Nurse-Family Partnership positively transforms the lives of vulnerable babies, mothers and families.
A future where all children are healthy, families thrive, communities prosper, and the cycle of poverty is broken.
As a member of the National Service Office Philanthropy team, the Grants Writer will help support the annual budget of Nurse-Family Partnership and contribute to the success of the organization’s multi-year scaling and strategic plans. This position is responsible for maximizing giving to the organization through a combination of grant writing, material and proposal development and grant reporting for the philanthropy team. You will work collaboratively with relationship managers to provide grant writing for major corporate and foundation gift opportunities of $100,000 and proposal and LOI support for individual donor major gift proposals of $100,000 or more.
This position is located at the National Service Office in Denver, CO or another location as agreed.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
70%Grant Writing & Management – Write grant proposals, LOIs, case statements and stewardship reports for major donors and prospects ($100,000 and more). Develop proposal budgets and financial reports/ Monitor grant expenditures and fulfillment. Track and complete stewardship reports. Track and meet deadlines. Engage other staff members in efforts as needed.
20% Philanthropy Writing – Create template materials representing key areas of fundraising focus throughout the organization and reflecting strategic needs and priorities. Create and update templates, such as acknowledgement letters and fact sheets as needed. Create Customized material and presentations for major donors and prospects as needed.
10% - Other duties as assigned.
Core Organizational Values
Be tenacious caregivers by bringing passion and excellence to our nursing practice and professional services
Actively listen to and persistently serve our families and our implementation network
Provide leadership in the field of evidence-based and home visitation programs
Seek and find solutions
Innovate and stay relevant
Translate and enhance the science of pregnancy, brain and early childhood development to serve vulnerable babies and families
Respect and honor differences in race, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and veteran status
Be respectful, collaborative and tenacious in all our interactions with each other and on behalf of our families and implementation network
Five years’ minimum experience grant writing, ideally with experience in healthcare or human services;
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required;
5 years’ minimum experience successfully writing grants, solicitation materials and cases statements that support the realization of major gifts and grants;
Ability to write persuasively and edit effectively, including translating academic, research or technical language into compelling stories.
Ability to analyze content or data in order to derive meaning for a specific or wider audience;
Excellent written communication skills, organizational skills and attention to detail;
Ability to understand and write grant budgets;
Proficiency with fundraising database programs and basic research;
Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office applications;
Self-motivated while performing with a sense of urgency, ability to multi-task with attention to detail and deadlines without regular supervision;
Demonstrated creativity and problem-solving skills;
Willingness to work flexible hours as needed to meet deadlines;
Ability to travel up to 10% of the time as needed by the organization.
This position reports to the Director of Institutional Partnerships and has no direct reports.
About Nurse-Family Partnership
Nurse-Family Partnership empowers first-time moms to transform their lives and create better futures for themselves and their babies.Over more than three decades, research consistently has proven that the Nurse-Family Partnership succeeds at its most important goals: keeping children healthy and safe, and improving the lives of moms and babies.Nurse-Family Partnership works by having specially trained nurses regularly visit young, first-time moms-to-be, starting early in the pregnancy, and continuing through the child’s second birthday.The expectant mothers benefit by getting the care and support they need to have a healthy pregnancy. At the same time, new mothers develop a close relationship with a nurse who becomes a trusted resource they can rely on for advice on everything from safely caring for their child to taking steps to provide a stable, secure future for them both. Through the partnership, the nurse provides new mothers with the confidence and the tools they need not only to assure a healthy start for their babies, but to envision a life of stability and opportunities for success for both mother and child.