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Grant Writer

Title: Grant Writer                      

Unit:                         Development and Communications

Reports to:           AVP, Development & Communications

Status:                    Full-Time; Regular; Exempt

Location:               LIC

Days/Hours:       Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm, subject to change based on program


Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the AVP, Development & Communications, the Grant Writer is responsible for analyzing Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and producing high quality grant proposals within a specified timeframe that result in government and private foundation grant awards for The Fortune Society.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

·        Research government and private foundation funding opportunities and identify those that are potentially a good fit for supporting Fortune’s programs;

·        Analyze RFPs, prepare written RFP analyses for senior staff, and lead meetings with senior staff to discuss RFPs that are up for consideration;

·        Lead the preparation and development of government and private foundation grant proposals, including all external and internal outreach and planning required and the drafting of the narrative, budget, and all attachments; ensure that all internal and final deadlines are met and proposal components are being addressed by relevant staff, including development and program staff;

·        Initiate communication with essential Fortune staff, including program managers, finance staff, and external partners needed for the preparation of high quality grant proposals;

·        Participate in regular meetings with Fortune staff to discuss grant projects;

·        Coordinate the submission of grant reports, as needed;

·        Attend outside trainings related to fundraising and grant development, reentry programs and policies; and attend all internal meetings related to maximizing fundraising opportunities for Fortune;

·        Act as a liaison between government and private funders; advise program and senior executive staff on communications with appropriate contacts and funder agencies;

·        Write and prepare fundraising materials for government officials, including concept papers, information packets, and brochures;

·        Participate in the ongoing development of creative projects that generate future funding opportunities for Fortune, including projects in partnership with external organizations involved in policy advocacy and research, arts and culture, housing, education, etc.;

·        Assist in the development of Fortune’s annual fundraising goals and action plan to achieve them;

·        Develop a high level of expertise in reentry programs and agencies that fund them, including housing, substance abuse treatment, mental health, employment services, education, HIV/AIDS, court advocacy, and alternatives to incarceration (ATI);

·        Contribute to the overall positive growth and development of the Development, Communications and Policy unit and to The Fortune Society as a whole; and

·        Other duties as assigned.

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