Purpose and Scope of Job:
The role of the Program Officer is to support United Way of Southwestern Indiana’s community impact work by; providing oversight for the community funding cycles including grant procurement, reporting and evaluation processes and serving as an active member of the Community Impact team. This position will function as the project leader for grant management software and assure proper administration and use of software.
Support and oversee process functions of community impact work, grant submission and reporting processes. Specific duties may include:
- Implements the community funding cycles. Provide leadership and information to staff, committees and program review teams involved in the funding process.
- Takes the lead in orienting, training, and managing volunteers for the review panels/teams. Coordinates activities of volunteers related to the funding process.
- Builds on-going relationships with funded partners to ensure funding procedures and reporting systems are understood and supported. Provides guidance and support to funded partners throughout the funding cycle.
- Facilitates the funding distribution process including proposal application, data reporting as defined by the evaluation platform and partner agreements.
- Monitors compliance with reporting requirements
- Retrieves data from software system for reports, presentations, marketing, and other venues for sharing results and impact.
- Assists in monitoring, adaptation and execution of evaluation platform.
- Remains knowledgeable of community trends, needs, and gaps.
- Identifies grant opportunities and works collaboratively with Resource Development staff to develop proposals for special community initiatives.
- Supports the planning and implementation of community impact strategies.
- Other duties as assigned.
External: Community Partners, Community Initiatives/collaborations, Grant funders
Internal: United Way staff, United Way Volunteers
- Project management
- Relationship management/customer service orientation
- Knowledge of outcomes
- Proven presentation skills
- Problem-solving, analytical, and critical thinking
- Leads with confidence and provides leadership in coordination efforts
- Teamwork and cooperation with all departments
- Upholds the highest ethical standards
- Grant proposal writing and review
- Bachelor’s degree from accredited four-year college or university in related field. Wil consider candidate with associates degree and 4+ years of directly related experience
- Must possess excellent analytical, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
- Ability to prioritize work, handle multiple tasks and follow-up to ensure responsibilities are fulfilled
- Proven experience in database and spreadsheet analysis required
- Proficient knowledge of computers and experience utilizing Microsoft Office applications (i.e. Outlook, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint)
- Valid Indiana Driver’s license and required minimum insurance coverage
- Travel or Transportation Requirements – local meetings as required. Occasional annual UW or related conference attendance as determined by supervisor.