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Senior Grant Writer

Benjamin Franklin Cummings Institute of Technology
Boston, MA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description


Benjamin Franklin Cummings Institute of Technology

Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT) is a private, non-profit technical college located in Boston's South End. Founded in 1908, the college is proud of its long tradition of educating students for skilled, high-demand technical careers in a variety of industries, including automotive, advanced manufacturing, computer technology, health care, and construction trades through a mixture of 1-year, 2-year, and 4-year programs. Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology recently received the largest gift in its history: $12.5 million from the Cummings Foundation to continue to advance its leading-edge work in creating technical career pathways for students typically underrepresented in post-secondary education.


Senior Grant Writer has the primary responsibility of raising funds for BFIT priorities from corporations and foundations. They lead this effort by directly engaging in and supervising grant writing consultants, supporting fundraising activities while working in close alignment with the Chief Development Officer. The college has recently restructured the fundraising team in order fully support the President and Board in reaching the college's $60M (just over $20M has been committed to date) goal for its current comprehensive campaign - Future Forward. This position reports to Chief Development Officer (CDO).


  • Researches, identifies, and cultivates foundation/corporate/federal/state prospects for projects aligned with College's strategic priorities and fundraising campaign; collaborates with senior leadership, faculty, and other key staff/consultants to identify, articulate, and devise related grant proposals and budgets.
  • Works with Development Associate to schedule meetings (virtual and in-person) between corporate and foundation leaders, senior leadership at the College; President's Office, and fundraising consultants to establish and solidify effective working relationships with foundation program officers, government agencies and corporate philanthropy contacts.
  • Works closely with the CFO and CDO to ensure adherence to College policies in grant seeking and manages approval processes for all institutional grant proposal submissions; prepares and submits institutional grant proposals and concept papers to secure funding commitment ranging from four to seven figures; serves on program teams for major grant projects, as appropriate; and ensures timely stewardship for corporate and foundation donors, including for endowed funds established by institutional donors.
  • Provides recommendations, reports and data to CDO to help ensure accuracy and revenue goal setting in foundation and corporate support budget planning. Track revenue progress on a quarterly basis.
  • Develop and submit federal grant proposals in collaboration with other revenue generating programs and departments for institutional purposes, as appropriate. Facilitate communication and planning with program leaders to best develop proposals and assure proactive communication and systems in place upon funding to best steward the grant funding.
  • Work alongside staff/faculty to oversee proposal development, editing individual proposals; and making language and content readily available to the team for use with other fundraising initiatives.
  • Works with Development Associate to ensure the accurate maintenance of grant records in Donor Perfect.


  • At least 8 years of corporate, government and foundation relations/grant writing experience required, preferably in a higher education setting
  • Demonstrated success in securing grants and gifts up to seven figures also desired
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Computer literacy/research skills, working knowledge of Donor Perfect or similar CRM
  • Proactive and flexible with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and with good judgment, highly effective project management abilities, must be comfortable with quickly shifting deadlines and priorities


  • B.A. or relevant experience required


  • This position is full-time (Salaried) $75,000.00 - $80,000.00 per year
  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance

WORK SCHEDULE: Monday to Friday, Flexible Schedule, Hybrid


BFIT is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee on any grounds protected under federal, state, or local law, including race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, pregnancy, disability (including those related to pregnancy or childbirth), sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other characteristic or activity protected under federal, state or local law.

*Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names, titles, telephone numbers, and email addresses of two professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately.*

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Benjamin Franklin Cummings Institute of Technology


Boston, MA
02116 USA


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