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Grants Associate / Account Manager:

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 grant-writing process.

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 per week, 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 communication skills.
  • Ability to travel long distances.
  • 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.



   Last Updated: 11.27.2007

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