(article) Part-Time Position: Grants Coordinator

Position: Grants Coordinator

Start Date: Position open until filled

Time Commitment: Part-time 20 hours per week, with occasional evening and weekend work (office hours are

Mon-Fri 10am-6pm)

Supervisor: Charlie Lockwood, Executive Director Job Description: The Grants Coordinator acts as the principal coordinator of grant-related development for the organization. Grants Coordinator will assist the Executive Director (ED) and other staff in grant coordination including grant writing and reporting, grants database management, researching prospective funding opportunities, and performing other administrative tasks as assigned.

Duties and Responsibilities:

 Write grant applications and complete grant reports on behalf of Texas Folklife

 Manage organization of grant files and documents, including paper filing and digital file storage

 Research, update, and maintain a database of new funding prospects, including foundation, corporate and government grants

 Maintain and update system for regular updating on grant calendar and deadlines

 Work with Executive Director to develop and execute annual fundraising plan for grants

 Assisting with Texas Folklife events when assigned

o Being personable, engaging, and friendly in interactions with stakeholders at events

o Being proactive in addressing needs during programs / productions

 Attend networking and grant management events and workshops

 Undertake budgeting and financial reporting training with ED

 Work with other staff to pursue strategies to grow the resources of Texas Folklife

 Keep a master list of contacts including participants and resources

 Assist with day-to-day office operations and administrative tasks when assigned

 Perform other duties on projects as assigned.

Desired Skills, Qualifications & Experience  Bachelor’s Degree and 2+ years of experience in the fields of non-profit development, grant writing, non-profit administration, education, arts administration, folklore, anthropology, ethnomusicology, journalism, media/communications, or related specialties and disciplines. An advanced degree in relevant field may substitute for work experience.  2+ years of grant coordination experience, including writing grant application narratives, budgeting, and filing  Proficiency in use of Windows OS, Microsoft Office, Google Suite, Trello, Slack, file sharing and project management platforms  Excellent written, verbal, and listening communication skills  Ability to handle multiple priorities and deadlines  Knowledge and use of standard office equipment  Interest in fostering diverse arts, culture, and community traditions  Experience working independently and in small teams, completing tasks through leveraging work of volunteers, contractors, and other staff  Positive attitude and comfortable working in small teams  Detail-oriented, self-starter, hard-working individual  Strong project management skills  Ability to stay calm and juggle multiple deadlines and priorities

 Possess an ability to break down complex information into manageable parts, ask questions, synthesize and analyze  Excellent at multi-tasking and prioritizing

To Apply: Send resume, cover letter, and list of three references to: jobs@texasfolklife.org. Include “Grants Coordinator” in the subject line. As an equal opportunity employer, Texas Folklife embraces diversity and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of age, race, color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, veteran’s status, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

About Texas Folklife: Texas Folklife is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and presenting the diverse cultures and living heritage of the Lone Star State. Since 1984, Texas Folklife has honored the cultural traditions passed down within communities across Texas and explored their importance in contemporary society.