Grants Specialist

Grants Specialist

FTE: 1.0
Compensation: $40,580 – $50,731
FLSA Status: Exempt
Benefits: Exempt/Full Time/Regular

Generous paid time off policy, health insurance, dental insurance, flexible spending account, short-term disability policy, life insurance, 401(k)
Supervisor: Director of Development and Communications


The Rape Crisis Center, Inc. (RCC) provides 24-hour helpline support, medical advocacy and law enforcement advocacy for sexual assault survivors of all ages, emotional-support, personl advocacy, legal advocacy, campus disciplinary-process advocacy, systems advocacy, therapy for survivors twelve years of age and older, self-defense, education, outreach, professional development and prevention programming.


The Grants Specialist (GS) cultivates, solicits and stewards charitable funds and local, state and federal grants that maintain RCC services, and manages budgetary, legal and programmatic compliance. All RCC employees must be committed to providing services with and to a variety of cultures outside of one’s own with cultural awareness, sensitivity and humility. All staff must complete RCC’s Helpline Training.




Grant Writing

  • Secure unrestricted operating funds and restricted project and service funds and submit timely and accurate reports for all grant funded projects.
  • Conduct prospect research on foundations and corporations to evaluate for grants and individuals appropriate for large and/or sustained donations.
  • Prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to government, foundation and corporate sources.
  • Work with program directors and the executive director to gather information necessary for reporting to corporate, government and foundation funders on grant-funded programs.
  • Understand and be able to communicate the institutional history and programs of the agency.
  • Track statistics relevant to development and provide Director of Development and Communications with written materials necessary for donor stewardship (counseling and advocacy numbers, educational program attendance, etc.)
  • Assist with other fundraising projects and events, as requested.
  • Complete grant reports for existing private and public grant awards.


  • Complete all paperwork and coordination to ensure a timely and accurate response to requested and required financial, legal, procedural and programmatic compliance of all grants, agency nonprofit status and agency charitable giving status.
  • Maintain grant records in Fluxx, for accurate and timely grant tracking and reporting and to track financial, legal, procedural and programmatic compliance of grants, agency nonprofit status and agency charitible giving status.
  • Communicate all grant requirements to program directors and ensure agency complies with requirements for statistical input, goals, objectives and reports.
  • Ensure employees receive all training required by grants, policies and procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with and support of agency affirmative action plan and diversity and inclusion commitment.
  • Complete affirmative action compliance documents.
  • Prepare required reports for supervisor, ED, Board of Directors and funders.


  • Ensure Director of Development and Communications is regularly briefed in a timely manner on project trends, activities and community relationships.
  • Participate in RCC’s ongoing internal strategies to maintain culturally diverse and inclusive services and environment.
  • Attend Fundraising Committee meetings.
  • Adhere to Employee Handbook, agency policies and work rules, including strict adherence to RCC’s confidentiality policies.
  • Attend trainings, meetings, and continuing education as assigned.
  • Participate in staff meetings and other meetings as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Experience with and aptitude for accountability-system design and maintenance.
  • Thrive in a job that requires attention to detail.
  • Possess effective time management skills.
  • Minimum of two years of experience with grant writing.
  • Previous experience with non-profit fundraising.
  • Experience working in deadline-driven environments.
  • Able to monitor and meet income goals.
  • Commitment to mission of RCC.
  • At least two years of experience in grant compliance.
  • Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals.
  • Strong editing skills.
  • Knowledge of fundraising information sources.
  • Experience with proposal writing and institutional donors.
  • Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research.
  • Understanding of sexual violence issues, or a willingness to learn.

Physical Requirements

  • These physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential job responsibilities.
  • Work is primarily performed in an office environment with minimal exposure to injury.

Other  Requirements

  • Completion of RCC’s Helpline Training.
  • Satisfactory background check.
  • Must be able to work from home, supported with RCC equipment and resources, during COVID-19 and other pandemic restrictions.

To apply, e-mail a cover letter addressing your interest and qualifications for the position, with your resume, to Emily Ruzicka, Director of Development and Communications, at [email protected] RCC will accept applications until the position is filled.


RCC is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and highly encourage racial minorities, women, other minorities, bilingual candidates and individuals with disabilities to apply