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Position: Grants Coordinator
Reports To: CEO
Type: Full-Time
Position Summary:  The Grants Coordinator is responsible for managing the portfolio of government, foundation, and other grants. Identifies grants opportunities, works with the CEO and Program staff to develop grant applications and is responsible for grant administration.

To Apply, please send cover letter and resume in PDF format to: Dena Herrin, CEO – The subject line of the email should include your full name and “Girls Inc. Grants Coordinator”.

Organization Description: Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (GIGPSNJ) is committed to providing opportunities to empower girls and support women by advancing their rights and opportunities through education and advocacy. Our mission is to inspire all girls and young women to be strong, smart, and bold. Reducing the barriers, they face and reforming systems that impede their success is fundamental to our mission. In partnership with schools and at our Girls Inc. center, we focus on the development of the whole girl. We approach this work with an equity lens, focusing on the needs of girls from low-income communities and girls of color, who face multiple, intersectional challenges. We are committed to girl-centered advocacy, informed by the lived experiences of girls in our network, and girl-led advocacy that lifts their voices and empowers them to be change agents in their communities and beyond. The combination of long-lasting mentoring relationships, a pro-girl environment, and research-based programming equips girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers, and grow up healthy, educated, and independent. GIGPSNJ serves over 2,500 girls annually.

  • Researches and evaluates grant opportunities. Works with the CEO and program staff to develop grant opportunities and to complete and submit grant proposals.
  • Tracks all grant funding including upcoming deadlines, submitted applications, and funded applications. Completes and submits all required reports and documentation for funders.
  • Prepares proposals by determining concept, gathering, and formatting information, writing drafts, and obtaining approvals.
  • Determines proposal concept by identifying and clarifying opportunities and needs, studying requests for proposal (RFPs), and attending strategy meetings.
  • Meets proposal deadline by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering, writing, review, approval, and transmittal.
  • Enters and monitors tracking data.
  • Coordinates requirements with contributors and contributes proposal status information to review meetings.
  • Gathers proposal information by identifying sources of information, coordinating submissions and collections, and identifying and communicating risks associated with proposals.
  • Develops proposals by assembling information including project nature, objectives/outcomes/deliverables, implementation, methods, timetable, staffing, budget, standards of performance, and evaluation.
  • Writes, revises, and edits drafts including executive summaries, conclusions, and organization credentials.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities.

Position Requirements

  • An articulated belief in the mission of Girls Inc.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Minimum two years of experience in grant writing, fundraising, marketing, or related field.
  • Superior communications skills emphasizing the ability to write for a variety of audiences.
  • Independent, self-directed worker with a high degree of professionalism.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Advanced skills in the use of Word, Excel, & PowerPoint.
  • Previous experience with data management or transferable skills with a proven track record of success is a plus.
  • Ability to work flexibly in a fast-growing, entrepreneurial atmosphere.
  • Must submit COVID-19 vaccination card.
  • A sense of humor.

To Apply, please send cover letter and resume in PDF format to: Dena Herrin, CEO – The subject line of the email should include your full name and “Girls Inc. Grants Coordinator”.

Compensation: $48,000-$53,000 based on experience, including excellent benefits package.
Location: Girls Inc. at the Bok Building; opportunity to work up to 3 days remotely.