Program Development Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Salary - TBD



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Rhode Island
United States


Be a Part of Making our Mission a Reality Every Day!

Mission: Children’s Friend is the innovative leader in improving the well-being and healthy development of Rhode Island’s most vulnerable young children. 


Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, English, or Journalism, or a closely related field. Must have excellent computer skills including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office Suite and the ability to perform complex internet searches. One to three years of grant writing experience preferred.

Abilities: Able to work independently. Able to research, interpret, synthesize, and report on diverse data elements in a timely fashion. Able to communicate to agency staff, potential donors and vendors clearly and respectfully. Able to participate in teams to produce successful funding submissions. Able to work collaboratively and respectfully with agency staff, clients, and outside entities. Attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines required.


1. Identifies and analyzes opportunities for new funding prospects from all sources, i.e., federal, state, and private.

2. Works collaboratively with agency staff to help assess program and agency needs and to then identify resources which will help the program and agency meet the identified needs.

3. Engages with funding program officers in order to generate proposal invitations.

4. Leads grant development project process by convening stakeholders to develop and plan out grant projects.

5. Writes successful proposals by submitting well-written, thoroughly researched, and properly documented submissions, meeting deadlines as required by funders.

6. Coordinates, prepares, and files reports as required by funders in an accurate, thorough, and timely manner.

7. Researches, develops, and writes position papers for senior management.

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Children’s Friend is an equal opportunity employer


We offer a competitive salary and outstanding benefits package. For full-year employees, benefits include: comprehensive and low cost health insurance, dental insurance, retirement plan with agency contribution, life insurance, 4 weeks paid vacation, paid sick days, 11 paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, professional development opportunities, incentive based wellness programs, supervision for licensure, training for license specific Continuing Education Units (CEUs), opportunities for advancement, a family friendly environment and more! Children's Friend was named as one of Rhode Island's "Best Places to Work" in 2015 and 2016 and 2017.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

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