Community Allocations & Grants Coordinator

Website United Way of Central Alabama

Position Summary: The Community Allocations & Grants Coordinator will be the primary support for the Director of Agency Relations & Allocations and the VP of Allocations and Grants to ensure proper stewardship of UWCA donor dollars awarded annually through a variety of funding channels. This position will primarily provide administrative support for the management of funding processes, coordination of the administrative and financial aspects of grants, cooperative agreements, and post award actions. Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to communicate and successfully work with diverse individuals and groups.



Fund Distribution and Stewardship:

  • Become proficient in the use of the Community Force grant management
  • Support ongoing grant review cycles managed in the Community Impact department by scoring submitted proposals and making recommendations for
  • Administratively support the funding and grantmaking lifecycles through the planning, announcement, promotion, application, post-award, and reporting
  • Ability to work successfully in an environment requiring a high level of administrative responsibility to successfully organize and prepare for annual funding
  • Manage numerous ongoing processes involving community
  • Review and monitor proposals, grants, reports, and other required documentation, and ensure that reports and other grant requirements are correctly documented in grants management platform (Community Force).

Agency Relations:

  • Supporting the VP of Allocations and Grants and the Director of Agency Relations and Allocations, assist in the execution of a strategy for engaging partner agencies in the outcome measurement implementation and new grant management
  • Act as a liaison to all organizations and partners funded by the UWCA. Devote time and energy to cultivating thriving, productive relationships with all community partners of the
  • Assist in the development of a partner agency and grantee site visit plan to increase collaboration and visibility with UWCA funded agencies in the UWCA
  • Provide technical assistance to applicants needing guidance on using UWCA’s grant management system (Community Force)
  • Strive to create reporting efficiencies (reduce paperwork, encourage use of technology, )

Data and Evaluation:

  • Supports the VP of Allocations & Grants and the Data and Evaluation Manager in the communication of grantee relevant information and deadlines, particularly in reviewing grantee and partner agency reports.

Operational Planning:

  • Within his/her purview, ensure operations meet the expectations of volunteers and
  • As assigned, assist in the preparation of pertinent materials and presentations for allocations and grants meetings including but not limited the Community Impact and Executive Committees of the United Way Board of

Other duties as assigned

  • Staff Visiting Allocation Teams as



Core Competencies, Knowledge, and skills:

  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of community partners, UWCA volunteer leadership, and internally across
  • High level of professionalism and attention to detail necessary to manage various administrative aspects of community funding processes and support staff throughout annual funding
  • Ability to successfully organize and prepare for annual funding processes with a high degree of
  • Ability to adapt well to rapid change in technology and apply new systems to the advancement of the department
  • Positive and collaborative attitude to all facets of the work
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team required.
  • Encourages a cooperative working relationship with United Way Departments, other United Ways, United Way of America, partners, and community
  • Demonstrates the highest level of behavior in accordance with United Way of Central Alabama policies and Code of Ethics.
  • Performs other duties as requested by the VP of Allocations &
  • Ability to develop and foster relationships with community stakeholders, including professionals in education, business, faith-based, nonprofit, philanthropic, and civic
  • Demonstrated ability to work with key partners both internally and externally for mutually shares interests and

Education & Experience:


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • Previous administrative experience
  • Experience with the social services field strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to create processes and systems, identify and initiate continuous
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative, mission-driven
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work with a high degree of
  • Evidence of organizational ability and ability to successfully complete assigned
  • Excellent technology skills including MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Experience with Community Force grant management system preferred, but no