Grant Writer - Keeping Families Connected, Inc.
- 04-Oct-2021 to 03-Nov-2021
- - Use What You've Got
- Indianapolis, IN, USA
- $1,250.00 a month
- Full Time
- no benefits
This organization is Non-Profit 501©3.
Keeping Families Connected is a faith-based organization whose mission is to ensure that families maintain contact by providing transportation for prison visitation and through promoting a holistic approach to family wellness.
We have provided safe reliable transportation services for 32 years to 16 different Indiana state, federal and juvenile correctional facilities. We also have a Christmas party for the children with incarcerated families and a women's weekend empowering retreat. These activities are free to clients.
Please visit our website: www.usewhatyouvegotministry.org
The Grant Writer will be responsible for the development of proposals for both unrestricted operating revenue and restricted projects, and for submitting timely and accurate reports for all existing grant funded projects. Duties include, but are not limited to preparing, submitting, and managing grant proposals to government, foundation, and corporate sources, providing stewardship to current donors, and providing regular written updates (newsletter, etc.) to corporate and foundation donors, and any other responsibilities as assigned.
- Prepares proposals by determining concept, gathering, and formatting information, writing drafts, and obtaining approvals.
- Determines proposal concept by identifying and clarifying opportunities and needs, studying requests for proposal (RFPs), and attending strategy meetings.
- Meets proposal deadline by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering, writing, review, approval, and transmittal.
- Enters and monitors tracking data.
- Coordinates requirements with contributors and provides proposal status information to review meetings.
- Meets regularly with organization leadership to update on status of proposals.
- Gathers proposal information by identifying sources of information, coordinating submissions and collections, and identifying and communicating risks associated with proposals.
- Develops proposal by assembling information including project nature, objectives/outcomes/deliverables, implementation, methods, timetable, staffing, budget, standards of performance, and evaluation.
- Writes, revises, and edits drafts including executive summaries, conclusions, and organization credentials.
- Prepares presentation by evaluating text, graphics, and binding and coordinating printing.
- Maintains quality results by using templates; following proposal-writing standards including readability, consistency, and tone; maintaining proposal support databases.
- Obtains approvals by reviewing proposal with key providers and project managers.
- Improves proposal-writing results by evaluating and re-designing processes, approach, coordination, and boilerplate.
- Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; maintaining personal networks.
- Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests and exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
Qualifications / Skills:
- Must have knowledge of basic grant writing techniques and strategies.
- Ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Ethical conduct; ability to maintain strict confidentiality and handle highly confidential information, ethical conduct
- Must have intermediate to advanced computer skills, and excellent editing skills.
- Must be able to work in a deadline-driven environment.
- Must exhibit competencies in problem solving/analysis, project management, and time management.
Education and Experience Requirements:
- Bachelor's degree in English, Journalism, Communications, or related field and a minimum of two years' experience in grant writing and/or prospect research. Equivalent education/experience will be considered.
Click the APPLY button to submit your resume with professional references to Cecelia Whitfield.