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PACER Center Grants Coordinator and Development Associate

PACER Center has an opening for a Grants Coordinator and Development Associate. This is a full time, exempt position.


Grant Coordination

  • Write grant applications and reports, with a focus on foundation and corporate grants
  • Conduct research on potential new grant funders and corporate sponsors
  • Maintain grant database and calendar
  • Write and submit grant applications for select sponsorship requests.

General Development functions

  • Coordinate with Benefit and other event Corporate Sponsors, including:
    • Manage corporate sponsor database
    • Communicate directly with confirmed sponsors on submitting their payments, playbill ads, guest lists, etc.
    • Track corporate sponsor contributions, outstanding requests, and financial totals
  • Support other general development tasks, such as:
    • Assist with PACER special events by seeking corporate sponsors and in-kind donations, helping with logistics, and other duties
    • Communicating with individual donors
    • Provide staff support to volunteer committees and advisory boards
    • Draft letters and other communications
    • Other duties as needed


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Experience in grant writing
  • Ability to use discretion and diplomacy when communicating with donors and sponsors
  • Excellent organizational skills; ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and to participate in team planning
  • Knowledge of/sensitivity to issues related to persons with disabilities
  • Above-average proficiency with Microsoft Office products and database software
  • Ability to develop positive relationships with community members, donors, volunteers, and staff

PACER staff are working remotely and in the process of transitioning to a hybrid model.

Parents of children and young adults with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Salary will be based on experience and qualifications.

To apply, send resume and cover letter to:
Recruitment Director | [email protected] | PACER Center | 8161 Normandale Blvd | Minneapolis, MN 55437

PACER Center is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Posted April 2022