Organization: Vail Valley Foundation’s Youth FoundationTitle: Grant Writer
Categories: Nonprofit Jobs
Organization Type: 501(c)(3)
- Grant Proposal Writing: Work with internal staff and partner organizations to craft carefully considered, well researched, detailed and persuasive proposals.
- Report Writing: Create highly accurate, detailed grant reports that state activity of funding period and lay groundwork for future efforts.
- Prospect Research: Conduct research and gain deep understanding of current and potential grant options and use this knowledge to build strategy around crafting proposal requests and reports.
- Foundation Relationships: Develop and cultivate relationships with foundations and grant-makers to ensure long-term partnership and funding opportunities.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Grant Writing & Research
· Acquire and maintain sound knowledge and understanding of all Youth Foundation programs, to better understand all projects and programs for which grants will be sought and recommend grants to seek.
· Through interviews, meetings, internal organization research and other means, gather information that will help you to grasp the concept of a project or program for which funding is sought, being in close contact with the program staff responsible for carrying it out.
· Research grant-making organizations and analyze them to identify new likely funding sources for specific projects and programs.
· Conduct the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to diverse grant funding sources.
· Compile, write, and edit all grant applications exhibiting strong expository writing skills and a high-level command of grammar and spelling.
· Review the budget of a project or program and make recommendations to better present it to grant-making organizations.
· Develop individual grant proposals in accordance with each grant-making organization’s preferences and follow exactly each grant-making organization’s guidelines.
· Keep in contact with grant-making organizations during their review of a submitted grant application to supply additional supportive material if needed.
· Monitor status of pending grant requests.
· Assist with special activities that increase TYF’s visibility among foundation/corporate funder audiences- i.e. Rural Mountain Philanthropy Days
Desired Outcome: Make the best case possible to appropriate funding organizations. Secure a minimum of $650,000 in grants annually.
Grant Reporting & Tracking
· Comply with all grant reporting as required by funders.
· Provide regular written updates/reports to current and past foundation, corporate and government funders.
· Work with program directors and administrative team to gather information necessary to report to funders on current and/or completed grant programs. Work with program staff and contracted evaluators to be accountable to funders of agreed upon evaluation and outcome measurement.
· Coordinate arrangements for on-site visits and tours for foundation/corporate funders.
· Prepare grant award summaries for internal tracking and coding purposes.
· Create systems and manage the process of supplying progress reports when required by a grant-making organization that has funded a project or program, assuring that all grant obligations are fulfilled.
· Maintain Grant Calendar, tracking grant report deadlines and research new grant opportunities.
· Maintain current records in database and in paper files, including grant tracking and reporting.
Desired Outcome: Identify new grant opportunities that will enhance the funding opportunities for The Youth Foundation and strengthen our relationship with existing grantors through grant reporting and timely and effective communication.
- Bachelors’ degree required.
- Three to five years of related experience in a nonprofit; experience in an education or youth development environment strongly preferred.
- Knowledge of current education reform preferred.
- Knowledge of Eagle County Schools Innovations preferred.
- Excellent strategic thinking, writing and editing skills.
- Ability to work collaboratively and to incorporate or share feedback on written materials with facility and grace.
- Must be able to set priorities and move multiple projects in a deadline-driven environment.
- Highly organized with strong attention to detail.
- Tact, diplomacy and ability to work as part of a diverse team.
- Must have high level problem-solving skills.
BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION:
This is a part-time position and the wage will vary depending on the experience of the candidate. This position does not qualify for any employment benefits.
Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to email@example.com to apply!
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