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Position Title:

  • Grants and Projects Coordinator


  • Approximately 20 Hours Weekly

Reports to:

  • Executive Director, St. Joseph Community Health Foundation (SJCHF)
  • Indirectly to Executive Assistant / Operations Coordinator (SJCHF)

Job summary:

The Grants and Projects Coordinator will be an organized, detail-oriented individual who will manage the grant application and reporting process and assist on multiple projects, including but not limited to the following:

  • Assist with managing the records, correspondence, and processing of the approximate 125 grant applications for funding processed by the Foundation;
  • Assist with project correspondence and communication with diverse audiences from both in the office and on-site at events;
  • Manage the details including records, correspondence, files, or processing of data for diverse community projects of the Foundation;
  • Assist in maintaining the Foundation office operations, including mail, supplies, equipment, and reception of visitors;
  • And contribute to the success of other projects as needed to advance programming associated with advancing the St. Joseph Community Health Foundation’s mission.

The St. Joseph Community Health Foundation invests in and collaborates with community organizations to improve the poor and vulnerable’ s physical, mental, and spiritual health. This is currently done by focusing on access to health and wellness care, immigrants’ and refugees’ critical needs, prenatal and infant care, and food insecurity & nutrition.

The St. Joseph Community Health Foundation, sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, stewards resources to:

  • Respond to community needs with grants;
  • Leverage collaboration with community partners;
  • Engage in transformational initiatives.

We serve the poor in body, mind, and spirit to achieve quality health and wellness, focusing on the community of Allen County, Indiana.

Principal accountabilities:

Grants Management:

  • Assists in managing the data, correspondence, record-keeping, reporting, and storytelling associated with the investment of approximately $2M annually through 125 grants to local non-profits.
  • Operates with a high level of accuracy in an organized manner.
  • As needed, works with potential grantees to assure accurate presentation of their proposal for funding consideration.

Event Coordination & Projects:

  • Works with other St. Joe Team members to organize educational seminars, special meetings, directory, one-time projects, and other events hosted by the Foundation.

St. Joseph Community Health Foundation places a high priority on incorporating our shared values with our sponsor, the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ. These four core values are explained below as a part of the daily performance of the job responsibilities.

Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ & St. Joe Foundation’s Core values

All Values:

  • Has an understanding and commitment to the Poor Handmaids’ philosophy and mission of Jesus Christ’s commitment to serving the vulnerable in our community.
  • Embraces, understands, and incorporates the mission, vision, values, and code of conduct in behavior.
  • Develops and integrates core ministry values to foster a caring environment for the poor and powerless.


  • Works for the ministry by listening attentively and responding courageously at staff meetings/trainings and by participating in group projects in a cooperative and positive manner
  • Demonstrates a collaborative work style with others who help in the ministry
  • Shows compassion and patience toward others experiencing difficult situations

Openness to the Spirit:

  • Demonstrates ability to adapt and appropriately respond to whatever needs arise
  • Shows initiative by voicing concerns, designing new ways to respond, and actively contributing ideas to improve service
  • Coordinates strategic planning process on an ongoing basis and implements its results


  • Demonstrates wise use and good care of all St. Joseph Community Health Foundation resources
  • Uses work time and supplies effectively and efficiently
  • Encourages the gifts of patrons and co-workers alike
  • Communicates honestly, directly, and appropriately with all
  • Works with everyone on the Foundation team to develop measurable ways to assess the effectiveness of programs

Dignity and Respect for All:

  • Shows welcoming respect and courtesy to anyone contacted, regardless of status, personal appeal, race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, or ability
  • Acknowledges and encourages positive qualities of all persons
  • Is punctual and respects the time constraints of others
  • Effectively communicates whereabouts, concerns, needs, changes, etc. with staff and volunteers
  • Takes all necessary health and insurance-required precautions when carrying out responsibilities

Physical demands summary:

  • Ability to operate a variety of automated systems as well as standard office equipment
  • Movements in performing routine duties may involve pushing, pulling, handling, lifting, carrying, turning, crouching, stooping, reaching, and kneeling
  • Manual and finger dexterity for the use of calculator and computer keyboard
  • Lifting, pushing, pulling, and carrying items up to approximately 40 lbs.
  • Eye and hand coordination required
  • Standing, walking, sitting for prolonged periods
  • Adequate eye color vision and hearing required for the use of computer or telephone communication

Working conditions:

  • Appearance to meet professional standards of the community
  • Inside, desk work and working alone to working around others as needed
  • Some periods of work are stressful; must be able to work well under pressure when dealing with project deadlines and emergencies
  • Work may be repetitive
  • Must respond to multiple incoming requests
  • Traveling may be required; therefore, outside weather conditions will be encountered


  • Experience working in a multi-cultural environment for a not-for-profit organization providing direct service to the economically disadvantaged
  • Ability to articulate the mission and goals of St. Joseph Community Health Foundation
  • Ability to be detail-oriented while also understanding the needs of the whole ministry
  • Honesty, confidentiality, integrity, creativity, and resourcefulness are essential
  • Position requires good organizational skills, initiative, flexibility, and ability to work as part of a team
  • Internet and software skills, including Word and Excel
  • Two years office experience or higher education preferred

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not exhaustive lists of all duties, responsibilities, knowledge skills, abilities, and working conditions.

Interested applicants should apply by emailing a resume to by Friday, February 26.

For more information about St. Joseph Community Health Foundation, visit the About Us section.