TITLE: Grant Writer


Our vision is that every family has a home

The Grant Writer is expected to work independently, and in collaboration with senior leadership in planning for grant submissions. Reporting to the Director of Development, s/he will not only be an integral part of a growing organization, but a key contributor to its ongoing success, and as such will have close contact with the CEO, Director of Programs and other key members of the staff. The Grant Writer will respond to government as well as private requests for proposal, with the first priority being a Department of Housing and Community Development RFP to be released in July, 2019. Longer term, the Grant Writer will work with the Director of Development to identify and respond to funding opportunities that to support the organization’s mission and programs.

·Identify, define and develop funding sources to support the organization’s mission and programs
·Submit letters of inquiry, concept papers, proposals, reports, and letters for foundation, government, and corporate prospects
·  Work with organization leadership identify data needs and analysis
·  Aid in the interface with finance to gather financial information necessary or the creation of budgets or other financial documents and information required for proposals and reports.
·Maintain and implement funding calendar and database updates (as related to grant work)

·Bachelor’s degree or have worked in related discipline
·5-7 years of experience in grant writing
·Experience writing government grants (state or federal)
·Ability and comfort in interpreting data
·Resourceful, with ability to conduct own research, gathering information from multiple sources, and synthesize information
·Highly organized and ability to operate under pressure of deadlines
·Proven track record of success
·Demonstrated excellent writing ability, and good verbal communication skills
·Good time management skills, with an ability to handle multiple projects and to meet deadlines
·Ability to work independently and as a member of multiple teams
·Flexible and team-oriented
·A positive self-starter with an interest in social services for homeless families
·Experience working with people from broadly diverse ethnic, social and cultural backgrounds
·Understanding of importance of monitoring and meeting income goals.

·Previous experience working with a housing/homeless service environment
·Experience with sourcing opportunities; comfort cold-calling; contact development, and business relationship management.

·Position has flexible hours and may be compensated on either a contract or salary basis
·Hours depend upon project(s) at hand, and expected to require 15-20 hours per week, or more if necessary.
·Grant Writer is expected to attend planning meetings as needed at Hildebrand, but the majority of the work to be done remotely.
·Please submit 2-3 grant writing samples with application.



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Cambridge, MA 02139

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Hildebrand Family Self-Help Center, Inc. partners with families experiencing homelessness. We provide shelter, permanent housing, work readiness programs, and life skill development. We restore hope and build brighter futures.