Grant Writer

Job title: Grant Writer
Organization: People Working Cooperatively
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Job Description

Position Overview:
Development of grant/contract proposals from concept to submission. Identifying new funding sources, completions of renewal grants/contracts, research and processing of new program applications, and capital development grants. Provide progress and final reports as required. Coordinate collaboration between PWC and other organizations if necessary.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide written proposals in grants/contracts with budget analysis and completion.
  • Develop foundation (past, present, potential) donors through grant/contract seeking; phone calls, letters/correspondence, follow-up, thank you letters, and reports.
  • Coordinate with Finance Department regarding all budget activities related to funding requests and reports.
  • Research new/potential donors (foundations and organizations) and develop organizational contact and relationship to meet present and expanding income goals.
  • Create original written material based on the latest statistic, research information for grants and correspondence to donors. Incorporate information into proposals, newsletters, brochures, and special event collateral pieces.
  • Maintain all foundation grant/contract files.

The qualifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

  • Experience in fiscal and budgetary projects; experience with City, State and Federal Proposals.
  • Experience in developing relationships with both private and public entities; ability to professionally represent and make funding case for the agency.
  • Experience working with both For-Profit and Not-for-Profit Resources.
  • Experience in successful grant writing; demonstrated grant writing ability, verbal presentation and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize, and manage deadlines.
  • Proven experience in creatively and successfully researching information regarding new foundation/donor prospects.
  • Demonstrated understanding and interest of PWC’s program-related research and development efforts.
  • Experience in political agendas and committees.

Education and/or Experience:

  • BA Degree in English or related field is preferred.
  • Proven track record in securing grants preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience with City, State, and Federal grant programs preferred.

Other Skills/Abilities:

  • Experience in conducting research and information gathering to support proposals.
  • Understanding of and commitment to the agency’s mission.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Knowledge and experience with donor database software is required.

Physical Demands:

  • Must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Close and distant vision is required.
  • Frequent standing, stooping, walking, bending, crawling, lifting of light to medium objects.
  • Ability to drive to various locations.

Work Environment:

  • Office environment.

Interested candidates may apply to:
Attn:  Human Resources
People Working Cooperatively
4612 Paddock Road
Cincinnati, OH 45229
Fax: 513-482-5152