Communications and Grants Coordinator (Development)
Louisville, KY, United States of America

Overview

Catholic Charities of Louisville is the social-service arm of the Archdiocese of Louisville. We provide help and create hope for the poor and vulnerable through a wide range of programs, assisting clients of all races, backgrounds and beliefs. Our service area includes 24 counties throughout Central Kentucky.

Catholic Charities of Louisville was established in 1939 and incorporated as a 501(c)(3) human service organization in 1993. It is one of over 160 Catholic Charities USA social service agencies in the United States.

Catholic Charities of Louisville has established three core values to represent us as an organization and are a gauge for how we work with each other as well as our clients and partners. They are Welcome, Strengthen and Empower.

Job Skills / Requirements

COVER LETTER AND WRITING SAMPLES ARE REQUIRED TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION.

$35-45,000 SALARY FULL TIME

GENERAL SUMMARY:

The Communication and Grants Coordinator will generate Catholic Charities communications to parishes, the public, donors and supporters, and internal staff through television, articles, social media, newsletters, website, and marketing collateral. This role will research and provide preparation work for grants for Catholic Charities’ ten programs as well as basic writing and polishing provided written materials. This position requires a high degree of attention to detail, efficiency, time management, collaboration, ability to self-start and work with little supervision.

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND TASKS:

  1. Participate as an active member of the Development team, which includes attending meetings and working collaboratively to achieve the budgeted Development Department goals and advance the mission of the agency.
  2. Research and provide general preparation of grants. Polish the final grant report and edit as necessary prior to submission. Ensure grants are publicly acknowledged through the appropriate channels such as social media and annual report.
  3. work with Leadership Team and program directors to manage grant process. Prepare materials and updates for bi-monthly grants meeting.
  4. Coordinate with program staff and Development team to generate content for print, social media, internet, newsletters, e-blasts, client stories, blogs and other promotional material.
  5. Prepare and post content on internal agency website and social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter). Take and collect photos for visual communication. Prepare schedules and reports on content.
  6. Build media contacts and act as agency contact for reporters as needed. Produce press releases and media alerts. Track media.
  7. Write articles for and communicate with The Record.
  8. Write donor appeals and thank you letters for the agency.
  9. Work with the Archdiocese of Louisville’s Communication Department to produce agency messaging for weekly parish bulletin blasts and other needs as they arise.
  10. Maintain archive of grants, press releases, stories, pictures, and videos.
  11. Must be comfortable dealing with a diverse group of cultures in a way that makes everyone feel the values of our organization: welcome, strengthen and empower.
  12. Perform other duties as assigned.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

This work is performed in an office setting with moderate noise due to computers, printers, and people moving about.

MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT:

Standard office equipment.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 

Cover letter and writing samples required.

Experience with various types of writing: grants, creative storytelling, press releases, social media and editorial writing.

Proven experience with editing and proofing.

Experience with grants research and grant software.

Experience with social media, content management and public media preferred.

Experience in a communications role and non-profit preferred.

Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to those who are able to perform the essential duties of the job. 

SPECIALIZED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

  • Must be able to communicate well verbally and in writing with colleagues, parishes, clergy, and other community personnel.
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality of information.
  • Must be able to multi-task, respond appropriately to deadlines, have great attention to detail, and be able to produce quality results.
  • Must be proficient in PC skills including Microsoft Office as well as working with databases.
    • Experience with Little Green Light or comparable donor tracking software is preferred.
    • Experience with Grant Hub or similar software preferred.
  • Must work well with limited supervision and be able to solve problems independently.
  • Prefer an active Catholic.

*MUST SUBMIT COVER LETTER AND WRITING SAMPLES WITH RESUME 

Education Requirements (Any)

BA or BS

Additional Information / Benefits

Benefits: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Paid Holidays, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, 401K/403b Plan


This job reports to the Director of Development

This is a Full-Time position 1st Shift.

Number of Openings for this position: 1