|Responsibilities:||• Identifies prospective private and corporate foundation donors for specific Safe Horizon programs and researches whether and how their funding interests relate to Safe Horizon programs. |
• Facilitates the foundation proposal, report and grant renewal process for private foundations, including liaising with program, gathering narrative and statistical information, writing, reviewing and editing draft copy, ensuring that deadlines are met, placing follow-up calls, etc.
• Cultivates relationships with existing and prospective donors through discussion, correspondence, meetings, and tours of Safe Horizon facilities;
• Manages key dates relating to these relationships: i.e., pledge payments, stewardship reports, renewal requests, and proposal submission deadlines;
• Assists with monitoring online and print publications for government requests for proposals, evaluating them for relevance to Safe Horizon’s mission and programs, and writing RFP summaries for distribution to senior program leaders, as appropriate;
• Manages government proposal submissions for specific Safe Horizon programs, including both initial grant applications and competitive renewal applications. This includes scheduling meetings with program and finance staff; establishing deadlines; writing, editing and proofreading copy; gathering attachments and signatures; and submitting complete proposal packages.
• Works with Board members and other volunteers as necessary to identify and cultivate key donors.
• Writes gift acknowledgement letters;
• Performs other duties as assigned.
|Qualifications:||• Advanced, superior writing skills – this individual must be able to capture the purpose, importance and impact of programs and projects with an emphasis on effective structure, grammar and succinctness |
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook, and strong Internet research skills
• Strong verbal, interpersonal and communications skills
• Ability to work independently and under stress, manage a number of demanding and conflicting priorities, meet deadlines and coordinate with other Safe Horizon staff and external consultants
• Strong organization and management skills
• Highly organized, detail oriented.
• Background in social or human services preferred
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent training and experience
• Minimum of four to five years direct experience in grant writing, including both government and corporate/foundation fundraising
• Familiarity with New York City and State public funding agencies as well as local and national foundation donors
• Experience with budget preparation and analysis – the ability to review budget submissions and assess accuracy based on program content and financial needs
• Experience working with high-level program staff and board members
• Experience with Raiser’s Edge preferred
If hired, I agree to abide by all of Safe Horizon’s rules and regulations, and understand that, if employed, my employment may be terminated with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time, at the option of either the company or me. I further understand that no representation, whether oral or written by any representative or agent of the organization, at any time, constitutes a contract of employment
All prospective job candidates must meet screening requirements, which includes a background check.
Safe Horizon is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals and endeavors to hire individuals of diverse races, colors, creeds, ethnicities, religions, genders, gender identities or expressions, ages, sexes, sexual orientations, national origins, disabilities, and citizen, marital, veteran and HIV statuses