Grants Coordinator

Food Bank
Grants Coordinator

Grants Coordinator (Regular, full time)

The focus of this position will be to produce (primarily) foundation grant proposals for Houston Food Bank as well as to explore and develop new grant opportunities and prospects. Specifically, the Grants Coordinator is charged with identifying, researching, monitoring and applying for available funding opportunities that advance the mission of Houston Food Bank and coordinating the administration of and reporting on awarded funds. Reports to the Grants Manager.

End date
Opportunity type
Fundraising / Development
Job responsibilities

• Research and identify grant funding opportunities
• Generate proposals and supporting documents in response to foundation and some specialty and corporate solicitations
• Coordinate pre-award and post-award activities
o Coordinate grant close-out, evaluation, and audit requirements
• Coordinate the auditing, monitoring, and scheduling of grant reports
• Coordinate with Finance Department to account for and track grant monies
• Coordinate interdepartmental cooperation on grant implementation and compliance issues
• Participate in various grant meetings as needed
• Support with revenue projections and prospects during the annual budget process
• Enter proposals and actions into Raiser’s Edge and run basic queries and reports
• Track and report monthly metrics from donor portfolio
• Coordinate organization award solicitations and nominations
• Assume responsibility for related duties as required or assigned:
o Assist Grants Manager in other capacities as needed
o Ensure that work area is clean, secured, and well maintained
o Update skill set as needed
o Attend meetings as needed

Application qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Business, Public Administration, Journalism, Liberal Arts or related discipline. Minimum two (2) years experience directly related to grant writing / non-profit administration. Equivalent combination of education and experience considered. Writing samples will be required for all final candidates. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook; Raiser's Edge preferred.

Comprehensive knowledge of standard office practices, procedures, equipment, and techniques; ability to coordinate well with people from a variety of backgrounds; strong customer service skills and willingness to assist others; ability to read and interpret written instructions and guidelines; attention to detail; strong organizational skills; strong writing skills; ability to perform research and analyze data; knowledge of basic budget procedures.


Salary starting at $43,000.

Core Benefits:
Disability Insurance
Life Insurance
Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
Direct Deposit and Credit Union Access

Time-Off Benefits:
PTO (Paid Time Off) Days
Leave of Absence (including Military Leave)
Jury Duty
Bereavement Days

Work/Life Benefits:
Employee Assistance Program
Tuition Reimbursement Program

This information offers only a brief overview of the benefit plans available to Houston Food Bank associates. A description of the benefit provisions, conditions and limitations are provided to associates in the Benefits Summary book. Plans having these programs and features also have exclusions, limitations, reductions of benefits, and terms under which the plans and policies may be continued in force or discontinued. In the event of a conflict between this Web site and the plan documents or policies, the plan documents or policies will govern. The Company has the right to amend or terminate these benefits at any time.

How to apply

Visit Houston Food Bank's website at www. to use the online application form.

About the organization

Houston Food Bank’s mission is to provide food for better lives. Last year we provided access to 104 million nutritious meals in 18 counties in southeast Texas through our 1,500 community partners which includes food pantries, soup kitchens, social service providers, and schools. We continue to have a strong focus on healthy foods and fresh produce. In addition to distributing food, we also provide services and connections to programs that address the root causes of hunger and are aimed at helping families achieve long-term stability, including nutrition education, job training, health management, and help with securing state-funded assistance.