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Grant Writer and Researcher 

About the Organization Philabundance is the Delaware Valley's largest hunger-relief organization. Our mission is to drive hunger from our communities today and to end hunger forever. We serve 90,000 people in need a week through our own food distribution programs and a network of 350 agencies in 9 counties in Pennsylvania and South Jersey.

Philabundance employees are hired based not just on their job skills, but also on their commitment to our mission and the work we do to help feed the 750,000 people in our area facing hunger. This means that each of us, working together collaboratively, will do all that we can to help end hunger in our community.

Our core values include: Trust, Impact, Innovation, Respect and Collaboration. This is the true guide behind what we do. Our organization is committed to maintaining a positive, engaging and supportive workplace for all of its employees. Philabundance is dedicated to having an excellent staff who will serve our community and our clients in need. Join us!
 
Category Development/Fundraising  
Division Philabundance - Galloway  
Location Philabundance - Galloway (HQ)  
Position Grant Writer and Researcher  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Shift Days  
Number of Openings 1  
Description

Position Summary:

Philabundance is seeking a full-time Grant Writer to join the Development team! In this role you will research and submit proposals that support our strategic initiatives, steward donors, prepare Letters of Intent/Inquiry, and coordinate interdepartmental inputs. This is a multifaceted role that will challenge you to manage full range of activities that are required to prepare, submit and manage grant proposals to foundations. You will report to the Senior Manager of Institutional Development and collaborate with your fellow Grant Writer to organize and priorities, review grant opportunities and meet submission deadlines. This is a terrific opportunity for anyone whose been handling research and coordination activities and is ready to become a full-time grant writer!

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Grant Writing - manage full range of activities required to prepare, submit and manage grant proposals to foundations
  • Perform research on grant-making foundations and corporate foundations.
  • Work collaboratively with Finance department for report preparation.
  • Provide stewardship to current donors, including work with Senior Manager, Institutional Development to provide regular written updates to foundation donors.
  • Ensure records in database are current as well as keep corresponding information in paper files,
  • Make certain that proposal submissions meet all stated requirements and guidelines.
  • Develop and cultivate contacts among grantors and potential funding sources.
  • Ensure that proposals and grant reports are submitted in a timely fashion, preferably in advance of deadlines.
  • Enter and track proposals and grant-related actions in Raiser’s Edge.
  • Participate and assist with Development events and activities, as needed.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Work in a seated position up to 8 hours a day, 5 days a week.

  • Ability to work at a computer screen for extended lengths of time.

  • Bend, stoop/squat, and walk intermittently throughout the day.

  • See, hear, and speak with sufficient capability to perform assigned tasks and maintain proper safety conditions.

  • Perform office tasks using simple hand grasp, fine hand manipulation, and reach associated with assigned tasks such as keying.

 
Position Requirements

Qualifications and Experience:

  • 4 year degree or equivalent work experience

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in proposal writing with a moderate to high percentage of awards.

  • Previous experience with non-profit fundraising

  • Experience working in deadline-driven environments.

  • Able to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines.

  • High proficiency with Microsoft platforms – Word, Excel, Outlook.

  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge, or other donor database, preferred.

Competencies:

  • Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, articulate, and persuasive proposals. Technical writing is a plus.
  • Strong editing skills with attention to detail.
  • Ability to complete required work in advance of deadlines
  • Experience with developing proposals for foundation, corporate and institutional donors
  • Ability to work independently as well as on project teams.
 
Open Date 10/4/2017  
Req Number DEV-17-00008  
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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