Grant Writer/Researcher

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $38,000.00
Maximum: $40,000.00



Start Date:


Application Deadline:



96 South Zuni Street
United States


Organization background: Florence Crittenton Services is a Denver nonprofit with a mission to educate, prepare, and empower teen mothers and their children to become productive members of the community. For 123 years we have made it possible for teen mothers to succeed as parents, scholars and professionals, while ensuring that their children become kindergarten-ready. Florence Crittenton Services pioneered a nationally recognized two-generation program model that helps teen families break the cycle of poverty through education, health and wellness, and economic and social asset building. Our campus is a full-service Family Resource Center that includes an Early Childhood Education (ECE) Center, the Alethia E. Morgan, MD Health Center, and, through our 33-year partnership with Denver Public Schools, the on-site Florence Crittenton High School.


Summary of Position: In collaboration with the Director of Strategy and Evaluation, the Grant Writer administers the organization’s grant management activities, including daily proposal writing, editing and compilation, submissions and follow up and prospect research. This position helps sustain high levels of foundation, corporate, and government funding, helps ensure a donor-centered grant management approach and helps to incrementally engage new funding sources. This position produces program-oriented copy for development materials, including newsletters, annual reports, donor engagement materials and web-based content. 


  • Researches and identifies potential sources of foundation and corporate grants, United Way and governmental funding.
  • Prepares proposals, assembles and edits attachments, and produces and submits all funding reports according to prescribed guidelines and deadlines, enters relevant notes and pertinent data in Raisers Edge database, tracks progress and reports on funding results.
  • Assists in gathering material and writing components of “boilerplate” narratives and reports and other special communication pieces to institutional donors, such as data, case studies, interviews, and summaries of program-related events.
  • Monitors and regularly updates Excel grants calendar, communicates upcoming products due to Leadership Team with appropriate notice.
  • Works with the Finance Department to create detailed program budgets for proposal submissions.
  • Assists with careful monitoring of progress toward institutional funding goals, maintaining all records of communications with prospective institutional donors both electronically and on paper.
  • Schedules and prepares for prospect and funder site visits.
  • Crafts, sends and tracks personalized thank you letters for approved institutional funding.
  • Creates monthly reports for the board of directors, committees and staff.
  • Attends Program Committee and Development Committee meetings each month.
  • Writes program-oriented copy for development materials, including monthly and quarterly newsletters, annual reports, and web-based content.
  • Edits and reviews written content produced by the Development team as needed.
  • Work cooperatively with other development staff as needed in relation to the annual fundraising plan.



  • Maintain a working knowledge of local, state, and national trends, demographics, and issues related to non-profits, fundraising and mission-critical issues.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to the cultural and situational diversity of clients within each program.
  • Handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Handle other duties as assigned.



  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to write new content tailored to each donor’s needs using existing reference materials.
  • Ability to work under deadlines and produce successful results.
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented and communicative.
  • Willingness to work closely with supervisor.
  • Ability to summarize research findings and recognize critical information.
  • Excellent judgment and integrity.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Strong computer skills, especially Excel and Word.


Benefits include health insurance, generous Paid Time Off and an optional 401K plan. More information available upon interviewing.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please submit resume and cover letter to by the deadline of May 25th. Latest start date possible is June 25th, 2018.