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Proposal Development Specialist / Senior Grant Writer, Philanthropic Development.

Sesame Workshop
New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Dec 15, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Grant Seeking
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Employment Type
Part Time
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Sesame Workshop is looking for a Proposal Development Specialist / Senior Grant Writer, Philanthropic Development.  The manager supports the Philanthropic Development group’s efforts to secure funding for the Workshop’s international initiatives from private foundations and government agencies.  This position is responsible for a wide range of activities involved in grant management, the most significant of which is writing proposals, funder reports, concept notes and letters of inquiry.  This position may also include routine contact with funders.  Candidate must have excellent writing, organization, and verbal communication skills.  Candidate must be a team player and work well under pressure and tight deadlines.

Please note: This job is an 11-month contract and will be remote until November then located in our NYC office. Local candidates please.


  • Write strong and compelling grant proposals and concept notes for foundations and government agencies;
  • Prepare interim and final reports for funders
  • Manage and develop protocols for timely submission of proposals and reports
  • Work collaboratively with international social impact teams and country offices on project planning for proposals and updates for reports
  • Support prospect and other research as needed
  • Attend team meetings and serve as a resource on funder requirements and grant deliverables
  • Manage/support the contracting process as needed
  • Track grant and all prospect activity in Salesforce
  • Maintain calendar for proposals and reports



  • B.A. degree or equivalent experience with 5-10 years development experience
  • Excellent writing capacity, particularly for international development program proposals
  • Strong written communication and partner engagement skills
  • Strong online research skills
  • Proficiency in MS word, Excel, Outlook, Sales Force and PowerPoint.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.



Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity


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