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JOB TITLE:† Grants and Foundations Coordinator
Starting Salary
: †$17.00/hour

Joining AGE of Central Texasí team means the chance to advocate for and advance one of the longest-serving and most important community resources for older adults and their families in our region. AGE is embarking on an exciting time in the organizationís 30-year history with the opportunity to grow and enhance our work to meet the changing needs of a growing population of seniors in Central Texas.

AGE of Central Texas provides services and support for older adults and the families who care for them, so that no one has to face the journey of aging alone. Our goal is to make Central Texas a great place for family caregivers and older adults.

How YOU are affecting change: The Grants and Foundations Coordinator is responsible for the creation and management of a well-coordinated, strategic development plan to cultivate and solicit support from foundations, corporations and government sources. This position works to establish long?term partnerships, strengthen existing relationships and initiate new contacts, and provides strategic direction to secure funding to support our mission and work.

The desired candidate will work to advance AGEís interests by researching and identifying sources of support, proactively seeking opportunities to generate new proposals based on funder guidelines and interests, and by maintaining strong communication ties with corporate and foundation donors and prospects. This position collaborates with the fundraising and outreach team, program staff, and leadership on funding priorities and opportunities, prospect identification and cultivation, and donor stewardship.

Essential Functions:

  • Work with executive staff to assess funding needs and priorities. Create a strategic plan to align support from foundation, government, and corporate funders with the organizationís overall goals and needs.
  • Identify corporate prospects and conduct research to determine interest and giving potential.
  • Research, monitor, and pursue competitive grant and corporate gift opportunities that support programs and align with the mission and goals of the agency.
  • Conduct relevant research on a variety of relevant topics to create and write strong, persuasive cases of support to incorporate into proposals.
  • Write proposal narratives, prepare grant budgets and other supporting documentation, and submit grant proposals as required by specific funders, and before deadline.
  • Develop and maintain solicitation and reporting calendars. Prioritize tasks and meet all deadlines for preparation and submission of applications/requests and required reports.
  • Produce grant reports as required by funder contracts and agreements. Work with program staff to ensure the implementation of outlined program deliverables and ensure that financial activities are in compliance with grant agreements. Proactively coordinate staff efforts to collect, analyze, and report data on the performance of grant funded activities and programs. Maintain relevant grant data for reporting and statistical analysis.
  • Develop and nurture relationships with current and potential funders and manage regular communications, including program/activity updates, annual reports, and etc. Arrange, conduct, and coordinate cultivation, stewardship and recognition activities such as signage, recognition in communications, and on-site visits for corporate sponsors and donors.
  • Manage grant, gift, and sponsorship receipts, contact information, and relationship information in donor database and maintain funder files. Produce appropriate acknowledgments for funds received.
  • Produce regular reports on activity for Director of Development.
  • Work closely with the development and outreach staff to coordinate fundraising, outreach and marketing, and program efforts in line with the mission and goals of the agency. Assist with other department events and activities as required. Perform other duties as directed.
  • Maintain strictest confidentiality of client and donor information.

Working Relationship:
Selected by the Director of Development, and responsible to him/her.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and at least one year of successful fundraising or nonprofit experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Understanding and knowledge of general nonprofit development and fundraising activities.
  • Knowledge of trends, processes, and ethics in fundraising grant writing highly preferred.
  • Working knowledge of local public and private foundations, corporations, corporate foundations, and government funders highly preferred.

Characteristics Helpful to the Position:

  • Excellent writing ability, superb command of grammar, persuasive writing talent, editorial and research skills.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects and overlapping deadlines.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, and strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
  • Extreme and careful attention to detail.
  • Ability to be flexible and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Wanting to work with a fun team that thrives on innovation and creativity.

Hours of Work:
This is a full time hourly position of 40 hours per week.† General work hours are Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00.† Some week nights and weekends are required.

Salary and Benefits:
Job performance will be evaluated at the end of the first three months of employment and at least once a year thereafter.† The performance appraisal will be conducted by the Development Director.

Hourly rate of $17.00, health insurance (agency pays 85% of monthly premiums), up to 20 days of PTO earned in the first year, plus 8 paid holidays during the year.

General Statement:†
It is understood that this document may be changed in the future in the best interest of the agency and/or the people served.† Any changes will be discussed with the incumbent.††

To Apply:
All applicants must email a resume and cover letter to Lauren McPhail, Development Director, at†lmcphail@ageofcentraltx.org. Calls are not accepted, and position open until filled.††Updated 10/14/2016.

JOB TITLE:† Program Aide / Driver - Austin Adult Day Health Center
Starting Salary
: †$10.00/hour

General Description:
Assist day center clients so that they are able participate fully in each dayís programming.

Essential Functions:†

  • Be prompt and reliable to agreed upon work schedule of agency
  • Drive daily routes in van
  • Assist program participants in boarding and departing from vehicle and assure that they reach the center safely
  • Assist on field trips and other special outside events as scheduled
  • Assist with activities with clients
  • Perform other duties as directed

The Program Aide / Driver is authorized to take reasonable action necessary to carry out the responsibilities assigned as long as such actions do not deviate from established organizational policies and is consistent with sound professional judgment.

Working Relationship:
The Program Aide / Driver is hired by the Program Director or appropriate supervisor and is accountable to him/her.† Establishment and maintenance of team-building relationships with supervisor, staff, volunteers, clients, and families is expected.†


  • Possess a good driving record
  • Sensitive to the needs of disabled and/or older adults, using patience, tact, and respect
  • Be flexible and versatile
  • Previous experience with older adults is desirable
  • Ability to accomplish multiple tasks during shift duty requiring stooping, bending, and lifting
  • Ability to lift 130 pounds safely and with assistance
  • Possess a commitment to the purpose, objectives, and goals of the agency

Job performance will be evaluated at the end of the first three months of employment and at least once a year thereafter.† The performance appraisal will be conducted by the Program Director or appropriate supervisor.

General Statement:
It is understood that this document may be changed in the future in the best interest of the agency and/or the people served.† Any changes will be discussed with the incumbent.††

To Apply:
All applicants must email a resume and cover letter to Heidi Fischer, Austin Adult Day Health Center Director, at†hfischer@ageofcentraltx.org. Calls are not accepted. Position open until filled.†Updated 6/22/2016.

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