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Friday, July 18, 2014

Grant Writer, Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, New York, NY

Grant Writer

Posted on: July 11, 2014
Posted by: Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice (New York, NY) seeks a seasoned grant writer to support our fundraising efforts to fuel a global campaign for LGBTQI inclusion and respect. This grant writer will lead the efforts to secure over $5.5 million in this fiscal year (starting July 1, 2014) in funding from foundations, donor-advised funds, and governments as part of a multi-year, $20-million dollar growth investment campaign, Fueling the Frontlines ( The structure for this position is currently flexible: we are looking for between 20 hours/week to full time, and will consider a contract or staff position. This position reports to the Director of Development
  • Develop and write grant proposals to foundation and other grant-making organizations, persuasively communicating Astraea's mission and programs to potential funders.
  • Work in partnership with the Development Associate to assemble and submit grant requests including letters, proposals, budgets, interim and final reports.
  • Manage all foundation applications and reports ensuring compliance with foundation reporting requirements and Astraea guidelines and deadlines.
  • Conduct prospect research to support institutional funding for the campaign.
  • Manage a grants workplan and calendar
Note: only those who meet the minimum requirements of the job will be considered for the position.
  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Three to five years of relevant experience is required.
  • Ability to seek and synthesize information; and craft funding proposals in a clear and compelling manner.
  • Excellent writing, analytical, and research skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent computer skills, and strong understanding of fundraising databases; working knowledge of The Raiser's Edge and Foundation Center Online a plus.
  • Ability to work collaboratively, independently, proactively, creatively and respectfully with multiple constituencies and audiences.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • A demonstrated commitment to the mission and values of the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice and confidence in ability to enhance that mission.
  • Experience working in or volunteering with a social justice organization.
The successful applicant will work well in multicultural teams and with diverse constituencies; will be self-motivated, work well under pressure and be able to handle several projects at one time; and will have good judgment and, ideally, a sense of humor.
Please send résumé, cover letter, and salary requirements; include "Grant Writer" in the subject line. No phone calls, please – only applicants being considered for interviews will be contacted.
Astraea is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse, multicultural work environment. People of color, people with disabilities and people of diverse sexual orientations, gender expressions and identities are encouraged to apply. For more information visit

1 comment:

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