The Food Bank’s mission is to ensure “No One Goes Hungry” in central and eastern North Carolina. We are seeking an experienced fundraiser with a talent and excitement for grant writing to join our grants team and secure funding that provides healthy meals for food insecure individuals and families in our community.
Creativity is a must! Our new Grants Officer will work with colleagues across the organization to identify funding opportunities and creative ways to convey the need and our programs to potential grant funders. You will research new grant opportunities and cultivate positive relationships with new and existing grant funders.
Do you enjoy a fast-paced, mission-driven environment? We need an innovative writer who can define and create clear and logical proposals and timelines. Time management is essential to the success of this position. You will be submitting an average of five or more grant proposals and reports each month and managing a defined portfolio of new and existing grant funders.
Do you enjoy working with donors? This position has an established portfolio of donors that includes private foundations, corporate foundations, government and faith-based grant-makers. You will be responsible for stewarding these existing relationships as well as researching and cultivating new funders to grow your portfolio.
Most Wanted Characteristics:
Exceptional writing ability
Strong organizational and planning skills
Attention to detail
Enthusiasm for our mission
Solicit grant funding, both restricted and unrestricted, from an established portfolio of grant funders
Research and identify new grant prospects and funding opportunities in support of Food Bank priorities
Collaborate with grants team, communications team, branch and program staff, and executive management team to execute appropriate cultivation activities for new and existing grant funders, including site visits, building tours, presentations, etc.
Strategize and coordinate with the grants team and other Food Bank staff in developing innovative funding requests matching Food Bank priorities with the grant maker’s focus area and giving levels
Skills & Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree or higher
At least three years of proposal writing experience
History of successful grant acquisition
Proficient in Microsoft Office Software Suite
Experience using online prospect research platforms and donor database systems
Fundraising or grant writing training and/or certifications are preferred!
Salary & Benefits
$44,000 to $48,000 per year
Full benefits, vacation, sick, personal, volunteer days, and more!
Internal Number: DEV-19-00002
About Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina
The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina is a non-profit organization that provides food to people at risk of hunger in 34 counties in central and eastern North Carolina. In fiscal year 2014-2015, the Food Bank distributed over 57 million pounds of food through 800 partner agencies including soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and after school programs for children.
Sadly, hunger remains a serious problem in central and eastern North Carolina. In the counties we serve, more than 651,000 people struggle with hunger every day. Nearly 30 percent of the people served by the Food Bank’s network are children, and another 8 percent are elderly. 30 percent of the families served are the “working poor,” people who work hard and still have to choose between eating and other basic necessities such as medicine and housing.
The Food Bank operates 6 branches in Durham, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh, Sandhills (Southern Pines) and Wilmington.