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Grant Specialist

Company: Aurora Mental Health Center
Location: Aurora
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Our Mission.

The Aurora Mental Health Center is dedicated to helping people Live Life to the Fullest. If you are passionate about our Core Values; Passionate Caring, Rising to the Challenge, Honoring and Respecting all Persons, Believe in Resilience and Putting Client and Community First, we would like to invite you to join our family!

About the team.

The Grants Strategy Team oversees and coordinates the full life cycle of grants, including prospecting, project development, proposal submission, implementation, and ongoing monitoring. The team partners with clinical programs, evaluation, accounting and other departments to design and implement grant projects that align with and support the strategic initiatives of the agency. The team coordinates grants from private, local government, state and federal funders that support program across Aurora Mental Health Center, Asian Pacific Development Center, and Aurora Research Institute.

About the role.

The Grant Specialist is responsible for supporting AuMHCs revenue-enhancing strategies in grant-seeking/grant-managing, philanthropic development, and community engagement. The position conducts prospect research for grant opportunities; drafts inquiries, proposals and reports; supports grant implementation and monitoring, records and manages information related to grants and prospects; develops and facilitates efficient project management and information management strategies; collaborates effectively with partners internal and external to the organization; represents AuMHC in communications, meetings and events related to the foregoing.

** NOTE: This is a grant-funded, term-limited role slated to end on, or around, April 30, 2022.

Responsibilities:

  • Research, identify and qualify prospective sources of funding from public (government), private (philanthropic), and corporate sources.
  • Write and/or coordinate the writing of grant proposals, meeting all requirements and deadlines.
  • Prepare proposals and reports, and any other required follow-up for grants.
  • Work with appropriate program, evaluation and finance staff to identify and collect information required for proposals and reports.
  • Understand and comply with grant administration policies and procedures in accordance with state and federal regulations.
  • Ensure administrative compliance with the terms of all grants, including accurate and timely preparation of grant reports, and interim and final reports.
  • Maintain internal reporting systems and historical records.
  • Coordinate implementation of grant projects and conduct ongoing monitoring of expenditures and progress toward goals and objectives.
  • Represent AuMHC during grant-related site visits, interviews, and presentations, as well as at other community engagement events.
  • Prepare and produce other information resources as necessary to support revenue-enhancing strategies.
  • Other duties as assigned.

About you.

The ideal candidate is detail-oriented with strong organizational, writing, and project coordination skills. The ideal candidate has experience with grant writing and reporting, with preferred experience working with government grants or in the healthcare field.

Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree, preferably in humanities, social sciences or business; Masters degree preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years of professional experience in a position with primary responsibilities in some mix of grants, philanthropic development, information management and project management.
  • Federal or state government grant experience, preferred.
  • Experience writing grants for healthcare or education, preferred.
  • Excellent written communication skills with documented ability to write clear, structured, articulate and persuasive proposals.
  • Strong editing skills with attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of grant administration systems, processes and budgeting.
  • Demonstrated experience using databases.
  • Ability to accurately prioritize and manage multiple tasks.
  • Ability to perform successfully within time constraints and meet deadlines.
  • Capacity to work independently in a self-directed manner, as well as in close collaboration with others.
  • Willingness to abide by the professional fundraising ethics and principles as adopted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals

Compensation, Benefits & Perks.

Salary for this role (based on experience and company equity):

  • $50,000 annually

Additional Compensation Opportunities:

  • Language Differential Pay (For Bilingual Candidates): 5% of base salary up to $3,000/year

Benefits:

  • Health insurance: Kaiser
  • Dental, vision, and flexible spending accounts(dependent care & health care)
  • Company paid basic life and AD&D insurance
  • Long-term disability coverage*
  • 403(b) retirement plan which provides 100% vesting immediately, and matching contributions up to 4% after one year of employment
  • Paid time-off up to 12 days for full-time first year employees, including 9 Paid Company Holidays, 2 floating holidays, and 12 sick days (hours calculated pro-rata basis)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Voluntary term life insurance
  • Short term disability*

*Eligible for benefit if working 30 hours per week or more

Additional Perks:

  • Quality Supervision for clinical hours towards licensure at no cost to the employee
  • Loan Forgiveness
  • Continued learning benefit

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Aurora Mental Health Center (AuMHC) and subsidiaries are dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity. We prohibit unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees on the basis of age 40 and over, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, military status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable state or local law. We are committed to maintaining an environment that respects the dignity of each individual in our community. We do not tolerate discrimination in any form or context including harassment or exclusion.

Diversity Statement.

We are committed to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and strive to ensure that it is interwoven into the fabric of our organization. We support and nourish an inclusive and welcoming environment for employees from diverse backgrounds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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