Department: Central Administration, Development
Reports to: Development Manager
Hours: Full Time
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
The Grant Writer of the Chinese-American Planning Council, Inc. (CPC) is responsible for writing effective fundraising materials to secure grants and contracts to sustain CPC's $23mm annual budget. The Grant Writer develops written content for grant proposals, reports, letters, newsletters, website, annual report, email updates and other agency and donor communication materials. Reporting to the Development Manager, and aligned with CPC's annual fundraising plan, the Grant Writer works closely with the entire development team and program staff to ensure reports, proposals, and responses to request for proposals (RFPs) are processed in a timely manner.
A successful candidate possesses excellent written and verbal communication skills. The candidate must successfully work with diverse program staff members and demonstrate culturally competent interpersonal skills. The position requires flexibility to adapt to project deadlines, to shift tasks and priorities when needed, and maintain diplomacy within tight deadlines. As a hands-on resource to the Development Manager, the Grant Writer will have considerable exposure to CPC's 50+ social service programs that help improve the lives of the low-income and immigrant families in NYC. CPC seeks individuals with demonstrated focus and dedication in completing large scale, complex writing projects with accuracy and efficiency.
- Write grant proposals and reports for a range of audiences including foundations, corporations and government agencies.
- Prepare proposals, reports and RFP submissions in a timely and accurate manner, effectively communicating CPC's multifaceted mission and case for support.
- In collaboration with program directors, support development of program design, logic models, forms, budgets and other required attachments in line with RFP requirements.
- Work with development and program staff members to collect outcomes, data, evaluations and other required documentation for effective reporting to the funder.
- Conduct research about funding opportunities and potential donors; develop overview documents for review by executive and board leadership on prospect highlights and analysis.
- Research successful evidence-based program models, emerging policy, and fundraising trends to support program projects and create thoughtful and competitive grant proposals.
- Track funder meetings, calls and follow up in a timely manner.
- Update each grant's progress on the agency's grant calendar to track funding opportunities, results and deadlines.
- Represent CPC at donor meetings, funder site visits, agency and community meetings and functions.
- Submit grants through the HHS Accelerator, Grants Gateway, and [[http:grants.gov|grants.gov]] portals.
- Write articles for the newsletter, website and annual reports.
- Prepare packages for promotion of the agency, including donor letters, one sheets and requested information.
- Assist with day-to-day fundraising administration (e.g., scheduling grant review meetings, organizing documentation and timelines, attending meetings, as appropriate).
- Partner with special events and Individual giving team members to support agency fundraising goals.
- Special projects and other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE & SKILLS:
- Bachelor's Degree required. Master's degree in fundraising, journalism, English, literature, library sciences or related field a plus.
- Minimum five years of experience in fundraising, development, journalism, technical writing and/or grant writing required, equivalent experience considered.
- Outstanding oral and written communication skills and excellent attention to detail required.
- Proven track record of writing persuasive and successful grant proposals to private or public funders.
- Experience translating research and policy language into accessible, compelling, and informative material.
- Exceptional organizational and time management skills; ability to take direction and initiative, manage multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize effectively.
- Excellent critical thinking and writing skills related to creating coherent logic models for funding proposals, including analyzing and synthesizing program design from program colleagues, and integrating the nuances of funders' particular interests into competitive, well written grant materials.
- Advanced project management skills, proficiency in coordinating complex projects on tight deadlines.
- Understanding of local, state, and federal grant sources, and experience in government funding a plus.
- Knowledge of local and national foundation community. Familiarity with prospect research resources a plus.
- Excellent computer skills. Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive Applications experience essential; knowledge of donor databases preferred.
- Prefer familiarity with and a strong desire to develop resources for social services programs.
- Proficiency in Cantonese and/or Mandarin a plus.
150 Elizabeth St
New York, NY, US 10012
Employment type:Full Time
Benefits:medical, vision, dental plan, generous vacation and sick leave