Job Posting
Grant Writer

UBU is a wonderful organization run by an amazing organization dedicated to helping children get off the streets and into the most incredible educational programs.

We are currently looking for two new grant leader positions to be filled to help champion the grant writing programs for UBU. The position is for a Development Manager of Grant Writing. Below is some information on the position.

The Development Manager of Grant Writing will oversee UBUís fundraising efforts and be a contributing member to the senior management team.  The ideal candidate will be energized by interacting with funders and donors, and skilled at managing the many moving pieces of the fundraising program. 

The Development Manager of Grant Writing position could be a great fit for a seasoned (3-5 yearsí experience) development associate, grant writer or other development professional who is looking to assume a leadership position fundraising for a fantastic organization. 

Job Description

Individual will be responsible for writing proposals for both unrestricted operating revenue and restricted funds and for submitting timely and accurate reports for all existing grant funded projects.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources.
  • Perform prospect research on foundations and corporations to evaluate prospects for corporate and foundation grants.
  • Work with finance to gather information necessary to report to corporate/foundation funders on current grant programs.
  • Comply with all grant reporting as required by foundation/corporate donors.
  • Provide stewardship to current donors, including work with Grants & Research Manager to provide regular written updates (newsletters etc.) to corporate and foundation donors.
  • Understanding of institutional history and programs.
  • Make appointments for VP Development and Grants and Research Manager with foundation officers and other prospects, arrange for onsite tours for supporters (foundation officers, foundation trustees).
  • Maintain current records in database and in paper files, including grant tracking and reporting.
  • Track statistics relevant to development and provide department with written materials necessary for donor stewardship (visitor number and diversity, educational program attendance, etc.).
  • Work with Grants & Research Manager to provide development input for all written institutional materials (including Annual Report, Member magazine).
  • Assist with other fundraising projects as requested
Knowledge and Skills:
  • Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals.
  • Strong editing skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of fundraising information sources.
  • Experience with proposal writing and institutional donors.
  • Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research.
  • Strong contributor in team environments
  • Minimum of two years experience with grant writing.
  • Previous experience with non-profit fundraising.
  • Experience working in deadline driven environments.
  • Able to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines.
  • Able to monitor and meet income goals.

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