The Grants Development Coordinator is a member of the American Family Children’s Hospital's (AFCH) Child Health Advocacy (CHA) team, whose vision is to measurably improve the health status and well-being of Wisconsin's children through community partnerships that address the leading risks to children's health. CHA uses policy, system, and environmental change to address disparities and improve health outcomes for children and families in Wisconsin.
Under general direction, the Grants Development Coordinator: facilitates research, development, review, and editing of departmental and/or institutional grant proposals; conducts research and maintains databases of potential funding sources; and supports staff in developing proposals that address child health areas of focus including injury prevention, nutrition and physical activity, health of transgender youth, literacy, and school health.
- Serves as the primary grant developer for the CHA Department. Researches, develops, reviews, and edits funding proposals and applications for local, state, federal, and private grant providers.
- Works closely with department staff to develop and transform program ideas into funded grant proposals.
- Supports the principles of practice that define the work of child health advocacy and its impact at the local, state, and national levels.
- Assists CHA department staff in determining project funding needs. Collects information on personnel costs, project expenses, and existing funding/sources to build project budgets.
- Prepares letters, correspondence, and presentation materials that support funding applications. Prepares grantee reports to funders in a timely manner.
- Collaborates with other organizational departments including Fiscal, Legal, Human Resources, and Development to maintain an understanding of the organization's legal requirements and fundraising and development priorities.
- Maintains databases and tracking systems for potential, submitted and awarded grants. Ensures timely completion of grant requirements, including grantee reports to funders, and maintains appropriate record keeping.
- Nurtures relationships with existing funders, identifying new funding opportunities, and sharing funding opportunities with partner organizations.
- Examines health needs assessments to determine areas of opportunity for program collaboration and funding. Works with external partners to develop collaborative grant proposals.
- Maintains familiarity with current/proposed legislation and policy that affects children’s health, providing programatic data when requested.
Bachelor’s degree related to journalism, communications, technical writing, business development, health care or nonprofit management
Master’s degree related to nonprofit or healthcare management, communications, or business development