Job Title:  Grant Writer
Program: Fund Development
Location: This position is available as a hybrid between in-office and working remotely.
Schedule: Mon – Fri
Supervisor: Director of Corporate & Foundations Relations

Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support is a non-profit agency providing a continuum of care for women and children who are victims of family violence. For thirty years Genesis has been providing safety, shelter, crisis intervention, on-going counseling and advocacy for women and children at both residential and non-residential locations.  Genesis continues to be a community leader in providing training and education on issues surrounding intimate partner and gender-based violence.

Your role will support the mission thorough the following actions:

  • Support a client-centered operation with a mindset of care, compassion, and humility.
  • Be aware of Client(s) particular circumstances (e.g. health concerns, peak stress time, emotional difficulties, problems, etc.)
  • At times require you to be resourceful and have the ability to make decisions in a timely efficient manner using the training and guidance you have been given.
  • Recognize that diversity of culture, personality, and life experience are ingredients for a better world.
  • Demonstrate experience with sensitivity to varying cultural, ethnic, and social backgrounds, values, and attitudes
  • Communicate with Client(s) and team member(s) with a positive and willing attitude to help
  • Flexibility to learn at all times and recover with poise and ease from setbacks.
  • Understand and abide by the confidentiality standards of the organization.
  • Ensure that all health and safety standards are followed and corrected when needed
  • Provide a warm and welcoming, safe space for the families we serve.
  • Independently manage time with little supervision.
  • Ability to multitask, handle on-site crisis and adapt to the changing needs of the families we serve with compassion and humility.
  • Acceptance of agency philosophies regarding domestic violence, internal conflict resolutions, and how decisions are determined.
  • Able to develop and maintain positive working relationships with clients, staff and community contacts and able to effectively address and resolve conflict as needed
  • Commitment to a holistic approach to providing services, as well as to community-based solutions for addressing the root causes of violence and survivor needs
  • Ability to work respectfully with diverse teams, build consensus, and motivate change

Your responsibilities are:

The Grant Writer will write and submit grants to help raise funds to support Genesis’ critical programming and services. The Grant Writer will collaborate with the Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations and the Philanthropy Coordinator to ensure all grants and required reports are submitted in a timely manner. The Grant Writer may need to step outside of the grant writing role and support other members of the fund development team occasionally for events.

  • Responsible for writing and submitting detailed grants in the Genesis voice to private and corporate foundation funders.
  • Utilize all resources (Outlook Calendar) to ensure the timely submission of all grants and supporting materials.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations and the Philanthropy Coordinator to ensure answers are gained to ensure that all deadlines are met.
  • Knowledge of budgets and financial status of organization is required to respond to all grant inquiries
  • Compose a monthly summary of grants to be submitted as a metric for annual progress.
  • Ensures that letters of acknowledgement are sent to all grant gifts.
  • Track and update grant status using Raiser’s Edge.
  • Assists with any other projects/task as assigned

Skills / Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Communication or other related field
  • Experience in grant writing experience, preferred
  • Ability to work independently and be a self-starter
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and written
  • Knowledge in basic understanding of budgets
  • Possess strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Outlook

Qualified candidates can apply online by clicking here or submit cover letter and resume to resume@genesisshelter.org.