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Job Opening: Grant Writer

Posted on: Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Keywords: Job

Position: Grant Writer

MADRE seeks a Grant Writer to secure funding from private, public, national, international and bi-lateral institutions.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Executive Director and key staff to implement organizational fundraising strategy
  • Write funding proposals: responsible for the timely preparation and submission of grant applications
  • Research prospective funders: identifying new sources of institutional funding and existing funders to renew/increase their  support
  • Strategize with Executive Director and programmatic staff to cultivate new funding sources
  • Special projects related to fundraising, as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Preferred 1-3 years experience in fundraising/grant writing
  • Demonstrated success procuring grants from foundations, corporations, and religious and community organizations
  • Strong research, writing and editing skills
  • Attention to details and deadlines
  • Ability to act independently
  • Ability to engage diverse groups, individual donors, foundation representatives, artists and others who are important to MADRE’s mission
  • Commitment to women’s rights and knowledge of the human rights framework
  • Knowledge of and commitment to MADRE’s vision and programs
  • Familiarity with MADRE’s networks and funders
  • Ability to represent MADRE and communicate effectively and sensitively with funders
  • Database management skills and professional knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage many distinct areas of work at once
  • Ability to work under pressure with competing priorities and deadlines
  • Spanish helpful but not required

Start Date: Immediately

Location: New York, NY

Compensation and Benefits: Commensurate with experience

How to Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to Executive Director Yifat Susskind at GWSearch@live.com. No phone calls please.

MADRE, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  For more information visit: www.madre.org


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