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Grant Writer

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Fountain House, Inc.
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New York, NY
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Published 29 days ago

Fountain House Mission

Fountain House is dedicated to the recovery of men and women with mental illness by providing opportunities for our members to live, work, and learn, while contributing their talents through a community of mutual support.

POSITION SUMMARY

Fountain House currently seeks a new Grant Writer to support the activities of our dynamic development team! The Grant Writer is the author for letters of intent, grant proposals, grant progress reports, and will also play a role in research prospecting for funding possibilities. The candidate should have proven expertise in applying to foundations, and corporations for grants related to service innovation, demonstration projects, evaluation, cost benefit studies and research, as well as ensuring compliance with such grants.

Job Responsibilities

  • Identifies, researches, and recommends new potential foundation and other funding prospects that align with the Fountain House organizational vision, mission, and strategy
  • Maintains prospect databases and robust pipelines of new potential funders
  • Supports strategy meetings and implements action items for the Director of Corporate and Foundations as they scope out different program offerings and determine proposal concepts
  • Authors proposal drafts for Letters of Intent (LOIs) and full grant proposals, and collaborates across teams to gather and include relevant inputs and necessary data into each proposal
  • Assembles all relevant components of proposals, and ensures that a Fountain House proposal submission complies with all proposal parameters and detailed requirements for each funder
  • Meets proposal deadlines by adhering to systems and timelines for the different phrases of proposal creation including information gathering, writing, review, approval, and transmittal
  • Supports grant management activities for secured grants, including documenting and communicating reporting requirements, tracking correspondence with funders, producing grant progress reports, and keeping up with funder reporting requirements and action items
  • Collaborates with the Director of Corporate and Foundations to create and maintain internal systems, structures, and processes to streamline and organize the Development team’s activities and workflow, particularly with regard to foundation grants
  • Responsible for other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Education

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and/or experience
  • Two years of working in fundraising or in a nonprofit setting highly preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including ability to proofread and draft high-quality documents
  • Highly organized, reliable, and able to balance multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Having passion for and commitment to exceptional quality and customer service
  • Solutions-oriented and resourceful self-starter who shows determination to solve problems and has the ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Positive attitude and humble service-oriented approach
  • Ability to work independently and in a highly collaborative team environment across multiple programs and departments
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, oversee, and complete projects independently
  • Demonstrated ability to work with confidential information in a trustworthy and reliable manner
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

·       Top Shelf research skills

·       Self-starter with demonstrated good judgment, critical thinking, flexibility, resourcefulness, and problem‑solving abilities

·       Strong and persuasive writer, with editing and proofreading skills

·       Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and familiarity with fundraising software (Salesforce)

·       Creative, detail oriented and thrives in a collaborative environment

Qualifications are subject to change in accordance with government regulations.

Fountain House is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE

Currently, Fountain House, Inc. is not able to sponsor visas.

Note: This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required. The employer has the right to revise this job description at any time. This job description is not to be construed as a contract for employment.

Fountain House Mission

Fountain House is dedicated to the recovery of men and women with mental illness by providing opportunities for our members to live, work, and learn, while contributing their talents through a community of mutual…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Temporary
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
Associated Location
W 47th St, New York, NY 10036, USA

How to Apply

Application Instructions: 

To apply for this position, review our website at https://fountainhouse.org/careers and please submit your application upload your resume, cover letter and salary requirements here:

https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/493436

Application Instructions: 

To apply for this position, review our website at https://fountainhouse.org/careers and please submit your application upload your resume, cover letter…

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