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Senior Grant Writer

PHI (Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute)
New York, United States
$80,000.00 - $85,000.00
Closing date
Feb 16, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Grant Seeking, Prospect Research, Other Fundraising, Programs, Grant Administration
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Employment Type
Full Time
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The Senior Grant Writer is responsible for crafting PHI fundraising materials, including grant proposals and reports, as well as foundation-facing correspondence. Excellent writing and editing are a must—and work in these areas will constitute the majority of the Senior Grant Writer’s responsibilities. The Senior Grant Writer works closely with our New York City-based Director of Philanthropy, finance team, executive staff, and other PHI program staff as we expand and diversify our fundraising efforts.



  • Author concise, clear, and persuasive fundraising materials—including lead and independent drafting of proposals and reports for institutional funding audiences (primarily foundations).
  • Compile and analyze data on program outcomes, incorporating it into documents in a thoughtful manner that supports the narrative.
  • Collaboratively edit and finalize fundraising materials for submission.
  • Support the Development Team’s goal to diversify PHI’s revenue sources through proactively identifying, prioritizing, and applying to new funding sources in collaboration with the Director of Philanthropy; includes identification of opportunities through online research and regular monitoring of industry news sources.
  • Create detailed research profiles of prospective funders for review by PHI’s President and Director of Philanthropy.
  • Participate in meetings with funders, as necessary.
  • Maintain a Salesforce database of fundraising activities, including a calendar of grant-related deadlines.
  • Assist with the preparation of materials for PHI’s Board of Directors, including quarterly program updates.
  • Author and deliver correspondence with funders and donors, e.g., acknowledgment letters for grants and individual gifts.
  • Collaborate with PHI’s Policy and Workforce Innovations Teams to ensure the effective coordination of the organization’s fundraising and programmatic efforts.
  • Contribute to document finalization efforts across the organization, such as proofreading and copy/line editing.



  • Bachelor’s degree preferred; equivalent experience will be considered.
  • Minimum of 3–5 years of grant writing experience, preferably in a nonprofit setting. In addition to foundation grant writing, experience of local, state, and/or federal grant writing is a plus.
  • Precise editing skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage deadlines, multiple projects, and competing priorities.
  • Comfort with understanding and using data in assessing program outcomes, including processing and cleanup of information extracted from databases; experience with workforce development data a plus.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated proficiency in the use of databases and software including Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. (Training on PHI’s specific uses of its Salesforce database will be provided.)
  • Experience with using online research tools (such as Foundation Directory Online) and grant application portals (e.g., Fluxx) a plus.



This position reports to PHI’s Director of Philanthropy.



PHI’s Bronx office is closed due to safety concerns surrounding COVID-19. All staff are currently working remotely until further notice. Remote candidates will be considered for this position.



PHI is a national organization committed to strengthening the direct care workforce by producing reliable research and analysis, leading federal and state advocacy initiatives, and designing groundbreaking workforce interventions and models. For 30 years, we have brought a 360-degree perspective on the long-term care sector to our evidence-informed strategies throughout the country.



To apply, email a cover letter with your resumé to Please indicate “Senior Grant Writer” in the subject line.

Application deadline: February 15, 2022

The position is full time, with competitive salary and benefits.

PHI is committed to ensuring a diverse staff. Women, people of color, immigrants, LGBTQ+ people, older adults, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, creed, religion, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, transgender status, marital status, national origin, domestic violence victim status, genetic information, disability or handicap, veteran or military status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 


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