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Senior Grant Writer

Company: NY Common Pantry
Location: New York
Posted on: June 9, 2024

Job Description:

JOB DESCRIPTION Senior Grant Writer Location: New York, NY New York Common Pantry (NYCP) is one of the city's largest food pantries, providing food assistance, case management services, senior food provision, nutrition education, and hygiene services. We are a dynamic, mission-driven organization, experiencing rapid growth and expansion at this time. NYCP is a poverty-fighting organization that reduces hunger and promotes dignity, health, and self-sufficiency by using a holistic approach to reach over 104,000 distinct people over 660,000 visitors each year. Last year, we served almost 10.2 million meals. Through an array of programs that we offer, we look to establish long-term stability for those we serve. NYCP is seeking a Senior Grant Writer to join our Development team. Reporting to the Senior Director of Development and Communications, the Senior Grant Writer is responsible for taking a lead role in creating corporate, foundation, and government grant proposals as well as interim and final reports. The Senior Grant Writer position is full-time and an exempt position. This role has flexibility for hybrid work but is required to be in the office at least three (3) times a week. Responsibilities:

  • Act as the organization's lead grant writer and proposal manager (guiding the grant process including programmatic and budgetary needs.
  • Ensure strong collaboration with cross-functional teams for consistent submissions
  • Manage 80+ grant portfolios comprising 75% of revenue projections.
  • Create and utilize existing systems, templates, and strategies for grants management organization-wide including proposal creation/submission; proposal and reporting deadlines list; review processes; communication with funders, and government portals.
  • Strategize with program managers to refine current programs and assist with developing strategies that support programmatic strength and growth.
  • Stay ahead of evolving program and fundraising needs to ensure understanding of progress against proposal outcomes.
  • Establish contacts with new and existing funders; hold person-to-person calls and meetings as appropriate.
  • Meet annual revenue goals and track performance against established benchmarks and pipelining tools.
  • Remain up to date on changing institutional giving environments; trends in philanthropy; food insecurity and poverty in NYC.
  • Actively participate in development team meetings and contribute to the overall fundraising strategy.
  • Develop reports using Raiser's Edge fundraising software as directed.
  • Draft periodic language (newsletter, acknowledgments, annual report writing.
  • Contribute to special events and projects as part of the Development team.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned. Qualifications :
    • Bachelor's Degree is required.
    • A minimum of five (5) years of private and public grant writing experience.
    • Commitment to helping the communities in need and NYCP's work and mission.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills with an eye for detail and an articulate telephone. Excellent writing and organizational skills (writing samples required).
    • Attention to detail and ability to multitask.
    • Comfort in a fast-paced work environment and working under tight deadlines.
    • Ability to interact and engage with funders, volunteers, and other supporters.
    • Ability to work in cross-department teams with other NYCP staff.
    • Knowledge of computer software including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and project management software is a plus.
    • Knowledge of Raiser's Edge or other fundraising database software.
    • Familiarity with the NYC Foundation and corporate funders is a plus.
    • Effective team player and demonstrates a collaborative approach when working with colleagues. This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts or requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned. This description does not constitute a contract of employment and NYCP may exercise its employment-at-will rights at any time. New York Common Pantry is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to you without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital status, age, veteran status, medical condition or disability, genetic information, gender identity, or any other protected status under federal, state, or local law. Pay: $70,000 - $75,000 Benefits:
      • Paid time off, including Vacation, Personal, and Sick
      • Medical, Medical Expense Reimbursement Plan, Dental, and Vision insurance
      • Paid Holidays
      • 403(b) Retirement Account
      • Employer Paid Life Insurance, Short-Term, and Long-Term Disability
      • Pre-tax Transit benefits
      • Voluntary Pet Insurance


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