Job Postings
Women In Distress - Grants Specialist
Job Postings
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 08:41 PM

Job Title: Grants Specialist (Position #: 9010)

Days/Hours:    Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 6p.m.  Evening and weekends as needed.

Education and Experience: 

  • B.A. or B.S. preferred in a field such as English, Communications or Marketing.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in grant research and writing including government, federal and foundation grants.
  • Valid Florida driver’s license.  Proof of automobile liability insurance.
  • Safe driving record

Workplace Location(s):  Jim and Jan Moran Family Center, Deerfield Beach, FL

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Brief Job Description:

  • Responsible for securing and managing agency’s annual grant revenue budget, approximately $2.9 million.
  • Identify, apply for and coordinate the administration of federal, state, local, foundation and corporate grants in accordance to applicable standards, regulations and guidelines.
  • Meets grant and proposal deadlines by establishing priorities and target dates, for information-gathering, document preparation, document review and approval.
  • Ensures that statistics utilized for funding requests are accurate & up-to-date.
  • Assists the Program Compliance Specialist to ensure that grant contracts are executed, per deadlines.
  • Participates in prospective funder, community partner and internal grants meetings.
  • Submits applicable progress reports on status of grants and outcome achievements to designated staff and funders.
  • Ensures the development of new strategies to leverage and secure new resources from private, non-profit and government sources in support of established goals and objectives set forth in the annual Revenue Plan.
  • Initiates and develops relationships with prospective funders; maintains strong relationships with funding sources.
  • Maintains working knowledge on current fundraising practices in the non-profit/domestic violence sector through reading, participating in seminars and other educational opportunities, and professional contacts/memberships in the field.
  • Works closely with Finance Dept. in creating appropriate grant budgets.

Skills required

  • Strong organizational, oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Individual must be proactive, energetic, self-motivated, solution-oriented team player and able to meet deadlines with the ability to balance multiple tasks with accuracy to details.
  • Must be reliable, flexible, and have the ability to work in partnership with other team members.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint,)
  • Ability to read, interpret and apply laws, rules and regulations pertaining to funding contracts and grants.


If interested, submit updated resume and cover letter to Delores DeFerrari, Program Operating Manager at with copy to Diane Smith, Human Resources Manager at  

Community Director, March of Dimes Broward Division
Job Postings
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 10:20 PM

Community Director, March of Dimes Broward Division, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Job ID #: 2384

Location: FL - Ft. Lauderdale

Functional Area: Fundraising

Department / Chapter: Florida

Position Type: Full Time Regular

Education Required: Bachelors Degree

Experience Required: 1 - 3 Years

Relocation Provided: No







Position Purpose

This position will implement, coordinate and manage cost-effective fundraising activities to assist the local business unit attain its financial goals. This is a sales position where the majority of the performance review is based upon achieving aggressive annual revenue goals. Also solicits trains and manages an effective volunteer base of community leaders to assist in meeting the financial goals. This position acts as liaison between the March of Dimes, its volunteers, and the local community. Is responsible for recruiting, training and managing high-level volunteers as well as corporate participation and sponsorship within that community.

Position Responsibilities

Recruit, orient, train, and monitor performance of volunteers to organize events that meet or exceed the established fundraising goals. Develop a successful business plan using the organizations core business tactics to reach this goal.

Develop strong networks within the local community, cold call or develop and grow prospects for potential revenue streams, event sponsorships, volunteer opportunities and to increase March of Dimes visibility and brand awareness.

Manage and provide leadership to volunteer committees on each event to ensure that committee members are fully supported and accomplish tasks required for successful events.

Prepare and maintain accurate records/data to evaluate cost-effectiveness, profitability, and public awareness of events and/or mission/program activities. This may include preparing income/expense budgets, compilation/analysis of event statistics, evaluation of media coverage, researching and analyzing community fundraising potential versus actual revenues, etc.

Work with media or recruit a volunteer with this expertise to publicize mission/events, and secure local sponsorship for events to heighten public awareness and reach fundraising goals.

Develop and implement events to recognize, reward, and motivate successful volunteers to ensure ongoing commitment.

Work with program staff and volunteers to ensure that every special event or March for Babies contains program content to enhance the knowledge of the audience and general public regarding the March of Dimes mission, programs, special services and benefits for mothers and babies.

Qualifications Required

BA or BS degree or equivalent

1 to 3 years of prior  related work experience, preferably in sales event fundraising in a not-for-profit setting.

Should be able to demonstrate successful fund raising experience including knowledge of sales best practices and current trends.

Excellent computer skills including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook scheduler.

Excellent verbal and written communications skills required – the ability to gracefully handle rejection and bounce back assuring goals are met. Strong interpersonal and presentation skills required; ability to cold call, grow local contacts and build and nurture effective business relationships to increase March of Dimes visibility, brand awareness, volunteer staff and revenue.

Detail oriented, adaptable, organized and demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple projects and tasks.

Must be able to read, comprehend and analyze financial goals and fundraising reports and also generate required reports on a timely basis.

Must successfully complete a credit and criminal background check.

Must be able and willing to travel extensively throughout assigned geographic area and to work evening; mornings and weekends as necessary.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.


Anyone interested should apply online They are also welcome to email me at if they have any specific questions about the position/requirements.

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