Foundation Giving Grant Writer

North Texas Food Bank
August 29, 2022
Dallas, Texas
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PRIMARY PURPOSE: The Foundation Giving Grant Writer is responsible for overseeing the creation and submission of dynamic grant proposals and reports to help fund the NTFB budget and advance its mission. The focus is on private foundations and public charities that use a formal application process and can provide significant funding to the NTFB.



• Bachelor's degree in Journalism or English preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience

Special Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

• Advanced skills in proofreading, editing, and grammar

• Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills to communicate and work effectively within a diverse community

• Ability to interface with individuals at every level of an organization, both internally and externally

• Excellent organizational, planning, and problem-solving skills

• Strong initiative, self-motivation and detail-oriented

• Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and desktop publishing software

• Experience using customer relationship management (CRM) software; Raiser's Edge preferred


• Three years in a paid position(s) focused 50 percent or more on producing finished pieces of writing

• Grant writing and/or nonprofit fundraising experience preferred


• Produce and/or oversee the production of original material for grant proposals, recognition letters and reports in alignment with the NTFB's current strategic plan and in accordance with NTFB's Foundation Giving team's plan of work

• Select, adapt and update template materials for use in proposals, letters and reports

• Prepare and submit grant submissions on behalf of the Foundation Giving team

• Assist the Corporate Giving team to prepare and submit grant submissions to corporate foundations and Feeding America

• Produce mid and end-of-year reports for the Foundation Giving team

• Research, analyze and summarize grant funding opportunities and application requirements to support the Senior Director's prospecting and solicitation strategies

• Manage the Foundation Giving team's grants and reporting calendars

• Conduct thorough quality reviews of all Foundation Giving materials, including systematic proof-reading and fact-checking

• Use the NTFB's customer relationship management system, ReNXT, to document processes, manage tasks and track requests

• Perform other tasks and duties as assigned


• The person in this position needs to adapt well in the face of workplace stressors, such as customer complaints, compliance offenses, meeting deadlines and competing priorities of reasonable or high significance to the successful function of the unit.


• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop; kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear.

• Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

• The employee must occasionally lift and move up to 15 pounds.


• Moderate noise (i.e., business office with open floor plan with computers, phone, and printers, light traffic).

• Ability to work outside the traditional 40-hour workweek, some evenings/weekends required

• Travel may be required within our 13-county service area

The mental and physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all skills, duties, responsibilities, efforts, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, NTFB reserves the right to revise the job or to require other or different tasks be performed as assigned.

The North Texas Food Bank is an equal opportunity employer.

North Texas Food Bank requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This policy complies with all applicable laws. If you have any questions regarding this policy, please inquire.

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