Missouri River Relief, Grant Writer Columbia, Missouri

Missouri River Relief
Columbia, Missouri
Job Category
Full time Positions
$40,000 – $48,000, Group Health and Dental Plan, and Simple IRA
Last Date to Apply
Application Deadline: The application process is ongoing until the position is filled. Grant Research and Writing: Identify, define and develop funding sources to support the overall organization including existing and planned program activities. • Research prospective grant sources (private, corporate and government) compatible with MRR’s mission, values, and programs in support of the organization’s strategic and program goals, calendaring those prospects into the annual grant strategy. • Draft and edit high-quality, compelling LOI’s, grant proposals, grant reports, and acknowledgment letters. • Manage grant opportunities through our grant search tool, “Instrumentl”, focusing on key areas including federal, state, and foundation support. • Interpret MRR’s mission and vision into grant-ready language that is creative, applicable, and clear to funders. • Collaborate with and oversee outside consultants and advisors as needed to assist in the effectiveness of grants. • Collect data and study findings to support grant proposals and reports. Special attention should be made in checking for completeness against grant instructions, spelling, grammar, and style; and to ensure compliance and regulatory requirements. • Format organization and program budgets to meet grant sources’ budget requirements. Copy, collate, package, and submit final grant materials per grant instructions within funder deadlines. • Establish and maintain positive and professional working relationships with private grantors, corporate funders, and governmental agencies. Program Analysis and Evaluation: Identify appropriate metrics, evaluation procedures, and administrative records required by awarded grants. • Identify, analyze and interpret programmatic metrics required for reporting including outcome measurements and program evaluations; assess whether to submit based on our capacity to meet these metrics, and make recommendations on best path forward. • Comprehensive and timely reporting to funders demonstrating activities, program results, outputs, successes and metrics met. • Evaluations of outputs, outcomes and impacts of the organization across programs. • In conjunction with the Development Director, provide communication to staff on how grant funders should be recognized during programs, marketing, and outreach. Capacity Building Develop and revise policies and processes to improve the effectiveness of grant submissions. • Inventory and assist with the creation of policies and procedures required for grants. • Development of systems for data collection for program evaluations. • Maintain good standing with Charity Navigator and GuideStar. • Assist the Development Director with the cultivation of grant relationships. “One MRR” Responsibilities: Engage and collaborate across program areas when possible. • Contribute to an inclusive work community by using sensitivity to bring cultural relevance to the workplace and relationships with co-workers. • Proactively share the mission and program structure with external stakeholders. • Cross-market organization programs when opportunities arise.
The Grant Writer must be a detail-oriented, self-starting individual who is capable of seeing the “big picture” of the organization and can identify ways to balance program support with organizational support by writing a wide variety of grants. The Grant Writer must be a highly organized individual, capable of executing complex, multi-year grants, and a practical thinker that can recommend which grants to apply for based on our goals and strengths, with an engaging writing style that makes proposals stand out.
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Lisa Cole
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