Under the supervision of the Vice President of Development, the Grant Writer is responsible for researching, identifying, writing and submitting grant proposals on behalf of Dallas Afterschool. The Grant Writer will work alongside the Vice President of Development to create and implement cultivation and stewardship plans. Essential duties:
Research, identify, and evaluate corporate and foundation-level funding opportunities that match program and operational needs. Interpret grant regulations and guidelines to determine eligibility and appropriate match.
Write and submit grant applications to secure funds necessary to meet annual fundraising goals. Develop and submit required grant reports and/or stewardship reports, and work regularly with the VP of Development to discuss fiscal year funding scenarios.
Work collaboratively with program staff to maintain ongoing knowledge of the activities and programs throughout the organization.
Maintain grant management tracking tools, including master calendar, submission logs, report due dates etc., to ensure compliance with all application and reporting schedules.
Work collaboratively as member of the Development team and provide support for various fundraising projects as needed.
Experience: Two years in a non-profit environment researching, writing and submitting grant applications, funding reports, and related correspondence to funding sources (or comparable experience). A strong ability to craft clear and compelling funding proposals, including demonstrated success in writing proposals resulting in awards of $50,000 and above. A solid understanding of budgets as they relate to proposals and grants. Experience working with major foundations and corporate giving programs in Dallas is preferred.
Understand principles of nonprofit organizations and all related fund development processes.
Excellent oral, written, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team when necessary
Ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines.