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Grant Proposal Writer 

Category Administration  

Since its founding in 1954, Opportunity Village never lost sight of its mission to serve people with intellectual disabilities and enhance their lives and the lives of the families who love them. Opportunity Village believes that its success depends on a world-class team with diverse and unequaled expertise. If you feel that you have the passion for our cause and the expertise as a “Grant Proposal Writer” we encourage you to consider putting your talent to work with our organization.


Under the direction and guidance of the Senior Grants/Major Gifts Officer the Grant Proposal Writer develops resources, researches funding sources, and writes proposals to a variety of donors, celebrities, foundations and corporations. The Grant Proposal Writer is responsible for writing proposals for unrestricted operating revenue and restricted projects as well as submitting timely and accurate reports. This position also may provide support to the development staff in the production of fundraising materials. The Grant Proposal Write, in association with the Director of Fundraising, will collaborate with other members of the development team to create fundraising project summaries, funding proposals, stewardship reports, and other written materials for internal and external audiences. This position will serve as project manager, editor, and/or principal writer for a wide variety of print and electronic projects, including funding proposals for individuals, corporations, foundations, capital campaign-related promotional materials; annual stewardship reports for select foundation donors; and project summaries for a diverse array of fundraising goals. Types of projects include formal proposals, letters of inquiry, brochures and flyers, direct mail pieces, invitations, etc.

Embrace Opportunity Village core values by cultivating positive and meaningful CONNECTIONS with clients and colleagues, demonstrating ENTHUSIASM, high standards of PRODUCTIVITY, authentic STEWARDSHIP, and consistent participation in individual and team DEVELOPMENT. Reinforce and positively engage in Opportunity Village’s organizational culture supporting choice and creativity of clients and of staff.


  1. Responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources.
  2. Perform prospect research on foundations and corporations to evaluate prospects for corporate and foundation grants.
  3. Assist finance to gather information necessary to report to corporate/foundation funders on current grant programs.
  4. Comply with all grants reporting as required by foundation/corporate donors.
  5. Provide stewardship to current donors; provide regular written updates (newsletters, coffee table books, reports etc.) to corporate and foundation donors.
  6. Understanding of institutional history and programs.
  7. Schedule appointments for DF and Grants Officer with foundation officers and other prospects, arrange for onsite tours for supporters (foundation officers, foundation trustees).
  8. Maintain current records in database and in paper files, including grant tracking and reporting.
  9. Assist in tracking statistics relevant to development and provide department with written materials necessary for donor stewardship.
  10. Provide development input for all written institutional materials (including annual report, and event collaterals).
  11. Manages Capital Campaign writing projects, as assigned, from inception through delivery.
  12. Writes and edits additional Development-oriented copy as assigned.
  13. Periodically provides updated content for Development sections of OV web site.
  14. Represents Development office on committees.
  15. Performs other duties as assigned.
Position Requirements


  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals, co-workers and supervisors (verbal and written).
  • Must possess social perceptiveness to assess and understand other’s reactions and behaviors.
  • Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals.
  • Strong editing skills.
  • Attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of fundraising information sources.
  • Experience with proposal writing and institutional donors.
  • Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of business correspondence, marketing materials and reports.
  • Strong writing, editing and proofreading skills. Ability to easily change writing styles to fit the audience and voice of the piece.
  • Strong project management and communication skills.
  • Ability to quickly and effectively gather information by means of interviews and database research.
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently.
  • Ability to organize information for effective presentation in publications, web sites, and other media.
  • Ability to interact effectively with a wide variety of people.
  • Ability to produce high-quality work on deadlines.
  • Commitment to the highest standards of customer service and professionalism.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment and multitask.
  • Ability to monitor and meet income goals.
  • Knowledge of standard concepts, practices and procedures related to the position, (i.e. expertise in language skills and grammar.
  • Ability to conduct extensive research, understanding of branding and positioning strategies for special projects.
  • Ability to learn subject specific terminology for use in developing written materials with knowledge of when and how to use various channels of communication.
  • Computer literate (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point).


  • Required: Bachelor’s degree in communications, research or another relevant field.
  • Required: Two years’ of successful and proven grant writing ecperience. .
  • Preferred: Previous work experience in non-profit fundraising.


The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and functions of the position. The list below of minimum essential functions is illustrative of the minimums only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed.

  • Ability to lift and move boxes up to 40 pounds.
  • Ability to sit at a computer for prolonged periods of time.
  • Ability to work in a typical office environment.
  • Ability to tolerate stress.
  • Ability to conduct tasks and successfully perform under critical deadlines.
  • Manual dexterity to operate office equipment and examine documents, records and files.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Various Shifts  
Rate of Pay DOE  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Req Number ADM-17-00010  
Open Date 7/25/2017  
Location Oakey Campus  
About the Organization Join Las Vegas' Favorite Charity! Here you can be proud to answer the question, 'Where do you work?' Opportunity Village (OV) is more than just a job; being a member of the OV team instills a sense of pride and purpose into your work week. Our motto for the people we serve is: Pride. Purpose. And a Paycheck. So it is no wonder that the same can be said for our employees who serve our clients.

Aside from the satisfaction of participating in a community that extends beyond our campuses, OV also offers a wide array of additional benefits including: health, dental and vision insurance, retirement savings account, training and development opportunities and much more!  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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