JOB TITLE: Grants and Foundations Administrator
  • Department: Development
  • Reports To: Director of Development
  • FLSA Status: Hourly

Summary:
The Grants and Foundations Administrator is responsible for soliciting support from foundations, organizations, family trusts, and government sources.This position works to establish long-term partnerships, strengthens existing relationships, initiates new contacts, and assists with meeting strategic goals as outlined by the Director of Development.

The desired candidate will work to advance AGE’s interests by researching and identifying sources of support, proactively seeking opportunities to generate new proposals based on funder guidelines and interests, and by maintaining strong communication ties with foundation donors and prospects. This position collaborates with the fundraising and outreach team, program staff, and leadership on funding priorities and opportunities, prospect identification and cultivation, and donor stewardship.

Essential Functions:

  • Research, monitor, and pursue competitive grant gift opportunities that support programs and align with the mission and goals of the agency.
  • Write proposal narratives, prepare grant budgets and other supporting documentation, and submit grant proposals as required by specific funders, and before deadlines.
  • Develop and maintain solicitation and reporting calendars. Prioritize tasks and meet all deadlines for preparation and submission of applications/requests and required reports.
  • Produce grant reports as required by funder contracts and agreements.
  • Work with the Director of Development, Director of Finance, and program staff to ensure the implementation of outlined program deliverables and ensure that financial activities are in compliance with grant agreements.
  • Proactively coordinate staff efforts to collect analyze and report data on the performance of grant funded activities and programs.
  • Maintain relevant grant data for reporting and statistical analysis.
  • Assist Corporate Relations Manager with identifying and soliciting corporate grant opportunities.
  • Develop and nurture relationships with current and potential funders and manage regular communications including program/activity updates, annual reports, and etc.
  • Supervise Grants and Foundations interns and assist with educating other interns working within the department.
  • Manage relationship information in donor database and maintain funder files. Produce appropriate acknowledgments for funds received.
  • Produce regular reports on activity for Director of Development.
  • Work closely with the development and outreach staff to coordinate fundraising, outreach and marketing, and program efforts in line with the mission and goals of the agency. This includes assisting with other department events and activities as required.
  • Perform other duties as directed.
  • Maintain strictest confidentiality of client and donor information.

Characteristics Helpful to the Position:

  • Excellent writing ability, superb command of grammar, persuasive writing talent, editorial and research skills.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects and overlapping deadlines.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, and strong interpersonal and relationship building skills.
  • Extreme and careful attention to detail.
  • Ability to be flexible and work in a fast paced environment.
  • Desire to work with a fun team that thrives on innovation and creativity.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • At least one year of successful fundraising or nonprofit experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Understanding and knowledge of general nonprofit development and fundraising activities.
  • Knowledge of trends, processes, and ethics in fundraising grant writing highly preferred.
  • Working knowledge of local public and private foundations, corporations, corporate foundations, and government funders highly preferred.

Experience Requirements:

  • One to two years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in working with non-profit organization and volunteers is strongly preferred.

Language Skills:
Ability to read and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, employees, volunteers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Reasoning Abilities:
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, he employee is regularly required to sit and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee frequently is required to stand, reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds; stoop, kneel, or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Skills and Abilities:
Excellent management skills are essential. Must have demonstrated ability to plan, organize, staff, delegate, motivate, monitor and achieve results. Communication skills, especially in public speaking and writing, are necessary. Working knowledge of personal computers. The ability to positively handle a multitude of tasks and challenges is a must. The ability to work on a flexible schedule that involves evening and weekend hours is necessary. Knowledge of accounting and budget preparation is required.

Evaluations:
Job performance will be evaluated at the end of the first three months of employment and at least once a year thereafter.  The performance appraisal will be conducted by the Director of Development or appropriate supervisor.

General Statement
It is understood that this document may be changed in the future in the best interest of the agency and/or the people served.  Any changes will be discussed with the incumbent.  

To Apply:
Please send a cover letter, resume, and three (3) writing examples to Jayden Beatty (jbeatty@ageofcentraltx.org). Please, no phone calls. 

