Website Multiplying Good
Role: Professional Grant Writer
Start Date: As soon as possible, to be mutually agreed
Hiring Status: Temporary, Fixed Term Contract, Part-Time considered.
Potential to become a full-time member of the fundraising team
Location: Remote, United States
Travel: U.S. travel may be expected as opportunity and business need arises
To Apply: Please send your resume, a thoughtful cover letter, demonstrating individual fundraising successes to: email@example.com with “Grant Writer” in the subject line, noting where you saw the posting.
About Multiplying Good
At Multiplying Good (MG) we believe individuals are transformed through service to others. By applying service as a tool for personal growth, we help people discover their ability to bring about positive change, hone the skills they need to make that change and, by validating their impact, inspire them to do more. We have proven that this continuum of activation, training, and recognition generates ripples of good.
As an ambitious, mission-driven organization, we engage across a network of communities who are focused on youth development and skills-based training. We work with young people across the United States to increase confidence in their ability to make a difference and build on the skills they need to be successful. We work with organizations to recognize employees for their acts of service in the community, resulting in happier and more productive workplaces and stronger communities. We work with media to create more connected audiences and recognize grassroots unsung heroes in their communities. All together, we highlight the power of service to activate empathetic leaders and changemakers and inspire greater impact through recognition.
We partner directly with schools to deliver the highest-quality service-learning programs to middle and high school students. To fund our programming, we engage broadly at a national level with foundations, corporate partners, and a dedicated donor base, and we engage deeply in our local communities with individual donors, and local businesses and foundations. We are distributed across the United States, both programmatically and as a workforce. We currently have a presence in the Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, Delaware, Indiana, Greater LA, Minnesota, New York, New Jersey, Pittsburgh, and South Carolina.
We will transform our ambitious small-medium nonprofit into a national platform focused on service-learning and skills-based training around service. This position is a perfect fit for you if you want to leave your mark on an actively growing organization making an impact in this space. We are building a best-in-class team to transform our organization into the premier platform in our sector. This role is an exciting opportunity to hit the ground running to work with our existing fundraising team in our current locations, and to help identify opportunities to expand into new geographies to scale our programming and elevate our brand.
As a seasoned and successful grant writer, you will embody the highest standards of professionalism to serve as a collegial pro-active, collaborative, and influential member of a geographically distributed team. You will serve as a catalyst to strengthen a culture of philanthropy, and you will lead and deliver on fundraising efforts to build and sustain an eco-system of supporters across the country.
You will be responsible for supporting organizational fundraising initiatives through grant funding across multiple impact communities. You will be experienced in all aspects of the grant writing process, including research, development, writing, and submitting proposals, including letters of interest (LOIs) to foundations and corporate philanthropies.
You will conduct prospect research on foundations and corporations to evaluate prospects for corporate and foundation grant opportunities that align with the work of Multiplying Good. Working closely with colleagues across the organization, you will also co-create budgets for application submissions, complete required grant reporting to corporate/foundation funders on funded grant programs, collate accurate data and content for grant proposals and reports and analyze program data, for example, participant demographics, outcome metrics, impact statistics, to be utilized in future grant proposals and other written materials. You will also maintain grant related records in database, including grant tracking and reporting information.
Pending our agreed employment arrangement, you may also steward donors, and work with grants managers and research managers to provide regular written updates to corporate and foundation donors.
Required skills, knowledge, and abilities include but are not limited to:
• A demonstrated direct experience building and delivering on fundraising targets.
• Experience working directly within youth development is highly desired, and experience working collaboratively across all levels of an organization is essential to effectively engage with stakeholders to support, cultivate, and promote a culture of philanthropy.
• Strong people skills.
• Exceptional ability to set, track measure, reach and exceed revenue goals.
• Excellent knowledge of fundraising information sources for foundation research and grant writing tools.
• Strong project management skills, highly organized, and passionate about meeting deadlines
• Highly organized and exceptional written and verbal communication skills to develop and communicate strategies and goals; potential to lead and manage fundraising projects, provide board reporting, and organizational leadership across teams.
• Ability to extract and analyze data to make effective, efficient decisions about prospect/constituency engagement strategy and process.
Skills and Experience:
• 5+ years minimum of direct grant writing success
• Experience developing and executing briefs, plans and presentations
• Experience working in a Nonprofit/Social Impact Marketing environment
• 100% self-motivated and accountable to work and colleagues, thriving in a collaborative flexible fast-paced and remote working environment.
• Highly organized, with exceptional project management skills and eye for details
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook
• Demonstrated blend of creative and analytical skills
• Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
• Continuously curious and up to date on latest trends and best practices in your sector
• Relevant Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
Contractors should propose their preferred fee structure or rate.
Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
Travel may be required as the need and opportunity arise.
While the role is currently an independent contractor, your role will be as a colleague responsible for co-creation and delivery of fundraising strategies and targets within a team. Your creative and collaborative thinking will be an essential part of the team dynamic. The role may become a full-time employee position.
Multiplying Good is a 501(c)3 nonprofit with 100% remote workforce and welcomes applications from anywhere within the United States. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. We are committed to building a diverse team to represent the communities we serve, and to pro-actively create a work environment where all voices are heard and valued.
Applicants are actively encouraged to demonstrate their commitment to and understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We pro-actively encourage applicants who have shown a demonstrated commitment to and understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and who are comfortable contributing through the lens of their lived experience. Multiplying Good is committed to living its mission by building a culture of service. At Multiplying Good, we get to spend our time surrounded by people who see service as part of who they are. Multiplying Good strives to ensure everyone interacts thoughtfully, with respect, and with kindness. From our staff, to our consultants, vendors, contractors, partners, and other stakeholders engaged in the work of Multiplying Good, our culture of service is not only core to what we do, it is core to who we are.
How To Apply
Candidates should send their resume, a thoughtful cover letter demonstrating your fundraising successes, and fee/rate preference to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please add “Grant Writer” in the subject line, noting where you saw the job posting.
Please do not apply if you do not have direct experience writing successful grant applications. Thank you. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. Only candidates with demonstrated fundraising success will be interviewed. All professional confidences will be observed during the application process and until an offer of employment or contract is made. References will be expected and checked prior to confirming any offer. Full-time employee applicants will be expected to complete a drug test on condition of employment.
To apply for this job please visit www.multiplyinggood.org.