Contract, Sustainability Coordinator
Nurse-Family Partnership - San Francisco, CA

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Summary of Contract Scope (this is not an employee position)

The focus of this contract will be to explore new grant opportunities and provide ongoing fundraising consultation for Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) agencies operating in the San Francisco Bay Area, including the City and County of San Francisco, Santa Clara County, Contra Costa County, Alameda County, San Mateo County, Sonoma County, and Solano County. This contract position is 20 hours/week until September 30, 2012, during which the Sustainability Coordinator will report directly to the NFP National Service Office (NSO) Program Developer to coordinate two fundraising workshops, as well as develop a long-term strategy to support and expand NFP Bay Area sites and funding sources.

Successful service provided should live in or around the Bay Area.

This contract description should not be construed to imply that the requirements listed are the exclusive standards of the position. The NFP NSO Program Developer reserves the right to assign or delegate other tasks as necessary.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with NFP local health jurisdictions, the NFP NSO CA Team, and the NFP NSO Fund Development to plan and coordinate two funding sustainability workshops in the San Francisco Bay Area and ensure maximum attendance.
  • Identify best practices to maximize both local and federal public revenue for NFP programs throughout the Bay Area.
  • Explore and develop strategies to integrate NFP into the California health care system.
  • Develop strategies for how the Bay Area can use a Pay for Success (or Social Impact Bonds) to fund NFP operations.
  • Identify, research, and prepare foundation and government funding applications in collaboration with Bay Area agencies with the long-term goal of educating agency staff so that they can prepare their own proposals in the future.
  • Follow up with NFP CA Team, NFP NSO Fund Development, and NFP sites in developing long term sustainability plans for NFP agencies in the Bay Area.
  • Assist in the development of clear project descriptions, goals and objectives, scope, feasibility, work plans and budgets in partnership with NFP agency staff leaders and managers of those bodies of work.
  • Oversee NFP agencies as they prepare, coordinate, assemble, and submit and/or deliver Letters of Intent, proposals, legislative documents, government grant applications and requests for extensions or renewals.
  • Monitor and regularly keep apprised of private, government and federal RFPs, communicate with NFP agency staff whose work most closely aligns with the objectives of those calls for proposals, and assist staff to respond to those opportunities in a timely manner.
  • Coach NFP agencies so that they build and maintain relationships with public funders, as well as corporate and private foundation staff.
  • Research funding source interest areas, relationships between funder leadership and the NFP Bay Area’s network of leaders and supporters, proposal requirements and submission deadlines.
  • Coach NFP agency staff on how to interact and communicate with senior management, program level staff, and government or foundation representatives during the proposal design, development and implementation phases in order to learn about the funder’s expectations.
  • Assist NFP agency staff in researching background information, statistical, and analytical information to support proposals so that data is accurately represented and that all relevant information is current, medically accurate and evidence-based.
  • Work with the NFP NSO Grant Writer to maintain a tracking system of grant opportunities, inquiries, and proposals, contributing regularly to fund development progress assessment and pipeline tracking.
  • Monitor foundation proposal considerations, process and update internal stakeholders.
  • Produce reports specific to needs of granting agencies and NFP agencies.
  • Produce and maintain calendar of grant activities, workshops and follow-up meetings.
  • Reports all funding opportunities, awards and denials to NFP NSO Grant Writer.
  • Coordinates meetings and site visits with granting agencies and NFP agencies.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Proven success in identifying, preparing and securing federal, state, and private grants.
  • Familiar with the NFP Implementation Planning process.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Capacity to inspire cooperation—a proven team player.
  • Excellent attention to detail and organization.
  • Compelling written and oral communication skills.
  • Capability to instill confidence and credibility with various publics.
  • Experience in Microsoft Office – Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.

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