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Volunteer: Fundraising Coordinator and Grant writer/researcher

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The Back Bay Project, Inc


Volunteer: Fundraising Coordinator and Grant writer/researcher- Job Description - The Back Bay Project

The Back Bay Project was established in August of 2019 and is a Florida registered non-profit, tax-exempt charitable organization under section 501(3)(c) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Our mission is to provide access to opportunity in the native and Indigenous communities of Bocas del Toro, Panama through vocational training in Sustainable Hospitality, while promoting Environmental Awareness and Cultural Integrity.

We are a small grassroots organization looking to volunteers to help us bolster our fundraising efforts through grant research, writing and organization, as well as creating and managing our overall fundraising plan.

Role brief: Volunteer: Fundraising Coordinator and Grant writer/researcher is a virtual non-paid volunteer position that works directly with the Board of Directors and other volunteers.

The volunteer will be responsible for researching, writing and coordinating the grant application process; management of proposals to foundations and corporate sources in pursuit of fundraising goals. The Volunteer will also oversee and implement effective fundraising campaigns and strategy for key fundraising deadlines.


Write high-quality grant proposal narratives, applications, and supporting documents

Responsible for researching, collecting data, and writing of each grant

Coordinates with the Fundraising PM to gather financial information necessary to report to grant-giving organizations.

Manage the proposal submission process to ensure timely submission of all required materials

Maintain current records in online tools to track and report grants and other funding sources

Coordinate and follow-ups on the progress of submitted proposals

Inform board of grant status and needs for developing a successful grant request

Perform prospect research on foundations and corporations to evaluate prospects for corporate and foundation grants


Bachelor’s required, Marketing background preferred

2 years experience in grants research and grant writing with non-profits preferred

Excellent written communication skills- writing sample may be requested

Minimum volunteer hours expected: 7-10 hrs per week

Reliable internet connection a must

Proficiency with Google Suite Apps such as Drive, Sheets, etc.

Proficiency with Microsoft office

Spanish Language fluency or written proficiency a plus

Understanding of Hospitality industry, key players and landscape preferred

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About The Back Bay Project, Inc


1016 NE 113th St unit 1, Biscayne Park, FL 33161, US

Mission Statement

The Back Bay Project’s mission is to provide access to opportunity in the native and Indigenous communities of Bocas del Toro, Panama through vocational training in Sustainable Hospitality, and promoting Environmental Awareness, and Cultural Integrity


Rapid growth of tourism in Bocas del Toro provides economic opportunity for native and indigenous communities, but only if they are supported with the vocational and language skills to succeed in the expanding hospitality industry. The Back Bay Project’s support is the foundation for a community-led, environmental and culturally responsible tourism industry for years to come. We operate both in the US and Panama, and are a Florida registered nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization (tax ID number 84-2700332) under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
A key pillar of our program relies on US and global skilled hospitality volunteers, educational institutions, and hospitality companies to share knowledge, insight, and experience with the program trainee’s, forming a global network of hospitality professionals, and giving our organization an avenue to fund key training programs. We strive to ensure that volunteers not only provide meaningful insight and experience for our trainee’s, but also to provide volunteers with a rich cultural experience increasing their global awareness and appreciation. Our founders are a group of passionate, like-minded hospitality professionals with a shared love for the community of Bocas del Toro and a desire to contribute positively to the future of this beautiful, bio-diverse place. We hope to provide a foundation for the Bocas hospitality community to build a future of tourism, ensuring the conservation and protection of their culture and environment.

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We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Bilingual
  • Spanish
  • Verbal / Written Communication




  • From November through Aril we anticipate 7-10 hours per week minimum due to the amount of campaigns we will be running and our goals to fund our May 2021 Pilot Program.

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