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Resource Development Coordinator



Florida Rural Legal Services Inc is seeking a well-motivated and dedicated individual to develop and coordinate grant-funded programs from agencies, institutions, local government, or units of local government, or metropolitan departments.

This position will serve as the central contact position for online grant application submittals and reporting to Federal, State and Non-Governmental agencies regarding grants and will maintain a central “gate keeping” function for FRLS access to grant resources and reporting as required by federal agencies.


· Reviews literature dealing with funds available through grants from governmental agencies and private foundations to determine feasibility of developing programs to supplement local annual budget allocations.

· Discusses program requirements and sources of funds available with administrative personnel.

· Confers with personnel affected by proposed program to develop program goals and objectives, outline how funds are to be used, and explain procedures necessary to obtain funding.

· Writes grant application, according to format required, and submits application to funding agency or foundation.

· Submits proposal to officials for approval.

· Review and analyze new grant opportunities and applications to determine if they align with FRLS strategic priorities.

· Evaluate the costs and benefits to FRLS clients because of grant opportunity matching requirements, operating costs and grant related program expansion.

· Seek to recover indirect costs if allowed and determine long-term program sustainability. Evaluate whether General fund revenues are necessary to support projects after expiration of the grant.

· Provide direction in the establishment of a grant planning/development program that provides support and guidance to departments' financial and program staff in the management of grant programs to ensure controls and systems are in place to comply with applicable statutes, regulations, policies, procedures, and contracts.

· Creates, manages, and directs use of a centralized grants management, tracking and reporting system to provide strategic information to monitor grant applications, drawdowns, reporting, and performance activities for all grant programs managed.

· ·Guides financial and programmatic staff of FRLS departments and agencies to ensure performance under federal and State grants is thoroughly analyzed for conformance with spending guidelines and that applications are properly submitted and monitored.

· Works with staff to ensure programs are implemented in the most efficient and effective method for proper data collection, accurate and timely reporting and to ensure delivery of required outcomes.

· Acts as a liaison and coordinates with executive and senior management, departments and agencies, community partners, and external agencies to ensure efficient flow of communications and services; interprets and explains applicable grant/contract/program regulations, requirements, and procedures to stakeholders.

· Maintain a strong understanding of FRLS programs, goals and financial needs;

· Lead the donation management process, including documenting and processing donations, updating and managing the donor database, and facilitating donor acknowledgment and retention efforts;

· Research and identify grant opportunities that align with FRLS mission and programs;

· Assist with developing and writing grant proposals, reports and other related materials;

· Work collaboratively across departments to collect required information, accurately reflect messaging and needs of the organization and identify gaps in service;

· Maintain annual calendar for tracking grant and reporting deadlines;

· Assist with development and application of collateral materials including email blasts, social media posts, annual reports, campaign specific documents, etc.;

· Assist with the coordination of special events and other FRLS fundraising activities;

· Directs and coordinates evaluation and monitoring of grant-funded programs, or writes specifications for evaluation or monitoring of program by outside agency

· Assists department personnel in writing periodic reports to comply with grant requirements

· Other related duties as assigned.


The successful applicant will have a strong understanding of the grant life cycle process including grant seeking, grant writing, and the grant management process. Practical experience in these areas is desired. Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration is highly preferred. Possession of current Grants Professional Credential from Grant Professional Certification Institute is highly desirable.

Minimum Qualifications Required.

Any combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Public or Business Administration, or a related field. Considerable (3 - 5 years) responsible experience in research, finance, including experience in grant administration, grant management, grant coordination, obtaining funding for grants projects and programs, and grant writing

Bilingual Spanish/Haitian Creole preferred, but not required.

Knowledge and Abilities:

General principles and practices of providing grant funded services; and processes and procedures for implementing and administering various federal and state grants. Ability to: keep abreast of federal and state grant programs; determine eligibility for a variety of grant proposals; coordinate and participate in the development of grant applications; coordinate and participate in the preparation of grant compliance reports; comprehend and make inferences from legal and administrative written materials; analyze and compile information and prepare written and oral reports; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; and work cooperatively and maintain liaison with grant officials and agencies at the municipal, county, state, and federal levels.

EEOC Statement:

Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc., does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other characteristic protected by federal, state of local law.

To Apply: 

Please send resume and cover letter to


Submission Deadline: 
August 2, 2022
Organization Information: 
Florida Rural Legal Services Inc
1321 E. Memorial Blvd., Suite 101
Lakeland, FL 33801
United States
Phone: 863-345-1179