Join our team and make a difference in people's lives!
We're looking for a Grants and Communications Coordinator (GCC) at our Corporate Office in the Sacramento, CA area!
LifeSTEPS is committed to build thriving communities by empowering individuals and families through supportive housing and services. The STEP in LifeSTEPS stands for Skills Training and Educational Programs and is the heart of our mission. We believe community development is built One STEP at a time. Our vision is that every person served by LifeSTEPS will be empowered with the skills, resources, and support to maintain stable housing and break the cycle of poverty. Our founders believe that building affordable housing is only the first step. It is also essential to provide meaningful programs that empower people to move forward in their lives.
LifeSTEPS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization. It was founded in 1996 and currently has over 300 partnered affordable housing properties all over the state of California. We serve several regions from Sacramento, Bay Area, South Bay, Central Valley, LA Valley, Desert, and LA South Region. We work with 90,000 residents all over the state and were on a mission to provide effective educational and supportive services to maximize the strengths of individuals and build resilient communities.
In addition to meeting your passion for making a difference in the lives of those we serve, all employees will receive the following benefits:
Competitive pay based on skill and experience
Paid Sick Leave
Employee Assistance Program
LifeSTEPS Perks Program
Benefit eligible employees working 30 hours per week or more will also receive:
Medical, Dental Vision, and Life Insurance
Identity Theft Program
Paid Time Off
About the Position
The Grants and Communications Coordinator (GCC) is responsible for providing administrative support to the Grants and Communication Department including the administration and coordination of constituent stewardship. Under the supervision of the Grants and Communication Manager, the Grants and Communications Coordinator will maintain relationships with existing supporters, solicit new supporters, analyze and maintain marketing strategies, and support the implementation of fundraising initiatives for the organization. Strong written communication and project management skills are required.
Core Duties include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Support the Grants and Communications department with administrative tasks as required for annual and major activities, partner events.
Contribute to department data collection, data entry, and restricted tracking and reporting.
Participate in stewardship activities including phone calls to clients, constituents, and donors.
Assist with solicitation campaigns within the department to advance initiatives.
Capture and document donor, client, and employee stories to be utilized in marketing.
Manage partner reporting in relation to impact stories; writing, design, and distribution.
Mentor staff on creative writing to assure impact story assignments meets organizational standards.
Coordinate with the Grants and Communication Manager to manage social media campaigns, website updates, etc. as it relates to donor stewardship, client and employee stories.
Coordinate website updates in alignment with the annual Development Plan and campaign needs.
Participate and occasionally coordinate special donor campaigns; specific needs, direct mail, pledge drives, annual asks, ongoing support.
Contribute to departments' marketing and communications plan; impact stories, strategic messaging internally and externally.
Contribute to the departments execution and management of the Academic and Sports Scholarship programs; includes all aspects to launching the campaign, application screening and scoring, committee support, award processing, and recognition event planning.
Mentor scholarship recipients through speaking at partner recognition/celebration events.
Represent LifeSTEPS at community events: Booth coordination, set-up, and presence.
Assist in informing potential contributors of special needs of the organization: encourage individuals, corporations, and foundations to establish or contribute to special funds through endowments, trusts, donations of gifts-in-kind, or bequests.
May need to work some evenings and weekends in order to attend events.
Official Job Title: Grants and Communications Coordinator
Job classification: Non-Exempt, 40 hours per week
Job Location: Sacramento, CA 95827 (Corporate office)
Education and/or Experience and/or License Certification:
Associate's degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school.
One year of related experience and/or training.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for the degree.
Experience working in a non-profit setting is preferred.
Are you ready to make a difference, stand behind and support individuals and families so they achieve their goals and become empowered to move forward in their lives? Apply today!!!
LifeSTEPS values the diversity of the people it hires and serves. Diversity at LifeSTEPS means fostering a workplace in which individual differences are recognized, appreciated, respected, and responded to in ways that fully develop and utilize each person's talents and strengths. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, disability, age or covered veteran status. Please provide us with notice if you will require accommodations during the interview process