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Grant Specialist 

About the Organization The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce is the region's premier business membership organization. In addition to providing traditional services for its members, the Flint & Genesee Chamber also serves as the lead economic development agency for Genesee County, operates the area's convention and visitors bureau, and delivers education and training programs to meet the needs of the region's growing workforce. Serving the business community for over 100 years.  

The Grants Specialist will support grant research and proposal development for the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce with specific emphasis on the YouthQuest After School Initiative Program. This position will maintain appropriate communications with Program Directors, Directors and other staff. In addition, the Grant Specialist will also provide assistance to Program Director and Finance in rebudgeting, report preparation, and renewals/extension paperwork. Other responsibilities include:

  1. Research and identify new grant opportunities to support the YouthQuest After School Initiative Program elements; research facts and figures that enhance project need statements.
  2. Create proposed grant project budgets, grant writing, proofreading, writing and submitting grant reports.
  3. Grant paperwork tracking and monitoring.
  4. Works with staff to develop programs and proposals, refining internal systems between departments.
  5. May be required to develop fundraising campaigns, events, and activities in coordination with other FGCC departments.
  6. Other duties as assigned.
Position Requirements
  1. Associate degree in Journalism, Communications, English/English Literature, Education or other related field required; Bachelor’s degree preferred;
  2. Minimum of two years of experience in grant-writing, research and data collection required;
  3. Experience with Microsoft Office required;
  4. Experience with grant management software preferred;
  5. Motivated, self-directed, self-starter with excellent problem- solving skills.
  6. Strong communication skills including verbal and written experience.
  7. Ability to adhere to priorities, meet multiple deadlines and effectively present and explain complex information; strong attention to detail.
  8. Ability to maintain confidentiality.
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  

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