Vine Maple Place
SENIOR GRANT WRITER – CORPORATE AND FOUNDATIONS
Reports To: Foundation and Corporate Relations Director
Location: Maple Valley, Remote, Hybrid
Effective Date: September 2022
Hours: Part-time 20-32hrs
Job Classification: Hourly, Non-Exempt*
Compensation: $31 – $39 per hour DOE; 401(k) plan; PTO: vacation, personal time and sick time
*Contractor position available if interested, inquire during interview.
Vine Maple Place (VMP) is looking for a determined, committed, and savvy grant writer to join our devoted team and advance our mission to break the generational cycle of homelessness. This role is a foundational part of the success of vulnerable and homeless single parents reaching their goal of self-sufficiency and stable housing while in the program.
This position will report directly to the Foundation and Corporate Relations (FCR) Director and collaborate to execute our yearly plan, research existing leads, develop and cultivate new funders to our existing portfolio, and steward existing relationships. Your superb writing skills will secure funds by understanding VMP’s compelling vision, leveraging powerful narratives, and a trove of outcome-based signature data & metrics. The successful candidate will bring proven strengths in teamwork, curiosity, strong project management, attention to detail, and outstanding grant writing communication skills.
Grant Writing (85%)
• Prepares grant proposals by determining concepts, gathering and formatting information, writing drafts, and obtaining approvals.
• Writes, revises, and edits drafts of proposals, and reports, including executive summaries, conclusions, and organization credentials, in collaboration with the grants team.
• Develops grant each proposal by assembling information including application packages, project nature, objectives/outcomes/deliverables, implementation, methods, timetable, staffing, budget, standards of performance, and evaluation.
• Meets grant proposal deadlines by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering, writing, review, approval, and transmittal.
• Reviews and submit grants and reports to funders, in collaboration with FCR Director
• Identifies and clarifies opportunities and their needs, studying requests for proposals (RFPs), and attending strategy meetings.
• Uses metrics and scoring methods to ensure the narrative aligns with the proposal’s requirements and funder’s funding priorities.
• Gains a strong understanding of VMP’s programs and services, then communicates the story of VMP
• Remains updated on current program details and outcomes, department needs, and organizational direction
• Coordinates requirements with funders and prepares the proposal status and information to review during weekly meetings.
• Maintains quality results by using templates and following grant proposal-writing standards, including readability, consistency, and tone.
Record keeping and grant tracking (15%)
• Respond to internal and external queries on drafted and submitted proposals.
• Maintain records and submit reports related to grant opportunities.
• Track metrics and outcomes to maintain narratives up to date.
• Conducts research and shares leads regarding the availability of Federal, State, Corporate, Foundation, and Private funding.
• Maintains clear and open communication with the FCR director about the grant schedule and updates the calendar according to the workload.
QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
• Have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and agree with the VMP Statement of Faith
• Be passionate about helping families overcome the trauma of homelessness
• Maintain an acceptable background check and ability to pass a drug test
• Proven ability and experience to navigate the institutional funding landscape and leverage connections for qualifying new opportunities.
• Impeccable grant writing skills with a demonstrated ability to weave compelling proposals using data, narrative, strategies, and outcomes that elevate program needs and align with funder priorities.
• Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills, highly collaborative work style, and Outstanding listening skills.
• High ethical standards and ability to maintain confidential donor information
• Curiosity, sense of humor, and flexible demeanor
• Excellent time management and organizational skills with the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with strong attention to detail
• Proficiency in MS Office Suite
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
• Bachelor’s degree in related area (Public Health, Marketing, Business, Non-Profit Management, or Fund Development)
• Two plus years of NON-PROFIT GRANT WRITING experience.
The above is intended to describe the general content of and the requirements for satisfactory performance in this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of the duties, responsibilities or requirements of this position. Other duties may be assigned.
Send all Inquiries, Resumes and Cover Letters to: Info@VineMaplePlace.org
Phone: (425) 432-2119