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Job Title: Foundation Grant Writer
Date Posted: 08/07/2014
Location: New York , New York
Division: Greater New York
Department: DHQ
Category: Development


Specifically, this individual will:

  • Take lead as principal writer on all proposals, reports, and other correspondence for submission to foundation and corporate funders.

  • Interact with executive level and program staff, as well as with foundation staff.

  • Research funding opportunities.

  • Research outside sources for statistics and other information to support proposals.

  • Assist in acknowledging/tracking private grants and managing grant contracts.

  • Assist in preparing budgets and financial reports.

  • · Participate in site visits with funders, and site visits in preparation for proposal drafting.

  • · Contribute to additional departmental writing projects.

  • · Assist with Annual Luncheon, Spring Gala, and other events as they arise.

  • · Perform various additional duties integral to the effective operation of the Development Department.





  • B.A. required.

  • Grant writing experience required. Two to five years of grant writing experience within social service field, with proven success writing and managing six and seven-figure government grants (in response to RFPs) or grants for private and corporate foundations.

  • Demonstrated track record of achieving fundraising targets.

  • Superior writing and editing skills, strong ability to alter tone and adapt narratives to multiple audiences.

  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills; ability to take initiative and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Outstanding oral communication skills; ability to communicate with multiple professional levels in order to obtain feedback on grant awards for reporting purposes.

  • Experience with Donor Perfect a plus, but not required.

  • Familiarity and interest in issues surrounding homelessness, food insecurity, youth development, poverty, and emergency disaster relief.

Please submit cover letter detailing your applicable experience, resume, and 2 writing samples to

This position entails the grant writer working from the job site. Those looking to work from home or provide consultation services need not apply.

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