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Grants Coordinator

Grants Coordinator

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The Grants Coordinator supports the fundraising team on all grant and proposal initiatives in Goodwill. This includes preparing and assembling all grant proposals/contracts in compliance with grantor guidelines. The Coordinator will research, suggest, and maintain funding sources for programs through grant and proposal initiatives directed to private foundations, corporations, government agencies and community organizations. This position will work closely with internal stakeholders to gather program and department needs and information as it relates to grants and proposals. This role serves as a champion and model of GID’s values – “FACE IT” which incorporates fun, accountability, collaboration, empowerment, innovation, and transparency in all that we do. The Coordinator completes the following duties personally:



  • Serves as a liaison between the organization and granting agencies, in the cultivation of funder relationships, preparation of grant proposals, and post-award grant management, reporting, and compliance. Partners with various stakeholders within the organization to gather information about programs, budgets, and evaluation data for grant proposals and reports.
  • Prepares and compiles all components of each grant submission, ensuring that the proposal is formatted, packaged, and submitted in accordance with granting agency requirements.
  • Advises and/or assists as appropriate in the design, formatting and preparation of grant documentation.
  • Develops and maintains systems for recording and tracking grant proposals, awards, and related information; creates and distributes standard and special reports as required.
  • Develops and maintains a library of reference documentation, including such information as funding agency requirements and forms, funder communication, grant agreements and compliance documentation.
  • Conducts research and identifies funding opportunities from federal, state, foundation, and private funding sources.
  • Monitors and coordinates the administration of post-award grants to ensure that budgeting and administrative policies, procedures, and agency requirements are being followed.
  • Maintains currency of knowledge of grant funding policies, regulations, and procedures; disseminates and/or presents changes to departments and advises on the implementation of changes, and on the impact of changes on funded operations.
  • Provides assistance and support for appropriate recognition, stewardships, communications, and engagement with foundation and government funders and prospects.
  • Coordinates internal and external meeting and site visits with funders, program managers, directors, and applicable staff.
  • Maintains files and completes the grant related portion of SalesForce by adding and/or editing the following according to data protocols and standards: account records, transaction detail, grant award, task information, and other relevant data, as requested.
  • Maintains proposal and reporting calendar. Adheres to all grant, proposal and reporting deadlines. Ensures that progress reports and associated compliance information is submitted on time.
  • Writes timely donor acknowledgement and thank you letters to foundation, corporate and government funders.
  • Assists in obtaining success stories from program areas for grant purposes.
  • Researches and update statistics to be used in grants and proposals.
  • Performs any other duties as required or assigned.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies: Analytical, Oral and Written Communication, Project Management, Organizational Support, and Planning/Organizing.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) in directly related field is required plus one to three years related grants coordination experience. Experience in areas such as Non-Profit, Fundraising, or Programs preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.



Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on complex topics to top management.



Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, and apply necessary mathematical skills to address grant proposal technical issues. Ability to apply mathematical concepts to manage appropriate budgeting practices.



Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Must be able to interpret construction specifications and diagrams accurately.



To perform this job successfully, an individual should have intermediate knowledge of MS Word; MS Excel; and Contact Management systems such as SalesForce. Knowledge of PowerPoint and the ability to create presentations for an executive audience is mandatory.   



Ability to pass criminal background investigation and E-Verify. Must have a clear Colorado driver’s license and be able to drive on Goodwill business, if necessary.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Employee will work a majority of the time in a general office environment. However, as business needs dictate, employee will travel to various locations where environmental conditions may vary. Employee may travel approximately 15% of the time.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Distance vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to

stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to taste or smell.