Freelance Grant Writer Position
Location: New York City, NY - Remote
Position: Freelance Grant Writer
Type: Contract, Freelance
Application Deadline: September 30, 2023
Posted: August 28, 2023
The helpNYC Corporation is seeking a Freelance Grant Writer to help advance the organization’s mission.
The helpNYC Corporation is a dynamic and impactful nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families in New York City. Our mission works to address pressing social challenges and create lasting positive change through innovative programs and community-driven initiatives. As we continue to expand our reach and impact, we are seeking a talented and motivated Freelance Grant Writer to join our work.
About the Position
The Grant Writer will play a pivotal role in supporting helpNYC Corporation's mission by researching, writing, and managing grant proposals to secure funding for our various programs and projects. The successful candidate will collaborate closely with stakeholders to articulate our organization's goals and initiatives in compelling grant proposals. This role requires a proactive individual with excellent writing skills, attention to detail, and a passion for making a difference in the lives of New Yorkers.
Research, identify, and evaluate potential funding opportunities from government agencies, foundations, corporations, and other sources.
Collaborate with stakeholders and subject matter experts to gather information and data needed for grant proposals.
Write clear, concise, and compelling grant proposals that align with the organization's goals and mission.
Develop budgets and financial narratives in collaboration with the finance team to support grant applications.
Manage the grant application process, including submission, follow-up, and reporting requirements.
Maintain a comprehensive understanding of helpNYC Corporation's programs and projects to effectively communicate our impact to potential funders.
Stay up-to-date with best practices in grant writing and fundraising to enhance the organization's funding strategies.
Bachelor's degree in English, Communications, Nonprofit Management, or a related field (Master's degree a plus).
Proven experience in grant writing, preferably in the nonprofit sector.
Strong research skills to identify relevant funding opportunities.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to interpret and present financial information for grant proposals.
Detail-oriented with exceptional organizational skills.
Proficiency in Google Workspace, Monday.com, and other nonprofit platforms.
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
Ability to work remotely and have personal equipment and technology to do so.
Passion for social impact and helping underserved communities.
New York City resident who has personal lived experience accessing the public health and/or social service sectors in New York City. Those who live outside of New York City will not be considered for this opportunity.
Compensation & Benefits
Competitive commission and fee percentage of closed gross performance.
Flexible work arrangements, including remote work options.
Professional development opportunities and continued learning.
Meaningful and rewarding work in a positive and collaborative environment.
To apply, please submit the following materials:
Cover letter detailing your grant writing experience and passion for the nonprofit sector.
Two to three grant writing samples for nonprofit organizations in the public health, social services, and/or advocacy sectors.
Professional references will be asked for if your application advances.
Application Deadline: September 30, 2023
To submit your application, please visit helpNYC.link/grantwriter and click the apply button.
No phone or email inquiries. Thank you.
At the helpNYC Corporation, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds and experiences. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
Posted August 28, 2023