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Grant Writer

Essex County Community Foundation
Job Title: Grant Writer
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September 1st, 2019
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POSITION DESCRIPTION Title: Grant writer Classification: Part-time, consultant. 5-10 hours per week (depending on schedule) Reports to: Vice President for Grants, Donor and Nonprofit Services ____________________________________________________________________________ Position Summary Under the direction of and in collaboration with the Vice President for Grants, Donor and Nonprofit Services, the Grant Writer will identify, research, define and develop funding sources to support existing ECCF programs and initiatives as well as prospective new initiatives. The individual selected will also coordinate the development, writing and submission of cover letters, proposals and all supporting materials required for submission to foundations. The position is also responsible for collecting, tracking and completing all grant reports due to foundations. This position will also work collaboratively with other colleagues in the Grants and Services Department as well as the Development and Marketing team to ensure timely, compelling, complete, well-articulated and winning proposals. This position is key in achieving ongoing support for ECCF initiatives. Essential Functions: • Candidate will conduct foundation research to seek funding opportunities for all ECCF initiatives and programming by utilizing databases and other resources available • Maintain grants calendar and timeline • Write, compile and submit compelling, well-articulated and winning proposals, LOIs and cover letters • Update and maintain the foundation records in database (FIMS) • Collect data, track, report, write and submit Interim and final reports in timely fashion • Meet with program, development and leadership teams to ensure clear content and initiative content capture as well as strategic alignment Qualifications: • Candidate should have at least three to five years of experience as a grant writer and researcher either independently or with another organization • Proven ability to produce persuasive, compelling and winning proposals • Excellent written and organizational skills as well as attention to detail • Exceptional foundation research skills using multiple databases • Ability to work well under pressure and meet quick and/or multiple deadlines • Candidates should be professional self-motivated and professional • Knowledge of the local, regional and national philanthropic community preferred • Excellent computer skills • Experience working for a community foundation a plus Requirements: The following education requirements are considered essential: • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required. The following physical and other requirements are considered essential: • Must be able to perform tasks which involve the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work on a daily basis. Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation. Effect on End Result: • ECCF develops a robust and strong pipeline of funding opportunities for new and existing foundation sources through research • Foundation support for existing initiatives increases by a minimum of 10% • All proposals to foundations are submitted in a timely and expert fashion • All data, reports and tracking is kept organized, up-to-date and streamlined Send or e-mail a cover letter and resume, in confidence, to: Carol Lavoie Schuster Vice President for Grants and Services Essex County Community Foundation 175 Andover Street Danvers, MA 01923 978-777-8876 www.eccf.org c.lavoieschuster@eccf.org

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