Grant Writer

Job Type

Full Time




446 West 33rd Street
New York
United States


The Institutional Development Unit is responsible for generating revenue from foundations, corporations, and government agencies to support GMHC’s annual budget.

The Grant Writer is instrumental in assisting with all aspects of Institutional Development. Duties will include researching funding opportunities from public and private sources; assisting in the preparation of proposals, reports, and funder correspondence; working with Program and Finance staff to facilitate proposal development; and assisting the Institutional Development team in meeting deadlines and department deliverables.

This position requires strong organizational skills and an ability to prioritize as well as multi-task.

Essential Job Functions

  • Works under the direction of the Director to write, proofread, and revise proposals, reports, and other communication to funders
  • Works with Program, Finance, and Analytics & Evaluation staff to gather data and other information to support the composition of strong proposals, reports, and other Development products
  • Researches government, foundation, and corporate funding prospects to help support agency programs; prepares findings for presentation to Institutional Development team. This work includes creating funder briefings and maintaining records about agency relationships
  • Conducts internet research on issues and data related to GMHC’s program areas and funding priorities.
  • Maintains Institutional Development records, including proposal activities, linkage agreements, approved boilerplate language, and demographic data
  • Supports program design process by participating in kickoff meetings and logic modeling sessions
  • Produces and distributes acknowledgements and receipts related to corporate and foundation contributions

Other Responsibilities

The following duties are to be performed as assigned by the supervisor:

  • Assists with and attends GMHC Development events as appropriate, including AIDS Walk New York, the New York City Pride March, and others throughout the year
  • Communicates with agency staff to stay abreast of GMHC’s new and ongoing initiatives, programs, and services, and to identify funding priorities and opportunities
  • Participates in agency-wide committees that focus on program design and improvement
  • Supports various grant applications and special projects, as needed
  • Participates in GMHC’s a data-driven management process, which includes Identifying key performance indicators to describe individual and department-level outcomes, participating is quality improvement projects, and engaging in an organizational culture of learning

Education and Certification

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Master’s degree preferred; or combination of education and experience.

Special Skills and Knowledge

In addition to the above-listed job responsibilities and educational requirements, the ideal candidate for this position possesses most or all of the following:

  • Excellent writing skills and organizational skills
  • Strong project management and personal time management skills, and attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple, simultaneous projects and work well under hard deadlines
  • Ability to work as a team player – Extremely important in the coordination of work with program staff, finance staff and other Development team members
  • Intermediate to advance level of skill with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Prior fundraising experience in a community-based agency
  • Familiarity with HIV/AIDS and human service issues
  • Appreciation for the results of a team effort

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please upload cover letter and resume when applying.