Employment

Grant Writer

Reports to: Director of Marketing & Development

FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt Salaried – 40 hours per week 

Position Summary:

  • The Grant Writer supports development activities by serving as the principal coordinator and writer for all grant-related materials for both new and renewing funding sources. Using a thorough understanding of SOA’s mission, goals, and development strategies, the grant writer will conduct the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals and reporting for a rapidly growing organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage grant writing efforts, including research, writing and development of grants
  • Develop and maintain a grants management system that contains accurate current and/or archived grant-related deadlines, funding objectives, giving history, letters of intent, requests for proposal (RFPs), applications, acceptance and acknowledgment letters, and reports from all organizations that have funded SOA or have been researched and selected as potential funders. 
  • Identifies, reviews, and recommends to leadership the pursuit of funding opportunities that support the strategic priorities of SOA.
  • In collaboration with the Director of Development & Marketing and the President//CEO, develops grant ask amounts and program targets. 
  • Prepares written materials on a timely basis required as part of the grant-writing process including proposals, letters of inquiry, formal applications, and funder reports in a manner that clearly communicates information, meets all the funding organization’s requirements, and will attract the available funds to SOA. 
  • Works in collaboration with programming staff to oversee grant project evaluation and timely submission of progress reports.
  • Working with Director of Development & Marketing, develops and maintains effective lines of communication with foundations and their grant officers to generate the most compelling letter of intent, proposal and/or grant application that will promote the best possible outcome. 
  • Researches and strategically identifies a number of new grant application opportunities – including private and public funds – each year; crafts proposals with leadership input. 
  • Participates in foundation-sponsored educational and networking events. 
  • Visits programs, when appropriate, to gain first-hand knowledge of senior needs. 
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in English, journalism or related field, or the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience 
  • Two years professional writing or grant writing experience preferred
  • Experience with public grant writing preferred
  • Strong writing, editing and proofreading skills, which can be applied to fit a variety of styles, formats, and audiences. superior skills in interviewing, integrating ideas, writing persuasively, and editing for emphasis 
  • Strong, professional interpersonal communication skills and ability to interact effectively and appropriately with others inside and outside the organization 
  • Ability to handle multiple grants, tasks, and deadlines simultaneously 
  • Exercise flexibility, reliability, and tact 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality 
  • Strong sense of urgency, commitment and a service orientation required to meet the variety and fluctuating demands of this job 
  • Computer skills required: Microsoft Office Suite 
Benefits
  •  Benefits include health, dental, vision, life, short-term and long-term disability insurance, 401(k) Plan, 4 weeks Paid Time Off, 8 Holidays, and a fun, casual work environment. 

 Application process

    • Position is open until filled.
    • Cover letter and Resume required

Washington - Dining site Coordinator (Part-time)

We are currently looking to hire a part-time Senior Dining Site Coordinator to join our team at the Kelly Senior Center in Cudahy at 20-25 hours per week. Meals are prepared offsite by a caterer and served at our dining site. We are looking for candidates who are passionate about serving older adults and can contribute to a fun, positive Senior Center environment. * Please include your detailed work history. Resumes are preferred.

Duties:

  • Coordinate senior meals by managing reservations, placing daily meal orders, maintaining a clean, safe kitchen and dining site, and maintaining the inventory of dining supplies.
  • Provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere at the dining site, promoting a festive atmosphere for special occasions and maintaining the bulletin board.
    Serve meals to senior diners.
  • Recruit, train, and coordinate volunteers as needed.

Requirements:

  • Serve Safe certified or ability to obtain certificate within 60 days of hire date.
  • Six month of food service experience and ability to operate kitchen equipment safely and efficiently.
  • Must be able to stand for hours at a time, lift and carry hot and heavy pans of food up to 30 pounds, bend, squat, sit and reach.
  • Good interpersonal and organizational skills, as well as patient.

Benefits

  • Part-time benefits include 4 weeks paid time off, prorated holiday pay and eligibility to contribute to the 401(k) Plan.

 Application process

    • Position is open until filled.
    • Cover letter and Resume required

McGovern - Senior Center Manager

Duties:

The Senior Center Manager oversees a variety of educational and leisure programming for older adults. In addition, this position manages daily operations including program scheduling, supervision of Program Coordinators, Custodians, Dining Staff, instructors and volunteers.

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, able to inspire and lead staff in creative and effective programming and works to expand and manage relationships with community partners who share our mission and vision.

Requirements:

Qualifications include Bachelor’s Degree in related field, supervisory experience, educational and leisure programming experience, proficient computer skills, and experience producing timely and accurate reports.

Benefits include health, dental, vision, life, short-term and long-term disability insurance, 401(k) Plan, 4 weeks Paid Time Off, 8 Holidays, and a fun, casual work environment.

Must be able to occasionally work evenings and weekends, have a driver’s license, insurance and vehicle, and the ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds.

Benefits
  •  Benefits include health, dental, vision, life, short-term and long-term disability insurance, 401(k) Plan, 4 weeks Paid Time Off, 8 Holidays, and a fun, casual work environment. 

 Application process

    • Position is open until filled.
    • Cover letter and Resume required

 

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