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Grants & Communication Writer

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PNP Staffing Group
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New York, NY
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Published 9 days ago

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PNP Staffing Group is proud to have been retained by Comprehensive Youth Development to lead their search for a Grants & Communication Writer

Grants & Communications Writer

Comprehensive Youth Development helps to transform the lives of New York City’s young people by empowering them to create rewarding futures for themselves and their families. CYD is a small and influential nonprofit that provides a range of services to NYC public school students and alumni ages 14-24 to help them complete high school and succeed in college, advanced training and the workplace. We serve more than 4,000 young people annually.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: CYD is committed to the idea that effective fund development is driven and supported by well-written engaging grant proposals and reports, and other communications that capture the attention of a range of stakeholders. We seek a strong, versatile writer who has experience in researching and writing grant proposals, and who can also craft messages to communicate CYD’s mission, services and programs to a range of stakeholders clearly and persuasively in a range of written media. The development and communications writer will join a three-member team under the supervision of the Director of Development. We are currently working remotely while the NYC schools continue blended learning.

We’re looking for someone with initiative who has proven grant writing experience, superb writing skills, thrives in a fast-paced, team-based environment, and has the ability to manage  competing priorities and work efficiently under deadlines. The candidate will also possess excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills. This position provides an excellent opportunity to become deeply immersed in all aspects of raising the funding for a vibrant, $3.5 million dollar agency that works to prepare the next generation of New Yorkers.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

1.      Proposal & Grant Writing

·        Research prospective foundation, corporate and individual sources

·        Attend pre-proposal conferences and other informational sessions

·        Compile submission requirements and summaries

·        Write and edit grant proposals and reports

·        Monitor trends in fundraising communications

·        Research and propose best ways to condense statistics into persuasive visual or written formats for fundraising communications and grant applications

2.      Communications strategy and writing

·        Work with the Director of Development to implement an integrated communications strategy and plan to engage supporters and build an increased understanding of CYD’s model and impact

·        Work collaboratively and communicate effectively with CYD leadership including the Executive Director, staff and board

·        Develop and write web content

·        Research and write monthly e-newsletter

·        Develop and write individual solicitations such as annual fund letters, event invitations, and brochures

·        Work with development team to develop metrics and goals to monitor its effectiveness and adjust strategy as needed

QUALIFICATIONS

·        Bachelor’s degree

·        5+ years of work experience

·        Experienced grant writer

·        Exceptional writing and storytelling skills, with flexibility to engage a range of audiences in a range of media, understanding how to create content that draws an audience

·        Ability to set priorities and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with aggressive deadlines, balancing long-term goals with day-to-day demands

·        Ability to thrive in a small organization and take on responsibilities that span from major proposals to detailed administrative tasks

·        A self-starter with a proactive temperament and a proven ability to work independently and as a part of a team – and work remotely until we’re back in the office.

·        Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop and maintain productive relationships and work with a range of colleagues and partners (e.g., board members, funders, volunteers and advocates)

·        Keen attention to detail with strong organizational and time management skills

·        Knowledge and experience in Microsoft Office, DonorPerfect (or similar database)

·        An understanding of and commitment to CYD’s mission

REMOTE FOR NOW


PNP Staffing Group is proud to have been retained by Comprehensive Youth Development to lead their search for a Grants & Communication Writer

Grants & Communications Writer

Comprehensive Youth Development…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule

Salary

$75,000 - $80,000

Benefits

Comprehensive Benefits Package

Comprehensive Benefits Package

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
Associated Location
New York, NY, USA

How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to Arlene Shapiro, Executive Recruiter with PNP Staffing Group. ashapiro@pnpstaffinggroup.com

Please send resume and cover letter to Arlene Shapiro, Executive Recruiter with PNP Staffing Group. ashapiro@pnpstaffinggroup.com

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