Organization: Nurse-Family PartnershipTitle: Grant Writer
Categories: Nonprofit Jobs
Region: Denver Metro Area
Org Type: 501(c)(3)
Mission and Vision
The mission of the Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) is to empower first-time mothers living in poverty to successfully change their lives and the lives of their children through evidence-based nurse home visiting. Our vision is that: Children are healthy. Families thrive. Communities prosper. Cycles are broken.
The primary purpose of the Grant Writer is to procure corporate support, foundation dollars, and federal grant funding that supports the NFP mission. The position also assists in writing reports for grant and managing a forward-looking pipeline of funding opportunities.
The preference is for this position to be based in the NFP National Service Office in Denver, Colorado; however exceptions may be made for the right candidate.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- The Grant Writer’s primary task will be to identify, research and prepare foundation and government grant applications in support of the National Service Office (NSO)
- Assist with other fundraising and resource development efforts to support the NSO
- Assist in the development of clear project descriptions, goals and objectives, scope, feasibility, work plans and budgets in partnership with the staff leaders and managers of those bodies of work
- Write project case statements, letters of inquiry and proposals
- Prepare, coordinate, assemble and submit and/or deliver proposals, government grant applications and requests for extensions or renewals
- Monitor and regularly keep apprised of federal RFPs and other federal calls for grant proposals, communicate with NFP NSO staff whose work most closely aligns with the objectives of those calls for proposals, and assist staff with responding to those opportunities in a timely manner
- Build and maintain relationships with corporate and private foundation staff
- Research funding source interest areas, relationships between foundation leadership and NFP NSO’s network of leaders and supporters, proposal requirements and submission deadlines
- Interact and communicate with executive leadership, program level staff, and government or foundation representatives during the proposal design, development and implementation phases
- Assist program staff in researching background information, statistical, and analytical information to support proposals
- In collaboration with program staff, document program success stories and key accomplishments
- Maintain a tracking system of grant opportunities, inquiries and proposals, contributing regularly to fund development progress assessment and pipeline maintenance
- Monitor foundation proposal considerations, process and update internal stakeholders
- Have a working knowledge of the Fund Development Strategy Plan and assist when called upon
- Assist in the annual giving program and identify prospects for major gifts who may be associated with foundation and corporate giving
- Exhibit sensitivity, openness, and a spirit of inquiry into other world views and cultural orientations; support department and organizational strategies, policies, practices and processes which foster an inclusive environment and build cultural awareness
- Other duties as assigned
- Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.
Knowledge, Skills & Experience
- Compelling written and oral communication skills
- Proven success in identifying, preparing and securing private and federal grants
- Ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet deadlines
- Project management experience
- Capacity to inspire cooperation – a proven team player
- Excellent attention to detail and organization
- Capability to instill confidence and credibility with various audiences
- Ability to relate well with all levels of the organization including executive leadership, directors and staff
- Strong skills in Microsoft Office products – especially Word and Excel
- Experience in SalesForce, the online Foundation Directory, and other prospect research tools a plus
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.
This position reports to the Fund Development Director and does not have any direct reports.
Core Organizational Values
- Scientific integrity will lead our decisions.
- We seek excellence through a culture of learning.
- Respectful, collaborative, caring relationships are the foundation of every interaction.
- We promote and embrace inclusivity and diversity.
- We foster an environment of accountability to make extraordinary changes in the lives of the families we serve.
- We seek to set the standard for evidence-based and home visitation programs.
To learn more about the program and the national office, please visit www.nursefamilypartnership.org.
Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Statement
Nurse-Family Partnership is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity. We prohibit unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees on the basis of age 40 and over, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other applicable status protected by state or local law. This prohibition includes unlawful harassment based on any of these protected classes. Unlawful harassment includes verbal or physical conduct which has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual’s work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment. This policy applies to all employees, including managers, supervisors, co-workers and non-employees such as customers, clients, vendors and consultants. This policy extends to all terms, conditions and privileges of employment as well as the use of all company facilities, participation in all company-sponsored activities, and all employment actions such as promotions, compensation, benefits and termination of employment.
Nurse-Family Partnership shall take affirmative action to ensure applicants and employees are treated without regard to race, religion, color, age, marital status, disability, sex or national origin in all employment actions including, but not limited to recruiting and selection; promotions; demotions and transfers; rates of pay and other forms of compensation; selection for company sponsored training; and layoffs or other terminations of employment.
NFP will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities and employees whose work requirements interfere with a religious belief unless doing so would result in an undue hardship to NFP or cause direct threat to health or safety.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume on the Nurse-Family Partnership Careers Page:
This is a posting on Colorado Nonprofit Association’s Career Center.