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