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Director of Grants

Bethlehem, PA, USA | Corporation for Public Broadcasting

  • Industry:
    Media / Entertainment
  • Position Type:
    Full-Time
  • Functions:
    General Management
  • Experience:
    3-5 years
Job Description:
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As a member of the Development team, the Director, Grants secures private support for PBS39, 93.1 WLVR News and its affiliates by conducting the full range of activities required to obtain grants including: identifying and researching prospective funders, matching funder mission to public media, local journalism, education and our other local market initiatives, preparing timely proposals, and managing the grant process from conception to completion.In addition, the Director, Grants will seek out a select number of local and national foundations and steward the relationships with each. This is an excellent opportunity for the Director, Grants who wants to pursue multiple verticals for funding including public media, local journalism, education, arts and culture, workforce development and others.


MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES


Lead in the development of strategies for funding requests to foundations, government entities, corporate foundations, and charitable giving programs. 

Gather information on specific programs requiring funding; align project elements with funder interests and grant requirements. 

Develop relationships with local and national foundations to further advance the efforts of Lehigh Valley Public Media.

Compile, write and edit quality grant applications/proposals.

Coordinate the development of grant requests by establishing timelines and facilitating agreement regarding content and budgets with other departments and project partners.

Manage calendar and timely submission of grant applications, reports, contracts, and other documents.

Maintain a system for tracking grant submissions, reporting deadlines, and renewal due dates.

Manage the activity of the Program Coordinator, Grants whose responsibilities include follow-up letters, proof of performance documents, reports and related activities to meet funder requirements.

 

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES  


Perform other duties as assigned.

 

EXPERIENCE NEEDED TO QUALIFY FOR THE POSITION


Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in research and grant writing.

Demonstrated ability to write successful large grant proposals. 

Ability to understand and embrace multiple initiatives and pursue funding for them

Ability to develop and steward business relationships with funders

Translating organizational efforts to prospects’ and donors’ needs.

Knowledge of Pennsylvania as well as national foundations and corporations preferred.

Passion for public media mission; its vision, values and content.  

Motivating and working with diverse constituencies.

Understanding of fundraising best practices

High proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

 

MINIMUM DEGREE/TRAINING REQUIRED TO PERFORM POSITION’S RESPONSIBILITIES 


Bachelor’s degree in English, Education, business, or related field, or equivalent experience.  


COMPETENCIES NEEDED FOR SUCCESS IN THE POSITION


Well-developed written and oral communication

Analytical, organizational, and negotiating skills

Excellent interpersonal skills to relate to funders, program officers, subject matter experts, and colleagues

Planning and working under pressure of deadlines 

Work independently with minimal supervision

Perform with a high level of integrity, confidentiality, and discretion. 


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