The Grant Writer will be responsible for developing and writing grant proposals to foundations, corporations, federal/state/local governments, and other grant-making organizations, and will persuasively communicate Feeding South Florida’s mission and programs to potential funders. The Grant Writer will assemble and submit grant requests, letters of intent, packets, applications, and establish and maintain personal contact and relationships with donors, conduct prospect research, and maintain a calendar of submissions, reports, and other strict deadlines. The Grant Writer will work collaboratively with the AVP of Philanthropy, the Grant Manager, and all departments in support of Feeding South Florida’s mission.
- Write proposals, and reports, under communications, maintain grant records, and manage the grants calendar.
- Maintain a high level of communication and coordination with the AVP of Philanthropy and Grant Manager
- Research grant opportunities, ensure the accuracy and timeliness of grant applications, meet all grant deadlines, and compile monthly, quarterly, and year-end reports.
- Participate in weekly grants meetings.
- Maintain shared grant tracking document/process.
- Compile and maintain hunger-related material and statistical data, including the compilation of external data from other sources.
- Work closely with the AVP of Philanthropy and Grant Manager to seek new grant revenue sources.
- Adhere to all timelines for grants and projects with all appropriate FSF departments.
- Collaborate with the Finance Team on grant budgets and spend-down reports.
- Draft grant/impact report documents
- Stay current with impact evaluations, food security, food systems, and food bank trends, research, and literature.
- Represents Feeding South Florida at functions and other meetings as needed.
- Minimum 3-5 years of grant writing experience with private foundations, government (local, state, and federal) contracts, and corporations
- At least 5 years of experience in successfully writing grants.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Successful track record of funded projects and high net worth portfolio.
- Efficient time management skills with a strong ability to manage multiple deadlines simultaneously, while paying extreme attention to detail and accuracy.
- Ability to learn quickly and grasp new overarching concepts while ensuring attention to detail and accuracy.
- Sound judgment and strong decision-making ability.
- Ability to work with confidential donor information.
- Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
- Computer literacy: ability to use Windows-based software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and learn customized, internal FSF systems.
- Flexibility and the ability to work effectively as a member of a professional team.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORKING CONDITIONS
- Hours of Operation: Organization hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. This position may work additional hours occasionally throughout the year, especially during peak times such as holiday seasons, and disaster response.
- Environment: This position works in an office setting with varying periods of standing, talking, and/or visual concentration, and use of office equipment. Must maintain office safety standards. Occasional work will occur in the warehouse or outside in fields and warehouses in inclement weather. The noise in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.
- Travel: This position may have occasional travel for meetings, conferences, or special events which may require the use of a personal vehicle.
- OSHA Standards: Lifting requirements are 15 pounds and when lifting loads heavier than 50 pounds, use two or more people to lift the load.
Feeding South Florida (FSF) is a member of the Feeding America network and the leading domestic hunger-relief organization serving Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe Counties. As one of the largest food banks in the Feeding America network, FSF is responsible for serving 25 percent of the state’s food-insecure population. A four-star rated organization by Charity Navigator, FSF is one of the most efficient nonprofits nationally; over 98 percent of all donations are put back into the community.
FSF values service above all else. We’re looking for innovative and strategic thinkers who are committed to improving the lives of those around them. FSF “Friendly Food Bankers” embrace the enormity of our role in the community and know that serving others comes before any one individual. Friendly Food Bankers have compassion, dedication, act with integrity, and are committed to stewardship and inclusion.
**Full medical, dental, and vision insurance; 401K matching contribution, Paid Time Off (PTO); a diverse team that is representative of the community we serve; continuous learning opportunities; a high-performance culture that will help challenge and grow your skill set.
Salary: $55,000 - $60,000 per year
Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug-Free Workplace/ADA Compliant