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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

GRANTS MANAGER

THE OPPORTUNITY

Peace Community Center is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic part-time Grants Manager to join our organization during an exciting time of growth. Peace Community Center is nearing the end of its first major campaign, and is looking for an additional team member to help lead our work with private and public grant opportunities.

The Grants Manager is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to raise funds through private foundations, corporations/businesses, and government entities. Responsibilities include researching, planning, organizing, writing and submitting applications; ensure timely and quality reporting; and coordinating relationships between the funding institutions and the Development Director/Executive Director.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Develop, manage, and execute the grant plan for the support of private, public, and corporate foundations and civic organizations including:

  • Partnering with the Development Director to develop strategies to engage, solicit, and steward these prospects
  • Researching prospects, developing cultivation and solicitation strategies for each prospect, and coordinating with the Development Director and/or Executive Director to implement the strategies
  • Preparing and submitting grant proposals
  • Ensuring that all funders’ requirements are met, including reporting
  • Coordinating grant-related site visits, including support to the Development Director, Executive Director, and Board of Directors for in-person meetings with current and potential funders
  • Maintaining a grant calendar that effectively tracks and monitors grant proposal and report status including submissions, responses, renewals, and reporting requirements
  • Preparing monthly reports on grant solicitation and funder reporting progress
  • Maintaining notes and interactions in database

Collaborate effectively with program, finance, and other development staff to communicate the qualitative and quantitative stories of Peace Community Center’s success, impact, and needs to funders including:

  • Keeping abreast of programs and programmatic changes
  • Understanding program data used to evaluate programming and its impact
  • Using and understanding budgets and other financial documents
  • Gathering stories that are useful in explaining programming impact

Attend meetings, forums, trainings as appropriate for strengthened relationships with existing or new funders.

The Grants Manager works closely with the development and program teams and reports to the Development Director.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be committed to the mission of Peace Community Center and have a passion and commitment to education equity
  • A minimum of two years of grant preparation experience, or related experience; 3+ years of grant experience is a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write persuasively in clear and concise language
  • Must be detail oriented, solutions-oriented, organized, and effective at using time and resources
  • Experience taking initiative and excelling in a deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects
  • Ability to thrive both on a team and working independently
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite

READ THE FULL JOB POSTING HERE

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

This is a part-time position offering 20 hours/week with flexibility in scheduling work hours. The hourly rate is $20-$24/hour, depending on experience. Part-time employees have the opportunity to make pre-tax contributions to a 403(b) retirement plan.

Peace Community Center is located in Tacoma, Washington. The successful candidate will have the flexibility to work at the office and from home.

HOW TO APPLY

Please apply online by submitting your cover letter, resume, and a grant writing sample in a single PDF document via email to jobs@peacecommunitycenter.org. Please use the subject line “Grants Manager Application.” In your cover letter, please describe your interest in Peace Community Center and your qualifications for the Grants Manager position. Early applications are encouraged. The application deadline is Sunday, April 22, 2018.

Finalists for this position must satisfactorily complete pre-employment background check.

PCC is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse staff.

 

McCarver Scholars Summer Academy Teachers

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

McCarver Scholars is in its fifth year as a 21st Century Community Learning Center site, run by Peace Community Center and working alongside McCarver staff, students and families, and Tacoma community partners. We enroll 80 students, grades second through fifth at McCarver Elementary. Our program is a collaborative effort between community partners who diversify our program offerings – including MESA (Math, Engineering and Science Achievement), Write@253, and the unique talents of our volunteers and AmeriCorps members. This will be the second year of our summer partnership with the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts which brings two teaching artists to work in tandem with our summer teachers for an integrated and arts-infused learning experience.

Summer Academy is a 4-day a week program that will run six weeks during the summer, providing elementary students a positive environment to continue building academic and social-emotional skills and take part in enrichment and community learning experiences. McCarver Scholars is an expanded learning program of Peace Community Center, which serves Hilltop neighborhood students from second grade through their post-secondary years.

THE OPPORTUNITY

Certificated Summer Academy teachers are a critical component of our program. This year, we will be planning our program around a student-chosen theme which is still being solidified, exploring a central question such as: How can we innovate to solve problems? Teachers will be charged with creating and implementing meaningful and engaging math or literacy lesson plans aligned with Common Core standards that allow students to make meaningful growth academically and strengthen their learning mindsets.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Planning and Project Management

  • Effectively plan and implement activities to meet program goals and infuse academic learning in enriching, interdisciplinary lessons.
  • Lead students to mastery of a new skill or concept in the form of a summer-long project. Collect and encourage student reflection on their learning for end of summer showcase.

Instruction & Facilitation

  • Create a daily environment that is conducive to the development of the following skills and traits:
    • Growth Mindset, Social Emotional Learning, Optimism, Learning, Reflection, Academic Behaviors
  • Cultivate a high level of motivation among students, both in the current learning objective and in the larger themes that are applicable throughout their lives
  • Foster a positive, safe, and structured learning environment, including consistent positive reinforcement, to ensure that students observe the program’s expectations
  • Focus constantly on student learning and development, thinking critically and strategically to respond to student needs. Differentiate instruction to ensure that all learners are being appropriately supported
  • Provide clear direction and support to classroom support staff so that they can effectively support the development of our students

Administration & Other

  • Attend all orientation, training, and program days
  • Communicate effectively with and be willing to build strong relationships with students, families, and colleagues
  • Contribute lessons, resources, strategies, & best practices to Summer Academy Toolkit to be used in future summers
  • Turn in all requested documents in a timely manner, including timesheets
  • Attend weekly team meetings and complete end of summer reflections

Mindsets & Attitudes:

  • Firm belief that all students can achieve at high levels
  • Growth mindset in your view of yourself, your colleagues, and your students
  • Community leadership, empowerment, and social justice ethic
  • Commitment to equity through education
  • Resilience to persevere and turn challenges into opportunities
  • Maintain optimism and hope in the face of adversity

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

Qualifications

  • Experience working with students in a school or out-of-school setting
  • Experience planning and leading academic lessons that enhance student learning

Preferred Qualifications

  • Washington State Teachers Certification in Elementary Education (or out-of-state equivalent)
  • Proven track record of positive classroom management and student success
  • At least 2 year’s teaching experience
  • Familiarity with YPQA and out of school time student engagement tools

READ THE FULL JOB POSTING HERE

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

$25-$30 per hour, depending on experience, paid monthly by Peace Community Center. This position is a contract position not to exceed six weeks. For Tacoma Public Schools teachers, Title 1 payment can be setup at district pay rate.

HOW TO APPLY

Submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@peacecommunitycenter.org with “Elementary Summer Teacher” by April 20, 2018.

Finalists for this position must satisfactorily complete pre-employment background check.

PCC is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse staff.