Lead Grant Specialist - American Red Cross



Agency Name: American Red Cross

Address: 10151 E 11th Street, Tulsa, OK 74128

Website Address: https://americanredcross.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-

Contact Name: Cindy Ferris

Job Inquiry Phone: 202-303-4146

Job Inquiry Email: cynthia.ferris@redcross.org

Job Opening Title: Lead Grant Specialist

Job Opening Description: The American Red Cross is seeking a Lead Grants Specialist who is responsible for coordinating the full range of activities required to prepare, submit and manage grant proposals. You will research grant opportunities that matches goals and objectives of the chapter or region. In this role you will also gather information and coordinate/write grant proposals to corporation and foundation funds. This role develops and maintains effective, long term relationships with grantors to facilitate approvals of grants. Finally you will follow up with grantors to determine/monitor grant status.

Job Opening Basic Qualifications: Education: A Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in Communications, Business, Organizational Development or a relevant field.

Experience: A minimum of five years experience working for a nonprofit organization or in public relations, marketing, sales, communication or project management. Corporate fundraising or workplace giving experience preferred. Experience working with community foundations and the United Way preferred.

Management Experience: 2-4 years of management experience preferred.

Skills and Abilities: Microsoft Office, Donor Management System (like Raiser's Edge or Team Approach) is highly preferred.
Other: Excellent written and oral communication skills, Including strong presentation skills. Excellent planning and organizational skills, including attention to detail and data management. Strong customer service orientation is necessary. Demonstrated initiative and ability to handle deadlines, pressure and changing priorities with good judgment. Operational flexibility to meet sudden and unpredictable business needs, willingness to work outside standard established business hours.

Job Description Summary: Responsibilities:

Provides strategic vision, tools, resources and training to help Red Cross fundraisers create fundraising strategies. Works closely with colleagues to ensure that the organization takes full advantage of programmatic funding opportunities.
Implements and creates best practices on workplace giving for United Way and other foundations.
Conducts in-depth analysis and exploration in order to advise others regarding which foundations, agencies or corporations would be suitable to approach for the organization's funding needs. May be personally responsible for researching and writing grants. Identifies, pursues, cultivates, and enhances relationships with foundations support of funding needs. Creates guidance, tools, and resources to assess relationships.
Support the development team in donor stewardship writing.

Application Deadline: 6/15/2020

Additional Information: Apply at: https://americanredcross.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/American_Red_Cross_Careers/job/Tulsa-OK/Lead-Grants-Specialist_RC43954


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