The Grant Writer is a member of the development team, responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to identify, prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources in the areas of Animal Welfare and Sheltering. He/she will perform prospect research on foundations and corporations to evaluate prospects for corporate and foundation grants. Work with finance and program staff to gather the needed information to apply for funding and ensure reporting compliance with funders on all grant programs.
Primary Job Responsibilities:
Generates revenues for programs and services through timely submission of well-researched, well written and well-documented grant/fundraising proposals.
Perform prospect research on foundations and corporations to evaluate prospects for corporate and foundation grants.
Writes reports to government, corporate, foundations and other funders.
Identifies funding opportunities and new program areas to match shelter priorities, using research tools.
Maintain current records in a database and in paper files, including grant tracking and reporting.
Track statistics relevant to development and provide the department with written materials necessary for donor stewardship.
May assists the Annual Fund Manager with the writing of quarterly donor appeal letters and other donor communications.
May serve as a liaison to all funding agencies or organizations as needed.
Assist with other fundraising projects as requested.
Knowledge and Skills:
Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals.
Strong editing skills.
Attention to detail
Ability to meet deadlines.
Knowledge of fundraising information sources.
Experience with proposal writing and institutional donors.
Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies.
Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research.
A strong contributor to team environments.
·Bachelor’s degree in communications, English, professional writing or combination of education and relevant experience preferred.
·Minimum of 3 – 5 years’ of experience grant writing with a preference in animal welfare, wildlife, or environmental sectors.
·Experience working in deadline-driven environments.
·Able to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines.
About The Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County
The Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County makes happy happen for more than 8,000 animals in transition each year. We are considered a no-kill shelter with a mission to advance the welfare of animals and promote positive relationships between animals and people.