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Pikes Peak Children's Museum

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Purpose of Volunteer Position: The Grant Writer will be responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to research, write, prepare, submit, and report on grant proposals to foundations, corporations, public founders, and other grant-making organizations.

Number of hours: 10+ hours per month

Location: Remote or in person

Reports to: Currently, the Executive Director

Works Closely with: The Executive Director and Board President

Volunteer Responsibilities:

  • Write and submit grant proposals, fundraising-related writing projects, and reports as specifically discussed
  • Work proactively with other PPCM volunteers/board members to adhere to all programmatic and fiscal reporting

requirements stipulated in grants.

  • Project manage proposals with board/volunteers/Executive Director, ensuring that all aspects of an

application are complete, organized, and flow together in a cohesive manner aligned with PPCM

standards.

  • Ensure seamless and timely process for all tasks, communication and reports related to the grant

process, including letters of inquiry, proposals, reports, and stewardship activities.

  • Maintain clear and accurate written and electronic records of grant proposals and reports,

including grant activity tracking in shared drives and databases.

  • Critically assess RFPs and determine which program(s) and partnerships align to respond to the

RFP.

  • Deeply understand the PPCM’s programs, goals, and financial needs in order to develop compelling

proposals, seek new funding opportunities, and report on funding impact.

  • Be a part of the Fundraising Committee and be able to meet in person or Zoom 1x a month

Volunteer Requirements/Working Conditions:

  • Can work remotely
  • Understand and promote PPCM’s mission
  • Be a part of the Fundraising Committee - meets 1-2 hours monthly; in person or Zoom
  • Be an ambassador for PPCM
  • Help to educate the community about PPCM

Recommended Volunteer Qualifications:

  • At least 18 years old
  • May work remotely out of Colorado Springs
  • Three years or more of grant writing or related work experience in fundraising or writing

experience in the areas of social services/ humanitarian/ development programming, or an

equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Understand the grant lifecycle process and knowledge of grant writing (craft, construct, and

submit an effective grant application) and grant making techniques, current trends, and best

practices.

  • Strong organizational and time management skills. Able to plan, organize, and complete multiple

grant proposals, projects, tasks and/or reports, meet deadlines and follow-up as required.

  • Ability to work under pressure, use independent judgment, and produce a quality grant within

tight time constraints.

  • Skill in highly persuasive and effective writing with the ability to write a convincing case for

funding.

  • Excellent attention to detail and strong computer skills.
  • Exceptional ability to edit written materials accurately and consistently, including own work.
  • Ability to interpret grant requirements, general business periodicals, professional journals,

financial information, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.

  • Ability to represent, effectively and professionally, the organization to a wide variety of audiences.
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, MS Teams and Sharepoint
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, work independently, effectively solve problems and critical
  • thinking skills to tackle challenges and look for innovative solutions.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information and use discretion.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills: ability to establish and work collaboratively and cooperatively with
  • variety of colleagues from different departments.
  • A commitment to equity and ensuring that everyone is represented by the organization.

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About Pikes Peak Children's Museum

Location:

2565 Airport Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80910, US

Mission Statement

PPCM is a community-built, hands-on educational destination that engages ALL children and their grown-ups by sparking creativity through purposeful play.

Description

VISION:

Our vision is to be a trusted, growing educational resource, and a community collaborator who offers opportunities to inspire children to reach their unique potential.

The express objectives of PPCM are to provide:
  • A dynamic hands-on, engaging and fun educational experience focused on the age group 0-10.
  • A place for this demographic to encounter boundless opportunities for discovery and imagination, sparking a passion for life-long learning.
  • A compelling environment to nurture wonder and creativity, encouraging children’s innate desire to explore the world around them.
  • An indispensable resource for children, families, the community at large and elementary-level educators as a mutually beneficial connecting point.

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2565 Airport RoadColorado Springs, CO 80910

(38.82471,-104.78233)
 

SKILLS

  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Community Outreach
  • Resource Development / Management

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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