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Minds Beyond Measure

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Job Description

What if you could go to your place of employment with a renewed sense of purpose and direction, confident in the knowledge that the work you do contributes to a great cause? When you work with us in the role of Grant/Proposal Writer, this could be your life. The Grant Writer develops proposals, identifies prospective funders, and manages grant cycle reporting for both foundation and government funding sources. They will research trends in the field, support stewardship of existing foundation donors, identify and strategize around new private funding sources, and help to cultivate prospective donors. Writing and relationship building skills is vital to this role as is the ability to effectively engage, communicate and partner with future donors. Grow to understand our prospective pool of funders and eligible grants/proposals that are available, and you will hold a vital role in helping us move toward our goal of inspiring and empowering students and teachers. A commitment to our organizational values and vision is key. You will work closely with the CEO/Founder, to assign, meet and exceed grant/proposal goals, and in turn, grow and improve your communication and leadership skills and organizational capabilities in this pivotal role. A recommendation/reference letter will be provided for you.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Researches and identifies both prospective government and private foundation grant makers, and researches whether and how their funding interests relate to Minds Beyond Measure’s programs;
  • Monitors online and print publications for government RFP’s (Requests for Proposals), evaluates them for relevance to Minds Beyond Measure’s mission and programs;
  • Determines proposal concept for MBM, by identifying and clarifying opportunities and needs, and studying requests for proposal (RFPs);
  • Prepares proposals: writes, reviews, edits draft copy and submits final proposals ;
  • Develops a grant/proposal program plan, which includes goals, proposals & submission deadlines, and creates a development process for the application of foundation/government proposals from start to finish;
  • Tracks and manages report and renewal process, key dates relating to prospective donor relationships
  • Stays abreast of industry trends, needs, innovations, and opportunities

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About Minds Beyond Measure

Location:

West 42nd St, New York, NY 10036, US

Mission Statement

Minds Beyond Measures (MBM) mission is to partner with schools and organizations around the world, to promote access to educational equity, and to inspire and empower teachers and young people, through Creative Arts and Cultural Competency Programs, Transformational Coaching and Professional Development, all while cultivating great Minds Beyond Measure.

Description

MBM's mission, to inspire and empower young people and educators while cultivating minds beyond measure, is accomplished through focusing on three pathways that use a sustainable model which supports individual transformation and organizational change:

1) Supporting educators and leaders through transformational coaching, professional development and teacher training, to develop sustainable and effective pedagogical practices, improve the quality of teaching and in turn, improve student outcomes.

2) Mentoring children and youth through Creative Arts and Cultural Competency programs to foster holistic growth and development, and nurture social, emotional and cognitive well-being.

3) Bridging the educational gap that exists in underserved communities across New York City and beyond, as well as impoverished nations around the world, through providing teacher training, professional development, children and youth development programs and educational resources, to provide all students with equitable access to education.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
International

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

West 42nd StreetNew York, NY 10036

(40.76026,-73.99329)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Market Research / Analysis
  • Research
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • A minimum of 2 hours per week.

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