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Grant Writer

Goodwill of the Finger Lakes

$70,000 - $75,000 / year
Apply before: August 31, 2024
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  • Date posted
    May 1, 2024
  • Location
  • Salary
    $70,000 - $75,000 / year
  • Apply before
    August 31, 2024
  • Career Level

Job Description

Lead our efforts in securing grant funding in support of Goodwill’s mission and strategic plan. The Grant Writer’s responsibilities include researching grant opportunities, writing compelling grant proposals and applications to acquire funding, managing the process and timelines for the development of corporate, foundation and government proposals, and working with our leadership team to ensure we meet our funding goals. Subscribes to and promotes Goodwill of the Finger Lakes’ mission, vision, and values. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: – Study and understand the history, structure, objectives, programs, and financial needs of the organization. – Conduct thorough research to gather relevant data and statistics to support fundraising efforts. – Write, submit, and manage grant proposals, applications, letters of interest, etc. Coordinate financial and programmatic team members to support the application process. – Research and identify grant funding opportunities. Stay updated about new opportunities and requirements. – Review and polish grant proposals, annual reports, and fundraising letters. – Collaborate with the organization’s various department team leaders to ensure the content aligns with the organization’s mission and objectives. – Assist with the execution of the department’s strategy. Edit and redefine written materials to ensure clarity, accuracy, and effectiveness in conveying key messages to potential donors and stakeholders. – Furnish prospective funders with supporting documents. – Respond to internal and external queries on drafted and submitted proposals. – Maintain positive relationships with funders and other stakeholders. – Maintain records and submit reports related to funding efforts, results, grant opportunities, etc. – Other tasks as assigned by VP of Community Engagement or other organizational leadership. – Other duties as required. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: – Excellent knowledge of proposal submission and fundraising process – Proven track record as a Grant Writer or similar role – Exceptional communication skills both written and verbal – Exceptional multi-tasking, organizational and time management skills – Experience leading teams – Excellent project management skills – Ability to study and understand programs and funding requirements of the organization – Strong research skills and knowledge of information/funding sources – Ability to handle confidential matters with utmost integrity. Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office, database management, internet research, etc.). Proficiency in grant management software and platforms. EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: – Bachelor’s degree preferably in communications, journalism, creative writing, marketing, etc. – A minimum of two years’ experience in grant writing. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time and to work extensively with computers. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Hybrid (1 Day Out of Office, 4 In Office).