The Grant Writer is responsible for preparing proposals, reports, and other written materials as well as researching and identifying funding opportunities to support the grants and fundraising efforts of Howard Brown Health. .
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Research new funding prospects
Work with Development team, program staff, and senior leadership to develop strategy and approach for new and renewal funding, with focus on corporate foundations and other corporate partnerships
Prepare, draft, submit, and manage grant proposals, working collaboratively with the Development team
Prepare budgets, manage grant expenditures, review staff allocations, and prepare reports working collaboratively with Finance and program staff
Follow-up with appropriate communications to funders, responding to requests for information and support, providing organizational and program updates in a timely manner, and maintaining funding relationships
Work with Development team members to provide regular written updates (newsletters, annual reports etc.), and invitations to events, to funders
Attend site visits and other meetings with current and prospective funders
Ensure that the grants process (seeking, acquisition, management, and closure) is followed for all grants
Work with development team to maintain grants calendar; track deadlines and ensure they are met
Work with Development Assistant to track communication with funders in Raiser’s Edge and maintain funder information in a standardized, timely manner
Assist event planner in securing and finalizing corporate event sponsorships
Other duties, as assigned.
Casual work environment
Shared office environment
Potential irregular hours
Occasional late or weekend meetings/events
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT: Decisions and criteria governing the employment relationship with all employees at Howard Brown are made in a non-discriminatory manner, without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, age, FMLA status, or any other factor determined to be unlawful by federal, state or local statutes.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Commitment to advancing the health and well-being of members of the LGBTQ community
Bachelor’s degree in public health, communications, or related field
1-3 years prior grant writing experience with strong writing skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Effective team player
Demonstrated ability to work on several projects concurrently while achieving deadlines and results
Flexibility and adaptability in a fast-paced environment
Computer proficient– including (but not limited to) Microsoft software, Raiser’s Edge
Knowledge of and experience with public health/healthcare
About Howard Brown Health
HOWARD BROWN HEALTH is an innovative health and human service organization focusing on the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. Howard Brown provides a unique network of programs and services to the community, addressing the medical, social and research needs of its clients.
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