Northern California's largest Community Health Center and FQHC, serving Humboldt and Del Norte Counties, is seeking a full time Grants Administrator. Open Door Community Health Centers (ODCHC) relies on external funding, primarily in the form of renewable grants, to support uncompensated care and provide the comprehensive array of services needed by its patients. Many innovations come from grant-funded pilot projects. Annually, ODCHC relies on grants for approximately 10% of its total budget. The grants administrator, working with a variety of ODCHC executives and managers, is responsible for maintaining current grants and pursuing new funding opportunities as appropriate. This includes researching and being aware of grants opportunities, writing grants according to funding source guidance, meeting all deadlines, assuring deliverables are being met by project managers and creating and maintaining relationships with multiple project officers.
Funding opportunities are available through federal, state, local and private sources, including foundations. This is an advanced administrative position requiring creativity, curiosity, research, timeliness, organization and excellent written and interpersonal skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish constructive working relationships with ODCHC executives, managers and other employees as well as project officers, community stakeholders and partners and potential funding sources.
Superior writing skills;
Strong research abilities to identify existing and proposed corporate activities and initiatives, associated funding opportunities and the information being requested in response to funding opportunities;
Strong ability to interpret plans, projects, wishes and needs into cogent arguments and justifications for funding;
Superior ability to read, analyze, interpret and respond to written guidance and instructions;
Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines without fail;
Ability to use websites and other electronic means of grant submission and management;
Proficiency with Microsoft Office, strong keyboarding skills and the ability to learn other ODCHC soft? ware applications and funding source reporting sites as necessary;
Prior experience of a similar nature in a Community Health Center or community based organization;
Reliable means of transportation to travel throughout ODCHC service area and to meetings outside of the area as necessary, including an insurable driving record and California Driver’s License as necessary as well as the ability to travel to regional and national meetings.
Open Door started as a single clinic in 1971. At that time there wasn’t enough access to quality health care in Humboldt and the surrounding counties. The founders of Open Door Community Health Centers shared the vision of providing excellent health care and education to all members of the community.
Now, Open Door has 13 clinics, and 3 mobile clinics, spread throughout Humboldt and Del Norte c...ounties, serving approximately 50,000 patients a year and employing over 500 members of the community. Open Door continually seeks to promote the development of a health care system which meets the needs and enhances the health to all members of our community.