Title: Grant Writer
Reports to: Director of Grants
The Grant Writer will work with the Director of Grant and VP of Resource Development & Programs to execute a grant strategy that guides the submission of proposals to private and corporate foundation and government funders in support of BGCPBC programs and operations.
Key Roles (Essential Responsibilities):
Conduct research to identify new private and public funders and help to develop strategies for cultivation and solicitation.
Oversee and build a portfolio of grant making prospects.
Monitor local and national government funding programs.
Develop, compose, and submit compelling letters of intent and grant proposals, managing the grant development process from conception through submission.
Formulate program budgets, working in association with VP of Administration, HR & Finance/CFO.
Construct outcome measurement framework.
Assist with preparing and writing reports, including composing member success stories for use in grant reports.
Assist with keeping The Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County President & CEO, VP of Philanthropy, and Director of Marketing informed of programmatic highlights and needs to support fundraising efforts, particularly those connected to corporations, foundations and government funders.
Oversee the accuracy and management of the grant tracking system by the Grant Compliance Coordinator to ensure timely submission of LOIs, proposals, and reports.
Support the design and implementation of an overarching outcome measurement strategy.
Develop quarterly funding reports for Board of Directors.
Stay apprised of current advances in youth development field, including evidence-based programs and new strategies in local, regional, and national efforts.
Internal: Maintain close, daily contact with staff and supervisor to receive/provide information, discuss issues, explain guidelines/instructions; instruct; and advise/counsel. Work with internal staff, recruit and supervise interns as needed.
External: Represent BGCPBC effectively at individual, group and community meetings, developing and maintaining strong relationships with current and prospective funders. Maintain contact and build relationships with community organizations and external staff to assist in mission advancement and to identify potential program partners.
Assist with managing existing foundation and public funder relationships by attending foundation forums/bidder conferences to stay abreast of funding priorities and opportunities.
Skills & Knowledge Required:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform this job.
Bachelor’s degree or /Master’s degree in grant writing, communications, English, business, non-profit management, or equivalent, plus three years in nonprofit development field.
Proven ability to set and achieve short and long term goals.
Strategic thinker with excellent analytic abilities.
Demonstrated ability to develop programmatic budgets and outcome measurement frameworks.
Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with various constituents.
Highly organized, accurate and detail oriented.
Able to work under pressure to meet deadlines; must be able to analyze and prioritize tasks.
Excellent and persuasive communication skills, both written and verbal.
Ability to use Microsoft (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and other electronic support systems.
Possess a complete understanding of contracts and grants.
Knowledge of and strong relationships with current and prospective funders.
Strong commitment to BGCPBC’s mission.