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Grants and Volunteer Specialist

The Grant and Volunteer Specialist is responsible for identifying grant opportunities, developing compelling grant proposals, and managing volunteer programs to support the organization's mission and programs. This role requires a skilled communicator with the ability to secure funding through grants and engage volunteers effectively.

Education and Experience
• Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (such as nonprofit management, communications, or public relations).
• Proven experience in grant writing, with a successful track record of securing grants from various funding
• Experience in volunteer management, including recruitment, training, and coordination.
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Essential Skills
• Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines effectively.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to convey complex ideas in a clear and
compelling manner.
• Proficiency in using grant databases, fundraising software, and Microsoft Office Suite.
• Self-starter with ability to hold self and others accountable; use resources wisely; work with minimal
• Time management skills to prioritize, plan, and direct work activities while maintaining flexibility in a fast-paced
dynamic environment.
• Ethical – treating people with respect; keeping commitments; inspiring trust of others; working with integrity
and principles; upholding organizational values
• Business acumen to understand business implications of decisions; demonstrate knowledge of market and
competition; and align work with strategic goals
Core Values
• Respect – Show humility, value diversity, while demonstrating high regard for each other’s differences.
• Dignity – Promote self-respect, pride and self-worth while inspiring the trust of others.
• Quality - Demonstrates accuracy, thoroughness, and competence while looking for ways to improve and
promote excellence.
• Service – Taking action to create value for colleagues and participants by committing to their well-being,
anticipating their needs, and working collaboratively to overcome obstacles and solve problems.
• Compassion – Appreciate others’ perspectives and be genuinely concerned for people who are at-risk or
experiencing homelessness. Treat people with courtesy, politeness, and kindness.
• Valid Missouri Driver’s license and be approved as a driver by The Kitchen, Inc.’s insurance carrier
• Must pass background check and pre-employment drug screen
• Section 3 applicants encouraged to apply

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