The Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) is the world’s largest non-profit organization devoted to upholding the Armenian heritage through educational, cultural and humanitarian programs. Each year, AGBU is committed to making a difference in the lives of 500,000 people across Armenia, Artsakh and the Armenian diaspora. Since 1906, AGBU has remained true to one overarching goal: to create a foundation for the prosperity of all Armenians. To learn more visit www.agbu.org.
Reporting to the Managing Director and in partnership with a designated member of the Board of Directors, the Grant Writer & Manager is responsible for identifying and pursuing outside funding opportunities to support AGBU’s wide range of initiatives, programs and projects. The Grant Writer & Manager will write and submit concept papers and grant proposals ranging in size, scope and complexity to international public and private organizations, including foundations, corporations, government agencies and other grant making entities that align with AGBU’s mission and help meet the organization’s global fundraising goals. The Grant Writer & Manager will be responsible for stewarding the organization's grant submissions through the grant cycle from the research phase (LOI) to submission, post award responsibilities (i.e. progress reports), prospecting strategy, grants tracking, and management.
*Email resume and cover letter to email@example.com. Please indicate on your cover letter which site you are applying from. Submissions will be accepted until the position is filled. Initial interviews of strong candidates will be held as submissions are received. Salary commensurate with experience. No phone calls please.
Research, write and submit high-quality concept papers and formal grant proposals that are strategic, well-organized and detailed
Coordinate grant management procedure and work cycle
Coordinate internal and external stakeholders, including both staff and volunteers
Strategize and work with various AGBU departments, teams, and offices including the executive leadership, program officers and the departments of finance and development
Meet internal and final external deadlines involved with the submission of concept papers and grant reports
Identify opportunities for exploratory and/or introductory in-person meetings for the Director of Development
Maintain calendar and pipeline of upcoming, pending, and past grant opportunities
Maintain master list of records and files on all prospective grants and grant making bodies targeting areas of interest that align with AGBU’s programs and funding needs
Manage the application process and ensure all accounts and logins are maintained with up-to-date AGBU profiles and registrations
Perform other related duties as assigned
Qualifications & Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree required
5+ years proven experience in grant writing and development
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Excellent research, analysis, project management, and presentation skills
Proficient knowledge of various grant making bodies, agencies and procedures specifically (but not limited to) areas that speak to AGBU’s pillars: socio-economic development in Armenia, humanitarian relief, culture and identity, and education
Familiarity with grant making bodies focused on Armenia and/or the South Caucasus region a plus
Ability to work in a deadline-driven environment
Ability to manage multiple applications and tasks simultaneously
United States citizenship or residency required
About Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU)
The Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) is the world's largest Armenian non-profit organization. AGBU is aimed at furthering its mission of preserving and promoting the Armenian identity and heritage through educational, cultural and humanitarian initiatives through countless programs in 31 countries and 74 cities. Find out more at www.agbu.org.