POSITION TITLE: Senior Development Associate/Grant Writer
LOCATION: 393 Main Street, Greenfield/Remote Work from Home
SUPERVISOR: Director of Planning and Resource Development
The Senior Development Associate/Grant Writer assists the organization and its programs/departments to raise funds to support agency services/programs, primarily through grant writing; conducts necessary research for comprehensive grant proposals; prepares and completes grant applications in a timely manner; and maintains all related documentation, files, and databases. In addition, the Senior Development Associate assists the Director of Planning and Resource Development in setting and meeting strategic priorities of the agency and office; provides leadership in complex grant writing and planning projects, often those requiring input from internal and external collaborators; and assists the Director to meet agency-wide reporting requirements.
- Work with Development and Planning staff and Department Directors/Program Coordinators to identify participant and program needs and identify funding sources to meet established needs; research, identify, track, and build positive relationships with private, state, and federal funding sources; track and analyze funding (and related) policy and legislation.
- Evaluate Requests for Proposals available from state, federal, local, and private sources and work with relevant agency Departments to assess whether to move forward with an application.
- Assist Program Coordinators and Department Directors with completing grant applications and related research, editing, compiling, etc. Develop narrative material and other required content for proposal submissions; review budgets for accuracy and consistency with narrative; write, edit, and proofread proposals; submit high quality, persuasive, and professional documents in a timely manner; coordinate preparation, assembly, and delivery of proposal documentation.
- Maintain accurate and up-to-date records and files of current agency programs and projects; maintain system for tracking grant deadline requirements; track status of application submissions and conduct follow-up action as needed; organize and maintain grant application-related materials and funding source databases; monitor success of all program grant proposals and develop/track database for related information.
- Compile demographic data and other research information relevant to agency’s geographic service area and services.
- Support and actively participate in strategic planning and related processes for agency, including researching secondary data and composing and compiling planning documents.
- Assist the Director of Planning and Resource Development to gather program-level and organizational data and documentation for agency-wide reporting to the Department of Housing and Community Development and other program-specific funders, as needed.
- Participate in professional development activities, team meetings, regularly scheduled supervision meetings, mandatory agency trainings, and other relevant trainings.
- When requested by the Director of Planning and Resource Development or by the Executive Director, oversee the Planning and Resource Development office in the absence of the Director of Planning and Resource Development.
- When schedule requires remote work, expected to be available for meetings, calls, responding to emails, and conducting regular duties.
- Required to travel regularly throughout the CAPV service area, to all Community Action sites and service locations, and occasionally out of the service area.
- Required to work in the evening and weekends occasionally to meet department deadlines.
- Maintains strictest confidentiality.
- Comply with agency and funders’ paperwork requirements and procedures
- Perform other related duties as required assigned by the Director of Planning & Resource Development or Department Directors (with approval from the Director of Planning and Resource Development).
This does not cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may be adjusted to meet the operational needs of the agency.
- Bachelor’s degree in related field.
- Three years’ experience in grant writing within social service or non-profit organizations.
- Strategic planning and/or program planning experience.
- Experience with tracking and managing program data and performance indicators
- Knowledge of a wide range of funding sources.
- Additional appropriate education may be substituted for experience or additional directly related experience may be substituted for education
- Solid grasp of English grammar, syntax, paragraph structure, and logical written development of ideas.
- Excellent writing skills with demonstrated skills in composing, editing, and proofreading professional documents.
- Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
- Proficient computer literacy, including in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
- Knowledge of principles and procedures involved in writing grant proposals and processing grant applications.
- Ability to gather, organize, synthesize, and interpret significant amounts of information.
- Ability to conduct accurate mathematical computations, data analyses, and budget calculations.
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, as well as part of a team.
- Exceptional time management skills with ability to multitask; ability to work well under pressure, prioritize workload, and meet tight deadlines.
- Capacity to rely on own experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
- Ability to remain calm and efficient in performing activities involving many details and frequent changes.
- Ability to exercise confidentiality, good judgment, diplomacy, and tact; ability to deal with multiple constituencies with a high degree of professionalism.
- Demonstrated leadership skills with ability to build and maintain strong working relationships.
- Must be able to move ideas forward, from original concept to project completion.
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
- Demonstrated ability to work constructively with diverse populations.
- Sensitivity to cultural and socioeconomic diversity and the needs of individuals with low incomes
- Understanding of data capture and tracking methods.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Sitting for long periods of time, talk, and/or hear
- Working in office environment.
- Required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
- Some bending and stretching required.
- Extensive use of telephone required.
- Manual dexterity required for use of calculator and computer keyboard.
- Occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 – 30 lbs.
The work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. The work environment is primarily an indoor office environment, with occasional exposure to outdoor weather when traveling.
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of Criminal Offender Record check (C.O.R.I.) prior to hire and every three years.