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Grant Writer

Food Bank For New York City • New York, NY

Posted 1 month ago

Job Snapshot

Full-Time
Travel - None
Experience - 5 years
Degree - 4 Year Degree
Not for Profit - Charitable
Nonprofit - Social Services

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Job Description

Title​​​: Nonprofit Grant Writer

Department:​​External Relations

Reports to: ​​Director of Institutional Giving 

Location:​​ 39 Broadway

Do you have exceptional research & writing skills? Have you demonstrated success developing proposals for funding? If so, we would love for you to bring your talents to Food Bank For New York City to join in our mission to end hunger!

As the Grant Writer, your primary objective is to research and write proposals for corporate, foundation, and government giving programs as well as award applications and other program-related writing. Assist with: grants administration, prospect research, and on-going cultivation activities.  

 As the Grant Writer you will help Food Bank For New York City reach our strategic goals by leading these critical areas:

• Meet with program staff to develop grant proposals and budgets. Work with program staff to frame programs in the best possible manner to secure funding;

• Conduct research on prospective corporate, foundation, and government funding sources;

• Track and process corporate, foundation and government grants;

• Develop funder inquiries and proposals under the direction of the Director of Institutional Giving;

• Submit materials to institutional funders, complying with all grant guidelines and deadlines;

• Oversee donor hard files and electronic tracking systems with assistance from the Corporate and Foundation Relations Coordinator ;

• Work with the Database Administrator to ensure institutional gifts are recorded correctly in Raiser’s Edge database;

• Work with the Database Administrator to develop reports utilizing Raiser’s Edge fundraising software;

• Assist with the execution of donor-related and other events;

• Carry out other assignments as directed by the Director of Institutional Giving and Chief Development Officer;

• Perform additional duties as assigned. 

Qualifications and experience that this role requires:

• B.S. or B.A. Degree or equivalent professional experience required

• Strong Proficiency with Raiser's Edge

• 5+ years of experience in Corporate & Foundation Relationship Management Experience securing $500K + in grants annually

•Demonstrated commitment to being a viable and collaborative member of a team focused on ending hunger.

•Exceptional written and verbal communications skills with a high attention to detail and ability to multitask multiple grant applications at the same time

• Ability to work successfully in a fast-paced, deadline driven, high energy environment;

•Ability to work with flexibility, efficiency, enthusiasm and diplomacy both individually and as a part of a team.

•Ability to work well under pressure, with a history of success in roles requiring creative and critical thinking while managing multiple priorities in a highly dynamic environment.

• Customer-service orientation in dealing with donors; Displaying professionalism and a high level of business acumen at all times.

• Knowledge of computer software, including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

•Demonstrated independent judgment and problem-solving skills.

•Commitment to continuous process improvement

•Commitment to the Mission and Core Values of Food Bank For New York City

   

Job Requirements

Qualifications and experience that this role requires:

• B.S. or B.A. Degree or equivalent professional experience required

• Strong Proficiency with Raiser's Edge

• 5+ years of experience in Corporate & Foundation Relationship Management Experience securing $500K + in grants annually

•Demonstrated commitment to being a viable and collaborative member of a team focused on ending hunger.

•Exceptional written and verbal communications skills with a high attention to detail and ability to multitask multiple grant applications at the same time

• Ability to work successfully in a fast-paced, deadline driven, high energy environment;

•Ability to work with flexibility, efficiency, enthusiasm and diplomacy both individually and as a part of a team.

•Ability to work well under pressure, with a history of success in roles requiring creative and critical thinking while managing multiple priorities in a highly dynamic environment.

• Customer-service orientation in dealing with donors; Displaying professionalism and a high level of business acumen at all times.

• Knowledge of computer software, including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

•Demonstrated independent judgment and problem-solving skills.

•Commitment to continuous process improvement

•Commitment to the Mission and Core Values of Food Bank For New York City

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