Website RAW Art Works
RAW is seeking a motivated writer and experienced fundraiser who works alongside fundraising professionals and program staff to meet the organization’s foundation, corporate, and government grants annual revenue targets. This is a full-time position. The Grant Writer #2 will work on a team of two writers under the guidance of the Director of Development to generate grant funding from private, community, and family foundations as well as corporate and government grant funders. On a given year, grants are responsible for 45-50% of our overall operating budget, which is approximately $2.2MM and growing. We are looking for someone with energy, enthusiasm, and commitment, who holds themselves to a high standard of craft and productivity.
Primary Responsibility – Foundation, Corporate and Government Grant Funding
- Develop well-researched, tailored, and high-impact proposals reports, acknowledgment letters, and other grant-related deliverables through authentic, effective and compelling communication in a voice that reflects RAW’s mission, programs and goals.
- Work closely with program staff to strategize around grant opportunities and determine proposal deliverables.
- Work in collaboration with key staff to develop proposal components, e.g. budgets, attachments, supporting documents, etc.
- Leverage existing systems and engage Director of Development, Executive Director, other senior staff, and youth to schedule and orchestrate meetings and site visits with funders and strategize the most impactful visit formats.
- The Grant Writer regularly represents the organization at external meetings and builds new partnerships with funders and collaborators.
- With guidance from Director of Development, monitor all operations related to grant funding from foundations as well as corporate and government funders, including prospect research and developing strategies.
- Also monitor the annual calendar of proposals, letters of inquiry and reports submitted to local, regional and national funders, including complex program and organizational budgets.
- 3-5 years of demonstrated success in foundation, corporate, and government relations.
- Familiarity with funding community in Greater Boston and beyond.
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Internet skills and computer literacy in word processing, spreadsheets, and database management and gift processing (Results Plus)
- Exceptional level of personal organization and attention to detail, with strong project and process planning skills (systems)
- Proven ability to work under pressure and on a range of time-sensitive projects simultaneously
- Occasional evening and weekend event support. Must have reliable transportation.
Educational Requirement: Bachelor’s degree preferred. A wide range of disciplines is acceptable.
Application Deadline: Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
To Apply: Please submit cover letter, resume, and 2-3 grant proposal samples with the subject line “Grant Writer” to: firstname.lastname@example.org.