Lead Grant Specialist

American Red Cross

Be a Force for Good

You will support the fundraising department in establishing best-in-class donor cultivation, engagement and stewardship resources and processes that retain and grow donor investment in the mission of the American Red Cross. A successful team member will have strong persuasive writing and project management skills and be willing to take on new tasks.  This position will be responsible for written communication to donors, including: grant proposals, stewardship reports and informational updates – as well as donor cultivation event support and donor recognition activities.

Apply at: www.redcross.org/jobs

This is a hybrid role that will work from home and meet with internal staff and external partners in our Ohio offices.

WHERE YOUR CAREER IS A FORCE GOOD (key responsibilities):

Research, write, develop, and implement strategies to increase revenue through workplace giving campaigns and grant proposals.  Enhance relationships with foundations and government agencies in support of funding needs. Participate in grant/funding development through grant research, selection, and proposal writing processes. Ensure grant program’s adherence to American Red Cross, government and industry guidelines. Provide support, development and/or leadership guidance to all volunteers.
Implement and create best practices on workplace giving for United Way and other foundations.
Identify, pursue, cultivate, and enhance relationships with foundations and government agencies in support of funding needs.
Provide guidance and collaborate with Leaders to develop and execute the strategy to build grantor relationships, streamline the grant process, and increase support.


Associate’s Degree or equivalent required.
Minimum 7 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and related experience required.
Skills & Abilities: Good interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.  Basic proficiency in use of Personal Computer, word-processing, spreadsheet applications, and database applications when applicable.  Ability to work on a team.
Travel: May include occasional travel and participate in meetings and conferences throughout chapter jurisdiction, state and Red Cross system.

To apply for this job please visit americanredcross.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com.