The Development Associate – Grant Writer will play an essential role in Horton’s Kids’ impact by managing our calendar of foundation and government grants. This will ensure we have the revenue necessary to run all of our programs. By way of background: between FY16 and FY17, revenue from private foundations increased by 51%. The Development Associate will maintain and build on this success. This will require a person with excellent writing skills who is highly organized and attentive to detail. This position is an opportunity to grow as a grant writer while making a real difference for some of DC’s most at-risk children.
Diligently managing grant proposal and reporting calendar that ensures that all deadlines are met and internal coordination happens well in advance of deadlines
Writing applications & reports with supervision of Development Director
Identifying and researching prospective funders
Providing support for formal non-foundation/government written submissions (e.g. CFC application, corporate foundation applications, etc.)
Keeping language fresh and positioning our work for new kinds of funders
Managing grant budgeting & related coordination with finance and program staff
Creating stewardship plans for all foundation funders
Stewarding foundation funders between formal report and application submissions
Providing assistance to the development department in a variety of capacities as needed, which could include producing donor acknowledgements, processing gifts in the Raiser’s Edge database, and helping to maintain integrity of donor information.
How to apply:
Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to Mr. Randy Marsh at email@example.com with subject line “Development Associate – Grant Writer.” No phone calls or drop-ins, please.
Any offers made to candidates will be contingent upon undergoing standard screening requirements including an FBI background check, Child Protection Register check and TB test. Must be 18 or older to apply. Horton’s Kids, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.
Essential Experience and Competencies
Exemplary written communication skills
Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university
At least 1-3 years of professional experience, including grant writing
Strong interpersonal communication skills
High attention to detail
Ability to manage multiple work streams simultaneously
Capacity to take initiative and lead projects from beginning to end
Ability to be a team player in a fast-paced environment
Passion for social justice and children
Sensitivity and respect for the issues facing urban children and families
Additional Salary Information: Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Horton’s Kids empowers children living in one of DC’s most violent and under-resourced communities so that they graduate from high school ready for success in college, career, and life. Most of our participants come from single-parent, food insecure households with an annual income of less than $10,000, and only 20% of adults in the neighborhood have a high school diploma. Our comprehensive model ...– which combines academic, youth development, and health and basic needs supports – has a proven track record of driving positive outcomes: in fact, children who participate in our programs are twice as likely to graduate from high school.