Status: Full-time, Exempt
Reports to: Manager of Development
The Grant Writer for Philanthropy and Engagement will identify potential sources of grants, and
prepare proposals and reports.
• Research potential funding sources from foundations, corporations, organizations and
• Work with Philanthropy Team and Program Staff to determine appropriate match of
programs to funding.
• Work with the various program departments to develop case statements at least annually for
each program area.
• Maintain the grant database of upcoming deadlines and rolling deadlines and provide a
monthly report to the Philanthropy Team and the Executive Director.
• Provide a list of foundations, corporations, and organizations for the Executive Director and
Director of Philanthropy and Engagement to review on a monthly basis to cultivate for later
• Write program proposals and submit a minimum of 5 a month.
• Ensure the integrity of the agency’s grant relationships, ensuring all grants are properly
acknowledged and tracked.
• Develop year-end reports for each grant donor.
• Manage donor inquiries and communication/correspondence as needed.
• Assist with pulling lists for mailings for annual and quarterly communication with donors.
• Demonstrate enthusiasm for the mission, the clients, volunteers and staff.
• Support the department in agency communications and with all stakeholders.
• Other duties as assigned.
Team Orientation: demonstrates interest, skill and success in team environments; promotes group
goals ahead of personal agendas; steps up to offer self as a resource to other members of the team;
understands and supports the importance of teamwork; shares credit for success with others, takes
responsibility for his or her part in team failures.
Attention to Detail: Consistently attends to the many small pieces which must be assembled into an
organized whole; follows up on missing or out of balance items; resolves unanswered questions
needed to address a problem; keeps the larger picture in mind while tending to the smallest of
Listening: Engages in thoughtful and attentive listening; listens beneath the surface for real intent
that may contradict the spoken message; overcomes personal bias to genuinely hear the ideas and
concerns of another; can describe the perspective of another, even when he/she disagrees. Listens
for content and for working into excellent outlines and proposals.
Time Management: Is able and willing to focus time on tasks that contribute to organizational goals;
Uses time effectively and efficiently; values time and respects the time of others; concentrates
his/her efforts on the most important priorities; can appropriately balance priorities.
Written Communication: Is able to write clearly and succinctly; employs correct grammar,
punctuation and patterns of speech; clearly delivers message in a tone appropriate to the context.
• Bachelor’s degree in English or other relevant major.
• Resourceful, self-starter.
• Proactive about building relationships with program staff to gather and update information
for proposals and reports.
• Excellent writing ability.
• Three to five years previous experience working on grants and grant writing.
• Demonstrated success in raising grant funds.
• Experience working and communicating effectively with donors and constituents.
• First-rate organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
• Excellent database management (Bloomerang preferred) and grant research skills.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Teams.
This description contains the information and facts considered necessary to describe and evaluate
the duties of this position fairly and equitably. It should not be considered an exhaustive description
of all the work requirements to be performed, but indicates the kinds of duties and levels of
responsibility required by the position. The Director of Philanthropy and Engagement may add or
remove responsibilities as occasion may require.
Send resumes and cover letters to firstname.lastname@example.org.