Job Opening

Grants Officer

Department: Programs

Reports to: Vice President of International Programs

Position Summary:

In the position of Cross International’s Grants Officer, you are a key member of the Programs Department that will work jointly with your colleagues and closely with CI’s local ministry partners to develop and steward projects and grants from existing foundations. This will include developing and writing project plan narratives, determining budgets, gathering any supplemental information, and reporting that will be submitted to the foundations. Additionally, as a member of the Programs Department, you will be asked to collaborate and collectively complete other tasks and assignments.

Your work will have an immense influence on Cross International’s growth and impact on many of the world’s most vulnerable people over the coming years.

As the Grants Officer, you will represent CI and interface directly with foundations, corporations, and other grantors. This position will work closely with the Vice President of International Programs, the Community Transformation Specialist, an M & E Specialist, and any other members of the grant team. International travel may be required to meet with CI partners to gather key resources or participate in donor trips.

The position requires that you are an experienced, energetic person of Christian faith with excellent writing skills, who loves a team environment and has tactful interpersonal skills. You are intending to complete projects on time, and you have a passion to serve the world’s most vulnerable populations with compassion and respect. You also have an understanding of the contemporary influences within North American evangelical churches and the worldwide Church at large.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required/Preferred:

  • Strong, proven experience in creating grant applications and reports for international development programs;
  • Self-motivated and loves challenges, and can handle multiple tasks with precision while meeting deadlines;
  • Ability to comprehend and effectively communicate the CI mission to audiences;
  • Knowledge of or interest in international affairs, including Latin America and the Caribbean;
  • Knowledge in monitoring and evaluation;
  • Can accomplish organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests and exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments;

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Manage existing Foundations relationships which include drafting proposals, follow-up, meetings with the Foundations, providing updates and reports, and visiting the Foundations as needed.
  • Plan and execute the grantmaking process by working with the Programs department, supporting program staff in researching funding opportunities, managing documents and deadlines, and tracking results.
  • Open to cultivating and stewarding new grant opportunities (new foundations, corporations, DAFs, or government donors).
  • Be able to listen to donors to better serve their vision and funding priorities.
  • Develop and strengthen the grants process that links to the CI grant cycle process.
  • Prepare and submit grant reports.
  • Maintain records of donor communications and submissions in CI’s CRM.
  • Meet grant deadlines.
  • Track grant submissions and outcomes.
  • Maintain a grant calendar of planned submissions and reporting.
  • Ensure donors’ requirements are met.
  • Assist in writing or editing project beneficiary stories and other writing assignments.
  • Be willing to work on other tasks for the Programs Department that are assigned by the Vice President of International Programs.

Education or Certification Requirements:

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, international studies, non-profit administration, or another related field;

General Requirements:

  • A person of Christian faith and active member/attender of a local Christian church and is a contributing part of a local body of believers;
  • 3+ years of creating effective, compelling written communications pieces in the non-profit sector;
  • Has a deep desire, a calling, to serve the world’s most vulnerable people;
  • Thrives and is able to perform in a changing organizational environment;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral;
  • High energy and passion for the CI mission is essential, in order to motivate your audiences;
  • Is a person who has a sense of humor and enjoys co-workers;
  • Can be based in South Florida or remote within the United States;
  • Ability to effectively work remotely from a home office as needed, with travel to CI headquarters on a regular basis.
  • Some international travel to project sites may be required, less than 10% of the time.

Please apply using the form below.  Include your resume, cover letter, and any other documentation you feel appropriate. We will set up an initial interview should your qualifications align with our goals.

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