills, and communication skills.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  Research and identify new grant prospects and opportunities.

  Maintain accurate and up-to-date files on existing and prospective grant funders.
  Meet grant deadlines.

  Plan writing time and complete grants so Development Director and/or Executive Director can review grants 1 to 2 weeks before grantor deadline.

  Develop, collect, analyze, prepare and maintain information/data as required to produce grant proposals, progress reports and other communications with funding entities. Maintain paper and electronic grant files.

  Strategize and coordinate with the Development Director to develop appropriate funding requests.

  Coordinate donor recognition strategies and actions with the Development Director. Use consistent messaging.

  Coordinate with Development Director to achieve annual revenue expectations related to grant funding.

  Maintain absolute confidentiality regarding all donor records, transactions, data, research and communications, respecting the anonymity of each donor's identity, as directed by the donor and department policy.

  Maintain a positive work environment by conducting all communications with clients, visitors, colleagues, co-workers and supervisors in a professional, friendly, cooperative and helpful manner.

  Participate in community events, special events, fundraisers and other meetings appropriate to fundraising.
  Attend staff meetings and other administrative meetings as assigned/appropriate.
  Perform other job functions as requested or assigned.



  Honesty, integrity and commitment to fighting hunger in Southwest Florida

  Ability to relate effectively other staff, volunteers, agency representatives and the general public.
  Must have clear understanding of and ability to articulate the mission of the HCFB.
  Ability to complete work in an accurate, effective and timely manner.
  Ability to perform physical labor as necessary to assist in achieving HCFB Mission.
Specific to Position
  Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

  Ability to take direction well, using active listening skills, asking questions and taking notes, if necessary.

  Ability to work independently under the broad direction of the Development Director.

  Ability to travel, as necessary, within Food Bank's service area to meet with appropriate foundations, trustees and/or executive staff, and others, as directed. Ability to travel to attend conferences, training or meetings. May involve overnight travel to areas within and outside of the Food Bank's service area.

  Strong organizational, time-management and attention-to-detail skills.

  Excellent basic computer skills, including word processing, spread sheets, database, email and Internet experience.
  Excellent phone etiquette skills.

  Excellent public relations and customer service skills.

  Ability to perform as an effective, positive team member.

  Impeccable ethical business practices.

  Valid Florida driver's license and proof of satisfactory driving record.

  College degree in related field is required.

  Minimum one year experience in grant writing or related field


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