Veterans Inc. Grants Writer-Worcester, MA in Worcester, Massachusetts
Grants Writer-Worcester, MA
Administration - Worcester, MA
Worcester, MA, USA
This is a full-time position and has full benefits (health, dental, vision, 403B, paid time off, short/long term disability and life insurance, etc.).
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Veterans Inc., New England's largest provider of services for veterans and their families, is a mission-oriented, non-profit agency offering a fast-paced, professional work environment for an experienced, creative and goals oriented Grant Writer. The Grant Writer is a key member of the Development team and is responsible for researching, developing, and writing proposals, concept papers, grant solicitations, and other written materials to secure funding for program support and capital projects, focusing on corporate and private foundations, state and federal grants, including the preparation of cost projections/budget development, and for submitting timely and accurate progress reports for grant funded projects. Responsible for identifying and developing sources to support existing and planned program activities; acquiring and maintaining sound knowledge and understanding of the services of Veterans Inc., and using that information to better comprehend all projects and programs for which grants will be sought and to recommend seeking of grants based on our mission; complies with all grants reporting as required. Research and maintain statistics and current data relevant to funding opportunities. Serve as primary relationship manager/liaison with foundation funders, and corporate funders as needed. Prepare letters of inquiry, proposals, reports, budgets, acknowledgments and other materials as needed to secure and advance support. This position will be guided by and report to the Vice President of Finance and Development and other senior level staff members when required.
This position will be based out of our headquarters located at 69 Grove Street, Worcester, MA 01605. This is a full time position with full benefits (health, dental, vision, 403B, paid time off, short/long term disability and life insurance, etc.) Veterans Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity on all levels of the organization!
Must be able to pass a CORI background records check. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in related field required. Comparable amounts of skill and experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
Minimum of two (2) year's experience in grants research, writing, filing applications (manual and electronic), evaluation, project management, reporting, and public outreach/relations. Must have solid understanding of grant compliance for Federal, State and local entities; Exceptional project management skills (prioritizing, timeline, budget, procedure, reporting, and evaluation) required.
Outstanding communication and organizational skills with strong grammar, creative writing, proofreading, and word processing skills required. Must be able to confidently and successfully manage competing deadlines with the ability to prioritize in order to accomplish tasks. Preferred Qualifications: Strong knowledge of principles, ethics and best practices of successful fundraising and donor stewardship; ability to work with confidential material and information is essential. Ability to work flexible hours a plus!