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Grants Coordinator 

About the Organization As a research and action organization, Center for Policing Equity (CPE) produces analyses identifying and reducing the causes of racial disparities in public safety. Using data-driven approaches to social justice, we use science to create levers for social, cultural, and policy change.



We are research scientists, race and equity experts, data virtuosos, and community trainers. We use data to build a more fair and just system. We partner with law enforcement and communities. Our aim is to bridge the divide of communication, generational mistrust, and suffering. But most of all, we are the path that science can forge towards public safety, community trust, and racial equity.


 
Location Remote  
Close Date  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Description

About the Center for Policing Equity:

The Center for Policing Equity uses evidence-based approaches to social justice problems and conducts research to create levers for social, cultural, and policy change.    

We are research scientists, race and equity experts, data virtuosos, and community trainers. We use data to build a more fair and just system. We partner with law enforcement and communities. Our aim is to bridge the divide of communication, generational mistrust, and suffering. But most of all, we are the path that science can forge towards public safety, community trust, and racial equity.

Position Description:

The Center for Policing Equity (CPE) is seeking a Grants Coordinator responsible for coordinating the administrative management, reporting, and closeout of grants and other programmatic investments for CPE. This position will report to the Assistant Director, Foundation Relations, and works collaboratively with the Grants team. The Grants Coordinator will ensure that CPE’s grant proposals, reports, and deliverables are submitted to funders professionally, efficiently, on schedule, and consistent with best practices. This role will collaborate closely with other Development team members and stakeholders throughout the organization to prepare materials via inclusive processes, ensure all materials are accurate and support the Finance team in aligning budget allocation with spending guidelines for restricted grants.

Prior experience in nonprofit development and explicitly communicating through grants and reports is required. We encourage you to apply if you have these skills, a demonstrated interest, and a commitment to racial justice. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Delivery, monitoring, and aligning of programmatic progress towards negotiated milestones with crucial colleagues from programmatic verticals.
  • Track and monitor the annual grants calendar.
  • Maintain records and submit reports related to grant opportunities.
  • Work with the Assistant Director, Foundation Relations, to develop and refine processes for producing and submitting grant materials with staff and current and prospective funders, including letters of interest, applications, and interim and final reports.
  • Partner with the Senior Project Manager, Fundraising, other members of the Program Management Office, programmatic colleagues, and the Development department as needed to create tracking systems for progress against grant deliverables.
  • Leverage transparent and concise processes and tracking systems to identify and mitigate any risks to grant deliverables and foster continuous alignment about grant goals and timelines across the organization.
  • Support senior leadership, the grants team, the Senior Project Manager, Fundraising, and other stakeholders in planning and producing interim and final reports that meet or exceed funder expectations.
  • Serve as the organization’s primary authority on grant agreement contents, timelines, and expectations.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of submissions and deliverables to current and prospective funders.
  • Support due diligence on prospective funding opportunities by providing Development senior staff, including the VP of Development and the SVP of Communications and Development, with critical insights on a potential grant’s alignment with existing organizational strategies, competencies, and activities.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; exceptional interpersonal skills,and a focused and attentive listener.
  • Strong organizational skills reflecting an ability to seamlessly perform and prioritize multiple tasks with excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to take the initiative and manage projects assigned through completion with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Creative and innovative thinker actively presents new opportunities, proposes solutions, and recommends best practices.
  • Comfortable taking the initiative and “managing up” to move tasks forward
  • Ability to anticipate challenges and effectively resolve potential issues through creative problem-solving.
  • Passionate about social justice issues
  • Confidence in using business productivity and task management platforms
  • Experience with Salsa/Salesforce preferred
  • Ability to learn and become fluent in Asana, Salesforce, Zoom, and Slack

Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 2 years of grant administration experience is required.
  • Able to successfully manage multiple priorities and demonstrate confidence working with all CPE stakeholders
  • Proficient with GSuite, project management tools, and donor databases, and quick to learn new technology and tools.
  • Cultural competency and a track record of working effectively with people from diverse backgrounds; commitment to participating in both individual and organizational work on diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-oppression
  • Demonstrated commitment to public safety; a background in fundraising for a philanthropic cause or data-focused organization is a plus.
  • Able to successfully manage multiple priorities and demonstrate confidence working with all CPE stakeholders
  • Able to exercise initiative, good judgment, flexibility, discretion, and solid decision making

Application Submission Guidelines:

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. To apply, please submit the following materials.

  • CV/resume
  • Cover Letter

Please be sure to label each PDF file by including your name. For example, your submitted CV should be labeled “LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME.CV.pdf.”

 

 
EOE Statement The Center for Policing Equity strives to build a diverse team that is inclusive of multiple perspectives and welcoming for people of all backgrounds. Women and members of underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply.  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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