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Grant Writer

Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion (IBA)
Job Title: Grant Writer
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September 30th, 2019
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Grant Writer  (full time) 

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: Established in 1968, Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA) empowers and engages individuals and families to improve their lives through high quality affordable housing, education and arts programs.

JOB SUMMARY: The Grant Writer is responsible for supporting the Chief Development Officer by researching, writing, editing and submitting proposals, letters of inquiry, thank you letters, requests to sponsors and other correspondence. S/he will work as a member of a team responsible for increasing, diversifying and sustaining philanthropic support for IBA from foundations, individuals, corporations and government sources. S/he will organize electronic grant files, submit monthly reports and complete regular database entry. S/he will conduct funder prospect research on a regular basis. The Grant Writer reports to IBA’s Chief Development Officer.


Planning, Writing and Reporting

  • Researches, writes grant proposals, letters of inquiry, thank you letters, and reports to multiple funding sources.
  • Researches potential corporations, foundations, and government sources of funding.
  • Works with Chief Development Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Finance staff and Senior Program Director on grant prioritization and strategy.
  • Meets with each Program Director at least bi-monthly to discuss upcoming deadlines, any programmatic updates and grant strategy.

Administrative support

  • Supports the Chief Development Officer and Chief Executive Officer in their funder cultivation efforts.
  • Keeps organized and accurate electronic files of all fundraising documents (grants, reports, letters, etc.)
  • Prepares and sends grant acknowledgements in a timely fashion.
  • Organizes materials for proposal submissions and submits.
  • Miscellaneous office work including but not limited to photocopying and filing of documents.

Database Administrator

  • Enters and updates accurate grant information in Salesforce (funder information, proposals submitted, funds raised, deadlines, tasks, etc.) on a daily basis.
  • Generates and disseminates fundraising reports (e.g. showing secured, pending, anticipated funding etc.) from Salesforce on a regular basis. These include but are not limited to tailored monthly reports for each Program Director and bi-weekly “30-60-90” report for Executive Team.


  • Participates fully in staff meetings.
  • Participates fully in the organization’s annual community and fundraising events.
  • Carries out ad hoc duties as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (English, nonprofit management, business management, etc.)
  • At least 2 years of experience in grant research and writing, including preparation and submission to federal and state agencies, foundations and corporations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Bilingual, Spanish-English, preferred.
  • Strong administrative, organizational skills, and attentive to details.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks accurately and adhere to deadlines.
  • Ability to work autonomously and in a team setting.
  • Experience working with Salesforce, preferred.
  • High degree of computer literacy with excellent knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and data base software application required.
  • Good moral character, mature judgment, and a strong sense of responsibility and dedication.
  • Highly positive and enthusiastic style; capable of motivating others.
  • Outstanding project management skills, with the ability to drive complex, multi-faceted projects forward to deliver results on time; advanced problem-solving and decision-making skills and the ability to multi-task and handle a high pressure environment with timeline pressures.
  • Experience working in an urban community with diverse population.
  • Customer service-oriented.
  • Able to work a flexible schedule.


  • 1 - 2 years of experience in grant granting, proposal development, preparation, and writing, including budget preparation and submission to federal and state agencies, foundations, and/or corporation, preferred but not required.

Please submit your resume, cover letter and one writing sample (3 pages maximum) to:

IBA-Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción
405 Shawmut Avenue
Boston MA, 02118

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