Consistent with the mission, vision and values of National League of Cities, this position will help coordinate and support grant funded work across the organization. This includes assisting with budget development, grant applications, engaging with philanthropy, and developing systems that help to foster alignment for NLC programs across the organization. This position reports to the Senior Advisor to the CEO within the executive office at NLC and will help to build and sustain a new grants management effort.
Support multi-departmental effort, with guidance from Senior Advisor, to streamline and coordinate NLCs grant funded work.
Plan, organize, and lead meetings, conference calls, webinars, on specific topics related to grant funded work.
Develop reports, tools and resources to support the implementation of NLC programs across the organization
Develop, cultivate and maintain partnerships and relationships both internal and external to the organization.
Coordinate and drive the fulfillment of grant requirements according to established deadlines in collaboration with program team members, other departments, and outside stakeholders as required.
Develop timelines in consultation with the Senior Advisor to the CEO for program team members to prepare and submit documentation, results, and other deliverables to meet grant requirements and deadlines.
Coordinate grant project management and proposal development including budget development.
Oversea the development and procurement of resources, tools, and process improvements to aid grant funded activities across NLC.
Interfaces regularly with program staff in obtaining grants, sponsorships, and programmatic funding from external partners in line with NLCs strategic plan and NLCs mission.
Contribute to the development of developing systems, outreach strategies, and long-term work plans under the direction of the Senior Advisor to the CEO
Assist program staff with developing program budgets and serve as a liaison between the finance team and program staff as needed.
Lead cross team conversations with program staff to identify grant funding opportunities.
Assist in strengthening connection between NLC and the philanthropic community, representing NLC at events and conferences that build partnerships, expand organizational footprint, and raise the visibility of NLCs work.
Program Research and Analysis
Establish, compile and maintain a comprehensive database of all NLC grant funded activities
Identify and utilize relevant research and program information available through a variety of sources. Contribute to efforts to build partnerships with Center/Departments across the organization and externally when appropriate.
Maintain thorough, up-to-date knowledge of grant management projects and grant applications.
Assist program staff with drafting and developing reports and programmatic marketing collateral.
Review program data and analyze the impact of ongoing programs. Recommend changes that improve the effectiveness of programs to support grant funded work across the organization.
Perform other duties and complete special projects as assigned.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in a related field and 4 years of practical experience in program area preferred.
Minimum 4 or more years of relevant professional experience required, preferably in the association, government, or nonprofit arena
Possesses required technical knowledge within assigned program area (refer to specific qualifications below)
MS Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, and Outlook)
Strong lateral management and project management skills required
Strong research, writing and editing skills
Financial experience or budget management skills preferred
Experience with an association or membership organization preferred, or combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge skills, and abilities
Ability to interact effectively and collaboratively with city officials, executives, and other representatives of corporations and foundation
Knowledge of issues and strategies related to philanthropy and experience working with the donor community
Work is typically performed in a standard office setting working at a desk or table on a level surface. Regular travel is expected. May be required to work more hours than normal during a regular workweek depending on workload and deadline requirements.
About National League of Cities
The National League of Cities was founded in 1924 and is the country’s oldest, largest and most representative organization serving municipal governments. The National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. Working in partnership with the 49 state municipal leagues, NLC serves as a resource to and an advocate for the more than 19,000 cities, villages and towns it represents. We currently have 105 employees dedicated to making cities better.