Join a growing Institutional Advancement team and play a key role in expanding grant funding to support exciting strategic initiatives. The grant writer collaborates with faculty, staff, and executives to secure private and public grants in support of the College’s mission and vision. Walsh offers an excellent benefits package, including Walsh degree tuition waiver opportunities. Join an organization of collaborative, passionate people in a beautifully-designed, modern setting.
Research, write, and submit funding proposals in a clear, concise, and compelling manner to private foundation, corporate, and government (city, state, and federal) sources.
Identify and research prospective grant opportunities that align with Walsh’s mission and vision using the Foundation Center’s online directory and other sources.
Review approved strategic funding opportunities, research prospective funders, and make recommendations for grant proposals.
Assist in developing and maintaining an annual calendar of grant submissions, reports, and related activities to ensure timely submission of all required materials.
Assist with grant administration and tracking.
Work collaboratively with Advancement team members and various College departments to secure appropriate information to support grant proposals and reports.
Contribute to developing an annual strategy for the grants program.
Update database to include organizational leadership of potential funders, summaries for cultivation, and solicitation activities.
Develop case statements and other related writing projects, as required.
Attend meetings and represent Walsh with potential funders, as required.
Bachelor degree required, preferably in communications, English, or related field.
A minimum of two years of experience in grant writing required.
Superior written communication skills required, including excellent grammar, editing and proofing skills, and ability to write compelling cases and requests for support.
Strong oral and interpersonal communication skills.
Excellent research skills.
Ability to interpret and analyze data.
Strong project management skills and ability to manage multiple tasks while meeting deadlines.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Possesses initiative and ability to work independently as well as collaborating with various departments and organizational levels.
Exhibits professionalism and the demeanor to represent Walsh with numerous constituents.
Ability to maintain confidential information required.
Computer proficiency required: intermediate Word; basic Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
Knowledge of fundraising or related software preferred.
Familiarity with southeast Michigan area foundations and corporations is preferred.
Experience using the Foundation Center directory or similar online resource tool is required.
Experience in higher education is a plus.
Some local travel may be required for off-site meetings.
About Walsh College
Walsh College is a private, independent business school located in a strong corporate region. It provides quality, real-world business education that is both affordable and convenient. Walsh is recognized for its outstanding faculty and impressive alumni in the areas of accounting, cybersecurity and IT, finance, management, marketing, and taxation.