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WV VOAD is a humanitarian association of independent organizations that may be active in all phases of disaster. Its mission is to identify unmet needs and facilitate efficient, streamlined service delivery to those imperiled or impacted by disaster while eliminating duplication of effort through cooperation in the four phases of disaster: Preparation, Response, Recovery, and Mitigation.

Grant Specialist

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Researches all available grant opportunities that fit within WV VOAD’s needs and priorities.

  • Maintain an annual calendar of deadlines, and disseminate relevant information on grant opportunities to the Executive Director.

  • Works with the Operations Manager to ensure quality and timeliness of all funding proposal submissions.

  • Prepares proposals for the Executive Director’s review/approval which includes securing all necessary signatures from responsible parties.  

  • Oversees submission of grant modifications, cooperative agreements, and adherence to reporting requirements.

  • Writes accurate and interesting inquiries, letters and proposals requesting funds from individual, corporate and foundation prospects.  Write acknowledgement letters and reports to corporate and foundation donors.

  • Maintains accurate and updated electronic files of donors and prospects including copies of all correspondence, proposals, reports, and notes from significant phone conversations or donor visits.

  • Regularly creates engaging written and visual content to share on social media.

  • Shares relevant, timely content on social media.

  • Promotes WV VOAD services and programs on social media and WV VOAD website.    

  • Creates content for WV VOAD and client blogs and email campaigns.

  • Assists with website development and management of Google Analytics.

  • Works on internal and external newsletters.

  • Serves as the liaison between WV VOAD and funding sources in matters related to grant submission, monitoring and reporting.

  • Researches and serves as primary grant writer for grant application opportunities identified by the Executive Director.

  • Updates grant policies and procedures on an annual basis.

  • Keeps a well-organized portfolio of grant proposals.

  • Works with the Executive Director to identify needs of each program.

  • Looks for opportunities to convert volunteers into donors.

  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Qualifications/Skills

Bachelor’s degree related field; at least two years of professional level experience in successful grant writing; excellent written and oral skills, outstanding organizational skills, and strong facilitation skills.  Must be familiar with Wix and Constant Contact as well as social media platforms.  Proficient knowledge of Word, Excel, and Power Point.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

The employee in this position may be required to sit at a desk for long periods of time. Routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, etc.  Must own reliable transportation and be able to operate a vehicle as local travel is required. Ability to walk in and around active construction sites.

Competencies 

Communication - Written and Oral

Accountability/Dependability

Problem-Solving

Regular Attendance

Results-Oriented

Analytical Skills

Organizational Skills

Attention to Detail

Negotiation Skills

Confidentiality

Teamwork

Preferred Education/Experience

Master's degree in a related field. A certification in Grant Writing would be preferred but not required.

Supervisory Responsibilities

None

Required Certificates/Licenses

Must have a valid driver's license and insurance.

TO APPLY: Please fill out the form at the link below and send to info@wvvoad.org.

Team Lead - Bridge

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Serves as interface with the client

  • Develops program guidelines

  • Researches and formulates policy issues

  • Works with supporting agencies/entities needed to execute the program

  • Determines project eligibility

  • Develops program reporting and performance metrics

  • Communicates with the State

  • Works with Compliance and Monitoring to insure all regulatory and program requirements are met

  • Develops program documentation

  • Operates hand and power tools of all types, i.e., hammers, earth tampers, cement mixers, small mechanical hoists, surveying and measuring equipment

  • Monitors implementation and compliance of OSHA and Program safety policies

  • Operates heavy equipment, i.e., backhoe, compactor, excavator, loader, bulldozer

  • Provides other duties as assigned by the Executive Director

Qualifications/Skills

A high school diploma or equivalent and/or trade school certification plus three years’ experience in new construction, repair, and demolition of houses. Must possess a working knowledge of construction tools. Proficient knowledge of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Work Environment / Physical Demands

The employee in this position must have the ability to lift 50 pounds, walk in and round active construction sites.  Must own reliable transportation and be able to operate a vehicle as local travel is required.

Competencies

Communication – Written and Oral

Analytical Skills

Accountability/Dependability

Organizational Skills

Operating Equipment

Attention to Detail

Regular Attendance

Listening

Time Management

Confidentiality

Judgment

Teamwork

Ethics/Integrity

Initiative/Motivation

Preferred Education / Experience

Trade school certification plus five years’ experience in new construction, repair, and demolition of houses.

Supervisory Responsibilities

May, from time-to-time, assist with job-site work flow.

Must have a valid driver’s license and insurance.

Required Certificates / Licenses

TO APPLY: Please fill out the form at the link below and send to info@wvvoad.org.