4/26/22 update: This position has now been filled. Thank you for your interest!
VEAP’s Advancement Department is hiring! We’re now seeking an outstanding written communicator to serve as a Grant Writer.
TYPE: Full Time
HOURLY RATE: $29.80 – $34.62
REPORTS TO: Advancement Director
The Grant Writer is responsible for researching, developing, and writing inquiries, letters, and proposals requesting corporate and foundation funds to support VEAP programs and services. They will work with the Advancement Director and other program staff to understand program needs and identify funding sources to support those needs. Additionally, the Grant Writer will work with the Database Coordinator to ensure evaluation metrics are accurate as they prepare reports and presentations as requested.
- Work closely with Advancement Director to determine corporate and foundation funding goals, identify new funding sources, and cultivate relationships.
- Research, write, and submit grant proposals, LOI’s, reports to a variety of corporate and foundation funders.
- Maintain grants calendar, track, and monitor proposal deadlines, grant renewals, results of written requests, reports, and act accordingly to ensure continuation of funds.
- Ensure all work is completed and submitted in a timely manner.
- Work with Database Coordinator to ensure evaluation metrics are accurately reported.
- Work with Advancement Coordinator to maintain accurate information and update electronic donor and prospect files to include correspondence, proposals, reports, and other relevant information.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field or demonstrated equivalent work experience and knowledge.
- 2-3 years of successful grant writing or fund development experience.
- Outstanding written and verbal communications skills.
- Strong writing and editing skills with exceptional attention to detail.
- Ability to create compelling, persuasive stories and utilize data to communicate needs.
- Proven track record of consistently meeting and achieving fundraising goals.
- Talent for maintaining positive relationships with corporate and foundation officers, contacts, and other stakeholders.
- Excellent problem-solving, time-management, and organizational skills.
- Results-oriented, self-starter, with the ability to manage multiple competing priorities, work well under pressure, and meet tight deadlines.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Proficient in MS Office products to include Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Microsoft Outlook, and Teams.
- Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with people of diverse backgrounds.
- Commitment to VEAP’s mission and values.
- Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge or similar database.
- Understanding of effective proposal budgets.
- Experience with government grant writing and contract management.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, type, walk short distances, talk, and hear. Must be able to use a computer keyboard, and mouse. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 5 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision, ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will work in a typical office environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
VEAP is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for their job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
- Full-time, 40 hours/week position. VEAP is committed to keeping the workload balanced and respecting the space needed to take personal time to care for your well-being.
- Flexible, family-friendly schedule with options for remote and in-person working.
- 22 days of Personal Time Off (increases by three days each year of employment), plus 12 paid holidays and your birthday off
- We provide medical and dental plans, some plans paid at 100%. Additional voluntary vision, and short- and long-term disability.
- 5 percent of annual salary contribution to 401(k) retirement plan following 30 days of employment, immediately vested.
Interested candidates should send resume, cover letter and a couple of writing samples to [email protected]. Please send application no later than April 15, 2022.