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Associate Director, Grants Administration, Application deadline: July 17, 2014 

Ministry Team Office of Philanthropy and Stewardship  
Reports To Director of Philanthropy and Stewardship  
FLSA Status Exempt  
Salary Grade 9  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Category Office of Philanthrophy and Stewardship  
Starting Salary  

GENERAL PURPOSE OF POSITION:   Assist the Director and other senior staff and volunteers in carrying out development programs of the national setting of the United Church of Christ by providing leadership in identifying grant prospects, cultivating and securing grant support to assist the programs of the national ministries; facilitates and administers the grant and scholarship programs of the national ministries and coordinates the production and distribution of these resources.


     • Serve as principal liaison between grant/scholarship applicants and funding committees.

     • Coordinate the application processes of the several UCC scholarship and loan funds.

     • Facilitate the award and reporting processes for the several UCC scholarship and loan funds.

     • Oversee the reporting of scholarship activity to relevant donors and University departments and ensure that funds are spent and that recipient meets scholarship criteria.

     • Facilitate communications between donors and grant/scholarship recipients.

     • Assist in developing and implementing annual and long-range fund development plans for the UCC, ensuring that the mission is reflected throughout all efforts.

     • Work with development team to identify and set annual grant fundraising goals consistent with organization budget.

     • Prepare, submit and manage all grant applications and renewals.

     • Conduct extensive research for new funding opportunities with a variety of dollar values, from small to large.

     • Work with program staff to gather and track program outcomes and data as outlined in grant proposals.

     • Prepare and submit regular grant reports as required by funders, insuring compliance requirements are met.

     • Prepare and manage tracking system to effectively identify, track and report annual grant opportunities and submissions.

     • Collaborate with the staff team and other church leaders as they identify needs and prepare compelling cases for giving.

     • In cooperation with the staff team coordinate development strategies for the United Church of Christ.

     • Respond to inquiries for information and resources as requested by Conferences, congregations and individuals.

     • Serve as the primary research liaison with the variety of national ministries.

     • Promote the program’s positive public image by responding in writing and orally on a timely basis to inquiries for information, accepting speaking engagements, and serving as a resource.

     • Contribute to the effectiveness of work teams by fostering a spirit of cooperation and accomplishing assigned tasks.

     • Other responsibilities as assigned.




Position Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The requirements listed below are representative of knowledge, skills and/or abilities required to perform successfully in this position.

  • A college degree in a related field or equivalent experience, or a combination of academic study and experience.

  • Experience in the philosophy and practice of philanthropy in the non-profit sector and demonstrated ability to work in the area of leadership gifts

  • A demonstrated track record in successful grant acquisitions to support non-profit organizations.

  • Demonstrated experience with research, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of private and public grant makers

  • A familiarity with grant application submissions, processing, distribution cycles and reporting standards.

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and relate to a variety of diverse stakeholders.

  • Commitment to and theological understanding of mission, stewardship and philanthropy.

  • Understanding of the polity and structures of the United Church of Christ. 

  • Desire and sensitivity to work in diverse racial, ethnic, cultural and religious settings with commitment to diversity in the workplace as well as in one’s understanding of mission.

  • Ability to maintain and properly handle confidential or sensitive information.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and collegially as well as independently.

  • Demonstrated written and oral English language skills.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications and Raiser’s Edge.

  • Limited travel within the United States.


  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in grants acquisition strategies, grant writing, and grant compliance and stewardship strategies.

  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in successful proposal writing, resulting in sustained growth in grant income.


This job description is not intended to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required for the position and is subject to review and change at any time in accordance with the needs of the ministry. Since no job description can detail all duties and responsibilities that may be required from time to time in the performance of a position, duties and responsibilities that may be inherent in a position shall also be considered part of the position holder’s responsibility.

It is expected that the person who holds this position will conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the policies of the UCC and in a manner that will reflect positively on the organization. All staff are encouraged to nurture safety within the work performed on behalf of the UCC by being attentive to self-care, education, maintaining appropriate boundaries, and the importance of referring those in need to supportive and helpful resources.

The United Church of Christ, National Setting, is a Multicultural, Multiracial, Open and Affirming, Accessible to All, Equal Opportunity Employer.

Comprehensive Benefits Package Employer paid health, dental, pension, life and disability benefits.  
Application Deadline July 17, 2014  
About the Organization The United Church of Christ

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