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Planning Grant Director

locationCape Girardeau, MO, USA
PublishedPublished: Published 6 months ago
Full time
5 - 10 years of experience
$41,000 to $50,000 per year

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United Way of Southeast Missouri (UWSEMO) supports 30 partners that help to address immediate need in our four-county service area. More importantly, we invest significant time and money into addressing what creates need in the first place. With the power of our network and widespread contacts, we tackle big issues like transportation and childcare.

UWSEMO seeks a full-time AmeriCorps Planning Grant Director to oversee our recently awarded AmeriCorps State Planning Grant. The chosen candidate will spend a year researching and identifying solutions to childcare and transportation that can be supported by a 2025 AmeriCorps Operations Grant and AmeriCorps members. If UWSEMO is awarded the Operational Grant, the person in this one-year role may transition into the role of Program Director in 2025, managing the AmeriCorps Program for 1-2 years. Salary for the year is $50,000 plus healthcare benefits, a flexible schedule, sick leave and paid holidays. There is no guarantee of full-time employment beyond the grant period.


The chosen candidate will work closely with the Executive Director and other key staff and will be responsible for managing the Planning Grant and conducting the research, data analysis, design, development, and building of operational readiness to implement the 2025 AmeriCorps program. UWSEMO is a small, flexible team with a supportive work environment.


  • Grant management reporting, evaluation, and communication, including monthly reporting as directed by the planning grant
  • Research, design, and formalize a program suitable for the AmeriCorps Operations Grant that would include outputs/outcomes, steps to increase organizational capacity, staffing structure, supervision, and training
  • Continue to develop advisory team to gain input from community partners, staff, stakeholders
  • Help to prepare and develop internal and outward-facing educational and marketing materials for implementation
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related or relevant field
  • At least 5 years of project management experience
  • Experience with grants, AmeriCorps and nonprofits preferred
  • Superb verbal and written communication skills, especially in composing and editing materials
  • Ability to work independently, including managing multiple projects and deadlines and proactively identifying and completing tasks
  • Strong interpersonal and ethical skills, specifically working with volunteers
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite  


Working with United Way of Southeast Missouri is extremely rewarding and requires flexibility, an upbeat, ‘can-do’ attitude, and a willingness to wear many hats, as we are a small team. UWSEMO is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and oppose all forms of discrimination. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and volunteers.

●    Mission-Focused: Catalyze others’ commitment to mission to create real social change that leads to better lives and healthier communities.  This drives their performance and professional motivations.
●    Relationship-Oriented: Understands that people come before process and is astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal.
●    Collaborator: understands the roles and contributions of all sectors of the community and can mobilize resources (financial and human) through meaningful engagement.
●    Results-Driven: Dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good; creating, resourcing, scaling, and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad investment and impact.
●    Brand Steward: Steward of the brand and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the greater network.

Required degree level

  • Bachelor

Years of experience

  • 5 - 10 years of experience

Salary range

  • $41,000 to $50,000 per year