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Grants Specialist

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O trabalho pode ser executado em ou perto de Boston, MA
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Resumo dos Detalhes

Tipo de Emprego
Tempo Integral
Data de Início
18 de setembro de 2024
Prazo para Inscrições
1 de agosto de 2024
Nível de Experiência
Intermediário
Salário
USD $58.249 - $61.300 / ano
commensurate with experience

Descrição

Reporting to the Director of Institutional Advancement and in collaboration with the Executive Director and the Director of Marketing and Communications, the Grants Specialist will have the unique opportunity to help shape the future direction of WriteBoston as it stabilizes its revenue and expands its reach in Boston and Gateway Cities. Focused on identifying and soliciting corporations and foundations to fund values-aligned opportunities, this position will inherit a robust existing portfolio of grantors.

WHO WE ARE

WriteBoston fosters deep learning for youth and educators. We elevate and reshape the role of literacy – writing, reading, and discussion – so that all youth think critically and can use their voice to create change. WriteBoston offers professional development and coaching for educators and afterschool and summer programming for youth. All of our work seeks to enhance the learning experiences of young people. To learn more about our work, visit writeboston.org.

At WriteBoston, we are a collaborative, mission-oriented team. View our staff norms to learn more about how our values are embedded in our operations and what our team culture entails.

CORE JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

The Grants Specialist will work closely with the Director of Institutional Advancement to create and implement an annual strategy for WriteBoston, develop deep knowledge of our programs, maintain grants applications and reports for the organization, update grants narratives to reflect programmatic initiatives, and effectively and ethically communicate WriteBoston’s impact story to seed new grantors. 

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Manage and expand an existing portfolio of foundation and corporate donors and its grants submission process;
  • Prospect for new and under-explored funding opportunities;
  • Draft content for grant proposals, reports, and related communications;
  • Liaise with the Teens in Print Program Director, Director of Professional Learning and Partnerships, and other team members to fulfill data requests for grant applications;
  • Secure sponsorship and support the logistics for special events, especially WriteBoston’s Pros&Conversation fundraiser;
  • Contribute content to newsletters, annual reports, and other stewardship materials;
  • Manage, monitor and update WriteBoston’s grants calendar and implement timely follow-up processes for foundations;
  • Assist in the planning and preparation of stewardship and cultivation meetings to be led by the Executive Director and the Director of Institutional Advancement, and;
  • Support additional development projects, operations, and activities as requested.

WHO YOU ARE

We recognize that people from marginalized backgrounds are often less likely to apply for a role if they don’t meet every job requirement. We encourage applicants of all backgrounds to apply. We’ll honor your lived and professional experience as key aspects of your candidacy for the role and prioritize applicants with experience dismantling the structural inequities that exist in education and disproportionately impact youth and families with traditionally marginalized identities. In addition to the skills and experience listed below, the right orientation is equally important.

Qualifications (Experience & Skills) 

  • High Priority Experience and Skills:
  • 3-5 years of grant writing experience, preferably with foundations and corporations.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to interact effectively with colleagues and partners.
  • Research, writing, and proofreading skills with consistent attention to detail, and/or a willingness to grow and develop these skills.
  • Analytical skills and use of data to drive decision-making and to build consensus/support
  • Organizational skills and ability to create systems to manage multiple projects.
  • Communication
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively connect and convey information with a variety of audiences via written and verbal communication.
  • Strong ability to communicate the importance of WriteBoston’s mission verbally and in writing. This role will require direct and indirect communication with WriteBoston donors, volunteers, and program constituents including educators and teens. 
  • Relationship building
  • Highly collaborative and able to work as part of a cross-functional team. 
  • Promotes a professional collaborative learning culture that prioritizes transparency, ongoing feedback, and opportunities for growth.
  • Project management
  • Self-motivated and organized independent worker who functions effectively in a hybrid work environment while being an enthusiastic team member committed to shared success
  • Strong approach to project management that emphasizes collaboration, clarity, and organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate successfully with others and manage different timelines. Comfortable juggling lots of components at once.
  • Promoting Equity
  • Commitment to improving your ability to recognize and respond to biases, inequities, and oppressive ideologies.
  • Commitment to a community-centric fundraising model that prioritizes the entire community over individual funders.
  • Commitment to amplifying youth and teachers’ voices from persistently marginalized communities.
  • Commitment to increasing equity in opportunity and outcomes for youth and educators and to recognizing factors known to significantly impact differential outcomes for youth and educators, including race, ethnicity, language, and socio-economic status.
  • Administrative/Other
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to use systems in place and create new ones.
  • Proficient in Google Suite and comfortable using/learning other tech and software (i.e. Asana, Slack, DonorPerfect, etc.)

Other requirements: This position requires a Bachelors’ degree or equivalent.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location: WriteBoston’s office is located at 555 Amory Street, Jamaica Plain, MA. Advancement staff work a hybrid schedule, typically 2 days in the office and 3 days remote. WriteBoston will provide necessary technology. 

Position Details: This is a full time position. Looking to hire early September.

Candidates: In all of our work, we acknowledge that our education system has been deeply shaped by systemic racism, resulting in far-reaching inequities in both opportunities and outcomes for BIPOC and other historically marginalized students. WriteBoston’s work is guided by our conviction to create a more equitable and just education system that our students deserve. As an organization, we stand against racism and all forms of oppression including homophobia, transphobia, classism, sexism, ableism, and xenophobia. We commit to focused and sustained action to dismantle racist systems, policies, practices, and ideologies within ourselves and our networks.

Reporting to the Director of Institutional Advancement and in collaboration with the Executive Director and the Director of Marketing and Communications, the Grants Specialist will have the unique opportunity to help shape the future…

Benefícios

Salary and Benefits: 

  • Starting annual salary range of $58,249 to $61,300 commensurate with experience (full-time position)
  • 4 weeks of paid vacation and 11 paid holidays, plus paid time off from Dec 24 through Jan 1
  • Personal time, sick leave, and Dependent Care Assistance Plan 
  • Health and dental insurance and access to a Flexible Spending Account
  • Paid parental leave (eligible after 3 months full time employment) 
  • 401K for all full time staff with an annual contribution from WriteBoston 
  • Yearly professional learning budget to support your continued growth and development
  • Transparent and equitable Performance Management Process 

We are an explicitly family-friendly organization. We expect employees to work hard and complete work in a timely manner, but also prioritize work/life balance and a culture of work that is both ambitious and humane.

Salary and Benefits: 

  • Starting annual salary range of $58,249 to $61,300 commensurate with experience (full-time position)
  • 4 weeks of paid vacation and 11 paid holidays, plus paid time…

Localização

Híbrido
O trabalho pode ser executado em ou perto de Boston, MA
555 Amory St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130, USA

Como se inscrever

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Dr. Abdi Ali, Executive Director at development@writeboston.org. No phone calls, please.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Dr. Abdi Ali, Executive Director at development@writeboston.org. No phone calls, please.

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