Uplift Grant Writer


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

About

The Grant Writer is primarily responsible for developing and writing grant proposals to foundations and
other grant-making organizations, and will persuasively communicate Fathers' Uplift Inc. mission and programs to potential funders. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Grant Writer will assemble and
submit grant requests, establish and maintain personal contact and relationships with foundation
contacts, conduct prospect research, and maintain a calendar of submissions and other deadlines.
Responsibilities include:

* Developing and writing grant proposals to foundations and other grant-making organizations,
persuasively communicating the organization’s mission and programs to potential funders;
* Assembling and submitting grant requests, including letters, proposals, budgets, and
presentations;
* Establishing and maintaining personal contact and relationships with foundation contacts and
program officers;
* Ensuring prompt acknowledgement of foundation gifts;
* Maintaining calendar to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposal deadlines, and
reports;
* Conducting prospect research;
* Prioritizing projects to keep multiple projects moving in a timely manner, meet deadlines and
manage supplemental material required for proposals’
* Providing writing support for major donor and individual contribution letters and acknowledgements.

Qualifications
The successful candidate will be able to craft funding proposals in a clear and compelling manner.
Excellent writing, analytical, and research skills are essential. Candidates must be self-motivated, detail oriented, and highly-organized, and have experience using online databases and other sources to locate biographical, financial, and philanthropic information. A high level of computer literacy required,
including familiarity with Fathers' Uplift Inc. and Foundations Center databases. Candidates must possess an ability to work well under pressure and the ability to seek and synthesize information and communicate in a compelling and succinct form. A solid understanding of budgets as they relate to proposals and grants, a Bachelor’s degree, and 3 -5 years of relevant experience are required.

Skills

  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Organization Design

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8 Hours Weekly

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