Grant coordinators generally work in office settings during standard business hours and specialize in all aspects of finding and applying for available grants for their company's needs. These coordinators must be highly-skilled in both written and verbal communication and understand the language and terms of the grant funding process to define the information requested by an application and guide co-workers in completing grant applications as needed.
Those in this position must be aware of all potential grant sources and conduct regular research to find new sources. They are responsible for a variety of tasks which vary by employer and range from providing advice on filling out grant applications to actually writing them and producing statistical information to be submitted to agencies. They also monitor and guide budgets, create and maintain contacts at grant-funding agencies, and maintain relevant databases used in grant-funding applications. They will work directly with agencies and researchers, as well as local business administrations, to ensure post-grant funds are allocated properly.
A bachelor's degree or a high school diploma/GED with 4 years of experience are generally required for the position.
Grant Coordinator Tasks
Researches the availability of grants from private and public sources.
Coordinates the evaluation and monitoring of grant-funded programs.
Writes and submits grant proposals to foundation or funding agency.
Completes documents and reports as required by the grant.