Pt-time Grant Writer, Jewish Family & Children’s Service

Posted by on April 07, 2014

Pt-time Grant Writer, Jewish Family & Children’s Service
Posted on: March 27, 2014

Job description
Identify, define and develop funding sources to support existing and planned program activities as well as coordinate the development, writing and submission of grant proposals to third party entities. Also responsible for collecting, analyzing and reporting data on the performance of program activities that are funded by third party and private sources.


  • Through interviews and other means, gather information that will easily allow him/her to grasp the concept of a project or program for which funding is sought as defined by the person responsible for carrying it out. May include facilitation of meetings with key staff to ensure the best strategy is applied.
  • Acquire and maintain sound knowledge and understanding of the organization, and use that knowledge and understanding to better comprehend all projects and programs for which grants will be sought and to recommend the seeking of grants.
  • Research grant-making organizations and analyze them to identify likely funding sources for specific projects and programs.
  • Compile, write, and edit all grant applications exhibiting strong expository writing skills and a high-level command of grammar and spelling.
  • Develop and implement new process for working with key staff to complete grant proposals
  • Review the budget of a project or program for which funding is sought and make recommendations to better present it to grant-making organizations.
  • Develop individual grant proposals in accordance with each grant-making organization’s preferences and follow exactly each grant-making organization’s guidelines.
  • Develop relationships with grant-making organizations to better position JFCS for funding opportunities

Keep in contact with grant-making organizations during their review of a submitted grant application in order to be able to supply additional supportive material.

  • Manage the process of supplying progress reports when required by a grant-making organization that has funded a project or program.
  • Track grant proposals in Raisers Edge database and prepare quarterly report on status of submissions.
  • Build and maintain library of grant proposals.

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