Freelance Grant Writer

The grant writer will research and lead grant writing efforts. A primary focus of this position is to gather information from various departments and coordinate/write grant proposals for donors.

Primary Responsibilities

  1. Searches grants and communicate to the executive director on grants announced domestically or overseas
  2. Prepares proposals by determining concept, gathering and formatting information, writing drafts, and obtaining approvals.
  3. Determines proposal concept by identifying and clarifying opportunities and needs, studying requests for proposal (RFPs), and attending strategy meetings.
  4. Meets proposal deadline by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering, writing, review, approval, and transmittal.
  5. Coordinates requirements with contributors and contributes proposal status information to review meetings.
  6. Gathers proposal information by identifying sources of information, coordinating submissions and collections, and identifying and communicating risks associated with proposals.
  7. Develops proposal by assembling information including project nature, objectives/outcomes/deliverables, implementation, methods, timetable, staffing, budget, standards of performance, and evaluation.
  8. Writes, revises, and edits drafts including executive summaries, conclusions, and organization credentials.
  9. Maintains quality results by using templates; following proposal-writing standards including readability, consistency, and tone; maintaining proposal support databases.
  10. Obtains approvals by reviewing proposal with key providers and project managers.
  11. Improves proposal-writing results by evaluating and re-designing processes, approach and coordination.

Education, Skill Requirements and Essential Functions

  • Three years of experience in planning, research, and/or evaluation of programs
  • Demonstrably successful grant writing experience. (3+ years)
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Excellent problem-solving, analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong initiative and follow-through on responsibilities.
  • Ability to develop short-term and long-term strategic planning.
  • Ability to evaluate programs.
  • Creative writer and problem solver.
  • Good time management and organizational skills.
  • Detail oriented.
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