Grant Wrtier

City
Denver
State
Colorado
Title
Grant Wrtier
Description

Summary

The Grant Writer is responsible for helping to secure, document, and track corporate, association, foundation, and government grants for Food Bank of the Rockies, contributing to an annual revenue goal of approximately $4 million. This position works in a high-volume, fast-paced environment. The Grant Writer works cross-departmentally to ensure alignment and funding of key initiatives for the organization.

Opportunity type
Job
Category
Fundraising / Development
Job responsibilities

Essential Functions

Write, edit, and compile grant proposals and reports to ensure timely, high-quality, and compelling submissions
Review and revise grant-related documents for content, style, and language
Conduct prospect research to identify new grant funding opportunities
Prepare, compile, and maintain updated grant proposal and report attachments
Support the stewardship of foundations, corporations, and associations
Communicate grant awards via the necessary channels to ensure internal grant compliance with the programs and finance teams
Coordinate social media requirements, recognition, and applicable publicity for grant awards and announcements with the marketing and communications team
Maintain complete and up-to-date records in Raiser's Edge, including grant documentation, and enter all relevant notes and actions in donor records
Monitor paperwork and maintain records for grant restrictions and deliverables in hard copy and electronically
Handle the administration of grant-related activities

Application qualifications

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Commitment to fulfilling the Food Bank of the Rockies mission and positively representing the brand both internally and externally
Excellent ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
Excellent organizational, time management, and follow-through skills
Excellent writing and editing experience
Ability to effectively communicate and get work done with others
Maintain a professional demeanor and respond with urgency
Self-directed, accountable for results, and proactive; independent problem solver
Ability to communicate persuasively and articulately both verbally and in writing
Ability to understand and work with financial documents, such as statements of financial position and statements of financial activities

Required Qualifications

High School Diploma required; Bachelors' Degree in related field preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience
At least two years of prior experience with grant writing
Prior experience and comfort reading and working with financial documents
Prior experience and familiarity with Raiser's Edge
Prior experience writing and compiling government grants is a plus

Benefits

Food Bank of the Rockies offers a fulfilling workplace and comprehensive benefits package, including: paid time off; paid sick leave; 10 paid holidays; 401K retirement plan with a 6 percent employer-paid match; and competitive employee health, dental, and vision, including maternity/paternity leave. We offer 8 hours of volunteer time.

About the organization

About Food Bank of the Rockies
Founded in 1978, Food Bank of the Rockies was originally known as the Colorado Food Clearing House. Operating from a 900-square-foot schoolroom in northwest Denver, the fledgling organization collected bread from a nearby Safeway store, our first food donor, and distributed it to Little Sisters of the Poor, our first partner agency. Today, Food Bank of the Rockies has extended its reach across northern Colorado, providing food and supplies to more than 800 hunger-relief programs.
Since 1978, Food Bank of the Rockies has provided more than 700 million meals for people in need. So far in 2021, through our direct service programs and partners, we have distributed over 66 million pounds of food, the equivalent of nearly 54 million meals annually or 226,000 meals every day to children, seniors and families in need. Food Bank of the Rockies is a member of Feeding America and of Feeding Colorado, a consortium of the five food banks operating in Colorado.
Food Bank of the Rockies has a staff of 180 employees at distribution centers in Denver, Wyoming and the Western Slope.

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