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Development Manager, Grant Writing

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Literacy Inc. (LINC)
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New York, NY

Literacy Inc. (LINC)


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Published 25 days ago

Literacy Inc. (LINC) mobilizes resources in high-need communities to surround children with a literacy-rich environment at home, school, and in their neighborhood. Our 2-Gen holistic approach fosters early literacy development to nurture generations of lifelong learners. LINC’s vision is to harness the power that exists in every community to make literacy a value and a right of all children.

A pioneer in the field of early literacy, LINC leads several collective impact initiatives in addition to its comprehensive programs, and was honored as a finalist for the 2018 & 2019 Nonprofit Excellence Awards in recognition of its high level of overall organizational management and won the 2018 award for Excellence in Financial Management and the 2019 award for Excellence in Resource Development and Fundraising.

Job Title: Development Manager, Grant Writing, Full-Time

Reports To: Director of Advancement

Position Summary

LINC seeks a Development Manager, Grant Writing, to join its award-winning Development team which underpins the mandate of the Fundraising, Advocacy and Communications department to raise resources and increase the visibility of LINC’s important work. With an annual fundraising goal of $4 million, LINC is currently experiencing growth and transformation as it enters its 25th Anniversary. The ideal candidate will join LINC at a critical and exciting time.

As a key member of our team, the Development Manager, Grant Writing, will work closely with the executive team to assist in cultivating, sustaining, and growing our relationships with foundation prospects. The role will write effective and compelling communications, grants, reports, and LOIs leveraging academic research and LINC’s evaluation and impact findings. Reporting to the Director of Advancement, the Development Manager, Grant Writing, will oversee all of our foundation grant preparation, submission, and reporting, including the management of our existing foundation portfolio and the research of new prospects. This position also oversees the application process and compliance with charity watchdog groups.

The ideal candidate is a superb writer, creative and analytical, who is passionate about research, reading, and writing. The ability to handle multiple projects under tight deadlines is a must.

Responsibilities

  • Leverage academic research and LINC’s impact to write effective and compelling proposals, reporting materials, and additional communications that ensure support for LINC’s mission and programs.
  • Manage the integrity of the database of foundation donors, while also ensuring acknowledgement letters are mailed promptly and accurately.
  • Upgrade our grant research strategy to organize a pipeline for new funding solicitation and acquisition processes.
  • Improve our cultivation and communications strategies to foster a community of engaged foundation staff and leadership.
  • Meet regularly with program staff to collect stories, data (qualitative & quantitative), and other information pertinent to the development of intelligent and compelling proposals and informational materials.
  • Manage the integrity of the database of donors and potential donors, while also ensuring acknowledgement letters are mailed promptly and accurately.
  • Collaborate with other members of the Development team, and across other departments.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

Skills/Qualifications

4+ years of direct experience in grant writing a must.

Bachelor’s Degree required and related certifications preferred.

Background in fundraising is necessary, and previous experience in research or policy is helpful.

High level of creativity, initiative, and motivation.

Excellent organization and research skills

Superior writing, analytical, listening and verbal communication skills are necessary.

Ability to work independently and as a member of a diverse team.

Proactive, and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously, and under tight deadlines.

Ability to exercise good judgment.

Curious, collaborative, information seeking, continuous learner and creative problem solver.

Able to work in a fast-paced organization and adapt to complexity or ambiguity.

Demonstrated passion for LINC's mission.

To submit an application, please email your cover letter, resume, and writing samples to Eliana Godoy - egodoy@lincnyc.org, with the subject line: Development Manager, Grant Writing.

Literacy Inc. (LINC) mobilizes resources in high-need communities to surround children with a literacy-rich environment at home, school, and in their neighborhood. Our 2-Gen holistic approach fosters early literacy development to…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

Location

5030 Broadway, New York, NY 10034

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To submit an application, please email your cover letter, resume, and writing samples to Suzette Soltero, with the subject line: Development Manager, Grant Writing.

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