Grants Associate / Account
This position entails working
with clients to determine their grant needs, and ensuring that we
expertly meet those needs. You will coordinate with clients to
ensure a timely response to funding opportunities that fit their
needs, as well as plan projects and gather data for the
Requires excellent oral and written communication skills. You will
work by e-mail and telephone, and on site, to interview people and
conduct research that will be incorporated into grants, and submit
it in a well-written memo for the grant-writer. You will also assist
in putting together all parts of the grant in a timely manner Ė
proofreading and critiquing the draft, ensuring that it complies
with all of the funderís requirements, preparing attachments and
completing the budget and other forms.
The workload fluctuates seasonally and should average 10 to 20 hours
with a range from full-time to no work. You must be based in the Des
Moines, IA, area, but will be required to travel domestically (by
air or car) up to 15 days per month in peak grant-writing season
(January through June). Work locations range from large cities to
remote rural areas.
Grant deadlines are inflexible. In order to be seriously considered,
you must demonstrate the ability to meet tight deadlines and work
productively under pressure.
Required attributes include:
- Excellent written and oral
- Ability to travel long
- Being well-organized.
- Bachelorís degree required;
relevant graduate degree preferred.
- Extreme punctuality.
- Prior experience in a grants
environment strongly preferred.
Salary will be commensurate
with qualifications. Writing samples and references will be
requested from selected candidates.