Updated 9/14/2020.

 


JOB TITLE: CNA / Driver - Thrive Social & Wellness Center, Austin

Starting Salary: $12.86/hour

General Description:
Assist Thrive Social & Wellness Center clients so that they are able participate fully in each day’s programming.

Essential Functions:

  • Be prompt and reliable to agreed upon work schedule of agency.
  • Drive daily routes in van.
  • Assist program participants in boarding and departing from vehicle and assure that they reach the center safely.
  • Perform and document daily safety check on the vehicle you are driving.
  • Assist on field trips and other special outside events as scheduled.
  • Assist with activities with clients.
  • Perform other duties as directed.

Authority:
The CNA / Driver is authorized to take reasonable action necessary to carry out the responsibilities assigned as long as such actions do not deviate from established organizational policies and is consistent with sound professional judgment.

Working Relationship:
The CNA / Driver is hired by the Program Director or appropriate supervisor and is accountable to the Program Director at the site in which they are working.  Establishment and maintenance of team-building relationships with supervisor, staff, volunteers, clients, and families is expected.  

Required Qualifications:

  • Possess a good driving record.
  • Sensitive to the needs of disabled and/or older adults, using patience, tact, and respect.
  • Be flexible and versatile.
  • Previous experience with older adults is desirable.
  • Ability to accomplish multiple tasks during shift duty requiring stooping, bending, and lifting.
  • Ability to lift 130 pounds safely and with assistance.
  • Possess a commitment to the purpose, objectives, and goals of the agency.

Evaluations:
Job performance will be evaluated at the end of the first three months of employment and at least once a year thereafter.  The performance appraisal will be conducted by the Program Director or appropriate supervisor.

General Statement
It is understood that this document may be changed in the future in the best interest of the agency and/or the people served.  Any changes will be discussed with the incumbent.  

To Apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume to Lauren Duerksen (lduerksen@ageofcentraltx.org; fax 512-451-3110).  Email submissions are preferred.  Please, no phone calls. 

Updated 2/11/2020.

 


JOB TITLE: Program Aide / Driver - Thrive Social & Wellness Center, Austin

Starting Salary: $12.86/hour

General Description:
Assist Thrive Social & Wellness Center clients so that they are able participate fully in each day’s programming.

Essential Functions:

  • Be prompt and reliable to agreed upon work schedule of agency.
  • Drive daily routes in van, as necessary.
  • Assist program participants in boarding and departing from vehicle and assure that they reach the center safely.
  • Perform and document daily safety check on the vehicle you are driving.
  • Assist on field trips and other special outside events as scheduled.
  • Assist with activities with clients.
  • Perform other duties as directed.

Authority:
The Program Aide / Driver is authorized to take reasonable action necessary to carry out the responsibilities assigned as long as such actions do not deviate from established organizational policies and is consistent with sound professional judgment.

Working Relationship:
The Program Aide / Driver is hired by the Program Director or appropriate supervisor and is accountable to the Program Director at the site in which they are working.  Establishment and maintenance of team-building relationships with supervisor, staff, volunteers, clients, and families is expected.  

Required Qualifications:

  • Possess a good driving record.
  • Sensitive to the needs of disabled and/or older adults, using patience, tact, and respect.
  • Be flexible and versatile.
  • Previous experience with older adults is desirable.
  • Ability to accomplish multiple tasks during shift duty requiring stooping, bending, and lifting.
  • Ability to lift 130 pounds safely and with assistance.
  • Possess a commitment to the purpose, objectives, and goals of the agency.

Evaluations:
Job performance will be evaluated at the end of the first three months of employment and at least once a year thereafter.  The performance appraisal will be conducted by the Program Director or appropriate supervisor.

General Statement
It is understood that this document may be changed in the future in the best interest of the agency and/or the people served.  Any changes will be discussed with the incumbent.  

To Apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume to Lauren Duerksen (lduerksen@ageofcentraltx.org; fax 512-451-3110).  Email submissions are preferred.  Please, no phone calls. 

Updated 2/11/2020.