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College Potatoes Inc is a 501(c)3 nonprofit public charity, in Waltham MA, forming its board of directors trying to secure lines of incoming product. Our goal is to distribute computers to the needy and disabled who are furthering their education such as earning a high school diploma, certificate, or college degree. We currently work with the disabled living in group homes and are securing leasing agreements on some of our outgoing electronics.
Grants are the monetary aids we rely on from an external party or agency to run functions and operations. Shortage of funds is a matter of concern for the smooth running of our business. Funds are required at all phases of work and a grant coordinator is responsible for arranging the same according to the organizational needs. While a grant coordinator should be able to identify, coordinate and implement strategies and plans for fund raising activity, a grant writer works with him/her to write the application for funding to the fund providing parties. This application is referred to as 'grant proposals' or 'grant submissions'. The fund providers may be a government department or any private fund agencies.
Key Responsibilities of a Grant Writer
Responsible for researching grant opportunities at appropriate places
Possess broad knowledge of organizational structure, functions and needs
Possess essential knowledge of a grant application process
Develop effective grant proposals and grant reports based on the organizational requirement
Identify and understand the financial and budget matters of the company
Ability to incorporate accurate and pertinent information in the proposal or application
Interfacing and communicating with individuals at all levels of the organization
Assist various department staff in writing periodic reports to comply with grant requirements
Maintain a professional and cordial relation with the grant coordinator and fund providers to ensure and check if the information provided meets the requirements
Submit proposals within deadlines to grant coordinators or concerned people for approvals
Essential Skills and Abilities
Strong research skills and multi tasking
Excellent written skills with proper knowledge of grammar
Ability to understand the project requirements, the organization, departments and its functions
Self-driven, pro-active, ability to work effectively and independently
Experienced in handling highly confidential matters with discretion
Responsible, organized and provides attention to details
Knowledge of computer and software programs
Bachelor's Degree in Business, English, Communications, or Nonprofit Development.
Nonprofit technology volunteer experience is critical
Professional social and political experience is a huge bonus