Grants Writer/Coordinator

Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis

The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) is seeking a well-organized, excellent writer to be our Grants Writer/Coordinator based in our Lakewood, OH office or working remotely within Greater Cleveland.  We are a rapidly-growing nonprofit looking for a grants proposal professional who will be responsible for preparing and coordinating the production of written materials for foundation grant proposals and reporting.   The Grants Writer/Coordinator will create and manage the systems to track all the elements of the grants life-cycle effectively and efficiently.

Reporting to the Director of Finance and Administration, the Grants Writer/Coordinator will collaborate with colleagues across the organization, including with the Executive Director, to ensure that IEEFA maintains a high standard of writing, professionalism and timeliness in preparation of grant-related materials.  IEEFA is almost entirely foundation-funded, with a current budget of $9.2 million, which is likely to grow in coming years.  Our support comes from over 30 foundations supporting our work around the world.   The Grants Writer/Coordinator must share a commitment to IEEFA’s mission to accelerate the transition to a diverse, sustainable and profitable energy economy.

IEEFA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, examines issues related to energy markets, trends, and policies.  Our major research reports, daily commentaries, press coverage and other resources can be found on our website: IEEFA’s work is widely cited across the mainstream press and in trade publications.

Roles and Responsibilities

*Develops and writes grant proposals and grant reports that include detailed narratives, financial reports as well as visual data in charts and tables.
*Develops and manages schedules for grant proposals and reports and ensures that deadlines are met.
*Creates and manages systems to track grant deliverables against organizational activities.
*Maintains knowledge of best practices for program evaluation.
*Gathers and synthesizes information on IEEFA’s programmatic work.
*Maintains grant reporting database; reviews and tracks grant submissions and additional documentation.
*Communicates with program staff regularly to understand organizational mission and impact.
*Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

*A minimum of four years related experience.
*Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
*Knowledge of requirements, practices, and procedures for soliciting, writing, receiving, reviewing, and processing proposals, and administering grants and agreements.
*Fluency in addressing criteria for measuring the impact of grant-funded work.
*Excellent written communication and presentation skills including the ability to present statistics and data in meaningful ways, such as charts and tables, to internal and external audiences.
*Experience with project management.
*High degree of proficiency with Word and Excel.
*Proficiency collecting, organizing and analyzing meaningful program data and evaluation metrics.
*Demonstrated attention to detail.
*Ability to work in a fast-paced environment in a rapidly growing remote organization.
*Commitment to IEEFA’s mission.
*Team oriented with a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications

*Work experience or formal training in program evaluation and assessment.
*Experience working in an international environment.
*Familiarity with energy finance issues or related subject matter.
*Experience with Salesforce and secure file sharing platforms, i.e. Box, Google Drive, OneDrive.

EOE: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at IEEFA. All members of under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are committed to providing all employees with a work environment free from discrimination and harassment. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy/parental status or disability status.

Work Schedule: Full time, 40 hours/week. General hours are Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.  IEEFA is an international organization working with international funders, so some late evening or early morning work will occasionally be required due to time zone differences.

Reports To: Director of Finance and Administration.

Travel: Some travel will be required (when it becomes possible), including regional travel and annual trips to New York for IEEFA team meetings.

Physical Demands and Work Environment: This position may be located in our Lakewood, Ohio office or remotely from within the Greater Cleveland area, with some trips to the office (as that becomes possible). Must be able to work for prolonged intervals at a computer. Computer work can involve repetitive motion, eyestrain, back and neck strain.

Salary Range: $64,800 – $72,800.  Salary commensurate with experience.

Benefits: Our competitive benefits package includes health, dental, and vision insurance, vacation leave (20 days per year), sick and safe leave (10 days per year), 12 paid holidays per year, 401(k) Safe Harbor Plan after 6 months employment, Employee Assistance Program(EAP).

COVID-19 Considerations: In accordance with IEEFA’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we strongly encourage employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccination to minimize the risk of infectious disease in our workplace.  IEEFA is committed to meeting or exceeding current CDC and state health recommendations including provisions regarding vaccinations, face coverings and social distancing.

Applications for Grants Writer/Coordinator will be accepted until the position is filled.  The first review of applicants will begin early May 2021.

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