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Grant Writer

Location: Amsterdam, NY
Job # 8644832

Look no further. This is the place for you! Liberty ARC offers you the chance to have a fulfilling career with numerous opportunities to make a REAL difference in the lives of those we support. Liberty, the Montgomery County Chapter of NYSARC, supports individuals with developmental and physical disabilities. If you’re looking for an inspiring profession with many life-long rewards and want to be a part of something special, we want YOU!
Don’t miss the chance to work at one of most respected not-for-profits in upstate NY. We offer numerous professional growth opportunities, paid/on-the-job training and competitive benefits. Apply now and begin a truly unforgettable experience with us. It’s all about the opportunity and what you make of the journey!

Grant Writer

Location: Amsterdam, NY                               
FLSA: Exempt
Reports To: AD of PR & Development  
Physical Requirements: Normal Office Environment             
Hours of Work: Full time, 37.5hrs/wk
Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 3-5 years of relevant experience is required.
  • A solid understanding of budgets as they relate to proposals and grants
  • Must possess the ability to work well under pressure and the ability to seek and synthesize information and communicate in a compelling and succinct form
  • Must be self-motivated, detail oriented, highly organized and have experience using online databases and other sources to locate biographical, financial and philanthropic information.
  • Excellent writing, analytical and research skills are essential.
  • Must possess the ability to craft funding proposals in a clear and compelling manner.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak the English language. 
Major Responsibilities:
            The Grant Writer is primarily responsible for developing and writing grant proposals to foundations and other grant-making organizations, and will persuasively communicate Liberty ARC’s mission and programs to potential funders. Reporting to the Director of PR and Development, the Grant Writer will assemble and submit grant requests, establish and maintain personal contact and relationships with foundation contacts, conduct prospect research and maintain a calendar of submissions and other deadlines.
  • Developing and writing grant proposals to foundations and other grant-making organizations, persuasively communicating the organization’s mission and programs to potential funders.
  • Assembling and submitting grant requests, including letters, proposals, budgets and presentations.
  • Establishing and maintaining personal contact and relationships with foundation contacts and program officers.
  • Ensuring prompt acknowledgement of foundation gifts.
  • Maintaining calendar to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposal deadlines and reports.
  • Conducting prospect research.
  • Prioritizing projects to keep multiple projects moving in a timely manner, meet deadlines and manage supplemental material required for proposals.
  • Providing writing support for major donor and individual contribution letters and acknowledgements.
  • Oversee an in-house grant committee to review potential areas of need.
  • Assist with other fundraising projects as requested. 
    Disclaimer – The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed, as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Liberty reserves the right at its sole discretion to amend its policies, programs and/or guidelines, including the contents of this job description, at any time without prior notice.
    We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Program Employer, Minority/Female/ Disabled/Veteran. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment physicals and substance abuse testing.
    Liberty was founded in 1957 by parents of children with developmental disabilities who wished to establish special education programs in the local community. Celebrating 60 years of quality services in 2017, the organization offers vocational, residential, day, family support and health-related services. We are headquartered in Amsterdam, NY with sites located throughout Montgomery County.
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