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Grants & Fundraising Specialist

AIM Omaha, NE

Job Description

Grants & Fundraising Specialist

AIM is seeking a Grants & Fundraising Specialist who will be responsible and accountable for assisting in all grant writing and fundraising activities in order to achieve the grant-supported and contributed income goals of AIM. S/he assists in efforts toward maintaining and expanding support from foundations, government sources and others.


  • Responsible for project management of  all grant writing and fundraising activities of the organization, including the identification of grant prospects and programs, development of proposals and applications, and proposal submissions

  • Assist with other Fundraising Department staff activities, such as the grant calendaring, metrics  and workflow system and serving as a liaison to the AIM Marketing, Accounting and Grant Program Management teams

  • Ensure that staff responsible for grant program delivery understand all compliance requirements for each grant received

  • Perform related duties as assigned including assisting with other development projects and providing support at special events


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent

  • Minimum of three years of experience in a grant research and writing role for a not-for-profit organization or educational institution, or have a background that includes experience related to the role

  • Previous experience with federal S2S submission systems, grant budgeting and proposal formatting

  • A consistent track record of success in assisting in the generation of grant-supported income annually from foundations, corporations and government agencies, or be able to demonstrate how their existing skills and experience would be applicable to the position

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Must be able to work effectively with representatives of funding agencies and organizations such as program officers, and staff in other units such as Marketing, Accounting and Grant Program Management

  • Be able to speak and write persuasively about the mission, programs, and income needs of AIM

  • Have superb planning and organizational skills and the ability to adapt quickly to numerous environment and situations, including firm grant proposal submission deadlines

  • Must be an enthusiastic individual with a deep respect for foundations, government agencies and other grant-makers

  • Have high personal integrity and ethical standards

  • Be flexible, adaptable, and energetic

  • Have experience working with government granting agencies and the philanthropic community in Omaha and/or the Midwest

Benefits (for full-time positions):

  • 401K

  • Medical and Dental Insurance

  • Life and Disability Insurance

  • Paid Time Off  (PTO accrued on a monthly basis)

  • 8 paid holidays

  • Base pay is determined on previous experience

AIM is a not-for-profit membership organization with impact. AIM provides a variety of services in the community to build, connect, and inspire the IT community. The culture at AIM is one of its best assets. It is a supportive, fun, and innovative environment with a passion to assist businesses and economic development everywhere we go. Our people are what distinguish us in every community we do business.

AIM is an EOE/F/V/D employer.


Job Details

Date Posted December 5, 2018
Date Closes January 4, 2019
Address 1905 Harney Street, Ste 300
Located In Omaha, NE
Department Fundraising
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Salary, Varies
Experience Level Intermediate (3-7 yrs. experience)
Start Date 2018-12-03
Positions Available 1
SOC Category 13-1131.00 Fundraisers
Zipcode 68102

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Medical
  • Continuing Education Program
  • Financial Planning
  • Fitness Classes
  • Flexible Hours
  • Health Club Membership
  • Health Fair
  • Holiday Party
  • Bonus Plan

This job requires the following skills

  • Business - Writing
  • Microsoft - Excel
  • Microsoft - Word
  • Educational Research
  • Research Associate
  • Government Compliance
  • Microsoft Office
At a Glance
Enjoy these benefits
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • And More ...