Position: Grant Writer
Salary Range: $59,000 – 65,000
Business Unit: Research, Policy & Innovation
Department: Research, Policy & Innovation
Reports To: Senior Associate of Innovation
Posted: 11/28/2019 – 12/11/2019
This position is responsible for grant research, writing proposal development and planning, reporting, information management and sharing as it relates to grant submissions on behalf of Philadelphia Works. Position is a comprehensive planner who organizes, coordinates, and directs multiple planning and evaluation activities. Ensures program quality assurance for continuous improvement.
This position will be responsible for the following duties:
• Conducts research to identify potential funds for workforce educational programs, projects and operations and identifies economic development, community and educational/training trends that may offer collaborative funding.
• Manages the development of proposals to federal, state, and local government sources, foundations, and corporations. Process can include responding to Requests for Proposals (RFP’s), coordinating planning sessions with proposal team, securing necessary documentation, writing, packaging and submitting proposal.
• Develops a work plan and time table to facilitate planning and developing the grant application and reviewing and processing grant documents.
• Regularly reports to the Executive Team on all grant writing/development activity.
• Develops and maintains an information grant tracking system, including what programs are available, where to apply for which programs and trends in federal, state, and private programs.
• Attends grant related meetings, cultivates rapport with funding sources, and explores opportunities to collaborate with other community agencies on developing grant applications.
• Works with Philadelphia Works’ staff to identify needs and service gaps that may be supported by new funding.
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with a concentration in Community Development, Public Administration, Business Administration or related field and three to five years of experience writing contract, business, grant or other similar proposals and/or agreements. A background in Human Services or Workforce Development is a plus.
Or, any combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable.
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
• Excellent research and grant writing skill on both a local and national level.
• Very strong relationship building skills that engender trust.
• Thorough knowledge of planning and development principles and techniques, goals management and evaluation principles.
• Knowledge of the organization and function of governmental and other agencies active in planning and program implementation.
• Knowledge of laws, rules, regulations and guidelines as applicable to grant writing programs.
• Ability to work closely and effectively with management and the Executive Team.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as strong organizational and problem-solving skills.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of Philadelphia Work’s management, staff, governmental agencies, as well as external organizations.
What We Offer
Philadelphia Works offers qualifying full time employees with a competitive benefits program including medical, dental, vision, 401(k), tuition assistance, life and disability. We also offer company paid vacation, personal and sick leave days.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Philadelphia Works is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, transgender status, and gender identity), gender, creed, age, national origin, ancestry, familial status, religion, physical or mental disability, veteran status, sexual preference, political affiliation, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws, in all matters pertaining to recruitment, selection, compensation, training, advancement and promotion, retention, discipline, and termination.