The Grant Writer is responsible for securing and enhancing grant revenue for new and existing programs and projects; planning and executing grant fundraising, with a focus on corporate and private foundations; and managing the administrative responsibilities of ongoing non-governmental grants.
Essential Functions of the Job:
Researches, identifies and pursues potential corporate and private grant funding opportunities applicable to YWCA Hartford Region’s mission and program offerings;
Develops, writes, and packages grant applications and proposals in accordance with funding guidelines, ensuring the achievement of application requirements and deadlines; assist other staff members in writing applications as needed;
Provides timely advice and information on funding opportunities, requirements and procedures; collaborates in defining and implementing project funding strategies;
Maintains complete and accurate records of relationship history, deadlines, compliance requirements, and funding priorities of funders and potential funders;
Coordinates fulfillment of all agency obligations with program, management, and development staff;
Establishes and maintains relationships with current and potential funders, including assuring appropriate publicity of gifts, and providing assistance in resolving issues;
Provides, prepares, and supports regular and ongoing program impact reports as required by funder agencies, including but not limited to, United Way, governmental and non-governmental funders;
Prepares annual grant writing plan and periodic status reports, as required;
Supervises and monitors ongoing grant administration process and contribute to the departmental budget review process for variances.
Performs occasional travel to various locations in the Hartford region.
Other duties as may be assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Degree concentration preferably in English, Communications, Public Relations, grant writing, or related.
One (1) to three (3) years’ grant writing experience required.
Experience in fund development within a non-profit environment preferred.
Approachability: Listens; creates a supportive and communicative dialogue with stakeholders.
Assertiveness: Communicates directly and honestly while demonstrating respect for others.
Confidentiality: Ability to handle discreet, confidential information
Collaborative: Team-centered, cooperative work philosophy
Communication: Fosters excellent communication (both written and oral).
Diversity: Recognizes and values the diversity and uniqueness of others. Empathetically and respectfully accepts these differences and works to cooperatively and sincerely to optimize contributions of all individuals.
Ethics and Integrity: Makes decisions and conducts self in a manner consistent with the organizations mission. Respects all individuals in the work environment and treats them as such. Demonstrates high personal standards of acceptance and openness to others.
Influence: Presents information, ideas, and suggestions in a way that causes others to feel included and involved.
Knowledge: Demonstrates in-depth knowledge of fund and grant writing protocols.
Mission-driven: Grasps an understanding of programs and services offered by YWCA Hartford Region
Organization: Exceptional organizational skills and superb attention to detail required.
Patience: Behaves in a manner that encourages and allows participation or feedback from those less skilled, knowledgeable, or experienced.
Personal Accountability: Accepts responsibility for own actions, embraces experiences as learning opportunities.
Self-Development: Accepts responsibility for own continued education, learning and growth.
Technical Skills: Possesses and maintains up to date knowledge and abilities to perform required job elements. Establishes standards, and understanding of Microsoft Office and Project software applications.
Time Management: Works in a deadline driven environment, meeting multiple grant deadlines at the same time with quick turn around, and ability to accept critical feedback.
Trust and Respect: Offers respect to all in the work environment, adheres to high personal standards of acceptance, reliability, openness and consistency of action with words.
Benefits: A career with YWCA Hartford provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or special part-time (intermittent).
Benefits may include: apply now, and ask the recruiter for more details!
Health Insurance – A group medical plan and group dental plan offers comprehensive coverage to eligible employees and their eligible dependents.
Long-term Disability – Eligible employees receive company-paid long-term disability insurance.
Short-term Disability – All eligible employees may elect short-term disability to cover the employee for 12 weeks, if disabled. This is an employee-paid option.
Life Insurance – A company-paid group life insurance plan is available to eligible employees. Employees may purchase additional life insurance for themselves and their eligible dependents.
Time Off From Work – Eligible employees receive ten paid holidays per year, paid vacation and personal time, as well as paid sick time.
Retirement Plan – All eligible employees are enrolled in a non-contributory pension plan after two years of employment. •
Childcare Discounts – Employees receive discounts on childcare offered at YWCA Hartford Region.