Application Deadline: February 28, 2021
Position Type: Volunteer
Position Title: Grant Researcher
Purpose: helpNYC seeks applicants for the position of Volunteer Grant Researcher to help support their mission, increasing accessibility to helpful resources for those in need throughout the five boroughs. Under the direction of the Grant Writer, performs a wide range of key functions necessary to the grant development process.
helpNYC is a peer driven community initiative that educates, advocates for, and provides direct services to people who are in need. We promote Human Rights, Social Justice, and social and economic opportunities. Our belief that people are the experts in their own lives is the essence of our work.
The successful candidate filling the role of Grant Researcher will be passionate about advocacy and believe in supporting the dignity of individuals.
What you will be doing
- Researches, analyzes, compiles and presents complex data from a variety of sources in order to communicate and reinforce difficult concepts and to communicate large amounts of quantifiable data for grant proposals. Data is presented in a variety of formats such as graphs, maps, charts, illustrations, tables, diagrams, flow charts, plain text and other formats as needed.
- Prepares complex grant budgets in a variety of formats. Develops, implements and maintains the budget spreadsheet template and budget narrative template for use by grant writer.
- Reviews relevant policies; federal, state and local laws and regulations; and funding agency policies to determine how they relate to budgeting for specific grants.
- Maintains the necessary records, files, reports, databases and resource material pertinent to grant writing activities to ensure aid and assist Grant Writer and to ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
- Writes sections of grant proposals such as budget narratives, and agency description sections. Edits private foundation proposals. Drafts letters of commitment from internal and external stakeholders. Creates and/or gathers supporting material for grant proposals such as job descriptions, resumes, maps, organizational charts, demographic data, and the like.
- Researches funding sources and disseminates information on funding opportunities to grant writing staff.
- Develops, implements and monitors the helpNYC website(s). Creates online interactive surveys and captures the results in spreadsheet format.
- Performs a variety of administrative support activities to ensure prospective proposal requirements are met in a timely manner.
- Performs special projects and other related duties as assigned.
- Associate’s degree or two years of college level course work in business communications, English, journalism or related area.
- Experience performing the duties described above may substitute for the degree requirement or college level coursework on a year for year basis.
- Two years of related experience preferably in the area of grants and contracts development/management, fundraising or public affairs.
- Proficient using spreadsheet, word processing, database and presentation software and must have experience integrating software applications to produce complex documents.
- Advance working knowledge of Google Workspace, Zoom, Mailchimp, and other web based productivity applications.
- Experience with Candid services such as Foundation Directory Online.
- Must have the ability to learn and apply knowledge of all pertinent federal, state and local regulations.
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and establish and maintain effective working relationships.
- 10 hours per week minimum
- The successful candidate can choose to work one day M-F for 10 hours or two days M-F for 5 hours each
- Training for this position will be provided
- This position will be part of a collaborative effort on the Development Team
- Acknowledgement of Service and Certificate of Recognition
- Networking opportunities
- This position has the possibility to convert to a full or part-time salaried position
Applicants should submit their cover letter, resume, and supporting documents to opportunities@helpNYC.co with the position title in the subject line.
Issues Area(s): Children & Youth, Civic Engagement, Communications Access, Community Development, Disability, Housing & Homelessness, Human Rights & Civil Liberties, Hunger, Food Security, Immigrants, LGBTQ, Mental Health, Philanthropy, Policy, Poverty, Race & Ethnicity, and Substance Misuse & Addiction.
Posted: January 4, 2021