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Jr. Grant Writer

  • Full Time
  • Columbia, MD
  • Applications have closed

Junior Grants Manager

Are you looking for a company where you can work with talented colleagues to contribute to our core purpose – to help our organization do amazing things? If you like solving challenges and want to work on mission-oriented programs, you will thrive in our collaborative environment that encourages innovation, fosters inclusivity, and appreciates you and your contributions when you deliver and grow the company.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Managing and supporting the grants requirement and implementation for the organization
  • Identify and develop strategies to optimize the grants administration process.
  • Perform relevant research to identify available grant opportunities and evaluate the results.
  • Directly involve in grant writing by coordinating with grant writers or coordinators
  • Research for effective and authentic funding opportunities having a lawful registration and proven track record.
  • Oversee if the grants are implemented according to the operational and financial needs of the organization.
  • Keep the relevant staff informed about upcoming deadlines and deliverables, thereby ensuring smooth completion of work responsibilities.
  • Oversee the job of invoicing, accounting, reporting, and other administrative functions to ensure successful execution of grant process.
  • Prepare financial or budget plans and allocation along with the planning and finance department in accordance with each requirement.
  • Analyze the budget trends and make recommendations for cost control and reduction for various grants.
  • Provide detailed reports to the funders and the board of directors with respect to the organization’s progress.
  • Monitor paperwork and other related documents connected with grant-funded programs.
  • Maintain records of all payments and receivables and prepare monthly records for all grant related activities.
  • Provide training to the new staff on grants management and reporting requirements.

Required Skills:

  • 2-4 years Grants Management experience
  • Excellent project management skills with experience in managing and supervising administrative projects.
  • Possess excellent organizational skills.
  • Strong command over written and verbal communication
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Good understanding of the organization’s overall business and its objectives
  • Possess good knowledge of planning and strategizing financial and budgeting issues.
  • Ability to work within a team and provide support to the junior staff.
  • Ability to perform in cross-functional team approach and job responsibilities.
  • Experience with basic financial management skills including developing and monitoring budgets and financial reporting.
  • A multi-tasker with strong ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines and produce quality results on time with attention to detail.
  • Proficient in using computers with related knowledge of software programs and Internet.
  • Ability to multitask in fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent organizational skills and outstanding attention to detail
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access)
  • Professional level skills in both oral and written communication

Transferable Skills and Traits:

  • Coachable – receptive to feedback and swift on implementing suggestions
  • Unflappable – the capability to navigate unexpected challenges with grace and come up with thoughtful solutions; you fully embrace a ‘we-will-figure-it-out’ mindset in chaos
  • Resourceful – eager to learn more and develop skills you may not have; and ability to learn new systems quickly and a thirst to learn independently
  • Innovative – willing to challenge the status quo, push boundaries, and suggest improvements to existing processes
  • Excellent Writing Skills – ability to synthesize, be concise, use the active voice, proofread and edit
  • Analytical and Critical Thinking Skills – ability to collect and analyze relevant information, problem-solve, and make rational decisions
  • Prioritization Skills – ability to sequence tasks in order of terms of importance; and willingness to pivot if more important tasks arise
  • Rapport Builder – having a natural ability to build candid, honest relationships with our clients and colleagues

Salary commensurate with experience. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to a strong team in a high-energy environment where performance is actively measured, recognized, and rewarded. If you are drawn to a fast-paced environment with ambitious goals, please begin the consideration process by submitting your application for review today.

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