Grants Coordinator

  • Full Time
  • Portland
  • June 8, 2023

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Under the supervision of the Director of Development, the Grants Coordinator is involved in all key functions of development operations and makes a significant contribution to the mission and vision of Children’s Institute. 
The Grants Coordinator will spearhead grant writing and donor communications as Children’s Institute continues to grow and expand its impact. The Grants Coordinator is relationship focused with a strong background in nonprofit fundraising. This individual thrives on overseeing and coordinating a range of development responsibilities in a successful and evolving statewide advocacy, and systems-change organization. 
The Grants Coordinator will manage and expand a strong foundation and corporate grants program, and will actively support the team as CI works toward diversification of revenue. The candidate must have written and verbal communication skills to share CI’s mission, vision, and work to gain the ongoing support of foundations and donors.  
The candidate will have strong interpersonal skills to support staff and board members in developing relationships with funders and donors. The ability to ensure that development strategies are carried out in keeping with CI’s values, mission, vision, and strategic plans is required. They will also have a commitment to advancing racial and economic justice while working to build and strengthen CI’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 
The Grants Coordinator has vision, excellent communications and marketing skills, and experience with overall nonprofit organizational fundraising including events, individual, and corporate strategies.  
Based in downtown Portland, CI prioritizes an integrated, team-based work approach and a flexible, collegial work environment grounded in our values of honor, equity, learning, connectedness, and innovation. This full-time position is open to applicants living anywhere in Oregon and has the option for hybrid work at Children’s Institute’s downtown Portland office or remotely. It may require travel within the community and to partner locations. 
CI envisions a socially just and equitable Oregon where all children have the love, care, and education they need. To meet this goal, we advocate for strategic investments in high-quality early childhood education and healthy development, the most effective strategies to improve long-term outcomes for children, with a focus on children who experience barriers to opportunity due to race, poverty, disability, language, and geographic location

Closing: Applications must be received by 5 pm on June 8, 2023

To Apply: Please email resume and cover letter to [email protected] with “Grants Coordinator” in the subject line. Please contact Hanan Zawideh, Chief Equity and Human Resources Officer, at [email protected] with accommodations requests.

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