Colorado Nonprofit Association

Grant Coordinator


Grant Coordinator

Organizational Summary

The Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities celebrates and elevates the human condition with engaging arts, humanities, education, and entertainment that expand the cultural landscape for everyone. The Arvada Center strives to create and maintain an inclusive and welcoming environment for all artists, actors, staff, volunteers, and patrons.

Position Summary

Reporting the Director of Institutional and Capital Giving, this positon is responsible for researching, identifying and writing persuasive grant proposals to raise money for the Arvada Center’s general operating support and specific programs/projects.


• Responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage a grant proposal

• Writes and submits all grant reports on time

• Researches possible funding opportunities that align with the Arvada Center’s mission and overall strategic goals

• Maintains and updates a comprehensive grants calendar

• Meets contributed revenue goals established by the development department

• Collaborates with various departments to seek information for both proposals and reports

• Writes appeal letters and individual major grant proposals, as needed

• Writes narrative for the SCFD (Scientific and Cultural Facilities District) funding proposals

• Writes all foundation, corporate, and government grant proposals including the Colorado Creative Industries, National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for Humanities, and other proposals as needed

• Prepares and maintains accounting and financial records for fundraising activities. Prepares periodic progress and financial reports on programs and campaigns. Prepares year-end reports for Board of Directors, SCFD and audit

• Participates in preparation of content and design for Arvada Center annual report

• Participates in staff committees and attends monthly board meetings

• Manages the maintenance of institutional donor records and entry of donor gifts and related revenue

• Develops and administers donor-benefits programs in accordance with IRS guidelines ensuring prompt gift recording and acknowledgment and appropriate reporting

• Assist with other fundraising projects as requested, such as the annual Arts for All Gala

Skills and Competencies

• Passionately supports, understands and can communicate the Arvada Center’s mission

• Three to five (3-5) years’ experience writing grants or working in a development department

• Ability to produce quantitative and qualitative reports

• Excellent writing and editing skills

• Ability to work with various personalities

• Highly organized, self-starter

• Fastidious attention to detail 

• Able to accept supervision and direction as required

• Ability to communicate tactfully and patiently with both internal and external constituents

• Works effectively with all levels of staff; team player

• Flexible and adaptable style


This is a full-time, nonexempt position earning an annualized salary range of $40,000-$45,000, in addition to a benefit package including health, dental, vision insurance plans, term life and accident policies, 401k retirement plan, flexible spending plan, paid time off, and more. 

The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity in any term, condition or privilege of employment. We do not discriminate against applicants or employees based on age, race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, disability or any other status protected by state or local law. Candidates from traditionally marginalized communities are especially encouraged to apply. 

Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.

Application Instructions

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