Grant Writer, Salvation Army

Posted by on September 17, 2012

Grant Writer, Salvation Army

Posted on: August 29, 2012

Primary duties are to provide support in the research, preparation, writing and submission of letters of inquiry, grant proposals, and stewardship reports to foundations and funding agencies (70%). Secondary duties include supporting DFGR’s (Director of Foundations and Government Relations) efforts to work with corps and programs to support development of outcomes measurements and tracking of data using Efforts-to-Outcomes (ETO) performance management system and in gathering that data for reports. The Grant Writer will assist with the implementation and maintenance of Efforts-to-Outcomes software (20%). The Grant Writer also provides administrative support on a limited basis to the DFGR (10%).

Bachelors Degree or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience, with 2-3 years of strong and relevant writing experience and ability.
Ability to work independently and with good initiative and judgment, under direction of DFGR.
Ability to meet deadlines and work well under pressure.
Excellent communication, math and, especially, writing skills.
Must be well-organized with an ability to prioritize and complete assignments within a given timeframe.
Accuracy and attention to detail.
Knowledge of conducting research and preparing data; internet research and database research skills.
Computer proficient, with strong competence and experience with Microsoft Office programs, especially Word, Excel, and databases; comfortable with online proposal development and submissions.
Pre-employment skills assessment is required; writing samples required (preferably proposal writing).
Successful completion of a criminal background check.
Must have an understanding of and embrace the mission of The Salvation Army and be able to cogently articulate that mission in communications with funders and prospective funders.

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