Mile High United Way
  • Denver, CO, USA
  • $41,000/annually + benefits
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Organization Profile
Working side-by-side with the community, Mile High United Way takes on the biggest, most complex issues facing Metro Denver. Our united approach changes the odds for the children, families, and individuals in our community, and moves them out of poverty. We do this because we believe every child has the right to a safe and stimulating place to learn, and that when every youth in Metro Denver graduates prepared for a career or college, our community is stronger. We also know that when people don't have their most basic needs met, longer-term goals, like finding financial stability, are out of reach. And when we work together, we make a lasting, sustainable impact
on our community.

Position Concept
Mile High United Way is seeking resumes from well qualified candidates who want to directly and positively impact the community in the position of Coordinator, Grants. This position coordinates the pre-award planning, organization, and preparation of grant proposal materials and the post-award grant administration. The Coordinator, Grants also plays a central role in supporting the acquisition and distribution of Strategic Investment Grant applications, including proposal review, contracting, reporting, fiscal projections and other administrative functions.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Coordinates the planning and preparation of grant proposals; provides assistance in the interpretation of funding agency regulations and requirements.
  • Responsible for maintaining specialized databases and systems for recording and tracking grant proposals, awards, and related statistical information; creates and distributes standard and special reports, summaries, and analyses, as required.
  • Research corporate, foundations, government agencies, national and community-based funding opportunities to develop a pipeline of current and prospective funders.
  • Prepares and compiles all components of each grant submission, ensuring that the proposal is formatted, and submitted in accordance with granting agency requirements.
  • Serves as a liaison between the Community Investment Division of Mile High United Way and granting agencies, in the budgeting and preparation of grant proposals.
  • Monitors and coordinates the administration of post-award grants to ensure that budgeting and administrative policies, procedures, and agency requirements are being followed; manages administrative problems and/or budget changes occurring during the awarded granting period.
  • Coordinates the Strategic Investment Grant reviewer panels; working in tandem with Resource Development and Community Investment staff to recruit and train volunteer reviewers.

Other Responsibilities

  • Supports grantwriting efforts by drafting, composing, proofing, and editing proposals and general communications.
  • Supports the timely acknowledgement of grants awarded
  • Supports the development of written and online tools for Strategic Investment Grant application review and scoring.
  • Supports the facilitation of small- and large-group meetings and trainings related to Strategic Investment Grants.
  • Occasionally represents Mile High United Way at partner agency site visits and at agency functions to enhance agency relations.


  • Associates Degree required. Bachelors Degree in English, journalism, communications, public relations, marketing or related field preferred.
  • Experience in general fundraising, grant writing, prospect research, or related field preferred, but not required.
  • Experience in essay or journalistic writing, English grammar, and punctuation.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as professional reports, relevant publications, applicable laws and regulations, and procedure manuals. Ability to prepare and deliver effective reports, correspondence, and presentations. Ability to speak effectively before different groups.
  • Must be able to proofread and edit
  • Knowledge of grant funding policies and procedures and applicable local, state, federal regulations preferred.
  • Knowledge of federal, state and/or community funding sources and mechanisms preferred.
  • Knowledge of budgeting and fiscal management principles and procedures preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience using computer applications, including word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software.

This posting is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the position.

Mile High United Way is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, color, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

We will endeavor to make reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified applicants who have disabilities which hinder their ability to complete the application process. Please contact us to request accommodation in the application process.

We use e-Verify to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work.

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