Development & Grants Coordinator

Position Description:

The Development & Grants Coordinator is responsible for researching, preparing, submitting, and managing grant and contract products (proposals, reports) that support Foundation goals and meet funder guidelines and criteria. This position serves as the primary grant writer, manages funder relationships, engages in compliance reporting, and supports special project initiatives. This position requires strong writing, data analysis, program budgeting, project management skills, with an emphasis on outcome measurement. The Coordinator reports to the Executive Director and the position is preferably based in our Washington, DC office.

Nature of Work:

Under the leadership of the Executive Director (ED), the Development & Grants Coordinator is responsible for managing and executing strategies to meet our growth and sustainability goals. Activities to ensure success include identifying and securing a robust revenue pipeline. This position will work closely with the ED, the Board of Directors, and strategic partners to successfully achieve development goals.


· Lead grant proposal development and submission (write, edit, and submit), preparing and organizing materials in accordance with requirements and deadlines, and monitors and tracks status of proposals.

· Research new funding and business development opportunities on a local, state, and federal level.

· Support relationships with funders and other strategic partners on a local, state, and national level.

· Draft proposals, application narratives, and budgets in collaboration with program staff.

· Maintain master calendar of grants and prospects and all associated files and correspondence.

· Maintain library of grant support documents including resumes, bios, IRS forms, etc.

· Work collaboratively with program team to obtain information needed for proposals and reports.

· Assist in the development of the annual Impact Report.

· Develop and maintain an efficient system for tracking information regarding benchmarks and provides regular progress reports to Executive Director.

· Execute thank you letters and facilitate grant contracts/agreements.

· Ensure acknowledgment of funders via website, e-newsletter, and social media.

· Maintain grant compliance and reporting, including outcome measurement and budgets.

· Track progress toward organizational and programmatic outcomes and goals.

· Assist with organization-wide events and other tasks as directed.

Competency Requirements:

· Foster and maintain collaborative relationships.

· Prioritize and plan work activities; use time efficiently; set goals and objectives; develop realistic action plans.

· Address issues creatively to affect change: identify and resolve problems in a timely manner; gather and analyze information skilfully; develop alternative solutions; adapt to changes in the work environment; flexibility in approach or method to best fit the situation.

· Demonstrate a high degree of credibility, respectability, and integrity: Look for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness; apply feedback to improve performance; monitor own work to ensure quality.

· Exercise superior judgement, tact, and diplomacy.

· Function as a team player: exhibit objectivity and openness to others’ views; offer and welcome feedback; establish and maintain effective relationships; offer assistance and support to co-workers; work cooperatively in group situations; work actively to resolve conflicts.

· Skilled in oral and written communications: communicate clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and obtains clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings; writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods.

· Maintain current knowledge and expertise through continuing education and self-study: Exhibit ability to learn and apply new skills; keep abreast of current developments; require minimal supervision; display understanding of how job relates to others; pursue training and development opportunities; adapt to new technologies; keep technical skills up to date.

Minimum Qualifications Requirements:

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years of experience in fundraising, grant writing, grants management, and budget management tools. Demonstrated analytical and persuasive writing skills experience as well as superior editing skills, including ability to convey complex information in a clear manner to a diverse audience. Knowledge of current trends, resources and information related to fundraising and philanthropy. Strong administrative skills and self-motivated with the ability to set priorities and manage multiple tasks under minimal supervision in effective and efficient manner. Intermediate to expert skills in Microsoft Office. Passionate about our mission and embrace our core values, demonstrating an eagerness to learn, assume accountability, work enthusiastically, and show flexibility in response to process change.


The annual base compensation range is $60,000 – $80,000 commensurate with education and experience.

How to Apply:

To apply candidates can send their resume and cover letter to info@social-connection.org.

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