Grants Committee Member

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CAPITAL DISTRICT WOMENS EMPLOYMENT & RESOURCE CENTER INC

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As a member of the Grants Committee you will collaborates with other committee members to research, apply for, and receive grant funding to support WERC programming.

Responsibilities:

  • Researching grant opportunities;
  • Contacting grant funders for grant program information;
  • Working with the committee to prioritize grant funding options and determine grants to pursue;
  • Writing and submitting applications;
  • Helping the Executive Director with submitting final reports to funders that have given WERC a grant award.

Qualifications:

  • Interest in researching grant opportunities to identify additional funding sources;
  • Strong writing skills;
  • Understanding of and deep passion for the mission of WERC;
  • Strong and effective communication skills;
  • Belief that team work and collaboration are effective ways of getting things done;
  • Flexibility;
  • Ability to do some work in-between committee meetings; and (most importantly)
  • Like to have fun.

Time Commitment:

  • Monthly committee meetings, typically held via conference call, and one hour in duration;
  • Independent work performing research and completing grants, approximately 2-5 hours per month;
  • Attend major WERC events, including First Impressions Second Chances, Trailblazers Awards Luncheon and the Annual Celebration.

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About CAPITAL DISTRICT WOMENS EMPLOYMENT & RESOURCE CENTER INC

Location:

175 CENTRAL AVE STE 3, ALBANY, NY 12206, US

Mission Statement

The Capital District Women's Employment and Resource Center, Inc. (WERC) is a not-for-profit organization that works to advance women's success in the workplace by building their economic and personal independence. One of 13 Displaced Homemaker Centers in New York State, since 1988 WERC has provided quality workforce development services to more than 8,000 women, helping them to find or improve their employment through training and support. WERC helps Displaced Homemakers from Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady and Saratoga counties. These women have lost their primary financial support due to the death, divorce or dislocation of their spouse or other primary support, and need help to transition back to the workplace. Of the 300 women served annually, 54% are at poverty level, 44% have an annual income of less than $10,000 and 10% have no income. Many are ineligible to receive unemployment or social security benefits.

Description

To meet its mission, WERC offers a variety of personalized trainings to women, from individual support to multi-day trainings. A major component of WERC's services is a 12-day training at its Albany Training Center that covers the following topics: typing, Microsoft Office, strategic use of the Internet to find and research companies, resumes, and interviewing. Participants also meet employers who visit the class and share information about their current job openings. Participants meet for 12 days for six hours per day; all trainings are provided by Employment and Training Coordinator, Marjorie Adams, Intake Specialist, Lorraine Kaifer and Executive Director, Elizabeth Miller Guthier.

After each 12-day training, WERC staff works with each woman until she finds employment. Follow-up training and assistance is provided one-on-one, as well as in weekly workshop sessions that are available to all graduates. The focus is always on helping women find quality jobs based on their unique education, experience and career goals.

Education & Literacy
Employment
Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

120 Defreest DriveTroy, NY 12180

(42.67579,-73.69469)
 

SKILLS

  • Business Development & Sales Management
  • Business Planning
  • Grant Writing / Research

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 20
  • Orientation or Training
  • Attend monthly committee meetings, typically held via conference call, and one hour in duration;Independent work performing research and completing grants, approximately 2-5 hours per month;
  • Previous Grant writing experience will make you the perfect committee member for this organization. Researching grant opportunities is a major part of the position.

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