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Grant Writer 

Responsible for writing proposals for both unrestricted operating revenue and restricted projects and for submitting timely and accurate reports for all existing grant funded projects.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources.

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

  • Work with finance to gather information necessary to report to corporate/foundation funders on current grant programs.

  • Comply with all grant reporting as required by foundation/corporate donors.

  • Provide stewardship to current donors, including work with Business Manager to provide regular written updates (newsletters, etc.) to corporate and foundation donors.

  • Understanding of institutional history and programs.

  • Maintain current records in the database and in paper files, including grant tracking and reporting.

  • Track statistics relevant to the development and provide the department with written materials necessary for donor stewardship (visitor number and diversity, educational program attendance, etc.)

  • Assist with other fundraising projects as requested

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals.

  • Strong editing skills.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Ability to meet deadlines.

  • Knowledge of fundraising information sources.

  • Experience with proposal writing and institutional donors.

  • Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies.

  • Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research.

  • Strong contributor in team environments


  • Minimum of five-years of experience with grant writing.

  • Previous experience with non-profit fundraising is required.

  • 95% success rate on awards from grants and proposal submissions.

  • Experience working in deadline-driven environments.

  • Able to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines.

  • Able to monitor and meet income goals.

Please send us your resume with a cover letter. include a writing sample, award success rate, salary range, and two references.  Send an email with documents to Board Chair, Pat Martinez, at pmartinez@nationalcouncilforleadership.org. 

If you meet the criteria, then you will be contacted to participate with other candidates in a 2-step interview process:

  1. Interview with Board Chair  

  2. Meeting with Executive Committee 


Deadline: Open until position is filled.