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Part-time Grant Writer

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The Davis Phinney Foundation seeks a part-time Grant Writer to research, develop and help to manage relationships with foundation and corporate grant makers. Working closely with the National Vice President of Development and program staff, the Grant Writer will play a critical role in the growth of this strategic revenue stream by researching and qualifying prospective new funders, and strategic cultivation and solicitation through relationship building, understanding of mutual priorities and creation of partnerships.

The Grant Writer is responsible for coordinating the entire life cycle of grants, which includes research, cultivation, writing and submission of LOIs, grants, reports, and ongoing donor relationship development with new and existing foundation and corporate funders. This position shares the responsibility of an annual $350,000 Corporate and Foundation grants and sponsorship goal.

This part-time position will be based either in Boulder, CO, or nationally out of your home office, and will consist of 15 – 25 hours/week, regularly scheduled and between the hours of 8:00 – 5:00.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Research and qualify national corporate and foundation prospects for general operating and program-specific grant proposals
  • Develop strong and compelling applications, LOIs, grant and report language and materials, including budgets and other required attachments
  • Develop and maintain a grants pipeline and calendar for all grants including a continuously updated timeline indicating due dates for proposals/applications, reports and relevant information, as well as outcomes and reasons for acceptance/rejection
  • Cultivate grantors by sending acknowledgement letters, project updates, reports, and other applicable items (e.g. donor mention in publications, etc.)
  • Ensure that information related to grants and reports corresponds accurately to the proposal and that reports are completed prior to deadline
  • Ensure compliance with funder requirements, policies and procedures
  • Work with program staff to collect and report on previous and current year’s outcomes and achievements
  • Partner with The Victory Summit programmatic staff by researching local, regional and national sponsorship and grant opportunities in host cities
  • Produce regular summary reports on all grant activity, including submissions, status of all proposals, and reasons for acceptance/rejection
  • Contribute to the maintenance of donor database
  • Other development and programmatic duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • 2-5 years of grant writing experience with demonstrated success in securing funding from new and returning funders (bachelor’s degree required)
  • Experience with healthcare organizations and some knowledge of Parkinson’s disease highly desired
  • Knowledge of best practices of grant preparation and administration, plus working knowledge of fundraising information sources
  • Excellent persuasive writing skills, along with strong verbal communication skills
  • Must be well organized, detail oriented and able to multi-task
  • Experience with Blackbaud Sphere and other donor databases a plus
  • Self-starter able to initiate work and meet deadlines with minimum supervision
  • Results oriented team player with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to produce high-quality work in a timely manner
  • Willingness to abide by basic professional fundraising ethics and principles, as defined by the Association of Fundraising Professionals
  • A positive and authentic approach to relationship building that is motivated by the organization’s mission and a genuine investment in improving the lives of individuals impacted by Parkinson’s

To Apply

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and grant writing sample (including relevant appendices) and recent salary history to jobs@davisphinneyfoundaiton.org  with GRANT WRITER in the subject line.