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Major Capital Campaign Writer/Corporate and Foundations Gift Manager

VNA of Eastern MA
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jun 24, 2024

Job Summary

The Major Gifts and Capital Campaign Grant Writer/Corporate and Foundations Gift Manager will be directly responsible for identifying, contacting, and submitting fully developed requests for major capital grants for funding from corporations, foundations and individuals to support a $50,000,000 capital campaign to transform an aging residential building for low-income seniors who would otherwise be homeless or in an institution.

The VNA Senior Living Communities have been caring for seniors since 1906, providing a safe home and services for the most disadvantaged in our communities. The VNA recently took over a 100-unit facility that was in imminent danger of closing. The aging buildings have long been neglected and are in dire need of a complete overhaul. Current costs are projected to be in the 50-million-dollar range. We are looking for a highly motivated individual to drive this campaign.

Job Duties

  • Conduct research to identify opportunities and potential corporate and foundation funders that could be interested in supporting the VNA’s mission.
  • Develop a portfolio of corporate/foundation prospects including cultivation, solicitation, and application.
  • Write proposals, manage the review and editing process as well as shepherding proposals throughout the submission process.
  • Maintain relationships with grantors, corporate donors, and foundation representatives through phone and email, and organize on site or virtual visits for donors, and prospects.
  • Maintain a master database and calendar tracking process for proposal and report due dates; ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposals, and reports according to deadlines.
  • Represent the President/CEO and Board of Directors throughout the campaign.
  • Provide writing support for the President (thank you letters and other correspondence)


  • College Degree preferred, but not required
  • 3-5 years’ experience writing grant proposals, with a proven track record of success
  • Excellent communication, writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
  • Ability to adhere to deadlines and produce high-quality work.
  • Confident professional who can work independently as well as collaboratively to achieve a successful campaign.

Physical Requirements

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Able to lift and carry up to 15 pounds without assistance.


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