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  • Full Time
  • St. Louis County
  • Salary: $42,000 - $50,000
  • Organization Type: Human/Social Services

St. Louis Area Foodbank

St. Louis Area Foodbank (SLAFB)


Job Title: Grants Coordinator

Immediate Supervisor: Grants Manager

Employees Supervised: N/A

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General Description/Position Summary:

Reporting to the Grants Manager, the Grants Coordinator is responsible for identifying, writing, submitting, and reporting on funding opportunities from various private and public organizations. The Grant Coordinator will also research potential funding opportunities to build a robust pipeline. This position also works closely with various departments to fully understand Foodbank programs, projects, and priorities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with the Grants Manager, the Grants Coordinator will:
  • Compile, write, and edit grant applications.
  • Develop and maintain a strong understanding of SLAFB operations, programs, and strategic priorities.
  • Exhibit strong expository writing skills and command of sentence structure, grammar, and spelling.
  • Ability to convey the vision, mission, and energy of the Foodbank creatively and compellingly as a transformational community impact leader in the bi-state region
  • Stay up to date with food insecurity research published by Feeding America, universities, and other reputable sources.
  • Assist with the full cycle of grant management. Vet grant opportunities identified through research or referral.
  • Review grants, compliance requirements, and reporting through each stage in the life cycle of all grants, from proposal to close.
  • Assist in ensuring the SLAFB is exceeding all reporting, stewardship, and acknowledge requirements of funders, specifically those through Feeding America.
  • Research corporate and foundation grant makers for funding opportunities, including matching gifts.
  • Routinely perform web-based searches using various search engines.
  • Analyze grant makers to identify likely funding sources for specific projects and programs.
  • Research funders and build giving profiles that outline the history of their relationship with SLAFB, specific interests, and relationships.
  • Ensure all relevant information is entered into Raiser’s Edge
  • Maintain absolute confidentiality regarding all constituent records, transactions, data, research and communications, respecting the anonymity of each constituent’s identity, as directed by the constituent and department policy.
  • Other duties as assigned.
    • As directed, assist with activities, events, or projects.


  • Four-year degree from an accredited university
  • 1-3 years of grant writing experience or equivalent
  • Passion for the Foodbank mission and the ability to demonstrate
  • SLAFB’s Core Values
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Accurate data entry skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications and other web-based applications required
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with attention to detail, ability to handle interruptions, maintain focus on tasks and produce accurate work.
  • Positive attitude and passion for helping others
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must be able to pass drug screening and criminal background check
  • Special events and other projects related to this position may require evening and / or weekend work. Meeting attendance may require overnight travel.


Building stronger communities by empowering people with food and hope. At the St. Louis Area Foodbank, we are working to create a stronger, healthier bi-state region where no one goes to bed hungry. With the dedicated partnership of over 600 hunger-relief programs and local agencies – including soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and residential programs – we are responding to hunger in communities across 26 counties in Missouri and Illinois by distributing food to more than 400,000 people every year.

Since opening in 1975, and with the tremendous support and generosity of this community, the St. Louis Area Foodbank has grown to become our region’s largest food distribution charity dedicated to feeding those in need. Together, we are feeding people and working to address the root causes of hunger for lasting impact every day.


The St. Louis Area Foodbank (SLAFB) is a member of Feeding America, which is a national network of 200 food banks all working together for the common goal of ensuring equitable access to nutritious food.
This nationwide network offers us a variety of resources, like food, funds, best practices, and gives our work a much bigger, louder voice than we could hope to have on our own.

The St. Louis Area Foodbank supports 26 counties – 14 in Missouri and 12 in Illinois – thus serves, supports and stewards a diverse group of stakeholders across our region, as well as serves as a member of Feeding Missouri (the 6 Feeding America Food Banks in Missouri) and Feeding Illinois (the 7 Feeding America Food Banks in Illinois).
As a food bank, we collect food from a variety of sources, such as manufacturers, retail stores, farmers, and individual donors.
We then store, sort, and repackage that food at the highest safety standards and finally distribute that food to our network of agencies and programs, which work directly with people in the community.

We facilitate the movement of food safely and efficiently and offer the kinds of resources and support to our partner agencies that a single food pantry or shelter could not hope to access on its own.

  • VISION: A nutritionally secure Missouri and Illinois.
  • MISSION: Building a stronger bi-state region by nourishing people, empowering communities, and transforming systems.


Beyond a great mission, dedicated team members and an incredible opportunity to truly make a difference in our community, you will be generously rewarded for your contributions including:

  • Competitive pay commensurate with experience
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) plan
  • 403b plan with amazing company match
  • Comprehensive benefits (medical, dental, vision, and more!)
  • We work hard, play hard and change lives – so apply to join our Foodbank Family!


You are welcome at the St. Louis Area Foodbank (SLAFB) for who you are. At the SLAFB, we strive to empower our team to embrace and celebrate who they are by cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment. Doing so strengthens our organization, cultivates a culture where everyone feels valued and can bring their best selves to the SLAFB and enables us to nourish people, empower communities, and transform systems. At the SLAFB, we champion diversity, equity, and inclusivity to create a respectful and fulfilling workplace representing a broad range of lived experiences and viewpoints. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive team that reflects the neighbors and communities we serve in the bi-state region to enhance engagement and connectivity with all key stakeholders.

This job description does not list all the duties of the job. Performance of other duties may be requested. Evaluations will be in part based upon the performance of the tasks listed in this job description. St. Louis Area Foodbank has the right to revise this job description at any time. The job description is not a contract for employment.

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