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Grant Writer

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Admin Offices - Southfield - Southfield, MI
Full Time
4 Year Degree
Nonprofit - Social Services


Salary between $48,000 - $50,000 - Hybrid Position

JOB TITLE: Grant Writer (Full-Time or Part-Time Available- 32 hours with benefits)

DEPARTMENT: Development & Communications


REPORTS TO: Director of Development & Communications



We are seeking a skilled and passionate Grant Writer to join our nonprofit organization and play a pivotal role in securing funding for our mission-driven initiatives. As a Grant Writer, you will be responsible for researching, developing, and writing grant proposals to various foundations, corporations, and government agencies. Your ability to effectively convey our organization's goals, impact, and needs through compelling grant proposals will directly contribute to our ability to fund and execute projects that make a positive impact in our community. The Grant Writer will be an integral part of a successful and collaborative development and communications team that also raises funds through individual and major giving, planned giving, corporate support and events.


A successful grant writer will:

1. Grant Proposal Development:

· Research potential funding opportunities from various sources, including foundations, government agencies, and corporations.

· Develop comprehensive grant proposals that effectively communicate the organization's mission, objectives, programs, and impact.

· Tailor proposals to meet specific requirements and priorities of different funding sources.

2. Writing and Editing:

· Craft clear, concise, and compelling narratives that highlight the significance and feasibility of proposed projects.

· Write persuasive grant proposals that effectively address the funder's guidelines, objectives, and evaluation criteria.

· Edit and proofread grant proposals for grammar, clarity, and coherence.

3. Research and Analysis:

· Conduct thorough research to understand the funding landscape, potential donors, and trends in nonprofit grant funding.

· Identify funding prospects that align with the organization's mission and programs.

· Stay up to date with industry best practices and trends in grant writing.

4. Collaboration and Communication:

· Collaborate with program managers, finance team, and other relevant staff to gather accurate data and information about projects, initiatives, and organizational goals.

· Communicate with funders as needed to clarify proposal details or respond to inquiries.

5. Grant Management and Reporting:

· Assist in the management of grant applications, including tracking deadlines, submission requirements, and reporting obligations.

· Collaborate with program managers to ensure accurate reporting on funded projects' progress, impact, and outcomes.

6. Documentation and Recordkeeping:

· Maintain organized records of all grant-related activities, including proposals, communications, and outcomes.

· Provide regular updates to leadership on grant writing activities, successes, and challenges.


· Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in a relevant field (English, Communications, Nonprofit Management, etc.).

· Proven experience in grant writing for nonprofit organizations, with a track record of successful grant awards.

· Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills, with the ability to adapt writing style for different audiences.

· Strong research and analytical skills to identify relevant funding opportunities and gather supporting data.

· Knowledge of nonprofit sector trends, fundraising strategies, and grant application processes.

· Detail-oriented with the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously.

· Proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite or equivalent software.

· Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with diverse teams.

· Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail to track numerous applications, projects and resources, as well as to meet all deadlines.

· Ability to organize and perform work independent of direct supervision.

· Ability to plan, delegate and assure performance accountability.

· Competence with word processing, spreadsheet, and filesharing software.

· Must maintain a valid Michigan driver’s license and driving record that satisfies insurability requirements.


Physical Requirements:

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 to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, talk, see, hear and drive. The vision requirements include close and distance vision.

Environmental Working Requirements:

Work is done in either an on-site or remote office environment with exposure to computer screens. Works closely with program directors/vice presidents and the finance team.

The agency may in its sole discretion fill this position on a full-time, part-time or contractual basis with the individual best fit to perform the duties of the job. The above statements describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to the title. Incumbents may be required to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification. Employees in this title are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment requirements including but not limited to a background check, drug screen and a pre-employment physical.

VOAMI is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion for both our employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics.