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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

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. 

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