Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 05-Jun-2017 to 04-Jul-2017
  • - Butler University
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Full Time
  • For more information on employment and benefits with Butler University, please visit:

The Grant and Proposal Writer will support the activities of the Corporate and Foundation Relations team in Butler University's Advancement Division. The position will report to the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations and be responsible for composing compelling grants and proposals and managing associated deadlines, communications, reports, and internal documentation, relating to local, national and international prospects.

Butler University is a comprehensive, liberal arts-based institution with roughly 4400 students, located just seven miles from the heart of downtown Indianapolis. Named one of the "Best in the Midwest" by US News & World Report, Butler emphasizes a liberal arts-infused education that develops engaged citizens committed to making a positive difference in the world. The University offers an array of professional and pre-professional programs through six degree-granting colleges: Liberal Arts and Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, Fine Arts, and Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

• Responsible for developing and writing grant proposals to grant-making organizations
• Work closely with the Butler Institute for Research & Scholarship to support faculty grant submissions
• Collaborate with Business Office to develop grant budgets to align with proposal narratives
• Research and report on corporate and foundation prospects that align with University fundraising priorities
• Developing and writing compelling proposals and reports for corporate sponsors
• Manage calendar of deadlines, submissions, reports, and other relevant communications with corporate and foundation partners
• Work in conjunction with relevant staff to meet deadlines
• Maintain internal documentation of corporate and foundation communications through data entry program (Advance)

• Bachelor's degree required, with concentration in writing, communications, or English strongly preferred
• Five (5) years' experience in grants and proposal writing
• Higher Education industry experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Exceptional writing, editing, and interviewing skills
• Exceptional and conscientious inter-personal and communication skills
• Precision and attention to detail
• Excellent time management skills
• Project management skills
• Ability to translate information and data into compelling cases for support
• Familiarity with grant processes, budgets, and typical Central Indiana funders
• InDesign, Microsoft Office Suite, and data entry programs

To Apply
Click the APPLY button to submit the following:
• Completed Butler University Employment Application form available at
• Resume
• Cover Letter
• Names and telephone numbers of at least three (3) professional references
• Writing sample

Application and completed support materials should be submitted in a single PDF file. Please use your last name and the position title (e.g., Hamilton_Data Collector) as the name of the PDF.

Only completed applications will be considered.

Butler University is committed to enhancing the diversity of the student body and our faculty and staff. In addition hiring decisions are made on the basis of an individual's qualifications, past experience, overall performance, and other employment-related criteria. Butler University provides equal opportunities for employment and advancement for all individuals, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

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