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Grant Administrator – Administers grant requests for The Principle Foundation and the National Fund for Christian Science Nursing. Posted July 20, 2018.

General Description

Our work is a combination of individual contributions, collaborative teamwork, and inspired spiritual insight. Because we are a small staff, there is need for both breadth of knowledge and specialization based on the strengths of the individual team members. All staff members take calls and participate in processing grant cases. All staff contribute to the administrative and housekeeping tasks associated with a small office.

Successful candidates will embrace collaboration while also demonstrating initiative. They will possess a high degree of professionalism, attention to detail, and service orientation. They will embrace change and be eager to take on new challenges. They will continuously grow in their metaphysical approach to all aspects of the work.

Grant Administrator

Job Type: Full-Time   Location: Kansas City   Salary Range: $50K‑$65K   Start Date: Immediate

Primary Responsibilities

  • Participates in the grant making process as part of a team, requiring excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Assists callers in the NFCSN application process:
    • Discerns and responds to the immediate and underlying need in a Christianly Scientific manner.
    • Educates requesters on procedures and shepherds them through the process as appropriate.
    • Conducts phone interviews.
    • Communicates grant decisions.
  • Prepares applications and related paperwork for presentation to the grant committee.
  • Participates on the grant committee.
  • Uses a variety of software to process, record, and communicate grant information.
  • Interprets and summarizes financial information.
  • Organizes, manages, and prioritizes many details.


  • Membership in The Mother Church required.
  • Branch church membership expected.
  • Class instruction in Christian Science preferred.
  • Ten years professional work experience.

Basic Requirements

  • Sincere practice of Christian Science with desire to help others.
  • Radical reliance on Christian Science both within and outside of the office.
  • Discretion, integrity, and morality both within and outside of the office.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent business writing.
  • Strong computer skills – word processing, spread sheets, database (data entry and reports).
  • Organizational skills – organizing and prioritizing disparate data.
  • Numeracy – working with numbers and interpreting financial data.
  • Excellence orientation – high standards of performance, follow-through, attention to detail, etc.
  • Teamwork and initiative – desire to collaborate, share work, and assume new responsibilities.

Professional Skills

In addition to the specific Grant Administrator job requirements, significant professional experience in at least one of the following areas is also required:

  • Event planning, program management, and/or volunteer coordination.
  • Public speaking, training, consulting, facilitation, or OD.
  • Writing, graphic design, and/or video editing – websites, print media, infographics, video.
  • Healthcare policy – insurance, government, and/or legal.
  • Non-profit accounting, law, or management.
  • Data analysis, evaluation, and/or qualitative research.
  • Expert user in Excel, eTapestry, or Zoho Creator.
  • Highly proficient in web development tools including widgets, plugins, payment services, email marketing tools, and CSS. HTML and PHP desirable.
  • Information technology – application development (software) and/or PC & network maintenance (hardware). Python desirable.