Summary of Position
Imagine using your skills to better the lives of first-time moms and their babies. Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) is passionate about transforming the lives of families in our communities. The focus of this contract will be to explore new grant opportunities and provide ongoing fundraising consultation for NFP agencies operating in the San Francisco Bay Area, including the City and County of San Francisco, Santa Clara County, Contra Costa County, Alameda County, San Mateo County, Sonoma County, and Solano County. This position is part-time for a 12 month period, during which the Grant Coordinator will report directly to the NFP National Service Office (NSO) Grant Writer to coordinate two fundraising workshops, as well as develop a long-term strategy to support and expand NFP Bay Area sites and funding sources.
This job description should not be construed to imply that the requirements listed are the exclusive standards of the position. The NFP NSO Grant Writer/Development Associate reserves the right to assign or delegate other tasks as necessary.
Duties and Responsibilities
• Work with NFP local health jurisdictions, the NFP NSO CA Team, and the NFP NSO Fund Development to plan and coordinate two grant sustainability workshops in the San Francisco Bay Area and ensure maximum attendance.
• Identify, research, and prepare foundation and government grant applications in collaboration with Bay Area agencies with the long-term goal of educating agency staff so that they can prepare their own proposals in the future.
• Follow up with NFP CA Team, NFP NSO Fund Development, and NFP sites in developing long term sustainability plans for NFP agencies in the Bay Area.
• Assist in the development of clear project descriptions, goals and objectives, scope, feasibility, work plans and budgets in partnership with NFP agency staff leaders and managers of those bodies of work.
• Mentor NFP agencies on how to write project case statements, letters of inquiry and proposals.
• Oversee NFP agencies as they prepare, coordinate, assemble, and submit and/or deliver proposals, government grant applications and requests for extensions or renewals.
• Monitor and regularly keep apprised of private, government and federal RFPs, communicate with NFP agency staff whose work most closely aligns with the objectives of those calls for proposals, and assist staff to respond to those opportunities in a timely manner.
• Coach NFP agencies so that they build and maintain relationships with corporate and private foundation staff.
• Research funding source interest areas, relationships between foundation leadership and the NFP Bay Area’s network of leaders and supporters, proposal requirements and submission deadlines.
• Coach NFP agency staff on how to interact and communicate with senior management, program level staff, and government or foundation representatives during the proposal design, development and implementation phases in order to learn about the funder’s expectations.
• Assist NFP agency staff in researching background information, statistical, and analytical information to support proposals.
• In collaboration with NFP agency staff, document program success stories and key accomplishments.
• Work with the NFP NSO Grant Writer to maintain a tracking system of grant opportunities, inquiries, and proposals, contributing regularly to fund development progress assessment and pipeline tracking.
• Monitor foundation proposal considerations, process and update internal stakeholders.
• Produce reports specific to needs of granting agencies and NFP agencies.
• Produce and maintain calendar of grant activities, workshops and follow-up meetings.
• Reports all funding opportunities, awards and denials to NFP NSO Grant Writer.
• Ensures current programs and statistics are accurately represented and that all relevant information is current, medically accurate and evidence-based.
• Coordinates meetings and site visits with granting agencies and NFP agencies.
• Attends public hearings on behalf of NFP agency programs in representation of local or state grant applications, as necessary.
• Acts as liaison to development community together with NFP NSO Grant Writer by attending local funding forums, philanthropy days, business fairs, and peer-based training opportunities.
• Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & Experience
• Proven success in identifying, preparing and securing federal, state, and private grants.
• Ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet deadlines.
• Capacity to inspire cooperation—a proven team player.
• Excellent attention to detail and organization.
• Compelling written and oral communication skills.
• Capability to instill confidence and credibility with various publics.
• Experience in Microsoft Office – Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required
Instructions for Applying
•Submit resume and cover letter to Nora Benavides, NFP Regional Program Developer to: firstname.lastname@example.org. no later than January 25, 2013.