Responsible for researching, writing and producing successful funding proposals and reports to support operating, program, and capital needs to both long-term, established funders and newly identified funders.
Manage and administer foundation, corporate and government grants and contracts that support Council programs, capital projects and general operations
Develop annual fund-raising strategy based on the board approved goal for grants that reflect the Council and departmental priorities and develop solicitation strategies that align with Council and prospect priorities
Spearhead collaboration with senior staff and department heads to identify and develop grant-supported programs and budgets
Research and identify funding prospects
Oversee that materials are prepared for funder and prospective funder visits, to include presentation decks
Develop letter of inquiry and proposal packages, including writing narratives, budgets, and all other required attachments, complying with required guidelines and deadlines for each
Develop and maintain the Council’s grants policies and procedures, train staff and volunteers
Interpret funders’ grant policies, procedures and requirements, and provide grants management advice on an ongoing basis
Develop grant report packages, including collecting and synthesizing grant data and products, writing report narratives, and creating expense reports and all other required attachments, complying with required guidelines and deadlines for each
Coordinate grants accounting and financial reporting with the finance department to ensure compliance with the terms and conditions of the award
Manage the contracts/grant agreement process and track the annual grants calendar
Maintain electronic funder files
Compile grants paperwork for the audit
Work with Development Coordinator to track grant revenue and generate revenue reports for senior leadership
Identify, solicit and recruit five new funders annually
Research grant trends and pursue continuing education and certifications
Analyze annual grants revenue data to assess patterns, achievements and areas to improve
Establish and foster ongoing relationships with Council departments, funders, partners and volunteers
Edit/proofread materials for Development and Public Relations, as needed
Maintain productive working relationships with staff in other departments in order to gather information for proposals and monitor information for reports, as needed.
SPECIFIC WRITING TASKS:
General and project-specific proposals to foundations, corporations, businesses and civic organizations,
Based on the needs of the organization, develop template grant proposals for specific programs,
Responses to RFPs issued by local and federal government agencies,
Individualized letters of acknowledgement for grants and gifts,
On-line proposals following donor-specific formats,
Interim and final reports on use of grant funds,
Print materials to support capital campaign, and
Other descriptive pieces as needed by the Development Office.
The writer will be asked to assist other department members with:
Preparing such pieces as solicitation letters and specialty requests
Proofreading and editing as needed within and occasionally outside the department.
In addition to writing tasks, the grant writer will:
Participate in identification and research of current and potential foundation and corporate prospects,
Manage, maintain and adhere to a detailed schedule of proposal and report deadlines,
Use Donor Perfect software to record submissions to and interaction with prospective donors,
Understand and comply with all foundation and corporate giving guidelines,
Honor proposal submission deadlines and any specific requests or restrictions issued by funding organizations, such as completion of signed grant agreements and attention to special media provisions,
Support development office and council efforts, as requested.
Bachelor's degree, Master’s degree is a plus
Three years proven track record as a grant writer that resulted in funding.
Excellent writing skills, effective use of language, creativity, and commitment. Attention to detail is critical.
Proven success in organizing work, meeting strict deadlines, and setting priorities.
Specific knowledge and/or experience with Girl Scouts is a plus.
Must have access to an automobile for frequent travel within the jurisdiction.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate verbally. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is also required to be able to lift 10 pounds without difficulty.
The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Management may, at its discretion, assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
Additional Salary Information: Our benefit package is generous, including:
3 health insurance options (The Council pays the full monthly premium for individual coverage in the HMO or HMO/HSA and contributes $89.17 per pay period to the HSA for employees on that plan.)
Dental and vision plan
100% employer-paid life and AD&D insurance
100% employer-paid long-term disability insurance
Voluntary employee-paid short-term disability insurance
Immediate, 100% vested, employer contribution of 3% to 403(b) plan
403(b) match of 2% available after 12 months of employment (3 year vesting)
A generous paid vacation policy (0-3 years = 18 days; >3 years = 24 days)
10 paid holidays, annually – including 1 floating holiday
12 paid sick days, annually
10 paid New Child Leave days for qualifying staff
Flexible spending plans for certain medical and dependent care expenses
Employee assistance program
Metro SmartBenefits® (pretax transportation program)
Garage parking at our main office, conveniently paid through pretax payroll deduction
About Girl Scouts Nation's Capital
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