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FPWA, a leading anti-poverty organization fighting for economic
equity for all New Yorkers, seeks an experienced and dynamic Grant
Writer to be an essential member of a vital institutional giving
team that manages all foundation and government support for FPWA.
This position reports to the Director of Institutional Giving.
The ideal candidate is a go-getter, passionate about people,
justice, and equity for all. They are constantly searching for a
better answer to big questions, are energized by engaging with
others, value mutual respect in discourse, and have a natural
curiosity about how to achieve goals and higher aspirations. They
will have a clear and demonstrated passion for communicating FPWA's
work through their writing, participating in the program
development process, engaging and deepening the relationship with
FPWA's funders, and expanding the universe of our funders. The
Grant Writer will have a commitment to social justice, and deep
experience communicating mission for the purpose of engendering
investment and engagement. The preferred candidate has lived
experience (preferably in NYC) and can inform the work of the
organization from the perspective of those experiences.
- Responsible for managing all aspects of select portfolio of
private foundation, corporate foundation, and government funders
from writing letters of inquiry and proposals to maintaining
- Manage the grants calendar ensuring proposal and report
deadlines are met.
- Work with program colleagues to develop strategy for advancing
work to be pitched.
- Work closely with Director on annual income projection,
preparing statistical reports, and evaluating trends; work together
to develop annual workplan, helping to establish benchmarks for the
- Manage prospecting efforts for institutional funders with
advisement from Director. Undertake ongoing, strategic efforts
throughout the year to identify new prospective funders for
identified body of work to be pitched.
- Develop systems, policies and processes to ensure efficient
operation of an effective institutional giving effort; recommend
new and innovative tools and processes to further FPWA’s
institutional giving capacity.
- Assist with special events and complete other relevant tasks as
assigned by Director.
- BA/BS required and minimum two (2) years of nonprofit grant
- Superior writing and communications skills, with an emphasis on
proposal writing for funding and excellent donor relations
- Excellent writing, editing, and verbal skills. Ability to
recognize and tell a story.
- A creative thinker, strategist and do-er who has a proven track
record of developing creative ideas.
- Demonstrated ability to manage a portfolio of funders and
achieve financial results; knowledge of foundation and corporate
giving is a must.
- Excellent critical thinking skills as it relates to creating
logic models for proposals.
- Experience collaborating on program design and outcomes and
integrating funders' interests into approaches.
- Experience working with fundraising databases; knowledge of
Salesforce is a plus.
- Salary commensurate with Experience.
- Excellent Benefit Package including
medical, dental, vision, life, 403(b) with match and more
- Ample Vacation Time: Four weeks of paid
vacation accumulated during the year plus 12 company holidays
- Professional Development: Resources
committed to bolster professional and personal growth
- Modern & Flexible Work
Environment: Our staff work out of a beautifully
designed open workspace with flexible and tech-equipped meeting
spaces to support different workstyles, promote team building and
collaboration. FPWA is currently working remotely
given the COVID pandemic.
Submit resume and cover letter making a compelling case for why
you should be considered for the Grant Writer role and indicating
your salary requirements. Applications without cover letter will
not be considered.
No phone calls or other inquiries please. Only applicants
selected for interviews will be contacted.
FPWA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
FPWA is committed to employing people who reflect the diversity
of our member agencies and the communities and people they serve.
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