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Grants and Strategic Partnerships Specialist

Company: Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
Date Posted: October 16, 2017

Essential Job Functions

Creates clear, user-friendly, and graphically appealing brochures, web pages, proposals, and budget templates, and other districtwide and public materials (print and web-based) related to grants and partnerships.

Provides technical assistance and serves as problem solver for grant management staff in the area of budget support. Assist grant managers with budget revisions to include updating formulas, checking for alignment with narrative, and formatting.

Supports grant writing process including editing and packaging grant applications and reports.

Runs reports as required for finance, communications and other district departments.

Assists school staff to complete the small grants application approval process.

Provides district staff with training in donor management software and budget development process – provides group training and individualized training for new staff.

Performs complex word processing, organizing, and personnel services for department. Transcribes, drafts, and/or prepares letters, memos, agenda items, newsletters, reports, and other documents.

Updates and maintains databases and web sites to collect and disseminate information among school district personnel and partner agencies. Manage donor database including data entry of donations, printing receipts and thank you letters, filing and maintaining records.

Performs department-related accounting functions such as ordering supplies and equipment; reconciles accounts and maintains receipt and disbursement records of specific funds; maintains subscriptions to online databases.

General administrative duties to include taking meeting notes, maintaining departmental files, ordering supplies, scheduling meeting locations, maintaining department webpages, arranging travel for director, coordinating events, and providing assistance/information to internal and external clients.

Job Qualifications

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  1. Minimum of 48 credit hours of post-secondary education required, preferably in the area of communications or in a business related field.

  2. Minimum of three (3) years of administrative and/or office management experience.

  3. Two (2) years of experience required in layout and design of brochures, flyers, and other

    print materials; web page development and maintenance.

  4. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

  5. Excellent skills in the use of computer software, including word processing,

    spreadsheets, database management, and desktop publishing; strong skills with e-mail,

    web page support.

  6. Strong skills in organizing and maintaining accurate records and filing systems.

  7. Excellent knowledge of standard office procedures, practices, and equipment.

  8. Ability to work under pressure and adhere to strict deadlines.

  9. Ability to communicate effectively in private and public settings.

  10. Ability to work collaboratively with others.

  11. Ability to meet deadlines and to flexibly reprioritize work as needed; to work

    independently with limited supervision; to identify and address school or department needs; to maintain confidentiality of records and oral information.

The following are preferred:
1. Bachelor’s degree.
2. Two (2) years of experience with grant development, graphic design, or public relations. 3. Experience with MUNIS software system.
4. Demonstrated skills in graphic design and desktop publishing software such as Microsoft 
Office and Adobe CS (InDesign).

5. Understanding of district processes.

Additional Job Information

Fairbanks North Star Borough School District employees must possess the ability to read and write in English. This includes the ability to communicate in English with school staff, coworkers, and the public employees must also have the ability to comprehend and carry out oral and written directions and understand and follow English instructions and written documents.

It is a condition of employment that the selected applicant become a member of the Education Support Staff Association (ESSA), or pay a professional service fee.

The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.