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Grant Writer for Kids Save Ocean Project

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Kids Save Ocean

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Please see www.kidssaveocean.com to learn about our projects, which include a UN Children's conference, a mobile app to give kids a voice about the environment, and exhibitions. If you're inspired by our project and want to help it expand, please join us as a volunteer grant writer. We could really use your help.

Description

The role of a grant writer/researcher is to work researching Foundations and other funding sources, and assist with writing and submitting grants, proposals, Foundation applications.

Time Commitment: Minimum 5 - 10 hours per week.

Job Duration: 3-6 month minimum

Position Duties:

  • Assist in conducting research of Government, private and Corporate Foundations looking for financial opportunities to support the Kids Save Ocean Project
  • Maintain detailed contact information on all researched Foundations along with deadline dates for submissions to each Foundation
  • Assist with the writing and submission of grant requests or Foundation applications
  • Follow up with submissions in a timely manner
  • Maintain close contact with Kids Save Ocean
  • You may be required to do follow up telephone calls to Grant Foundations or organizations requesting specific information

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Excellent Internet Explorer, Google or other search engines to research corporate or Government web sites
  • Background in grant writing and/or research an asset
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Ability to work and lead a team and to work independently
  • Excellent creative and organizational skills
  • Excellent business writing skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

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About Kids Save Ocean

Location:

Heissgasse, Vienna, Vienna 1230, AT

Mission Statement

Our core mission is to give children everywhere a voice about our planet's environment, a mission we currently approach through our mobile app development, our work with the United Nations, and our exhibitions. Integral to that mission is providing teachers with a platform to deeply engage their students about plastic ocean pollution, climate change and the critically related issue of sustainability. Why? Children deserve a voice in this world. And empowering them with one may just be the help we obviously so desperately need. ​

Description

Kids Save Ocean began in 2016 when teacher Peder Hill helped 12-year-olds build a 15-foot whale from trash to bring attention to ocean plastic pollution. Dissatisfied by their inability to have any impact, his efforts expanded to face-painting, exhibitions, the Children’s Clean Ocean Summit at the UN, and the Fatechanger mobile app. Along the way a global network of volunteers joined him, all drawn to the same simple powerful idea: give kids a voice.

The Urgent Need for Sustainability

Education is key to enabling us to transform our world into a sustainable one. Sustainability, however, remains unintegrated into curricula across the globe. Teachers everywhere, students everywhere, need powerful tools today to understand and develop a sustainable world for tomorrow. The future depends on us. There’s no time left to tiptoe.

A Unique Model - Learning Tools with Teeth

Kids Save Ocean’s Fatechanger app and its innovative teaching and learning resources will help fill both these critical voids, creating a platform focused on the visual and visceral issue of ocean plastic pollution (a topic directly connected to sustainability) to deeply engage kids and give them a global voice to impact these challenges - initially through facilitating and tracking a global letter-writing campaign, then through including them informally and eventually formally in the United Nations.

Volunteers power Kids Save Ocean. Please join us.

Animals
Education & Literacy
Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Office Management
  • Organization
  • Copy Writing / Copy Editing
  • Internet Research
  • Grant Writing / Research

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • 5 to 10 hours a week

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