Grants Specialist

April 12, 2021 11:34 AM | Deleted user

The Regional Arts Culture Council (RACC) has one mission – to enrich our communities through arts and culture. We believe that the arts have the power to change hearts and minds, and to inspire social change. We also believe that arts and culture are key elements in creating desirable places to live, learn, work and visit.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and strive to cultivate equity in all of our programs. Prejudice and privilege have created barriers that RACC must dismantle, systematically and strategically, until everyone in our community has equitable access to arts and culture.

As a RACC team member, your work will help to educate and empower people from all walks of life by providing and promoting access to a diversity of art and cultural experiences. If you’re eager to make a difference, that’s a great start. To best serve our communities, we need commitment – to our mission, our goals and, most importantly, to the people we serve.

If you are ready to be a part of a committed, collaborative team dedicated to our community, we want to talk with you.

The Opportunity: Grants Specialist

Position Summary:

The Grants Specialist will perform a range of administrative, tracking and reporting duties that supports and sustains the Grants Department.
Essential functions and responsibilities:

·         Collaborate with Program team members to develop and implement RACC grant processes.

·         Collaborate with Program team members to develop and implement RACC support programming such as workshops and trainings.

·         Compile and manage data for use by Program team and other RACC departments.

·         Develop guidelines, applications, announcements, and related materials.

·         Provide support to grant applicants through presentations, information sessions, and one-on-one conversations.

·         Prepare for and manage grant review process, including the recruitment of reviewers, screening applications for eligibility, facilitation of selection process.

  • ·         Prepare funding recommendations and present reports to the RACC Board of Directors.
  • ·         Support grantees by drafting communication, facilitating grant payments, reviewing grant reports, and addressing grant compliance issues.
  • ·         Contribute to ongoing assessment and modifications of programs in response to new information gained, grantee and reviewer feedback, and changes in the community.
  • ·         Represent RACC in the community.
  • ·         Build effective working relationships with current and prospective grantees by attending events, conducting site visits and engaging in their work as appropriate.
  • ·         Contribute to the development of an annual budget and work plan that articulates goals, priorities, activities and resources needed.

Required knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • ·         At least 4 years of grantmaking or arts administration experience in a government or non-profit setting.
  • ·         Strong project management skills with the ability to oversee multiple processes simultaneously.
  • ·         Experience with data capturing, tracking and reporting.
  • ·         Ability to thrive working under deadlines and handling multiple tasks without sacrificing attention to detail.
  • ·         Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, representatives of outside agencies, and the general public.
  • ·         Experience in facilitating committee, panels, or group decision-making processes.
  • ·         Experience explaining complex programs and policies in a variety of settings including over the phone, via email, in person, and in presentations to larger groups.
  • ·         Experience building strong, positive, collaborative relationships with diverse constituencies. The ability to listen to new ideas, encourage open dialogue, and inspire people to work towards common goals.
  • ·         Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • ·         Comfortable working in digital systems, experience with databases (Raiser’s Edge and Filemaker) and spreadsheets. Comprehensive skills in Microsoft Office suite. 
  • ·         Cultural flexibility/agility and a commitment to fostering a respectful and inclusive work environment.
  • ·         Willingness to support the whole organization as needed.  
  • ·         Experience evaluating the financial health, feasibility, strategic value and community impact of non-profit programs and organizations.
  • ·         Experience working with or supporting individual artists.
  • ·         Knowledge of current trends, practices and philosophies related to the arts, arts management, and grantmaking.

Status:                         Full Time, Exempt

Schedule:                    Regular Hours of Operation 8:30am – 5:00pm Monday - Friday

                                     Flexibility will be required to accommodate events and business needs

Supervisory:               Director of Grants

Compensation:            This range to be confirmed with finance

RACC offers excellent benefits, including paid holidays, Flexible Time Off, full medical and dental benefits, a 401(k) plan, long-term disability and life insurance.

To apply:                     Send a Cover Letter and Resume to (this email address). This application process closes (on this date)

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