Salary is Commensurate with Experience 

THE ORGANIZATION

The Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project (FIRRP) provides free legal and social services to detained immigrants in Arizona. Immigrants facing deportation do not have the right to a public defender. Without representation, many will lose their case and be sent back to the conditions they are fleeing. For some, this is a death sentence. We strive to address this injustice by increasing representation and pro bono placement for individuals and creating pro empowerment initiatives to assist individuals representing themselves in court. We are nationally known for our legal service delivery systems and materials. Our vision is to ensure that all immigrants facing removal have access to counsel, understand their rights under the law, and are treated fairly and humanely.
 
GRANTS COORDINATOR POSITION
We are seeking a mission-driven, detail-focused, seasoned writer to join our Development Department. The Grant Coordinator works closely with the Executive Director and the Director of Philanthropy to develop a strategic plan to secure new and renew funding opportunities from local, regional, and national foundations, organizations, and corporations to increase grant revenue. Based on our organization’s strategy and vision, we seek someone able to understand our various legal and social work programs to develop and write strong proposals and reports. In addition, the Grants Coordinator will manage a portfolio of about 35-50 individual donors to steward said individuals, under the supervision of the Director of Philanthropy.  This position supports all Florence Project programs.  A successful candidate will be a highly skilled interpersonal communicator with a deep appreciation for refugee and immigrant populations. 
The Florence Project has three offices: Phoenix, Tucson, and Florence, AZ. The Florence office is headquartered approximately one hour south of Phoenix or one-and-a-half hours north of Tucson. The position may be based in either the Tucson or Phoenix office. Travel is estimated at one day per week, with the chance to move to one day every other week as time progresses and familiarity with the programs increases. This position reports directly to the Director of Philanthropy.
RESPONSIBILITIES
 
·       Cultivate grant funding by maintaining existing relationships or new relationships (or assist the Executive Director or Director of Philanthropy with maintaining these relationships, if they are the main point of contact), including creating content and calendaring regular funder “touch” documents or CALL materials.
·       Collaborate with the Executive Director and relevant program staff to write compelling grant proposals and reports that reflect the needs and activities of the organization.
·       Research new grant opportunities and prepare prospecting documents & evaluate budgets.
·       Build knowledge of immigration systems to create propelling cases for grants.
·       Manage all aspects of the grant submission and reporting process with clear deadlines and communication with key staff. 
·       Manage high level of organization for new and existing grants, while maintaining predictions & expectations for awards. 
·       Work in partnership with the Executive Director to send reports, correspondence, and thank-you letters to funders by working to compile data from internal stakeholders. 
·       Maintain close relationships with grantors (current and potential).
·       Review incoming foundation gifts to ensure they are received appropriately. 
·       Meet with grantors and potential grantors in person to manage and facilitate relationships with grantors and potential grantors, including along with the Executive Director, Director of Philanthropy, Board, Members or Staff. 
·       Track conversations, vital correspondence, and needs of grantors in Raiser’s Edge NXT database. Assist with campaigns, using Raiser’s Edge NXT or related knowledge of software programs.
·       Coordinate logistics for potential or confirmed foundation funder visits with the oversight and guidance of the Director of Philanthropy and the Executive Director. 
·       Carry a portfolio of 35-50 individual donors to ensure donors are thanked and stewarded properly. 
QUALIFICATIONS
We are seeking applicants who have a commitment to immigrants’ rights, social justice, and human rights, and who are hard-working team players who enjoy working in a collaborative, fast-paced and high-volume nonprofit setting. The applicant must have:
 
·       Strong command of written communication, including strong attention to detail, strong command of grammar, and strong editing skills. Must be a gifted, persuasive writer, and also able to accept edits with humility and grace.
·       Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to connect with people from all backgrounds and perspectives. 
·       Ability to work within a large team and facilitate communications across staff.
·       Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines, and produce quality results on time with impeccable attention to detail.
·       Experience with administering—or willingness to learn—a variety of platforms: Raiser’s Edge NXT, GSuite, Microsoft Products, Legal Server, Adobe products, miscellaneous databases, and copying/scanning/faxing/printing technologies, etc.
·       Ability to manage up. Seeking an applicant who is able to speak up in a kind and respectful manner when they notice errors, problematic deadlines, or areas for improvement from directors assisting on projects, budgets, or grant applications. 
·       Is flexible when the job’s demands change. 
·       Proven ability to manage tasks with competing priorities and deadlines, independently determining order of priority and self-initiating other value-added tasks.
·       Travel is required for this position – Must have reliable transportation. 
 
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
 
You will be eligible to participate in Organization-sponsored benefits, including health benefits, holidays and other benefits that the Organization may offer to similarly situated employees from time to time.  Your eligibility to receive such benefits will be subject in each case to the generally applicable terms and conditions for the benefits in question and to the determinations of any person or committee administering such benefits.  The Organization may from time to time, in its sole discretion, amend or terminate the benefits available to you and the Organization’s other employees.  You will be covered by worker’s compensation insurance, state disability insurance, and other government benefit programs as required by state law. In addition, your compensation package includes the following (these details are for information purposes and are subject to any policy or plan changes) options:  
 
  • Paid Time Off earned on a biweekly accrual basis- Twenty-five (25) Days of Vacation Time, annually
  • Five (5) Days of Medical/Sick Time, annually
  • One (1) Day of Personal Time, monthly
  • Eight (8) Week Paid Sabbatical, after three years of employment
  • Organization-paid federal holidays, all observed
  • Medical plans including health, dental, vision coverage, subject to plan terms
  • Retirement plan and flexible spending accounts, subject to plan terms
  • Short Term Disability
  • Eligibility for group benefits such as voluntary life insurance, subject to applicable waiting periods.
  • Eligible for Parental Leave which includes Six (6) weeks up to Twelve (12) weeks total, with the option to combine vacation, sick, personal day(s), and short-term disability.
APPLICATION PROCESS
This is an immediate opening.  To apply, please complete the application below and upload a cover letter detailing your interest in the position, and resume with three professional references.  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. The Florence Project values diversity in the workplace and strongly encourages applications from people of color, LGBTQ individuals, individuals with disabilities, and members of underrepresented communities.  
 
This job announcement is for informational purposes only, and is subject to change and modification without notice. This job announcement includes a non-exhaustive list of responsibilities, qualifications and requirements of the position, but does not include all the essential job functions of the position.
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