Grants Writer

Location Washington, DC 20011
Date Posted August 13, 2022
Job ID 9011
Employment Type Direct Hire
Scion Nonprofit Staffing, has been engaged to conduct an immediate search for a Foundation and Corporate Grants Writer on behalf of our amazing client, an impactful organization that provides meals, groceries, and nutrition counseling in Washington DC. This is an incredible direct-hire opportunity for an experienced grants writer  that will work to identify, cultivate solicit, and steward current and prospective funders.

  • 37 hours a week, onsite opportunity in DC, with short Fridays and a 9 to 6 flexible schedule!
  • Be a part of an uplifting organizational culture that values teamwork, growth, and collaboration!
  • Competitive salary of $74,000 depending on experience as well as a robust benefits package!
Strategy, Relationship Management and Grant Writing
  • Develop, manage, solicit, and steward a portfolio of 100 to 125 prospective and current funders.
  • Prepare and edit customized LOI’s, concept notes, proposals, presentations, correspondence, supporting materials, budgets, reports and funder briefings.
  • Create and manage a multi-year grants plan and calendar with a schedule for prospecting; deadlines for proposals, grant applications and reports; site visits; and funder stewardship.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with foundation and corporate officers by routine communication via phone, mail, email, and personal/site visits.
  • Work closely with leadership team to identify program priorities for operating, capital, and special initiatives to support budgeted goals.
  • Develop strategies and coordinate with program staff to develop content and integrate objectives/outcomes into grant proposals.
  • Collaborate with program staff to identify the appropriate fit between funder guidelines and programmatic objectives.
  • Coordinate with finance to develop budgets and budget narratives.
Prospect Research and Relationship Development
  • Conduct research to qualify funders and build a robust pipeline.
  • Develop and implement cultivation and stewardship strategies.
  • Reach out to potential funders to gauge program alignment and secure new sources of private and corporate foundation support.
  • Develop gift table and prospect list to ensure a prospect to donor conversion rate (minimum 3:1) to meet or exceed annual revenue targets.
  • Participate in the client’s special fundraising events as needed.
Grant Reporting and Administration
  • Track proposals, conversations, meetings, communication, and next steps by regularly updating constituent records in Raiser’s Edge.
  • Ensure timely reporting to donors. 
  • Oversee the reporting and pledge payment schedules for all active grants.
  • Maintain funder files, electronically and hard copy.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is preferred.
  • Extensive successful foundation and grants related experience.
  • Excellent writing and attention to detail is imperative, to include writing succinctly with excellent grammar, spelling and proof-reading.
  • Ability to initiate and build relationships and work collaboratively with a variety of audiences, both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to produce and manipulate computer-generated documents utilizing Microsoft Office including proficiency with Word and Excel.
  • Understanding of trends and best practices in foundation and corporate giving.
  • Knowledge of advanced grant management techniques.
  • Skill in creating and delivering public presentations.
  • A self-starter, capable of working independently and under tight and sometimes competing deadlines.
  • Experience and proficiency in working with donor database software, preferably Raiser's Edge.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations.

This position with our client will require employees to be onsite in Washington DC. As a cautionary measure, our client is asking all employees to be fully vaccinated by the date of hire. If an eligible candidate is unable to get the COVID-19 vaccine due to a religious, medical, or disability-related reason the client will make available appropriate reasonable accommodations.
Compensation & Benefits:
The ability to work for an organization with a phenomenal mission, positive team-oriented work environment and a competitive salary of around $74,000 depending on experience. Additionally, a very robust benefits package is included but not limited to; medical, dental, life and disability insurance coverage, flexible spending account, retirement plan (403 b) plus employer matching, paid parental leave, employee assistance program, flexible spending account, free parking, 10 paid vacation days and 5 personal days, short Fridays, and a flexible schedule!
How to Apply:
For immediate consideration, please submit your resume HERE, today!
About our Firm:
Nonprofit Staffing is an award-winning national nonprofit recruitment and staffing specialist for nonprofit organizations, foundations, associations, and educational institutions! Since 2006, we have had the pleasure of successfully connecting thousands of talented professionals with incredible, mission-driving organizations across the country. Through our innovative team building and recruiting solutions, we bridge the gap in executive leadership searches, direct hire nonprofit recruiting, interim leadership placement, and temporary professional staffing.

Named an Inc. 5000 Top Fastest-Growing Private Company in America, we are proud to also be part of the Forbes lists of the Best Recruitment Firms and the Best Executive Search Firm in America, recognized as a ClearlyRated Best of Staffing firm, and identified as a top recruitment firm by The Business Times! Additional information about Scion Nonprofit can be found online.

Scion Nonprofit, a division of Scion Staffing, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and service provider and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation or belief, or any other protected class. We are committed to the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment and are dedicated to making employment decisions based on merit and value, for ourselves, our client companies, and for the candidates we represent. For opportunities located in a region that have enacted fair chance, arrest or conviction-based employment ordinances, Scion Nonprofit proactively follows the enacted guidance and considers for employment all qualified applications with arrest and conviction records. We believe in following best practices and considering all qualified applicants.

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