Global Grants Specialist

at Lions Clubs International in Oak Brook, Illinois, United States

Job Description

We’re in the business of Good.

Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) is the charitable arm of Lions Clubs International, the world’s largest service club organization. Serving more than 1.4 million Lions, working with 47,000 clubs in 200-plus countries globally, LCIF has funded humanitarian service to build a more promising future for citizens of the world. Since 1968, LCIF has awarded more than $1 billion in grants, helping combat vision problems, provide valuable life skills to youth, respond to major catastrophes, and build programs to address the needs of at-risk and vulnerable populations. LCIF is also working to reduce the prevalence of diabetes and improve the quality of life for those living with the disease. In addition, the foundation is expanding its global causes to include childhood cancer, hunger and the environment while raising funds to empower even more service from Lions. As the challenges facing our world increase, so must our capacity to combat them. These are not things that any one Lion, club or district can do alone. But together, we can. We are currently looking for a Global Grants Specialist who’s focus will be on LCIF grants in Southeast Asia to join our team and rise to the challenge of empowering service. Position Highlights: Assist Lions globally at the country, district, and club level with the development, review, and implementation of LCIF grants. Communicate goals of LCIF’s different grant programs to Lions and non-Lions worldwide. What You’ll Do:

+ Assist local Lions in identifying eligible projects that provide long-term benefits, serve large numbers of people, and address strong humanitarian needs in the communities in which they serve within the grant criteria. Communicate the LCIF criteria and funding philosophy to grant applicants through correspondence and presentations.

+ Review and process grant applications and assist with the implementation and financial management of approved projects.

+ Prepare grant summaries for the LCIF Board of Trustee’s consideration (three board meetings per year).

+ Provide programmatic and financial reviews of ongoing project activity with respect to goal attainment and adherence to budget, including organizing and conducting project site visits and other monitoring activities as assigned.

+ Serve as liaison between local Lions, collaborating agencies and other third parties.

+ Conduct presentations to educate Lions on LCIF and the various grant programs criteria.

+ Performs other duties as assigned, including but not limited to management of designated grants for LCIF initiatives, foreign language assistance (where applicable), and programmatic support for foundation partnerships and collaborations.

+ International travel up to 10 – 15% of the time may be required.

We’re Looking for Someone With:

+ Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) from four-year college or university or equivalent combination of education and experience. (Emphasis on Liberal Arts, Communications or Public Health or related fields preferred)

+ Minimum 3 years related experience.

+ Proficiency in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean is preferred.

+ Strong verbal and written communication skills and a high level of cross-cultural competency.

Why You’ll Love Working Here: Lions Clubs International has excellent benefits for you and your family. We believe in a balanced work-life and have programs and benefit plans to support our employees, such as:

+ Three weeks paid time off plus time off for volunteering

+ Flexible and hybrid work schedules

+ Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans

+ Flex spending accounts for medical and dependent care

+ 401K with employer match

+ Reimbursable training

+ Casual dress

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of who we are. Diverse and inclusive teams have a positive impact on the work we do, and we know that having varied perspectives helps generate innovative ideas to solve complex problems in an ever-changing world. Lions Clubs International Is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Job Posting: JC254798451

Posted On: Feb 05, 2024

Updated On: Apr 04, 2024

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