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Clackamas Charter Alliance, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that governs and supports 2 charter schools in the North Clackamas School District, seeks a 1.0 FTE grant specialist.  Salary Level: Salary to be determined based on experience Starting Date: July 1, 2010 or ASAP

Send cover letter, resume and writing sample to Whitney Grubbs, [email protected] by Monday, June 21.


Primary responsibilities include preparation of proposals and grant applications, and performance of responsible professional work in researching, identifying, developing and responding to public and private grant opportunities. Responsibilities also include collaborating with administration and staff in program development and evaluation activities in support of schools' priorities. Qualified candidates should possess excellent writing and computer skills (Microsoft Office Word, Access, Powerpoint and Excel), and database management skills.  The candidate must be highly organized with the ability to implement systems and follow-up processes, able to effectively work under pressure, use independent judgment and produce a quality work product within tight time constraints.  Previous experience will demonstrate a proven track record in securing new funding opportunities; comprehensive knowledge of research, and the ability to distinguish and identify funding opportunities for special programs.

Work is performed under broad direction of the Principal(s) with the majority of work performed independently.  


1)  Research and identify new government and private funding prospects.

2)  Disseminate information about potential federal, state, and private funding opportunities to all staff.

3)  Provide knowledge, leadership and assistance regarding grant programs to school administrators and staff in all aspects leading to proposal writing.

4)  Provide ongoing technical assistance and training for staff in appropriate grant writing techniques.

5)  Generate revenue for school programs and services through timely submission of well-researched, well- written and well-documented proposals.

6)  Develop, maintain and implement annual development plan aligned with school improvement plans and CCA Board's strategic planning process.

7)  Survey and continuously monitor school needs relative to available funding sources.

8)  Coordinate timely submission of requested reports to government, foundations and other funders.

9 ) Serve as a liaison to all funding agencies or organizations.

10) Provide assistance in program development and evaluation in support of school priorities.

11) Special projects as needed.

QUALIFICATONS: 1)  Experience in developing and obtaining grants from federal, state, local, and private funding agencies. 2)  Background in managing grant budgets and activities. 3)  Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. 4)  Expert organizational skills, manual and electronic. 5)  Knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and database applications.

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