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Grant Writer

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Believe in Me is organized for the principle purpose of stimulating, receiving, administering, and managing assets and funds for grant-making to programs serving youth in need of shelter, foster care, adoption, education, and emotional enrichment support and direction.


Believe in Me effectively raises funds and manages assets in a manner that is guided by the values of caring, trustworthiness, innovation, equity, diversity, and inclusion.


Leveraging the generosity of our donors, we fund children’s charities that provide disadvantaged kids with a safe place to call home, a family that loves them, a feeling of community, and opportunities to learn, build self-esteem, and have fun.


Our vision is to help every kid develop the self-confidence they need to succeed.

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Job Description

Believe in Me is looking to hire a Grant Writer to identify, define and develop funding sources to support existing and planned program activities as well as lead the development, writing, and submission of grant proposals to federal, state, and private funding agencies. The Grant Writer also ensures that  the Foundation’s grant-making and related processes, documents, procedures, and implementation are executed professionally, efficiently, on schedule, and in a manner consistent with best practices.


The position is also responsible for collecting, analyzing, and reporting data on the performance of program activities that are funded by federal, state, and private funding agencies. Experience working in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment and demonstrated flexibility in meeting shifting demands and priorities is a must. A high degree of creativity, energy and initiative is required.

Grant Writing

  • Study and understand the history, structure, objectives, programs, and financial needs of the organization.

  • Research grant opportunities.

  • Draft grant proposals and supporting documents based on the funding requirements of the organization.

  • Submit proposals to Chief Executive and Grants Administration Committee Chair for approval.

  • Respond to internal and external queries on drafted and submitted proposals.

  • Maintain positive relationships with fund providers and other stakeholders.

  • Maintain records and submit reports related to grant opportunities.


Grant Administration

  • Provides administration for the grants process throughout all stages including receiving, assessing, tracking, and payment/check requests, documenting all inquiries and/or proposals; assuring that submitted documentation meets all Foundation and legal requirements, and maintaining accurate and timely records of Foundation grant-making and other programmatic activities.

  • Provides technical assistance to grantees with online application and reporting processes.

  • Maintains the online nonprofit database and physical grant files ensuring the accuracy and integrity of data as well as grantee relationship history.

  • Oversees standard terms and conditions for grant award letters and agreements.

  • Trains Foundation staff on grants management software; ensures that protocols are executed properly; creates and edits software templates, code, and reports.

  • Assists with required research pertinent to grant due diligence, ongoing review, and close-out analyses.

  • Works with Chief Executive Officer and Grants Administration Committee chair to create a grant cycle calendar and site visit schedules; assists with the preparation of grant-related materials for Committee and Board Meetings.

  • Supports the Foundation’s finance and communication functions; generates requested information, data, and reports from information maintained in the grants management database or other sources of information.

  • Other duties as assigned by the CEO or the Board of Directors.

General Copywriting

  • Write clear, attractive copy for website, blog, social media, and other channels

  • Interpret copywriting briefs to understand project requirements

  • Collaborate with designers, PR, and other professionals on large- and small-scale marketing projects (e.g., email campaigns and landing pages)

  • Conduct high-quality research and interviews

  • Edit and proofread copy as needed

  • Use SEO principles to maximize copy’s reach

  • Source images and other content

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The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the position. All employees may have other duties assigned at any time. We are an equal opportunity employer. Applications are considered for positions without regard to veteran status, uniformed service member status, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skill set.

  • Excellent organizational and attention to detail.

  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities.

  • Work well in a team environment; possess leadership qualities.

  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to recognize and define problems, collect information, establish facts and implement innovative solutions.

  • Ability and openness to understanding operational, accounting, and legal aspects of financial reporting and investments.

  • Project management experience and time-management skills for juggling numerous time-sensitive projects simultaneously.

  • Ability to establish and maintain excellent working relationships with supervisors, co-workers, and volunteers.

  • Commitment to a high standard of ethics and to promote the donor bill of rights.

  • Commitment to maintaining a high level of confidentiality with information acquired about Believe in Me prospects, donors, and volunteers.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in English, communications, creative writing, or a related area (master's degree preferred)

  • A minimum of two years experience in grant writing

  • Strong presentation, communication, and organizational skills.  

  • Proficiency in G-Suite (Google Docs, Google Sheets, Gmail, Google Drive).  

  • Accuracy in written correspondence, record keeping, and ability to work under deadlines is critical  

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret complex documents and instructions  

  • Excellent grammar and strong research skills  

  • Ability to calculate figures 

  • Must be highly detail-oriented  

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple deadlines  

  • Experience working with high-level corporate volunteers and community leaders

  • Embraces values of Respect, Integrity, and Excellence in the workplace

Benefits & Perks

Here are some of the great benefits of working with us.

  • Medical, dental, and vision premium reimbursement

  • 403(b) retirement plan, including employer contribution for eligible participants

  • Paid time off including holidays, vacation, illness, and family leave

  • Learning and development opportunities with opportunities to attend industry events and conferences

  • Pet friendly office

  • Help build a culture of innovation and agility in support of our Mission

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