Description and qualifications

Date: April 28, 2022

Position Title: Grants Coordinator, Quality of Life Grants Program

Reports to: Director, Quality of Life Grants Program

Organization and Position Summary:

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by advancing innovative research and improving quality of life for individuals and families impacted by paralysis.

Today, we seek a Grants Coordinator who will be a key member of a four-person team and will provide assistance to the QOL Director, Assoc. Grants Officer, and Grants Associate in daily activities and projects and assist in the day-to-day administrative functions of the Quality of Life (QOL) grants program through key aspects of the grant lifecycle.

Additionally, the individual will be responsible for performing job duties, interacting with the community and coworkers and managing themselves in a manner consistent with and in support of the organization’s mission and core values.

Job Responsibilities:

Primary responsibilities for this entry level position include

  • Provide outreach to attract applicants from underserved and unserved populations including organizations serving racially diverse populations.
  • Assist in communicating with grant recipients regarding the National Paralysis Resource Center (NPRC) news & updates as well as grantee requirements, due dates, etc.
  • Disseminate grant award packages and QOL decals.
  • Process incoming grant requests via online application system; vetting grant requests for eligibility; requesting additional information as required; assisting with preparation of application materials for review; assisting with preparation of award and declination correspondence and assisting with grant follow-up materials.
  • Data entry, validation and updating.
  • Assist department in adhering to federal grant guidelines.
  • Create spreadsheets, summaries and program reports and presentations.
  • Participate in the QOL grants review meetings.
  • Assist in updating the QOL webpages on the Foundation’s website

Periodic Responsibilities include:

  • Update website after each grant cycle with description of grantees
  • Research all listings (3,000+) on the QOL online searchable database and note updates to contact information where needed


Required: Two-year college (Associate Degree)

Preferred: Four-year college (Bachelor’s Degree)

Language Skills: English reading, writing and verbal communication skills.

Computer/Technical Skills: MS Office Suite, Google docs and databases; Internet research.

Candidate should:

  • Collaborate well with others and build partnerships
  • Have strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Possess good listening and communications skills,
  • Work well under pressure and with tight deadlines
  • Be able to prioritize and handle many tasks simultaneously
  • Recognize the importance of maintaining confidentiality, integrity and ethical behavior
  • Be self-motivated, and skilled at problem solving

Physical Demands/Office Environment:

This position is primarily a sedentary role but will have periods of physical activity. The person in this position may need to occasionally move about inside the office to liaise with internal staff, access files, office machinery and a copy machine/printer. As stated above, the position involves moderate travel.In addition, this person will need to be able to set up live events, including exhibit booths, stages for presenters and displays.They will need to be able to lift up to 10 lbs.

Travel: Minimal local, regional, or national travel may be required for conferences, site visits and check presentations 2-3 times per year.

The Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily, with or without a reasonable accommodation. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

The Foundation is committed to providing a work environment free of harassment and discrimination that supports individual dignity and respect. Accordingly, the Foundation maintains a strict policy prohibiting sexual harassment, unlawful harassment and any type of discriminatory treatment because of any “Protected Characteristic”.

Send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]