About Jeremiah Program
Jeremiah Program offers one of the nation’s most successful
strategies for ending the cycle of poverty for single mothers and
their children, two generations at a time. Two-generation — or 2Gen
— programs uniquely focus on the whole family to achieve long-term,
sustainable results. The approach has been proven to achieve
significant educational, health, and economic benefits for parents,
children, and communities.
Jeremiah Program is expanding throughout the country to meet the
growing demands for its model. The organization has locations in
Minneapolis, MN which is also our national office, St. Paul, MN,
Austin, TX, Fargo, ND, Rochester-SE, MN, Boston, MA, and Brooklyn,
Learn more about JP and about our work here.
Passionate about making a difference? Well, look no
further! JP is growing to reach more families. We have a wonderful
opportunity for a Grant Writer to join our amazing Development
Department. The Grant Writer is an essential member of our Campus
Support Team and is responsible for generating grant revenue.
The Grant Writer will engage in the full scope of work essential
to JP’s fund development and cultivation activities by identifying,
researching, preparing, and submitting grant proposals to
corporations and foundations. The successful candidate will be able
to craft compelling proposals and reports that show JP’s 2Gen
impact. With excellent writing, analytical, research and data
analysis skills, the self-motivated, detailed oriented candidate
will be able to craft powerful proposals that advance JP’s
Leverage data that support the identification of potential
alignment between grantor funding priorities and JP’s mission
across our campuses. Edit letters of intent, grant
applications, proposals, budgets and prepare timely reports to
funding sources on grants received.
Support all research activities for potential grant
opportunities that align with JP’s mission by performing prospect
research on foundations and informing all relevant internal
stakeholders of grant opportunities and eligibility
Ensure that standard elements such as qualifications statements,
staff biographies, support letters, and required funder forms are
accurate and readily available.
Assist in the development of case statements and narratives to
identify strategic areas for program growth that describe JP’s work
in a way that will inspire funding interest that fuels the
intersection of our two generation, housing, education, and all
social justice work. Identify, research, strategic outreach of new
and existing institutional and foundation partners.
Support the submission of proposals, applications, letters of
interest, and concept papers by synthesizing organizational needs
and goals into provoking proposals. This also may involve
developing and executing work plans and timelines, meeting
facilitation, quality assurance, internal communications with
internal/ external partners and funders, and final submission.
Facilitate grantor understanding of JP by supporting the
coordination of interactions with the appropriate JP campus staff,
board members, and donors. This may include sharing information
about JP with grantors, arranging and conducting video/conference
calls, and campus visits.
Prepare major donor, board, and special category solicitations
with the intent of retaining and or upgrading gifts when
Demonstrate the ability to exercise excellent judgment,
discretion, and sensitivity in handling confidential
Other duties as assigned to help advance JP’s fundraising
strategy and organizational infrastructure.
We’re Looking for Someone Who Is:
Aligned: You possess a deep commitment to and
understanding of current housing, education, early childhood, and
all social justice issues intersecting with poverty and bring an
entrepreneurial approach to your work.
- A Self Starter: You have the ability to
initiate, organize and manage projects, and to interface
successfully with colleagues in a collaborative approach.
- Exceptional in Communicating Verbally and in
Writing: You have demonstrated the ability to write and
edit persuasive materials including successful appeals, proposals,
stewardship materials, and other collateral. You have excellent
- Creative: You can conceptualize and describe
funding needs in a way that is compelling to prospects, donors,
board members, and other You have a knack for designing logic
models and conveying information and research that is compelling,
clear, and analytic in style.
- Organizational Maven: You can
manage across multiple work streams and functions, keeping
deadlines and managing complexity by simplifying solutions,
systems, and processes.
- A minimum of three years of (3) years of
professional/progressive work experience in research, proposal, and
or fundraising in This can include writing within a
research-focused, journalism, or media setting.
- Strong time management skills required; highly organized and
detail-oriented with the ability to juggle multiple tasks at once
in a deadline-driven environment.
- Excellent research, organizational, and communication skills
with demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively.
- Ability to identify and solve problems using sound judgment,
initiative, and creativity.
- PC proficient, and skilled with Microsoft Office, Excel, and
PowerPoint. Experience or familiarity with Raiser’s Edge
fundraising database a plus.
- Professional conduct in all interactions with the highest level
- High energy, positive, “can do attitude,” flexibility,
teamwork, and attention to detail, high degree of initiative.
HOW TO APPLY
Jeremiah Program is committed to the recruitment, selection,
development, and promotion of employees based on individual merit.
Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all people
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, nationality, age, or
We offer competitive compensation including employer-paid health
and dental, life and disability insurance, and generous time
Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply
online. Please upload a current resume and thoughtful
cover letter articulating your interest and fit for the role,
including compensation requirements.