Grant Writer

Job Type

Full Time



Start Date


Application Deadline



171 West 85th Street
New York
New York
United States



Position Description Summary: The grant writer develops and maintains relationships with institutional donors including foundations, corporations, and government funders, through letters, proposals, reports, and verbal communication. This includes describing DOROT’s mission and vision, presenting client cases and program accomplishments, and researching and updating related demographic trends. The writer identifies prospective funders, advises program staff of funding requirements, drafts program narratives, plans budgets in collaboration with the finance department, and records grant timelines using the donor database.

Primary Responsibilities:

·       Write and edit letters of inquiry, grant proposals and reports, program summaries, and other funding correspondence

·       Build institutional funding base by identifying new grant opportunities; inviting existing funders to increase funding for general operations and/or explore program-based support; and re-establishing relationships with lapsed funders

·       Work with program directors throughout the agency to develop program concepts, define objectives, and present client cases and program accomplishments

·       Assist with formulating program budgets, connecting funding lines to program narratives; verify funding streams per program area

·       Track institutional giving patterns and funding deadlines using Raiser’s Edge

·       Collaborate within development department to communicate organizational and programmatic achievements and devise funding strategies

·       Engage clients, volunteers, and donors at specified DOROT events

·       Other duties as assigned


·       Bachelor of Arts Degree

·       Three years of professional grant writing or professional editing/writing experience

·       Outstanding writing and editing skills

·       Must demonstrate creativity and passion in their writing

·       Must have the ability to glean information from previous proposals to meet specific funder requirements

·       Ability to work quickly and produce a polished piece of work requiring little editing.

·       Exceptional organizational and time management skills

·       Strong interpersonal skills

·       Professional experience in the non-profit sector preferred

·       Interest in the field of aging, human services and development preferred

·       Proficiency with MS Office 2010

·       Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge a plus


Generous paid time off, medical, dental insurance and 403b plan.

Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please send your current resume, a cover letter, and salary requirements to jlogan@dorotusa ,org