Glasswing International is an innovative non-profit that addresses poverty and violence through public education, health and community empowerment programs. Through civic participation and volunteerism, Glasswing empowers communities, as well as providing educational and enrichment opportunities for at-risk children and youth in Latin America, the Caribbean, and New York City, enabling them to thrive despite adversity.
Our cross-sector model builds partnerships across public, private, and civil society sectors, leveraging human, financial, and material resources to achieve the greatest – and most sustainable – impact possible. We strengthen communities’ existing resources rather than focusing on their needs and deficiencies, and believe that every person, regardless of educational or socioeconomic level, has the potential to give and effect change. This approach is not only more cost-effective and avoids duplicating efforts, but also empowers individuals and communities, promoting sustainability.
The Senior Grant Writer will be a key member of the New Business Development Unit and is responsible for writing effective grant proposals, mobilizing resources, and advancing Glasswing’s mission. This position will collaborate closely with the Director of New Business Development, VP of Programs and Headquarters team.
Conduct extensive, high-quality research and identify potential institutional funding opportunities (government, corporate, and foundations) to match Glasswing’s priorities and strategic growth plan.
Lead the formulation of well conceptualized and written, competitive and compelling, proposals, letters of inquiry, and concept notes that adhere to donor guidelines and win funding.
Ensure field and technical input is timely and accurate and that relevant partner input is sought.
Ensure project budgets meet donor requirements and proposed project goals.
Coordinate effectively with HQ technical team and country offices on proposal development and reporting process content and timelines.
Assist in or lead award-related communications with stakeholders including institutional donors, partner NGOs/institutions, HQ, and field staff.
Be or become technically proficient to speak on Glasswing’s work.
Maintain records on partner and funder contacts, submissions, awards, reports.
Monitor trends in giving and stay well-informed of programmatic developments for application in fundraising strategies and donor relations.
Qualifications & Experience
Superior writing, logic and proofing skills.
Proven track record with successful grant writing, administration and experience with public funding/government grants highly desirable.
Bachelor’s degree and at least 8-10 years of proven success in cultivation and grant proposal writing required.
Strong organizational skills including multi-tasking, prioritizing, planning, and effective time management.
Creative thinker, independent worker and self-starter.
Ability to attend to detail-oriented tasks while maintaining understanding of big picture.
Ability to work productively and accurately in a fast-paced, challenging environment.
Ability to facilitate project design development, including applying theories of change and project logic to design, and developing or leading teams to develop proposals, Letter of Intent concept notes accordingly.
Keen ability to relate to others, participate in cross-departmental projects, and communicate with tact and diplomacy, represent Glasswing.
Solid knowledge of budgets and finance as it relates to fundraising.
Collaborative team player.
International experience preferred.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
How to Apply: Applications must include a resume, cover letter, 2 writing samples (e.g. letter of intent, proposal, funder report), and 3 professional references (please include contact details and your relationship to the individual).
Please send application material to Mark Loyka at: email@example.com
Rolling interviews begin January 13th. Selected candidates will be contacted for an initial phone screening. The position will start in January or February.
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