The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
In order to address the lack of diversity among STEM degree recipients (science, technology, engineering and math), i-Trek (I Turn Research into Empowerment and Knowledge) has developed a platform that aims to provide underserved and underrepresented students with the skills and resources necessary to succeed in STEM undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The underrepresented and underserved communities include students of lower income, women, and minorities who often face obstacles in obtaining equal support or access to the resources required for success in STEM. It is through community outreach and the Trek Mentorship Program that i-Trek aims to encourage a high level of interest in STEM and create a pipeline for increased participation in those areas of study.
The Grant Writer is responsible for researching and identifying potential donors from foundations, corporations, individuals, planned giving, etc. in conjunction with the Fundraising Committee Chair and Board of Directors. S/he is also responsible for preparing letters of intent, grant applications, proposals and letters of request to identified funding sources. The Grant Writer will also be required to identify new funding sources, (Federal, State, and Local) to support i-Trek’s ongoing mission and disseminating timely information and will work in tandem with the Board of Directors to support a strategy to raise sufficient funds to maintain and ultimately expand the mission of the organization.