Grant Writer

Tubman

| Minneapolis, MN | Posted Aug 30, 2017 |


Tubman offers safety, hope, and healing to over 30,000 people of all ages who are facing violence, exploitation, homelessness, addiction or mental health challenges.


Tubman is seeking a Grant Writer to join a dynamic and collaborative team to support the agency’s growing services. This position will be based in Minneapolis with occasional travel to other locations. Work hours are primarily weekdays; occasional evenings and weekends required. This opening may be filled as one full-time or two part-time positions.

This position supports Tubman’s Development Department and requires a combination of high-quality communication and interpersonal skills combined with keen organizational and critical-thinking abilities. The ideal candidate will be a professional who has a passion for Tubman’s mission and services; can develop proposals that inspire others to make a difference in the lives of women, men, youth and families who have experienced trauma; takes the work seriously without taking themselves too seriously; appreciates an organizational culture that celebrates diversity, learning, and fun.

The Grant Writer is a member of a two-person team responsible for all phases of the grant process including research and analysis of funding prospects; grant calendar management; requesting relevant program information and data; and writing letters of inquiry, grant proposals, and reports. Collaborates with Grants and Contracts Manager on grant writing team. Communicates with program directors and leadership to identify agency and program funding priorities. Coordinates with Communications staff to ensure consistent messaging and grant recognition. Assists Development Data Specialist with recording proposal and report information in database.

Job Responsibilities
•    Research funding prospects and monitor foundation, corporate, and government grant opportunities.
•    Request program information, budget, goals and outcome projections from Directors and Finance when preparing grant proposals and reports.
•    Communicate with funders to ask questions related to grant proposals.
•    Write, assemble, and conduct final review with Directors or Grants and Contracts Manager prior to submitting foundation, corporate and government grant reports and proposals.
•    Communicate funding uses, restrictions and timelines to Directors and Finance for all awarded grants to assure spending meets funder requirements and program outcomes meet goals.
•    Update standard grant language and templates to reflect agency annual objectives and outcomes, community trends, demographics, and best practices.
•    Supervise and provide ongoing support to grant writing interns on specific proposal and report projects.
•    Assist Grants and Contracts Manager with planning and maintaining grant calendar to manage workload, maintain filing systems, track proposals in Raiser’s Edge, and facilitate inter-departmental grant communications including all approvals and denials.
•    Provide updates on upcoming proposals and reports, and year to date comparisons of funding projections and grants received.
•    Maintain absolute confidentiality regarding all agency, staff and client information.
•    Assist with special projects within the Development/Communications department and support agency campaigns or events as assigned.

Key Qualifications
•    Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
•    Minimum of 2 years grant writing or other professional writing experience (at least 1 year grant writing)
•    Proven writing, editing, and proofreading expertise
•    Competence in synthesizing information, ideas, and data from multiple sources into a cohesive, persuasive document that is consistent with agency image/brand
•    Ability to compare and analyze numbers and interpret their meaning
•    Ability to build positive, productive relationships and a strong network of internal and external allies and resources
•    Experience supervising volunteers and a desire to work collaboratively, serving as a key member of a dynamic development team
•    Ability to work on multiple projects and deadlines in fast paced environment
•    Excellent computer skills and proficient in Excel, Word and Outlook
•    Demonstrated ability to act independently and as part of a team.

Salary is dependent upon experience and qualifications and is accompanied by a quality benefits package and opportunities for professional growth.

TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter to: jobs@tubman.org or Tubman Human Resources, 1725 Monastery Way, Maplewood, MN 55109

Preference will be given to resumes received by Friday, September 15.

We encourage applications from people of color, multilingual speakers, people of all genders, veterans and people with disabilities. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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