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 (www.fuelingthefrontlines.org). 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.
HOW TO APPLY
Please send résumé, cover letter, and salary requirements to:firstname.lastname@example.org; 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 www.astraeafoundation.org.