Grants Associate - Hunger Free America

Hunger Free America
New York, United States
$50,000.00 - $55,000.00
Closing date
Aug 23, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Grant Seeking, Major Gifts, Planned Giving, Prospect Research, Special Events, Programs, Grant Administration
Other Fields, Social Services
Employment Type
Full Time

POSITION TITLE: Grants Associate

JOB LOCATION: New York, NY / Most of the work may be carried out remotely, but occasional in-person meetings at Hunger Free America’s Manhattan headquarters and at on-site events in New York City will be required.

DESCRIPTION: Hunger Free America (HFA) is a dynamic, growing national direct service and advocacy nonprofit organization. Hunger Free America is seeking a dynamic and highly effective grants writer and manager with a minimum of 2-4 years of development/fundraising experience and a proven track record of successfully raising funds to join the Development Team. The person in this role will identify potential government, foundation, and corporate funders, write proposals, grants and reports, and with the support of the Development Manager, strategize the best engagement opportunities for each funder. The position will also handle all administrative and reporting aspects of grants management, in conjunction with the Chief Financial Officer, who will lead the preparation of of financial reports. Direct experience in grant writing, grant management, donor solicitation, and donor relations is required. This is a full-time, exempt position that reports to the Development Manager and CEO, but will have some flexibility on the number of hours to be worked each week.


Working closely with the Development Manager and CEO, the Grants Manager will:    

  • Conduct prospect research and analyze opportunities to identify new private and public grant funding sources, including government agencies, foundations (including family foundations), and private sector donors.
  • Research, write, pitch, and submit high-quality grant proposals. Support the development and submission of financial and programmatic progress reports to funders.  Work with Hunger Free America directors and managers to obtain substantive details for the applications.
  • Support the design and implementation of development and fundraising activities of the organization to increase donations from both unrestricted and restricted sources.  
  • Maintain digital grant records, grants calendar, monitor grant and contract reporting and compliance, and manage grants data and gift processing and acknowledgment in Salesforce.
  • Lead Hunger Free America’s grant reporting to donors.
  • Collaborate with the Communications team to increase our social marketing partnerships with companies and brands, and online promotional materials for the organization that relate to fundraising.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Ideal candidate will have as many as possible of the following:

  • At least 2 years of full-time, successful grant writing and fundraising experience, comfort and skill in asking individuals, organizations, and institutions for money.
  • Significant work experience or and/or a bachelor’s or associate’s degree in a relevant field (Political Science, Social Work, Public Health, International Relations, Psychology, Sociology, Education, etc.) is required. A related graduate or professional degree is a plus.
  • An excellent writer, with strong written and verbal communications skills for a variety of audiences, and research and analytical skills.
  • Knowledge of philanthropic landscape, grant writing and prospect research, and the principles and ethics of fundraising and emerging trends.
  • Experience with CRM/donor management software. Familiarity with Salesforce and/or crowdfunding software is a plus.
  • Stellar organizational multi-tasking skills, proven ability to manage multiple projects, and an ability to meet tight deadlines without fail.
  • Experience handling confidential materials and information with discretion.
  • Proven ability to collaborate professionally and effectively with diverse stakeholders.
  • Must be able to work independently, use a high degree of judgment and make sound independent decisions.
  • Collaborative team player with an outgoing, engaging personality.
  • A demonstrated commitment to, and passion about, Hunger Free America’s  mission to end hunger nationwide. Specific knowledge of hunger and poverty issues are a plus.

Essential Physical Demands:

The person in this position:

  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 including a booster shot at the recommended time.

  • Must be able to frequently remain in a stationary position.

  • Occasionally moves about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, other offices, etc.

  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery such as a calculator, copy machine and computer printer.

  • Occasionally travels around New York City and possibly outside of NYC to attend meetings, conferences, and other organizational events.

  • Frequently communicates with staff, donors, volunteers, and clients and must be able to exchange accurate information in these interactions.


  • This is a full-time, exempt, 28-35-hour per week position, with some in-person work required in our HQ in New York City. The exact hours per week subject to negotiation. If the role is less than 35 hours per week (but at least 28), the salary will be prorated accordingly.
  • Starting annual salary range is $50,000 to $55,000 based on experience.
  • Hunger Free America offers significant benefits to full-time employees, including a strong health insurance plan which includes fully paid employee premiums and a health reimbursement account.
  • Employees receive generous vacation, holiday, and sick time.



  • Submit a resume and cover letter to the link provided. Applications not containing both a resume and a cover letter will not be reviewed.
  • The position is open until filled with the right person.
  • Hunger Free America is an equal opportunity employer. People of diverse races, sexual orientations, ages, faiths, economic and social backgrounds, genders, physical abilities, and national origins are very strongly encouraged to apply.

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