Michigan Public Health Institute
Title: Grant Development Coordinator
Commensurate with Experience/Posted thru: 9-6-19
Employee Name: TBD
Supervisor: May Darwish-Yassine
Purpose: Under the direction of the Director of Corporate Planning, the Grant Development Coordinator is responsible for working as the project manager in coordinating the Institute’s grant development activities. Responsibilities include researching and identifying new funding sources, serving as the project manager for grant development, writing grant proposals, leading proposal teams, and reporting progress.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Researches and identifies new funding opportunities (private sector, foundations, international, national, federal, state, multi state, and local) for the Institute. Reviews and reports findings to the Director of Corporate Planning and Program Directors to determine target grant sources.
- Serves as the project manager for grant writing at the direction of the Director of Corporate Planning. Managing the grant writing process includes: (1) obtaining grant application packet,(2) reviewing RFP, (3) discuss/brainstorm with program staff,(4) facilitate discussion with potential partners, (5)assist with preparing narrative and workplan, (6) draft staffing plan,(7) assist with budget preparation, (8) draft abstract, (9) obtain letters of support,(10) proof application and (11) work with Finance & Contracts for submission.
- Initiates, coordinates, assembles and prepares materials for use in grant applications, including assigning sections to the appropriate program teams, coordinating internal collaboration, guiding the teams incompleting the sections and following up to edit and ensure timely inclusion of all sections in the final grant application/report.
- Develops, reviews, modifies and implements policies and procedures for grants management pre award and post award functions at MPHI. Plans and monitors grant writing and grant-funded activities, clarifying information to ensure uniformity and adherence to policies, procedures and granting agency requirements.
- Develop MPHI central data base of background and history of MPHI corporate experience, personnel expertise, core competencies and other boiler plate materials for company grant writers to use.
- Maintain a database of all grant submissions and pre-award requirements from funders.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Maintain a positive, strong, credible, professional and interpersonal relationship with all parties relevant of MPHI projects, and represent to the best interest of MPHI at all times.
Possession of a bachelor’s degree in Public Health or relevant health related field, masters preferred.
Experience: A minimum of three to five years of related and progressively more responsible work experience in project management. Must show success in grant research, grant writing and securing grants of different kinds and amounts.
Responsibilities in program research, planning, monitoring, and evaluation a plus. Ideal candidate will be a grant certified professional.
Important Skills and Characteristics:
- Excellent oral and written communications with a working knowledge of editing rules, guidelines, and research methods.
- Self-motivated, entrepreneurial in seeking out new funding opportunities, able to work independently, complete work in timely manner, and handle multiple tasks at one time with minimal supervision.
Work Environment and Physical Requirements:
Job may require moderate physical effor tincluding lifting materials and equipment of <50# and involves viewing a CRT or VDT screen 25% to 75% of the time. Standard office environment. May require valid vehicle operator’s license where needed to perform duties of the position.
RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE WORK OF OTHERS: Lead workers act as project leaders the predominance of their time and/or coordinate the work activities of others.
IMPACT ON PROJECTS, SERVICES AND OPERATIONS:
This position includes responsibility for coordinating the internal grant proposal writing for the Institute. This position interacts with MPHI management and program staff insubmitting quality, competitive proposals. This position also includes responsibility for ongoing development and is critical to the financial viability of the Institute and it’s programs. This position’s impact on both tangible and intangible resources for MPHI is significant as it affects all MPHI employees, their job security and the Institute.
Contact Person/Group Frequency Purpose
Director of Corporate Planning Daily Direction
Program Directors Weekly Consult, Planning, Proposal writing and updates
Program & Administrative Staff As Needed Review progress & assign
"For purposes of employment standards, this classification is "Exempt" from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act."
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