Hudson/Catskill Housing Coalition seeks an enthusiastic, hard-working, and organized Grant Writing Assistant to support our Grant Writing team in researching grant opportunities, outreach and correspondence with funders, tracking past and future submissions, identifying funding opportunities for which the organization qualifies, and preparing and editing drafts of applications. The position is Part Time at 60 hours a month, which will fluctuate weekly based on deadlines. The pay rate is $25/hour.
Primary Roles & Responsibilities:
Under the direction of the Program Coordinator and in collaboration with the Grant Writing team, the Grant Writing Assistant identifies, researches, and pursues foundation grant funding opportunities to support/enhance/expand HCHC programs, services, and initiatives.
A. Oversees all aspects of grant submission management, including tracking past submissions and their status, identifying suitable funding sources and opportunities, engagement with program officers at foundations to solicit proposal invitations and request review of draft applications, tracking and managing deadlines and progress of applications, soliciting feedback from funders for rejected grants, and drafting reports (according to grant requirements) and maintaining follow up communication with funders who have provided grants.
B. Identify programs and initiatives that have the potential to attract significant public and/or private sector support.
C. Liaise with internal staff including program coordinator, the board of directors, grant writing manager, and accountant to obtain the information required to present the program’s concept, purpose, goals, objectives, and budgets
D. Assistance in all aspects of the grant writing, preparation, and submission process.
E. Maintain grant planning calendar to coordinate workflow and prioritization of applications
F. Collaborate with program managers and accountant to collect and report all required information to foundations and other funders.
G. Maintain organized internal database tracking and scheduling all submissions and foundation contacts.
Required Experience and Skills:
Hudson/Catskill Housing Coalition seeks an enthusiastic, hard-working, and organized Grant Writing Assistant to support our Grant Writing team in researching grant opportunities, outreach and correspondence with funders, tracking…