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24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 800-554-4972
A full-service domestic and sexual violence
agency serving the Grand Traverse area


Grant Administrator Job Opening

Position Summary
The Mission of the Women’s Resource Center for the Grand Traverse Area (WRC) is to protect, shelter, and empower people impacted by domestic and sexual violence. The Vision of the WRC is to do this by: working with other community agencies to create a safe, equitable environment for all individuals. We accomplish this by directly providing services and by collaborating with other providers to educate, support, counsel, house and advocate.

Located in Grand Traverse County, the WRC has been providing services for those impacted by domestic and sexual violence since 1975. The agency serves the four-county region of Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau Counties and provides emergency shelter to over 200 women and children and more than 6,000 hours of emotional support to survivors of domestic and sexual violence each year.

This position is a key driver to the success and financial sustainability of the WRC. The Grant Administrator will identify, define, and develop funding sources to support existing and planned program activities as well as coordinate the development, writing and submission of grant proposals to third-party entities. The position is also responsible for collecting, analyzing, and reporting data on the performance of program activities that are funded by third party public and private sources. The position reports to and is supervised by the Executive Director.

Successful candidates must demonstrate leadership skills and exceptional ability to work
with the Executive Director, Business Accounting Manager, Development Director, Advocate Team as well as staff, interns, and volunteers.

Position Status
This position is flexible and depending on candidates’ qualifications may be full-time or part-time.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications, Journalism or comparable experience
  • Two-five years related experience with non-profit grant or fundraising efforts
  • Demonstrated success in securing and administering large and small grants
  • Competency in research methods and appraisal
  • Excellent written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to successfully manage competing demands
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, e-mail and other computer systems.

Position Description
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Specific Duties

  • Supports the Mission, Vision and Core Values of the WRC.
  • Identifies and responds to agency needs that may be met through supplemental funding.
  • Administers all activities related to identifying, defining, developing, analyzing, and monitoring federal, state, private and family foundation grant funding to support existing and planned activities at the WRC.
  • Prepares compelling grant requests as a result of team
  • Maintains all regulatory, legal and corporate compliance standards as applicable including established timelines and provides supplemental of ancillary information as needed.
  • Maintain grants calendar and/or database with due dates, including updates on all funding sources researched or applications submitted.
  • Prepare data and summary reports as needed to both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Assists in developing policies and procedures to maintain best practice regarding securing and disbursing grant funds.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Please email the following documents:

  • Cover letter & resume
  • List of 3 references:name, address, affiliation, title, phone number & email address
  • Writing sample: program plan, newsletter article, and interview, grant application, etc.


Applicants will be accepted through April 5

Do you or someone you know need help?

The mission of the Women's Resource Center is to protect, shelter, and empower people impacted by domestic and sexual violence. We're here 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide individual and group support and emergency shelter.

Call us at 1-800-554-4972

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Women's Resource Center
720 S Elmwood, Ste 2
Traverse City, MI 49684
Ph 231-941-1210
Fax 231-941-1734