Grant Writer

Community Action Partnership (CAP) of Lancaster is seeking a dedicated Grant Writer, responsible for working with all CAP programs to develop and prepare grant applications for a variety of funding sources, research opportunities for outside funding and write any necessary reports for funding already received.

QUALIFICATIONS
- Minimum of two years' experience with persuasive and research writing.

- Experience working in deadline-driven environments.

- Able to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines.

- Able to monitor and meet income goals.

- Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, especially Word and Excel.

- Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals.

- Strong research skills, including a knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research.

- Previous experience with non-profit fundraising is a plus.


SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
- Responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to government, foundation and corporate sources.

- Perform prospect research on foundations and corporations to evaluate grants and make recommendations on which grants to apply for funding.

- Work with finance and program staff to gather information necessary to report to grant funders on current grant programs.

- Provide stewardship to current funders, including work with Chief Development Officer to provide regular written updates (newsletters, etc.) to funders.

- Make appointments for Chief Development Officer and CEO with foundation officers and other prospects, arrange for onsite tours for supporters (foundation officers, foundation trustees).

- Work with Communications Coordinator to provide development input for all written institutional materials (including Annual Report, Newsletters, etc.).

- Assist with donor communications as needed ("Thank You" Letters, events, etc.).

- Maintain current records in project management software and in paper files, including grant tracking and reporting.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate of the basis of race, gender, disability, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, citizenship, veteran status, or genetic information.