Under the supervision of Grants Program Manager, this full time position as the Grant Writer is part of a team of professionals who together research, write and secure numerous grant proposals annually. This position shares in the responsibility for the overall grants program, with a year-round submission schedule.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Research and identify new government and foundation funding prospects and present them to appropriate personnel.
Working with the Grants Program Manager, generate revenues for agency programs and services through timely submission of well-researched, well-written and well-documented fund-raising proposals.
Maintain current knowledge about the operations and programs of CFB and branch banks.
Attend meetings and training seminars as assigned by the Grants Program Manager; maintain knowledge of best practices and technology advances for grant writing.
Actively update statistics to maintain accuracy and consistency in CFB reports, grant narratives and other materials as assigned.
Stay up-to-date on local and national hunger/poverty trends.
Follow-up on grants submitted; correspond with program officers, as necessary.
Maintain well-organized grant-related files in the Development and Grant server folders, for use by managers and development staff members.
Work with the Stewardship Team to include awards in the database and maintain the grant chart for monthly Board meetings.
Write post-award acknowledgment letters and maintain accurate donor records within the donor database (Raisers Edge).
Identify key program personnel and departmental staff for reporting, and work with them to ensure reports are submitted as required.
Attend Development Team meetings and monthly staff meetings or other meetings as assigned.
Perform related activities as assigned by the Grants Program Manager, or Chief Development Officer.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Bachelors degree in Communications or related field.
Minimum of 3 years of grant writing experience.
Comprehensive understanding and skills for working in a well-tuned grants program expected to raise millions of dollars each year.
Demonstrated excellent writing skills.
Attention to detail with the ability to handle multiple deadlines.
Knowledge of foundations, corporate giving programs and government funding agencies.
Proficient in Microsoft Office programs and online submission protocols; excellent formatting and document production skills; skilled in preparing budgets and associated spreadsheets.
Ability to work as a member of a team with all contributing staff involved in the grant production process.
Good sense of humor and ability to keep personal balance under stressful deadlines or technical difficulties associated with grant submissions.
Empathy for the people served by the Community Food Bank;
For company insurance purposes, at least 21 years of age; possess a current Arizona Driver License with a safe driving record.
CFBSA is committed to providing employees with an environment in which the Core Values of Respect, Integrity, Accountability, Collaboration, Excellence, Innovation, and Social Justice are supported and encouraged.
CFBSA works diligently to maintain a culture of fairness, responsibility, trustworthiness and teamwork to advance our mission: Through education, advocacy, and the acquisition, storage, and distribution of food, we will anticipate and meet the food needs of the hungry in our community.
The Community Food Bank is a drug and tobacco free work environment.
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