Development Grants Coordinator

A Development Grants Coordinator to manage our public and
private grant portfolio through reporting, renewals, and applications.

Location: New York

Organization: American Documentary, Inc. (AmDoc) is a Brooklyn-based nonprofit arts organization and producer of the award-winning PBS documentary series POV (“point of view”) and the new series America ReFramed. For 27 years, AmDoc has produced and presented over 365 of the most significant documentary films of our time, engaging public television audiences with perspectives that reflect the diversity of American society and putting a human face on critical issues. These activities are designed to trigger action, promote dialogue, and build educational opportunities and community participation. POV films have won every major film and broadcasting award, including 32 Emmys, 15 George Foster Peabody Awards, 12 Alfred I. duPont- Columbia University Awards, three Academy Awards and the Prix Italia.

Development Department The Development Department maintains and grows AmDoc’s financial base, and ensures the institutional health and sustainability of the organization. To this end, AmDoc’s Development Team:

• Sustains an extensive portfolio of existing public and private grants through rigorous and detailed reporting, renewals, and applications.

• Identifies strategic opportunities, funding sources and partners to support and strengthen our programs.

• Measures and describes the impact of our programs.

• Ensures compliance with Federal and State requirements as a 501(c)3.

• Administers to the activities of the AmDoc board.


Development Grants Coordinator

We are hiring a Development Grants Coordinator to manage our public and private grant portfolio through reporting, renewals, and applications. While grants management is the main role of the Development Grants Coordinator, we are a small organization and the position assists in all other activities of the department. He/she will work closely with all POV departments and with the Executive Director. This is an exciting job for a young professional interested in advancing in nonprofit management and/or the field of arts and media. The position provides exposure to a diverse range of tasks, the opportunity to take on significant responsibilities, to contribute new ideas, and to gain management skills and experiences. This position reports to the Development Manager.

Duties & Responsibilities:
• Manage with diligence and precision AmDoc’s public and private grant portfolio: prepare grant reports, renewals, and    applications; research and break down complicated requirements into discrete tasks.
• Ensure compliance with Federal, State, and City funding agency policies.
• Organize and maintain hard copy and digital files, including databases.
• Work across AmDoc departments to garner information for reports, proposals, and letters of intent.
• Prepare research on potential funding sources; draft letters of intent.
• Coordinate meetings and communication with AmDoc’s board.
• Help organize the annual appeal campaign and season launch party.
• Represent POV at development-related events; networking
• Manage 1-3 interns.
• Other tasks as needed.

• Bachelor’s degree; MA preferred in related field but not required.
• Minimum of 2-3 years of relevant professional experience.
• Excellent organizational skills; experience managing projects and processes independently; attention to detail a must.
• Demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities in a deadline driven environment with minimal stress; accountability.
• Exceptional writing and editing skills: ability to seek and synthesize information and communicate in a compelling and succinct form; ability to write effectively for a variety of audiences.
• Strong analytical skills and logical problem solving; comfortable working with data and budgets; some experience with excel spreadsheets.
• Experience working in or with public institutions a plus.
• Ability to work with minimal supervision; will take initiative as appropriate.
• Articulate, positive, strong interpersonal skills, flexible.

How to Apply: To apply, please email the following: (1) resume, (2) a thoughtful cover letter describing your interest and qualifications for the position, and additionally please highlight a complex project you have managed independently and/or an example of when you have built or improved upon a process in your work environment, and (3) two references to [email protected] with “Grants Coordinator Position: [Your name]” in the subject line.

Application Deadline: Sept 10, 2014.

American Documentary, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, or disability.

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