Grant Coordinator

17-19 hours a week | $15/hr

Keep Durham Beautiful (KDB) is a nonprofit, volunteer organization that works to encourage residents, businesses, and community organizations to protect the environment and enhance the appearance of Durham through cleanup events, beautification projects, waste reduction, and educational activities. We are currently seeking an applicant who is interested in the health of pollinators and grant management.

The Grant Coordinator is specifically in charge of the Pollinator Project Grant we received. This grant's purpose is to increase the habitat available for pollinators. The Grant Coordinator would be in contact with the high schools where pollinator plants are being grown out, with the libraries as we distribute pollinator friendly seeds to the Seed Lending Libraries, working with volunteers for the Seed Grow Out Program, and meet with other groups and persons invested in the health of pollinators at our Bee City USA meetings. This position is perfect for someone interested in the health of pollinators, in preserving the environment, and/or interested in working at a small nonprofit and understanding how to manage a grant.

The Grant Coordinator expected to work approximately 15-19 hours a week.


  • Carrying out a volunteer-based Seed Grow Out Program in which volunteers grow out pollinator plants for pollinator gardens
  • Coordinating with high schools where pollinator plants are currently being grown with a plant sale intended to be held in the Spring
  • Coordinating with the library to order and distribute pollinator-friendly seeds to incorporate in the Seed Lending Libraries
  • Keeping track of the grant budget and ensuring that we fulfill all of its requirements
  • Potentially applying to additional grants or subgrants
  • Meeting with and coordinating with other members of Durham's Bee City USA board to address the needs of community partners while furthering the health of pollinators in the Durham area
  • Potentially holding educational workshops or talks

Skills and Qualifications

  • Detail oriented and self motivated
  • Ability to plan ahead, coordinate with multiple parties, and keep track of finances
  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience in environmental or pollinator related issues
  • Strong written and oral communications skills


  • Experience managing a grant
  • Networking opportunities among Durham based environmental organizations and pollinator advocates
  • Gain hands-on experience managing a grant
  • Exposure to working with a small nonprofit

To Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to with the subject line of "Grant Coordinator." Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Keep Durham Beautiful is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions will be based on job requirements and individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religious beliefs, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, national origin or any other status protected by North Carolina laws or regulations.