SUMMARY OF POSITION
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
- Compile and analyze data on program outcomes, incorporating it
into documents in a thoughtful manner that supports the
- Collaboratively edit and finalize fundraising materials for
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Precise editing skills.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Attention to detail.
- Ability to manage deadlines, multiple projects, and competing
- 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
- 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
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
info@PHInational.org. Please indicate “Senior Grant Writer” in the
Application deadline: February 15, 2022
The position is full time, with competitive salary and
PHI is committed to ensuring a diverse
staff. Women, people of color, immigrants, LGBTQ+
people, older adults, and people with disabilities are encouraged
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.