Senior Grant Writer

Job Order #: 20562137

Lowell, MA 01852

Full Time

40 hours per week

POSTED 3/15/2024

EXPIRES 6/13/2024

Job Description

Job Summary
Senior Grant Writer plays an important role in developing resources for UTEC programs through institutional fundraising. UTEC maintains an aggressive schedule of grant submissions on a weekly basis, including letters of inquiry, full proposals, and contract applications. Senior Grant Writer manages the full grant cycle, from prospecting and proposals through grant reporting and building relationships with funders over time. Reports to the Director of Grants and works closely with the overall Development team.
Proposal Development (65%)
Draft high-quality, compelling, and detailed documents such as proposals, letters of inquiry, and progress reports to institutional funders
Create new content and manage large-scale proposals for high concept grants, including government contracts, national funders, and new funders
Collaborate with program and evaluation staff on internal project teams as needed
Develop expertise in one or more of UTEC?s program areas to strengthen proposal content and rationale
In coordination with the Director of Grants, maintain updated boilerplate language to use for proposals
Relationship Management and Stewardship (15%)
Manage a portfolio of (8-12) current and prospective funders of large grants, including revising and updating donor profiles and tracking their funding requirements and interests
Participate in outreach to, calls with, and site visits from institutional funders
Draft correspondence to institutional funders and prospective funders on behalf of the leadership team
Draft backgrounders and talking points for senior staff in advance of funder meetings
Coordinate with the Evaluation and Program teams to ensure data collection and program updates for timely and accurate submission of narrative reporting to funders
Researcher and Strategist (10%)
Take the lead on researching and vetting potential funding sources, using resources such as Candid, Linkedin, etc.
Prepare prospect profiles and briefs to share with members of the institutional development and leadership team to develop approach strategies
Research issues relevant to corporate engagement, philanthropy, and other nonprofit financing trends
Participate in the development of strategies to approach and attract new institutional funders
Systems Management (10%)
Acknowledge, and internally communicate application status updates, in addition to working with Development Associate on award documentation and grant processing
Manage the Salesforce database for all grant opportunities, institutional funding entities, and related contacts, including maintaining funder records and running grant-related reports
Assist in developing and maintaining efficient systems, policies, and procedures to manage information and the workflow of the Grants team
Required Skills/Abilities
Excellent management skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Experience with Salesforce a plus
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or similar software
Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize tasks
Ability to work with a minimal amount of supervision
Works with individuals both internal and external to the organization
Demonstrate a commitment to UTEC?s principles of social change, diversity, and community building
An ability to think critically and creatively, participate in strategic discussions, and develop new systems as UTEC?s size and structure grows and shifts
Attention to administrative and process detail while working to deadlines in a fast-paced environment
Capacity to work with staff and partners at all levels, with comfort ?managing up?
Ability to identify and manage work plans, multi-task and adapt to a changing environment
Strong computer and online literacy skills
Passion to own one?s work and ability to laugh at oneself required
Education and Experience
At least 3-5 years of grant writing and project management experienc

How To Apply

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  • Major Medical
  • Prescriptions
  • Vision Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • 401K
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave

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107 Merrimack St
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