Director of Grant Programs, Metropolitcan Career Center

Posted by on April 2, 2007

Immediate Opening

Title: Director of Grant Programs
Status: Full-time, permanent
Reports to: Vice President for Community Support

Position Overview
The Director of Grant Programs is responsible for the growth and sustainability of MCC?s foundation, corporate, and government grants and sponsorships to fund programs, capital projects and events. Identify and cultivate new grant prospects, write proposals, and write reports for funded projects. Work with a diverse team of staff, students and volunteers to gather program data, new program ideas, and anecdotal information for use in proposals and reports.

Organization Overview
Founded in 1974, Metropolitan Career Center has helped more than 15,000 unemployed and underemployed Philadelphians start on the path to self-sufficiency. MCC provides programs in the Germantown and Center City section of Philadelphia, ranging from a four-week job readiness workshop to a 15-month Associate in Specialized Technology degree. National and regional organizations have recognized MCC?s success through awards for adult and youth programming, and for organizational excellence.

Specific Duties
1. Work with a diverse team to conceive and define programs and projects ripe for funding.
2. Proactively identify new foundation, corporate, and government grant opportunities.
3. Write proposals, reports, and other materials to fund and promote MCC.
4. Track and report submission and reporting deadlines.
5. Work with program staff to assure MCC achieves grant goals and reporting requirements.
6. Work with staff and volunteers to plan and implement events.
7. Work with Community Relations team to create publications for various audiences.
8. Maintain electronic and paper files on all current, prospective, and lapsed foundation, corporate and government funders.
9. Create opportunities for volunteers and/or interns to assist in the grants process, and supervise those volunteers and/or interns.

1. Success writing, managing and reporting grants and sponsorships from foundations, corporations and government agencies.
2. Excellent writing skills, with demonstrated ability to motivate and inspire through the written word.
3. Success managing complex projects to meet deadlines and performance requirements.
4. Ability to work comfortably in a diverse environment.

To apply, please send cover letter, r?sum? and one relevant writing sample to:

Kevin A. Peter, CFRE, CAP
Vice President for Community Relations
Metropolitan Career Center

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