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Oasis Center

Grants & Communications Coordinator

Oasis Center


Job Summary

Center Youth Voice – Ignite Change- Promote Justice

Oasis Center was founded in 1969, a group of young lawyers came together to establish the “Rap House,” a simple community center for runaway teens and youth struggling with addictions. Fifty years later, the “Rap House” has evolved into Oasis Center, where nearly 4,000 youth and families turn for help and direct support every year. Oasis Center provides a wide range of opportunities that reflect the diverse needs of youth and their families, from crisis intervention to youth leadership and community engagement to college and career access. Our 20+ programs and services are based on the foundation of four areas for youth success: Safety, Belonging, Empowerment, and Generosity.

Right now, our agency is growing – so if you have talent and skills, compassion and a mindset for justice, and you want to make a career in making a difference, please consider joining our incredible Oasis Center team.

Vision:   to live in a world where all young people are safe, valued, connected to caring adults, and prepared for productive and fulfilling lives. We believe that progress is made toward this goal when we develop and encourage perspectives based on hope, a vision of what is possible, and the courage to act. We cultivate this change through caring relationships, meaningful action, and thoughtful reflection.

Position: Grants & Communications Coordinator

Summary:   Oasis Center is seeking a dynamic individual to assist with the grant development process and provide specialized communications support for one of the nation’s most innovative youth-serving agencies. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal and organizational skills. They will be as comfortable in a boardroom as they are at a community meeting. They will have a work-hard, play-hard attitude and the natural tendency to take their work, but not themselves, seriously.

Job Responsibilities

  • Research current trends and data related to the mission and objectives of the agency and programs.
  • Research, identify, and analyze grant-making organizations to determine fit in supporting specific agency initiatives and programs.
  • Develop recommendations for proposals based on research and review with program staff and the Director of Grants.
  • Solicit information/aggregate data from program staff to support grants, reports, and external communications.
  • Coordinate the writing and timely submission of grant proposals and reports with the Director of Grants.
  • Communicate with the appropriate program staff and Chief Financial Officer to assist in proposal/report submissions.
  • Maintain social media channels (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, etc.) including scheduling, creating content and copy.
  • Assist with identifying and writing stories to personalize the Oasis mission in external communications (e.g., newsletters, grants, direct mail appeals, legacy giving campaigns, donor thank you notes).
  • Update donor thank you letters/tax receipts annually or as needed.
  • Assist staff with writing/editing quarterly program updates designed to communicate current Oasis activities with funders, donors, and other key constituents.
  • Plan, write, design, and produce the annual report.
  • Use Emma email marketing software to create monthly newsletters in collaboration with program staff. Create supplementary email campaigns for special fundraising events.


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or three years relevant experience.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organization development, project management, and strategic planning skills.
  • Knowledge and ability to utilize office equipment and computer software.
  • Knowledge and ability to use various digital marketing tools (social media, email, website).
  • Self-initiator with ability to work efficiently and uphold deadlines.
  • Able to work at a fast pace, adjust quickly to changes, and remain flexible with a positive attitude.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work cooperatively with diverse staff, funders, and community stakeholders.
  • Flexibility and willingness to take on a variety of tasks, along with an ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative team environment.
  • Experience using WordPress, Canva, Later (or other social media scheduling tool) preferred.
  • Track record in development and obtaining non-profit funding preferred
  • Clear understanding of racial inequities, privilege, power dynamics, and forms of discrimination.

Additional Information


  • Health Insurance
  • HSA
  • Free dental/vision employee insurance
  • 401k + up to 3% match
  • PTO
  • Paid Parental Leave 
  • Free LTD policy 
  • Free Life Insurance Policy 
  • Hybrid Schedule 
  • 10 Holidays including Birthday & Juneteenth

How to Apply

Procedure: Send cover letter and resume to Laurel Centi –

Oasis Center is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer and is operated in accordance with a policy which does not permit discrimination because of race, color, sex, age, ability, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.


  • Date Posted: November 10, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Fundraising / Revenue Development
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Salary Range: 40K-47K