St. Francis House is the largest day shelter in Massachusetts. Located in the heart of downtown Boston, we serve an average of 500 poor and homeless men and women a day, 365 days a year. Our basic, rehabilitative, and housing services overlap and build on one another to provide our guests with continuous and comprehensive care.
This position requires a thoughtful, pro-active, and highly organized professional with a proven track record in grant management and writing. The Sr. Grant Writer II is responsible for telling the St. Francis House story in a compelling and strategic manner. This position will be charged with building upon existing relationships and finding new revenue sources in the private and public sectors. Affiliated tasks include research, managing and tracking a grants calendar, proposal submission, reporting and building a solid stewardship program.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Compile, write, and edit all grant applications exhibiting strong writing skills.
Build solid and lasting relationships with funder’s through creative cultivations, stewardship and consistent timely outreach.
Develop and maintain excellent collaborative relationships with St. Francis House staff to better understand the needs, impact, data, and budgets for our programs, in order to submit the strongest proposals possible.
Apply for new private and public funding sources for projects, programs and new initiatives by researching databases (Foundation Search, Guide Star) and print sources and analyze them to identify likely opportunities.
Develop individual grant proposals in accordance with each grant-making organization’s preferences and follow exactly each grant-making organization’s guidelines.
Keep in contact with funders during their review of a submitted grant application in order to be able to supply additional supportive material if needed.
Manage the process of supplying progress reports when required by funders which in includes working with staff to collect data on outcomes for funded program.
Track all correspondence, submissions and reports in database/Raiser’s Edge.
Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university and three to five years related experience.
Compensation and Benefits:
We offer a competitive salary and extensive benefit plans including:
Medical and Dental Insurance
Employer paid Life, Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
403(b) Retirement Savings Plan with employer match
Four weeks paid Vacation per year
Twelve paid Holidays per year
Twelve paid Sick Days per year
How to Apply:
Send resume and cover letter to Human Resources,
St. Francis House, 39 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116