Grant Writer

August 4th, 2021
Grant Writer

Grant Writer

  • Full Time
  • Entry Level
  • Applications have closed
Job Category: Development
Location: Manhattan
Job Sectors: Arts & Culture

The Lower Eastside Girls Club (LESGC) is seeking a motivated, detail-oriented individual to join our team as a Grant Writer. Reporting to the Director of Development, the Grant Writer is responsible for assisting with building, writing, and editing funding proposals and reports. This is a position for an individual who is passionate about nonprofit development work and in opportunities to gain experience and exposure to writing and grants management for a non-profit. The Grant Writer will be partnering with the Development, Program and Strategy/Communications teams and able to work collaboratively and efficiently to meet our annual goals and objectives.


Responsibilities include:

Grant Writing and Reporting

      • Lead the writing and development of grant proposals and reports for foundation, corporate, and government funders, in collaboration with program leads, the Development team and Director of Strategy
      • Support in the development of large, complex proposal submissions, including preparing attachments and contributing to narrative sections
      • Write content for fundraising requests and communications to government, foundations and corporate partners
      • Copy writing for collateral (brochures, annual reports, flyers, website, etc).
      • Write progress and final reports to institutional funders and work with Finance staff in preparing program budgets and monitoring grant-related expenditures.


Grants Management 

      • Support the project management of proposal and report submissions, including:
        • Develop timelines for proposal and report development
        • Meet with Director of Programs and Director of Strategy to develop the plan of action
        • Manage the multiple components that are required for a final submission
        • Ensure all submissions are high quality and accurate
        • Take responsibility for deadlines
      • Coordinate and maintain funder documentation requirements, including completing administrative paperwork for government, corporate and foundation grants 
      • Conduct prospect research, and maintain accurate information in grants management system for proposal and report submissions, deadline management, and relevant contact information for institutional funders
      • Review grant agreements and monitor and update grants calendar
      • Outline and Track grant deliverables



      • Provide a full range of supportive research and supporting data for Development and Strategy teams
      • Assist with other projects with the Development and Strategy team as needed
      • Conduct comprehensive prospecting research on foundations, corporate, and government funders


Education and Experience:

      • Team player with a positive, cooperative attitude 
      • Ability to work independently to produce high quality work products, and manage multiple projects and relationships 
      • Strong applicants have at least 2 years of experience in Grant Writing or related non-profit Development experience
      • Proven experience with research, grants management, and reporting.
      • Bachelor’s Degree


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

      • Superior writing, editing and oral communication skills
      • Possess a deep commitment to racial equity and social justice and the ability to see how development work is a core piece of furthering the mission and values of LESGC
      • Excellent research skills and understanding of the Development process
      • Ability to meet deadlines, manage multiple priorities, and work well under pressure
      • Possess very careful attention to detail, both in producing written content, as well as preparing requirements for grant submission.
      • Possess excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interface with all levels of staff 
      • Work effectively on a tight schedule and be able to set and meet realistic deadlines.
      • Knowledge and comfort with typical grant financial documents (i.e. budgets, financial reports, etc.)
      • Have familiarity with Google Applications, Microsoft Office Suite, Database management (ideally Salesforce) to run reports
      • Ability to work collaboratively with co-workers and volunteers
      • Professional, well organized and strong attention to detail
      • Committed to excellence, and eager to constantly learn and grow
      • Highly motivated, and results oriented, able to complete tasks efficiently in a fast-paced environment

 Organizational Relationships:

Reports to Director of Development

Works closely with the Director of Strategy and Communications; Director of Programs; Development Associate, Donor Stewardship


The salary for this position is $55-60k, commensurate with experience. The LESGC’s benefit package includes medical, dental, vision insurance, a flexible spending account, and a pre-tax transit benefit. 

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and your completed writing sample to [email protected]

Writing Sample-

Please submit a grant proposal or report that is no longer than 5 pages in length.

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