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Grant-Writing Opportunity

Job description

The Center for the Integration & Advancement of New Americans (CIANA) is a social services organization that works to integrate new immigrants from South Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, and Latin America into the socio-economic and civic life of American society while maintaining pride in their cultural heritage.

Our Department of Communications and Development is looking for a resourceful researcher and excellent writer to fill our Grants volunteer position. The selected candidate will be directly involved with the grant-writing process in order to secure funds for CIANA from foundations and government agencies. The volunteer will be responsible for finding potential grants, and will work with our Executive Director to decide which grants to apply for, develop a timeline for submitting the application, and gathering materials and information needed for the proposal.

Requirements:

  • At least two years of college completed
  • Studying Communications, Journalism, English, Writing, History, Nonprofit Management, Public Affairs or a related field.
  • Experience applying to and receiving personal scholarships and/or grants for student clubs or outside organizations
  • Knowledge of the grant-writing process and non-profit development
  • Experience applying to grants for non-profits is a huge plus
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines, including those on short notice
  • Keen attention to detail, ability to articulate, and sharp decision-making skills

Everyday Duties:

  • Research foundations and grants on GuideStar, Candid (formerly the Foundation Center), and other platforms
  • Work with the Executive Director and Development VISTA to plan grants calendar and application strategy
  • Develop and compile supporting documents including metrics, testimonials, and reports for grant applications
  • Draft narrative proposals and responses to application questions
  • If necessary, draft letters of inquiry or letters of intent
  • Conduct research on other sources of funding, and brainstorm strategies for CIANA’s financial growth
  • Maintain relationships with donors and foster engagement

Projects:

  • Maintain grant database and create grant calendar
  • Research and apply for at least two grants

Compensation: Unpaid, but may be completed for academic credit

Hours: 10-15 hours per week

For more information, please visit CIANA’s website at www.cianainc.org or check out our social media at @cianainc.

Job description

The Center for the Integration & Advancement of New Americans (CIANA) is a social services organization that works to integrate new immigrants from South Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, and Latin America into the…

Details at a Glance

  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)
  • Recurrence
    Recurring

Location

On-site

CIANA

31-09 Newtown Ave, Queens, NY 11102, USA
411

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