Outreach Community Ministries is a Christian community service organization, striving to put Christian faith into responsible action. The organization has been called into existence by local churches to respond supportively to the needs of young people and their families. The organization is committed to providing excellence in human services and demonstrating compassion for the whole person.
Grant funding provides a vital component of support to the work and ministry of Outreach Community Ministries. Grants support specific programs, as well as overall administration of the agency. When our goals are congruent, Outreach will partner with local and state government agencies to help fulfill Outreach’s mission. Grants Management at Outreach is facilitated by a part-time Director of Grants Management, a full-time Grants Manager, and a part-time Grants Assistant who interfaces with staff and programs across the agency. The responsibilities of the Director of Grants Management include a wide range of activities from grant writing, oversight and reporting, to financial management and monitoring. Knowledge of funders standards and contractual responsibilities assists in assuring program compliance. Searching for new funding sources and grants to fill one time needs is also a responsibility of this department.
Responsibilities and Opportunities
The intern will collaborate with and support the Director of Grants Management in work with grant writing, management, reporting and monitoring. There is some flexibility in designing the internship to fit the intern’s academic needs.
Responsibilities could include:
- Research grants on websites for appropriateness to Outreach
- Assist in writing/preparing grant applications with Grand Director
- Works with Grants Director and Grants Assistant to develop a Best Practices Manual for the Grants Department
- Develop a resource file of agency information and community demographics
- Create an overview document of agency grants
- Update grant reference guidebook
- Assist in monitoring agency files
- Attend county wide meetings with Grants Director
Training and Supervision
The intern will receive exposure to the overall working of a Christian, community based social service ministry and its grants management structure, policies and procedures. The intern will develop their skills in grant research, writing and gain exposure to online grant reporting systems. The intern will also learn the grant application and reporting process and the types of grants used in a community based organization. The intern will also be exposed to the inter-agency network around grant monitoring and implementation. Weekly individual supervision will be available.
Interns must be available for a minimum of 15 hours each week, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. This internship can run for a semester (including summer) or over the academic year.
Grants management internships are available for bachelor’s level students. Strong organizational skills, a high level of attention to detail, basic to intermediate computer skills (Word, Excel), and willingness to participate in a wide range of activities are required. Applicants must be supportive of the agency’s statement of Mission and Faith.