Local educational non-profit is looking for a part time grant writer.
Job Title: Grant Writer (Part Time)
To Apply: Email resumé and cover letter to Jane Hirschi (firstname.lastname@example.org) by January 20th. Use subject line: Grant Writer Application
CitySprouts’ mission is to integrate edible learning gardens into schools’ curriculum and school culture and ensure that garden-based learning is part of children’s public school experience. Through our two programs, we partner with all Cambridge public elementary and middle schools and eight schools in Boston to provide year-round garden programming that touches the lives of over 6,000 children. In Boston, almost 90% of the students in the schools we partner with are low-income. In Cambridge, more than 65% of the youth enrolled in our tuition-free summer program qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. In both cities, many students struggle for mastery of basic academic skills. They also have significantly less access to healthy food and food education than their well-resourced peers. The organization has a $600,000 annual budget and a diversified revenue base. CitySprouts seeks a part-time Grant Writer to further advance the organization’s mission and fundraising success.
Location: Cambridge, MA (Central Square)
Job Type: This is a permanent part-time opportunity
Hours/Schedule: Approximately one day per week
Rate: Commensurate with experience
The Grant Writer works closely with the Executive Director in all aspects of grant writing, including researching foundations and other prospective funding sources, writing grants, and working with program staff to prepare proposals and grant reports.
The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of non-profit fundraising and grant writing, and will demonstrate a keen understanding of the local and national funding landscape. Familiarity with the mission, values, and culture of CitySprouts is vital. This is an hourly position, with flexible hours. Much of the work can be done remotely. The position will report to the Executive Director.
The position’s primary responsibilities include:
- Working with the executive director to create and maintain an annual calendar of grant/report submission deadlines.
- Conducting prospect research on existing and prospective funding sources.
- Working collaboratively with department and program staff to develop proposals, prepare grant reports, and arrange site visits and other funder-related meetings and communications.
- Gathering and preparing all ancillary materials to accompany grant submissions.
- Overseeing maintenance of files on foundation and corporate funders.
- Preparing monthly activity reports including funding requests, grants, and reporting information.
- Experience and a proven track record of success in grant writing and communications in the non-profit sector.
- Strong skills in foundation research and grant writing.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Self-starter with strong interpersonal skills and collaborative, energetic approach.