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Grant Management Coordinator, Global Corporate Giving - COM0000797

Detroit, Michigan, US

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GM Global Philanthropy is seeking a Grant Management Coordinator/Global Corporate Giving. Position is located in the headquarters office in Detroit, Michigan. The grant coordinator will report to the director of GM Global Philanthropy & Corporate Giving.

An integral member of the team, the coordinator will work in a fast-paced environment and deal extensively with global contacts within GM as well as external partners and various community organizations. The coordinator will be responsible for carrying out a variety of administrative activities related to the grant management and general charitable giving operations functions. This person must be extremely well organized, flexible and enjoy the administrative challenges of supporting a department involved in the community.

Major Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Gatekeeper for internal and external Foundation & Corporate Giving inquiries and requests
  • Heavy calendar management, requiring interaction with both internal and external partners
  • General office administration including correspondence, coordination of meetings and staff support (i.e. ordering supplies)
  • Development of PowerPoint presentations and special projects associated with charitable programs administered through the Foundation
  • Assist in all stages of grants management and help track all data for grant making in our CyberGrants database
  • Track grant making process from beginning to end, including application review, granting and award letters, grant payments, and grant reports and outcomes
  • Provide contact management, reporting, and workflow tools for the department
  • Review and respond to incoming mail and email
  • Assist in the coordination of GM’s involvement in philanthropic events
  • Coordinate philanthropic survey responses
  • Coordinate signature volunteer projects with teamGM Cares

Grant Administration Responsibilities:
  • Write and process grant agreements. Follow up on outstanding grant checks. Prepare grants for payment
  • Analyze budget and expenditure reports. Maintain multi-year payment schedules and monitor grant balances
  • Encourages the efficient flow of grants through their life cycles, ensuring proposal and reporting compliance, adherence to grant agreements, and timely/accurate processing
  • Create and maintain electronic and hard copy grant files that meet legal and auditing requirements
  • Communicate externally with grantees and applicants, and internally with program and finance staff
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge on all policies and procedures in other grant making areas 

Proposal Administration Responsibilities:
  • Perform as a power-user with CyberGrants, a grants management database system. Duties include assisting staff and potential grantees with any technical system issues
  • Serve as a CyberGrants subject matter expert
  • Perform data entry into CyberGrants database for contacts, organizations, grant applications, grant reports & outcome data, grant requirements, activities, and payments. Ensure consistency and accuracy of all records
  • Ensure requirements are met for incoming applications & perform due diligence needed for legal compliance
  • Manage the grant agreement and payment management process of the grant cycle

Essential Skills and Abilities:

  • Assist with special meetings or event planning -- responsible for planning and delivering all logistical details for internal meetings, customer and corporate events including venue selection, set-up, schedule, food and beverage
  • Able to handle highly sensitive and confidential information
  • Agility to multi-task and prioritize
  • Highly professional presence and ability to interface with all levels of management
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 5 – 6 years executive support
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in coordinator role
  • Advanced user of PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Advanced analytical, written, verbal and organizational skills
  • Experience successfully creating and/or modifying processes
  • Solid knowledge of database management
  • Flexible self-starter with ability to set and meet goals
  • Experience working within a corporate foundation or corporate contributions department a plus
  • Strong team player
The policy of General Motors is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status. Additionally, General Motors is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us at In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.

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