Development Coordinator, Foundations and Grants
Posted by The American Alpine Club on 09/06/2023
Industry Sector: Outdoor
Job Categories: Outdoor Education
Company Type: Recreation
Country: United States
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: $57,000 - $70,500
Required to Relocate: No
Required to Travel: No
Employee May Telecommute: Yes
Job Seeker Must Live Within: Telecommute
Job Description & Requirements
Reports To: VP of Development
Location: Front Range, Colorado/Hybrid (Remote Considered)
FLSA Code: Exempt
Salary Range: $57,000 - $70,500; listed salary range is based on a work location of Golden, CO. Salary will be determined by experience and location; generous benefits package.
As Development Coordinator, you will advance the American Alpine Club’s mission by identifying, cultivating, and securing funding opportunities from grant-making institutions and foundations. You will also play a key role in serving our community as the AAC grants administrator.
Priority will be given to applications received before Monday, September 27, 2023.
As a Development Coordinator, you will:
- Research and identify potential grant opportunities and foundations that align with the AAC’s mission and programs.
- Write compelling and persuasive grant proposals, ensuring alignment with each funder's priorities and guidelines.
- Manage the grants administration process for AAC grants, including tracking deadlines, financial data, reporting requirements, and ensuring compliance with donor/funder intent.
- Collaborate with AAC staff to compile the necessary information for grant applications and reports.
- Ensure compliance and reporting for all grant and foundation support the AAC receives.
- Collaborate with AAC staff and volunteers to assess the impact of funded programs and projects, providing data and narratives for grant reports.
- Build and maintain the prospect pipeline for foundation and grants through positive relationship building with national and local foundation representatives and other parties.
- Ensure stewardship of foundation representatives, program officers, and others through consistent communication and acknowledgment of support.
- Collaborate with finance, program, and communications departments to ensure accurate representation of the organization's activities in grant materials.
- Manage the grants administration process for AAC’s climbing grants, including tracking deadlines, funding, and follow-up reporting.
- Support AAC fundraising events as needed.
- Additional duties as assigned by the VP of Development.
You are a strong fit for this role if you:
- Are committed to the AAC mission and model our core values at all times
- Have proven experience in grant writing, grant coordination, or nonprofit fundraising
- Have a strong understanding of the grant application process, including prospect research, proposal development, and follow-up reporting
- Are able to communicate effectively among a diversity of lived experiences and identities
- Have an analytical, strategic mindset capable of managing multiple tasks and workflows
- Are able to work independently and in collaboration with a team
- Competency with Google Suites
- Are experienced and comfortable working within and meeting deadlines
80% Desk work – Typical office work on a computer utilizing GSuites, Slack, Zoom, and other computer-based programs.
20% Physical work – This position could require some physical work, including assisting with receiving and distributing inventory, setting up and breaking down events, etc. Travel will be required ~5%.
The AAC currently offers a comprehensive benefits package including employer-paid medical (with reproductive and gender-affirming care), dental, vision, life, AD&D insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance, an HSA medical reimbursement plan, a wellness program, a matching 401k retirement plan, flexible work scheduling, pro deals, generous paid time off, and parental leave. Benefits are reviewed annually and change as needed. Team members are notified when any benefit changes occur.
How to Apply
All who love the AAC mission are encouraged to apply, including people of color, Black, Indigenous, transgender, and non-binary people. Apply online.
The AAC is an equal-opportunity employer. Your gender, religion, sex life, skin color, first language, marital status, and size and ability of your body do not factor into employment decisions here.
About the AAC
Founded in 1902, the American Alpine Club (AAC) is committed to serving the climbing community. Throughout the years, we’ve listened to climbers’ needs and created resources and solutions so our entire community can thrive. That’s why we offer grants, our unique rescue benefit and medical expense coverage, and memorialize and archive climbing history in North America’s largest climbing library and the American Alpine Journal. We bring together climbers from all over the country with our events, campgrounds, and volunteer network. We’re breaking down barriers to climbing and resourcing climbers who have lost loved ones to this often dangerous sport. Daily, we work to protect and advocate for our climbing landscapes and public lands nationally and locally. And we’re educating climbers with our robust accident analysis in Accidents in North American Climbing. United We Climb.