The Grant Writer will work closely with staff, other freelancers, and potential donors to identify and secure grant funders for our various initiatives. The Grant Writer will research, identify and write grant proposals, manage a grants calendar and keep track of various deadlines. The grant writer must be highly organized, detailed oriented and exceptional in written and oral communication.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Work directly with program director(s) and lead faculty on particular grant proposals
Continually researches, identifies, presents, and maintains sources of public and private grant opportunities that align with our prioritized vison.
Gathers subject matter experts together for discussion and assembles information pertinent to grant applications.
Contacts and follow up leads with granting organizations and agencies
Develops proposals, writes grants, gathers supporting documentation, and submits them to granting agency in a timely manner, meeting all agency guidelines/requirements, and complying with all applicable laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.
Ensures quality, accuracy, and completeness of all submitted grant proposals well researched, well-written, well-documented, with a well-developed budget.
Meets established benchmarks for submission and successful applications.
Solves problems effectively, efficiently, and creatively utilizes sound judgment and maintains strict confidentiality.
Develops and maintains a master file of pending, existing, and past grants and contracts.
May perform other duties assigned.
Demonstrated experience in identifying, applying for, and receiving grants from public and private sources.
Knowledge, understanding, and ability to perform all aspects of the job.
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Excellent research, analysis, and reporting skills
Excellent computer skills
Ability to work cooperatively and collegially with others
Self-motivated with the ability to work with minimal supervision
Preferred Knowledge of higher education nonprofit and or religious organizations and their funding.
Information regarding students, employees, and freelancers must remain confidential. Individuals who break confidentiality are subject to dismissal.
All freelancers shall avoid even the appearance of conflict of interest, special interest or any other inappropriate conduct.
EST 9am to 6pm
Monday thru Friday