Mission Statement: Junior Achievement: Empowering young people to own their economic success®
Junior Achievement of OKI Partner’s, Inc.’s purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Junior Achievement reaches almost 43,000 students annually in relevant, hands-on learning experiences that teach young people to manage their money, plan for their economic future, own their own businesses, and develop readiness for careers or college.
Junior Achievement associates are known for their passion for the JA mission that brings together business and education to work with students in kindergarten through high school, so they are empowered to own their economic success. Members of the JA team interact with community leaders who support JA with their time, treasure, and talent. Junior Achievement of OKI Partners, Inc. offers a collaborative, inclusive work environment and the opportunity to impact the lives of young people in our community.
The grants manager plays a critical role in securing program revenue needed to successfully carryout the mission of Junior Achievement and empower young people to own their economic success. Primary responsibilities include leading the process for writing applications and reports to maintain relationship with 50+ current corporate or foundation funding partners
This is a part-time staff position, paid hourly and averaging 15-hours per week. Duties may be performed remotely or from the Junior Achievement offices, or a combination.
The grants manager is responsible for all aspects of the grant process. These include:
- Submitting all grants and evaluations accurately, completely and on time
- Maintaining the calendar for application and milestone deadlines
- Researching new grant opportunities and promoting them to management
- Updating the standard narratives to reflect changes in JA programs, new data, or to properly align the description of the JA initiative with the goals of the granting organization
- Working with appropriate staff to create program descriptions, scopes of work, budgets and timelines
- Communicating grant expectations to the staff to assure timely compliance
- Maintaining an accurate record of compliance with grant requirements.
- Assuring all contacts and status reports are entered accurately in the database
- Maintain up to date comparison spreadsheets for the previous two years
Education and Experience Required
- 3+ years experiencing writing successful grants or proposals
- Bachelor’s degree preferred but not required
- Track record for maintaining schedules and meeting deadlines
- Strong writing, and communication skills
- The ability to work independently to manage and prioritize multiple priorities
- The ability to manage up while working with staff to coordinate opportunities
- Excellent organizational skills
- Proficient in Microsoft office and comfortable with new technology platforms
- Experience maintaining database platforms
Range: $12,000-$15,000 Hourly pay, based on experience
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