Senior Grant Writer
Job Details
1839 FRANKFORT AVENUE - LOUISVILLE, KY
Fully Remote
Full Time
4 Year Degree
Day
Senior Grant Writer

Reporting to the Executive Director, Development, the Senior Grant Writer will secure sustainable funding opportunities and increase revenue through foundation and corporate grants, sponsorships, and in-kind giving. Working collaboratively with the Development team and in partnership with American Printing House (APH) Program staff, this individual will create written materials and supporting documents for Development’s restricted programmatic and unrestricted general operating support, special initiatives, and endowment funds. 

Possessing a strong commitment to the mission and goals of APH, the Senior Grant Writer will assist in increasing overall fiscal year fundraising goals.

This is a remote position with the work schedule of 8:00am-4:30pm, EST, Monday-Friday.

Major Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for researching prospective funders, and writing proposals and reports to receive foundation and corporate grant funding.
  • Coordinate with program staff regarding proposal/grant process and required documents/guidelines/timelines, as well as grant award account numbers, expenditures, grant agreements, etc.
  • Conduct full range of activities required to prepare, write, submit, and manage grant proposals and reports.
  • Work closely with program staff to understand their program needs and budgets, and to articulate program progress and goals within proposals and reports to institutional funders.
  • Track and report overall departmental fundraising progress using specific metrics to ensure consistent, timely, and relevant communication with Executive Director regarding fundraising goals, to include a calendar of upcoming proposals and reports due, pending grants, and annual grants received.
  • Work closely with Finance team to ensure timely and correct management of grants.
  • Assist with events, as needed, with preparation of materials and cultivation/stewardship of guests/prospects.
  • Maintain donor confidentiality and comply with fundraising ethics and standards.
  • Pursue professional opportunities to remain up-to-date in the field
  • Remain aware and educated about the programs, activities, resources, and services provided by APH for people who are blind and visually impaired.

Requirements & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications, or related field.
  • Three to five years of grant writing experience. Combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • A successful track record of working collaboratively with a wide range of internal and external customers and constituents.
  • Excellent written communication skills, including the ability to write clear, structured, cohesive, and persuasive proposals.
  • Strong editing skills and attention to detail.
  • A successful track record of working collaboratively with a wide range of internal and external customers and constituents.
  • Knowledge of fundraising sources, basic fundraising techniques, and strategies (e.g. Foundation Directory Online, Wealth Engine, online research, etc.).
  • Knowledge and familiarity with techniques for fundraising prospect research.
  • Excellent computer skills, Microsoft Office, including competency with standard business applications and database systems (e.g. Donor Perfect).
  • Strong contributor in team environments, with the ability to handle multiple assignments and meet multiple deadlines.

To apply, Click Here. If you are having trouble accessing the application through Paycom, please contact Kristah Ward at kward@aph.org

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