Children Across America: Empowering Communities
Children Across America, a humanitarian organization, provides preventive healthcare and literacy support to under-served children in the United States. Its vision is to empower families and children in low-income communities. Its unique programs are focused on improving children’s health and drive educational excellence.
The organization partners with local healthcare advocates, hospitals, libraries and school systems to ensure children get the full benefit of its programs. To learn more, please visit ChildrenAcrossAmerica.org.
A 501C3 nonprofit, Children Across America is looking for commission-based grant writers to help enhance its cause. This is a commission-based position, with up to 10 percent of award for the right person.
The grant-writer is responsible for researching, preparing and submitting proposals and grant applications in support of Children Across America's ongoing needs and priorities. Reporting to the Executive Director, the individual will assist in developing strategies, plan and implement a proactive and effective program of fund development.
Work with Executive Director to produce sufficient number and quality of prospects; to produce extensive institutional donor profiles; target appropriate ask amounts; and prioritize and evaluate prospects for corporate, foundation, and government/corporate grants.
Develop and prioritize projects and proposals. Meet and work with team to support projects and programs, attend monthly meetings to vet projects and programs and set funding priorities.
Develop and foster relationships with institutional donors: find personal connections with staff, board, trustees, volunteers, contributors that will ensure the attention of institutional funders.
Arrange for tours on site; connect Executive Director and Board members with potential contributors.
Provide stewardship for existing donors.
Generate proposals for unique projects and programs, unique institutional and individual funders.
Coordinate the development, writing, packaging and submission of grant proposals.
Write or supervise writing of all proposals, budgets, reports, and other ancillary materials.
Manage existing grants by tracking grants, developing and maintaining internal reporting systems, working with staff to ensure each project or program is meeting proposal conditions and expectations.
Monitor and coordinate grant income goals with Executive Director.
Assist with other fundraising projects as requested.
Minimum 2-years of grant writing experience. Bachelor's degree in communications, business or related degree.
Experience with proposal writing and institutional donors.
Knowledge and understanding of basic fundraising techniques and strategies.
Proven track record with institutional donors.
Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
Strong research, interpretive, and analytical skills.
Strong organizational skills. Works effectively under pressure.
Ability to work independently as well as collaborate with the team.
Voluntary certification from an accredited organization a plus, including American Grant Writers' Association (AGWA) and the Grant Professionals Association (GPA).
How to Apply:
Please send the following to: rayfellows @hotmail.com
Your current resume/CV
Three references stating their names, affiliation/organization, email, phone number
Work samples/portfolio (grant proposal and other writing samples, to showcase your expertise).
Working conditions/Physical effort:
This position can be virtual or on-site. If the individual is located in the metro-Boston/Worcester area, he/she should plan to meet with the team and the supervisor in-person to review current and future projects and tasks.
Children Across America
9C Medway Rd, Ste 208
Milford, MA 01757
- Grant Writing / Research
- Youth Services
- Literacy / Reading
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Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- work at your own pace
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