Education Grants Director
The Weld Trust Education Grants Director will oversee all information and processes related to grant proposals and grant distributions. The Education Grants Director will be an important role in leading and directing the organization towards its primary mission of “To promote excellence in health and education in Weld County” in conjunction with the Board of Directors of The Weld Trust.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Manage the Foundation’s education grant administration function and grant administrators.
- Develop positive community stakeholder relationships and maintain an informed understanding of the community ‘s challenges and opportunities and work on behalf of The Weld Trust’s interests.
- Stay informed about best practices from the field (grantmaking, grant administration, nonprofit management, local issues, and Community Program goal areas).
- Coordinate and attend meetings with potential and current grantees to provide counsel, guidance, and coaching to ensure successful grant proposals
- Consistently follow through on commitments and responsibilities, meeting deadlines and quality standards and will proactively raise concerns or difficulties in delivering on commitments.
- Model professionalism, collaboration and teamwork both within the organization and externally.
- Maintain grant payment schedules and monitor grant balances, generating payments in accordance with grant agreement stipulations and contingencies
- Ensure all official files and documentation for grants program are well organized and in accordance with guidelines.
- Ensure compliance with internal policies and procedures and IRS regulations. Work with COO and Director of Health Grants and Development to maintain grant management policies and procedures.
- Oversee standard terms and conditions for grant agreements and independent contract agreements
- Communicate essential information during the grants process across departments and to external audiences
- Ensure accuracy and integrity of The Weld Trust’s database and grant application systems, maintaining and updating online grant applications, security and permissions.
- Provide customer service and technical support to grant seekers and assist them in regard to The Weld Trust’s grant priorities, procedures and submissions
- Resolve technical issues in the grants process including issues with The Weld Trust’s database and grant application systems, consulting with staff, grant seekers and vendors as needed
- Support program officers with planning, budgeting, tracking and reporting related to funding partnerships, including the oversight of an accurate database for effective program evaluation.
- Participate in conferences, meetings, and community events to further foster nonprofit relationships, build relationships with other peer foundations, and increase awareness of The Weld Trust.
- Direct operational goals within department and play a leadership role in formation and implementation of strategic operations goals for The Weld Trust as a whole.
Skills and Abilities:
- Exceptional writing and oral communication skills including meticulous attention to detail
- Read, analyze and interpret complex documents including policies and procedure. general business periodicals. professional journals and financial reports
- Write reports and correspondence and respond to inquiries from The Weld Trust constituents and community members
- Effectively present information and respond to questions in one-on-one and small group situations to The Weld Trust constituents and employees
- Effectively present information and respond to questions from the general public and the media
- Compute rate, ratio, and percent, and create and interpret bar graphs
- Apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations
- Interpret and carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form
- Deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables
- Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
- Experience managing a high-performing, collaborative team; a passion for moving work forward and achieving high-quality outcomes
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with a range of stakeholders and across organizations.
Education and Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have an expert level of knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Outlook, Power Point and Word), Internet research, relational database, CRM software, and project management software.
Master’s degree from a nationally accredited college or university or equivalent combination of education and related experience. Minimum of five years grantmaking and/or grant administration experience with a similarly sized grantmaking organization.
Reports to the Chief Operating Officer
To apply, email Ramon Serrano with your resume and cover letter at email@example.com.