Grant Writer

Feeding the Gulf Coast
Job Description
Job Title: Grant Writer
Department: Development & Marketing
Reports To: Foundation and Grants Manager FLSA
Status: Nonexempt Part-Time / 20 Hours Per Week
Location: Theodore, AL

About the Organization: As a member of Feeding America, and a United Way Member Agency, Feeding the Gulf Coast works through member organizations and special programs to provide nutritious food to meet the challenge of feeding people who are hungry as a result of systemic poverty, personal crisis, or disaster. Additionally, Feeding the Gulf Coast educates the public regarding domestic hunger, proper nutrition and other related issues. Feeding the Gulf Coast serves a 24-county area spanning south Alabama, south Mississippi, and the panhandle of Florida. Summary: Work together with the Foundation and Grants Manager to achieve organizational financial and program strategic goals and advance the efforts of the Development department as a whole by achieving Feeding the Gulf Coast’s annual strategic goals. Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
• Identify and research possible new grant funding opportunities from corporations, foundations, and organizations based on the needs of individual programs and the organization.
• Collaborate with Foundation and Grants Manager to prepare and write high-quality grant proposal narratives, applications, budgets, and supporting documents for timely submission.
• Interact with all departments to collect information for grant proposals.
• Track progress of proposals/grants through research, preparation, submission, and award using donor database (GrantHub).
• Work with Marketing staff to develop presentations for potential funders.
• Prepare thank you letters for funders.
• Assist Foundation and Grants Manager with preparing grant reports.
• Assist Vice President of Development & Marketing, Foundation and Grants Manager and other department personnel with fundraising events, projects and campaigns as assigned.
• Perform other duties as assigned by President & CEO, Vice President of Development & Marketing or Foundation and Grants Manager.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Language Ability: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Math Ability: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Google applications, including Gmail, Google Drive and Google Docs.

Education/Experience: Bachelor's degree (B. A. / B. S.) from four-year college or university; or four to six years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Certificates and Licenses: Valid driver's license with driving record that meets company insurance requirements Knowledge, Skills and Other Abilities:
• Strong organizational skills
• Ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines
• Outstanding interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills
• Excellent writing skills
• Ability to problem solve
• Ability to act as a self-starter
• Self-management skills
• Ability to act decisively
• Ability to act detail oriented
• Persistency skills
• Ability to take ownership of large projects

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands; and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. If interested, please submit your resume, cover letter, and one writing sample to Alycia Skull, HR Administrator, at askull@feedingthegulfcoast.org. 
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