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Boys and Girls Club of the SLV Grants Program Coordinator VISTA

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The Grants Program Development Associate VISTA will expand the capacity of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the San Luis Valley both broadly in tracking, reporting and maintaining compliance with grants and specifically with a grant by Generation Wild to connect young people with outdoor opportunities.

Service Activities

1. Resource Development and Grant Tracking2. Keep relevant staff informed specifically about upcoming grant deadlines and deliverables, thereby ensuring smooth completion of work responsibilities 3. Support the Outdoor Activities Program through planning & coordination of program logistics 4. Coordination, marketing and reporting for Outdoor Activities Program

Community Need Addressed

The BGCSLV’s year-round youth development programs are strategically designed to instill a sense of belonging, usefulness, influence, competence and knowledge as a result of members’ participation in Club activities. The Club’s key program areas focus on Academic Success, Good Character and Leadership, and Healthy Eating & Active Learning which wrap protective factors around our most at-risk population and build the 21st Century skills that are needed to be successful members of the community.

Position Outcomes

Increased financial capacity of the organization, increased systems built to sustainably track funding sources, increased marketing and data on the effects of the Outdoor Activities program


Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Relocation allowance (if applicable), Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

Skills you will gain

Grant writing, writing/editing, fundraising, communications and marketing, leadership

Competencies You Will Develop

Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner, Write cleary and effectively
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise, Provide relevant expertise, Select and implement well-considered solution
Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand, Operate tools and equipment in accordance with established operating procedures, safety standards, and ethical guidelines, Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Set goals
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment
  • Activity Types Office Activities, Professional Activities
  • Focus Areas Economic Security, Education & Youth
  • Length of Service 12 Months
  • Education Requirements College Graduate
  • Placement Individual Placement
  • Service Setting Community-based Nonprofit
  • Weekly Training Hours 3

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