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Grant Coordinator

Posted: March 1, 2024 Expired: May 18, 2024
Bachelor Degree 3 Year

Development/Fundraising Coordinator

Wags & Whiskers is looking for a skilled Development/Fundraising Coordinator (DFC) who is well-networked in the fundraising world for non-profit organizations and has an impressive track record of writing top-notch grant applications, winning grant funds as a result of these applications, and efficiently securing resources through other means. Wags & Whiskers is interested in finding a fundraising mastermind who wants to work on a contract basis and is ready to roll up their sleeves and dive right into fundraising activities to help W&W achieve its mission.


Wags & Whiskers (W&W) is an innovative and growing 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing peace of mind and temporary care for pets of people facing illness. Wags & Whiskers believes in the healing power of the human/animal bond and strives to keep that connection strong, despite an individual’s temporarily health set-back. How does W&W work? Wags & Whiskers partners with organizations whose case managers connect W&W with individuals needing temporary care for their pets. These are individuals who are sick, in the hospital, or recovering and who have no other option for their pet’s care. Wags & Whiskers then works tirelessly to pair the furry friend with a Volunteer Caregiver who opens their heart and home to the pet until it can be joyfully reunited with its human companion. By doing this, W&W not only keeps pets in a loving, safe home, but also out of already overcrowded animal shelters.


The primary responsibility of the Development/Fundraising Coordinator (DFC) is to identify potential funders (particularly grant funding opportunities), write spot-on grant proposals in support of W&W mission and goals and in alignment with funders’ instructions and priorities, submit proposals following all funder instructions, and then monitor the status and compliance of grants that are awarded to W&W. Responsibilities include completion of administrative duties related to the entire grant lifecycle. The DFC, who reports to the W&W President and follows board recommendations, is expected to be well-networked and knowledgeable of organizations that will be interested in funding W&W services. However, DFC responsibilities are not limited to just writing grants. The DFC also will develop, plan and manage other strategies such as fundraising events that bring community groups, individuals, and funders together for effective fund-raising. The DFC will work closely with W&W team members including the Partnership Development Coordinator, other staff, volunteers, board members and community partners to engage targeted donors and sponsors.

The Development Fundraising Coordinator Will:

  • · Support and promote W&W’s mission and vision.
  • · Proactively identify prospective new funding sources, donors, sponsors, and partners
  • · Provide recommendations for proven development/fundraising strategies.
  • · Write and submit high-quality grant proposals and other funding proposals and contracts, including compelling narratives, budgets, statistics, and other supportingdocumentation. All grant proposals or other funding applications must be submitted only after getting approval from the W&W President and Development Committee.
  • · Complete administrative duties related to the entire grant lifecycle.
  • · Compile and submit grant reports to meet funder deadlines.
  • · Prepare contract change notices and assure compliance with all grant requirements, monitor performance and report status of each grant deliverable.
  • · Coordinate with appropriate staff and volunteers to strategically plan and promote fundraising events.
  • · Recommend measures to determine success of fundraising strategies.
  • · Provide Bi-weekly status reports on strategies, development/fundraising progress.



Bachelor’s degree in social work, health and human services, social services, business, marketing, animal welfare or related field. Relevant non-profit partnership development experience may substitute for a bachelor’s degree on a year-to-year basis with a maximum substitution of four (4) years.


· Three (3) or more years’ experience in successfully writing and securing grants for a non-profit organization(s).


  • Experience and/or skill in working with a start-up or growing non-profit organization.
  • Successful planning, management and evaluation of fundraising events and activities (other than writing and submitting grant proposals).


  • Knowledge of -- and proven ability to connect with – relevant donors, sponsors and volunteers to successfully secure funding for W&W.
  • Skill in fostering positive relationships with current and potential donors, sponsors and partners.
  • Ability to collaborate well with a team to promote organizational initiatives.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage projects efficiently and meet milestones.
  • Skill in developing professional written materials including grant proposals and making presentations to diverse groups.
  • Skill in using tact, diplomacy, and professionalism in making presentation to current and potential donors, sponsors and partners, the board, staff and volunteers.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations, communicating with sponsors, partners and donors, board members, staff and volunteers
  • Ability to generate interest in W&W services among potential funders and community influencers.
  • Ability to collaborate with diverse teams and promote a positive brand image.
  • Skill in leading and participating in team efforts.

JOB TYPE: Contract

LOCATION: Remote. Successful candidate must have access to and use their own equipment and internet access (such as access to phone, computer, printer, copier and other routine office equipment).

PAY: Base (+), negotiable


Individuals wishing to apply for this position must submit:

  • A cover letter describing why they should be considered. Include with the letter a list of deliverables developed and delivered as an independent contractor.
  • A resume
  • Names and contact information for at least three (3) references, one from each: supervisor; peer, and; colleague. An alternative is to provide names and contract information for three (3) client references.
  • Send email to Robert Shaw, President, Wags & Whiskers, Inc. at [email protected].
  • Applications must be received no later than 5 pm on March 15, 2024.

Job Type: Contract

Pay: Up to $85,000.00 per year


  • Flexible schedule


  • Grant& Fundraising: 3 years (Required)

Work Location: Remote

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