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American Red Cross Lead Grants Specialist in Tulsa, Oklahoma

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By joining the American Red Cross you will touch millions of lives every year and experience the greatness of the human spirit at its best. Are you ready to be part of the world's largest humanitarian network?

Job Description:

The American Red Cross is seeking a Lead Grants Specialist who is responsible for coordinating the full range of activities required to prepare, submit and manage grant proposals. You will research grant opportunities that matches goals and objectives of the chapter or region. In this role you will also gather information and coordinate/write grant proposals to government, corporation , and foundation funds. This role develops and maintains effective, long term relationships with grantors to facilitate approvals of grants. Finally you will follow up with grantors to determine/monitor grant status.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides strategic vision, tools, resources and training to help Red Cross fundraisers create fundraising strategies. Works closely with colleagues to ensure that the organization takes full advantage of programmatic funding opportunities.

  • Implements and creates best practices on workplace giving for United Way and other foundations.

  • Conducts in-depth analysis and exploration in order to advise others regarding which foundations, agencies or corporations would be suitable to approach for the organization's funding needs. May be personally responsible for researching and writing grants. Identifies, pursues, cultivates, and enhances relationships with foundations and government agencies in support of funding needs. Creates guidance, tools, and resources to assess relationships.

  • Negotiates contracts with foundations and corporations, seeking alternative sources of funding from community partnerships to increase revenue stream.

  • Provides coordination, logistic and relationship support as needed for the grantor's annual giving campaigns, whether foundation or corporate workplace campaigns. This would entail handling meetings logistics, creating effective communication plans for special events, developing resources, training programs and group calls, ordering and coordinating production and tracking responses, etc.

Qualifications:

Education: A Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in Communications, Business, Organizational Development or a relevant field.

Experience: A minimum of five years experience working for a nonprofit organization or in public relations, marketing, sales, communication or project management. Corporate fundraising or workplace giving experience preferred. Experience working with community foundations and the United Way preferred.

Management Experience: 2-4 years of management experience preferred.

Skills and Abilities: Microsoft Office, Donor Management System (like Raiser's Edge or Team Approach) is highly preferred.

Other: Excellent written and oral communication skills, Including strong presentation skills. Excellent planning and organizational skills, including attention to detail and data management. Strong customer service orientation is necessary. Demonstrated initiative and ability to handle deadlines, pressure and changing priorities with good judgment. Operational flexibility to meet sudden and unpredictable business needs, willingness to work outside standard established business hours.

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Apply now! Joining our team will provide you with the opportunity to make a difference every day.

The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Interested in Volunteering?

Life's emergencies don't stop, and neither do American Red Cross volunteers, who represent more than 90 percent of our workforce to help prevent and alleviate human suffering. You can make a difference by volunteering in a position that appeals to you and allows you to use your unique skills and talents. The Red Cross relies on generous volunteers who give their time and talent to help fulfill our lifesaving mission.

Visit redcross.org/volunteertoday to learn more, including our most-needed volunteer positions.

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