Reports to: Corporate + Foundation Relations Director
FSLA Status: Exempt
Hours: Part time, 28+ hours/week
Location: South Portland and Lewiston, ME
At the Dempsey Center, our mission is to make life better for people impacted by cancer. Our core focus is on meeting our clients where they are and offering care and community that supports them in every part of their journey. We are seeking candidates who are passionate about our mission, eager to support our clients, and who live and model our core values of compassion, teamwork, humility, resilience, and commitment.
The Grants Lead is responsible for the production of all materials related to the grant application process, from identifying and qualifying prospects, to writing proposals and reports, to collecting data, budgets, and all relevant documents from a variety of departments, to submission. The Grants Lead will work with the Corporate + Foundation Relations Director to develop and execute a grant strategy that guides the submission of proposals to private and corporate foundations, and government funders in support of Dempsey Center.
The Grants Lead is accountable for researching, developing, and writing proposals, reports, and other written materials to secure funding for Dempsey Center programs, operations, and capital projects. This position will maintain and update a calendar of submission and report deadlines and deliverables, and communicate status out to key stakeholders on a regular basis.
Critical qualities for this position include exceptional written communication skills; demonstrated ability to write clear, structured, articulate and persuasive proposals; attention to detail; strong editing and organization skills, and the ability to meet deadlines. The Grants Lead should be a motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently with purpose and accuracy in a fast paced environment.
Key aspects of the role include:
The Dempsey Center promotes a culture of inclusion and seeks talented staff from diverse backgrounds. The Dempsey Center encourages applications from qualified candidates of every age, race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, and veteran status.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents. Ability to effectively communicate with employees, clients, Board members, donors and potential donors, volunteers, consultants, advisors, and members of the community.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide into all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret graphs.
Requires intermediate or better proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook, or equivalent.
Works regularly with highly confidential information. Must comply with confidentiality policies and procedures. Utmost discretion and integrity are required for the job.
Regularly represents the Dempsey Center and interprets its policies and practices to all types of people within and outside the organization. Assumes responsibility for harmonious relationships. Treats everyone with dignity and respect.
Receives very general guidance based on broad objectives for the job. Work is conducted in collaboration with others while maintaining alignment with organizational directives and guidelines. Independent judgment is used to achieve assigned objectives.
This is not a supervisory position.
The job requires some motor ability such as the handling or operation of a telephone, personal computer, copy machine, etc.; such operations are not a primary component of the job, nor is speed a basic requirement.