Grant Fundraising Officer

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Recruiting Organization: Women Empowered International

Job Summary

The Grant Fundraising Officer is responsible for researching, developing, and preparing funding plans and submitting grant proposals. As a key member of the team, the grant officer needs to successfully identify opportunities and apply for funding for programmatic initiatives, report on program outcomes, and share the organization’s story from a strengths-based perspective.

The ideal candidate has demonstrated success securing grants from foundations and institutional funders. We are seeking candidates who have a high-level of understanding of the grant writing process, extensive experience writing successful proposals for highly competitive grants, excellent time-management and project management skills, excellent communication skills; and are passionate about WEI’s mission.

  • Lead on researching and identifying funding opportunities from new donors in alignment with organization’s mission.
  • Follow and closely monitor funding trends and policies for proposals and funding updates from new and existing donors.
  • Adopt organization’s programs, goals, and financial needs to develop compelling proposals, seek new funding opportunities.
  • Work closely with the local Program Directors to synthesize program activities, data, and financials for proposals and reports.
  • Develop donor engagement strategies, prioritizing institutional donors and design and update a donor mapping database. Ensure that a project tracker is updated regularly and shared with the management team.
  • Maintain a pipeline and funding plan to ensure sufficient funds are generated.
  • Lead the design and development of concept notes and proposals, setting realistic and measurable targets, and developing narrative proposals & budgets.
  • Write, edit and submit all grant applications and change in scope application for new and existing programs.
  • Ensure compliance with all funder guidelines in grant submission and reporting.
  • Cultivate, maintain, and develop strategic relationships with potential and existing donors, agencies, business contacts and other INGO partners.
  • Act as focal person for coordination and communication with donors for sending appropriate and timely reports and updates, meetings, and forums, following up of queries, information requests, informal reporting, and progress updates.
  • Attend coordination and/or donor meetings and teleconferences when necessary.
  • Genuine interest in and commitment to the WEI mission and values.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in non-profit fundraising grant writing.
  • Experience writing successful proposals for highly competitive grants; technical writing experience preferred.
  • Sense of initiative and the ability to undertake and successfully conclude grant proposals with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a flexible and supportive member of a team.
  • Excellent oral, written and listening communication and organizational skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Proficiency in Salesforce preferred.
How to Apply

Please submit the following to info (include position title and last name in subject line of email):

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • References

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Fee Amount: None

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