Posted October 7, 2019


Visit the AmeriCorps VISTA website to learn more about this national service opportunity.

"For me, AmeriCorps VISTA was God's way of pointing me in the direction I needed to go. The VISTA position at AIM in the Development Office has lead me to build up my knowledge of nonprofits, build social capital, and prepare for the next steps in my life and career. I am blessed for the opportunity given to me to learn under such great leaders, such as Kristi King-Brock. I greatly recommend AmeriCorps VISTA to anyone looking for a next step in life." --Sarah Ann Skelton, 2018-19 AmeriCorps VISTA at AIM for Volunteer/Development

Since 1965, AmeriCorps VISTA members (Volunteers in Service to America) have brought their passion and perseverance where the need is greatest: to organizations like AIM that help alleviate poverty. Today, over 8,000 AmeriCorps VISTA members are serving nationwide as catalysts for change, living and working alongside Anderson community members to advance local solutions. AIM has six VISTA positions.


  • Living Allowance - Receive a modest bi-weekly living allowance to cover basic expenses.

  • Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE) - NCE is a unique hiring path which makes it easier for federal agencies to hire you upon successful completion of your service.

  • Relocation Allowance - If you move 50+ miles from your home to a new community, you receive relocation travel assistance and a settling in allowance.

  • Professional Development Training - Attend in-person and virtual professional development opportunities throughout the year.

  • End of Service Award - Choose between a Segal Education Award ($5,920) to pay for a range of education expenses or a cash stipend ($1,800).

  • Child Care - You may be eligible to receive a child care benefit if you have children under the age of 13.

  • Healthcare Benefit - Choose between reimbursement for healthcare or a healthcare plan that also includes dental and vision coverage.

Current openings:

Operations Development VISTA

Volunteer Development VISTA

Grants Manager       

Department: Development

FLSA Status: Exempt

Reports to: Vice President of Development      

Position Summary: Responsible for a key component of the fiduciary health of AIM through grant writing, grant research and grants management. Works with the Leadership Team, Program Staff, and Development Department to establish a comprehensive fund development plan.  

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Performs research on available grants, awards, etc.

  • Writes and compiles grants, proposals and request letters that are compelling and well-written.

  • Assists in the implementation of the grants, ensures compliance requirements are met, and establishes outcome reporting measures and documentation.

  • Prepares reports to funders on grant outputs and outcomes, including narrative reports, logic models, etc.

  • Tracks progress toward organizational and programmatic outcomes and goals in collaboration with program staff.

  • Assists the Leadership Team, Program Staff, and Development Department to organize and build a comprehensive fundraising plan.

  • Identifies priority needs for fundraising with Program Directors

  • Maintains master files of all required documents (both electronic and hard copies).

  • Maintains yearly funding calendar and track all submissions and awards, sharing this information with the VP of Development.

  • Works with Executive Director, CFO, and Leadership Team to create annual agency budget.

  • Works with auditors to prepare for annual audit and 990 requirements.

  • Manage an AmeriCorps VISTA member, taking a coaching approach to facilitate their professional development. 

Nonessential Functions:

  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Success Factors/Job Competencies:

  • Increase funding

  • Development of priority system for grant proposals and submissions

  • Effective communication between Program Managers

  • Program financial needs met

Qualifications Required :

  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in grant writing.

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university or equivalent experience in Communications, English, or a related field.

  • Demonstrated analytical and persuasive writing skills experience as well as superior editing skills, including ability to covey complex information in a clear manner to a diverse audience.

  • Strong administrative skills and self-motivated with the ability to set priorities and manage multiple tasks under minimal supervision in an effective and efficient manner.

  • Ability to prioritize work and complete work in a timely fashion.

  • Ability to work under pressure and respond to deadlines without sacrificing quality.

  • Ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial, team-oriented, and mission driven environment.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to maintain confidentiality.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite.

Qualifications Desired:

  • Nonprofit experience

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

  • Ability to sit, type and view a computer screen for long periods of time.

  • Ability to lift a maximum of 20 lbs.

Performance Standards:

  • Performance appraisal after introductory period.

  • Annual performance appraisal.

  • Attainment of annual goals established between supervisor and incumbent.

Please email resume and cover letter to careers@aimcharity.org


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