Grant Proposal Writer

Job Type

Part Time

Salary

Details: Depending on qualifications and experience. Simple IRA, generous Paid Time Off, and paid holidays.

Published

09/28/2018

Start Date

10/15/2018

Application Deadline

10/15/2018

Address

2820 W. Ina Road
Tucson
AZ
85741-2502
United States

Description

Interfaith Community Services (ICS) is a 33-year-old non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides services for seniors, adults with disabilities, and individuals facing financial crises in the greater Tucson community. The mission of ICS is to help people in need achieve stable, healthy and independent lives. Essential safety-net services include emergency assistance for rent, utilities; emergency food boxes and supplies for low-income families and individuals; a resource center for employment assistance, financial literacy, and job coaching; and transportation and caregiving services for seniors. ICS is supported by 850 volunteers, 105 faith communities, and many community partners.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION. The Grant Proposal Writer serves as a key member of the Development team, which is charged with implementing the philanthropic direction and marketing/communications activity for Interfaith Community Services as detailed in the agency’s strategic plan. The primary responsibilities of the Grant Proposal Writer position include crafting agency grant proposals, supportive materials and funder reports, helping to identify potential federal and foundation grant funding opportunities, conducting basic research for grant submissions and maintaining the agency’s annual grants calendar.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:


Research and Grant Preparation:  

·        Work with Philanthropy Director to research, identify and develop potential foundation and government grant funding sources to support ICS programs and special projects                                                                   

·        Provide guidance on funder priorities and submission guidelines

·        Monitor and gather research and information on programs and target issues in order to develop grant submissions and Letters of Intent. Interface with program leadership and conduct internal/external interviews, as well as cull data from relevant studies using online, Census, library and other statistical and reporting sources

·        Interface with the Chief Financial & Administrative

·         Officer, Chief Executive Officer,

program directors and Philanthropy Director on grant budgets and funding requests

·        Manage annual grants calendar and apprise Philanthropy Director of impending deadlines


Grant Writing:

·        Organize and synthesize data transforming information into clear, compelling and mission-driven cases for support. Draft grant copy and content to meet funder’s specifications and to translate ideas into effective grant proposals

·        Compose grant proposal cover letters and assist in preparing funder thank you letters as needed 

·        Collect, develop and organize supportive exhibits and presentations materials


Grant Compliance and Reporting:

  • Monitor grant report dates and requirements and apprise Philanthropy Director and appropriate staff of necessary follow-up to meet deadlines and funder requests
  • Draft program reports and proof of performance materials
  • Alert to and attend grant discovery sessions and funder instructional meetings as needed

Administrative and Other Duties:

·        Assist in updating ICS agency profiles on GuideStar, Charity Navigator and funder sites

·        Participate in local grant professionals group

·        Participate in staff meetings and other activities as needed



Qualifications:

·     Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3 years prior grant or technical writing experiences preferred

·     Excellent writing, editing and research skills

·     Solid organizational, analytical and time management skills

·     Ability to work collaboratively with other staff and volunteers.

·     Self-motivated and able to work both independently and as part of a team.

·     Ability to manage multiple assignments to meet stringent deadlines

·     Excellent interpersonal skills with high professionalism

·     Ability to maintain confidentiality

·     Proficiency using the latest version of Microsoft Office, email and web searches  

·     Ability to adhere to ICS Code of Conduct and uphold agency values of compassion, diplomacy, service, and mutual respect for others.


Reports to: Philanthropy and Public Relations Director


Support provided by: Development Administrative Assistant


Work Schedule: Part-time, 25 hours per week, Monday through Friday. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required


Compensation: Depending on qualifications and experience. Simple IRA, generous Paid Time Off, and paid holidays.


FLSA Status: Non- Exempt


To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, professional writing sample, salary requirements and three professional references to: recruiting@icstucson.org


Applications will be accepted until position is filled. A writing test may be administered to final candidates prior to hire.

Level of Language Proficiency

English

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

recruiting@icstucson.org
http://www.icstucson.org

Please send cover letter, resume, professional writing sample, salary requirements and three professional references to: recruiting@icstucson.org. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. A writing test may be administered to final candidates prior to hire.


 


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