Job Details

Grant Writer

Company name

The Fortune Society

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Non-practicing Attorney

Valid Through

Aug 22,2019

Posted on

May 09,2019

Years of Experience

2-4 yrs required


Long Island City, NY, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Trusts and Estates >> Trusts and Estates
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Grant Writer
Duties: Research government and private foundation funding opportunities and identify those that are potentially a good fit for supporting programs; Analyze RFPs, prepare written RFP analyses for senior staff, and lead meetings with senior staff to discuss RFPs that are up for consideration; Lead the preparation and development of government and private foundation grant proposals, including all external and internal outreach and planning required and the drafting of the narrative, budget, and all attachments; ensure that all internal and final deadlines are met and proposal components are being addressed by relevant staff, including development and program staff; Initiate communication with essential staff, including program managers, finance staff, and external partners needed for the preparation of high quality grant proposals; Participate in regular meetings with staff to discuss grant projects; Coordinate the submission of grant reports, as needed; Attend outside trainings related to fundraising and grant development, reentry programs and policies; and attend all internal meetings related to maximizing fundraising opportunities; Act as a liaison between government and private funders; advise program and senior executive staff on communications with appropriate contacts and funder agencies; Write and prepare fundraising materials for government officials, including concept papers, information packets, and brochures; Participate in the ongoing development of creative projects that generate future funding opportunities, including projects in partnership with external organizations involved in policy advocacy and research, arts and culture, housing, education, etc.; Assist in the development of Fortune’s annual fundraising goals and action plan to achieve them; Develop a high level of expertise in reentry programs and agencies that fund them, including housing, substance abuse treatment, mental health, employment services, education, HIV/AIDS, court advocacy, and alternatives to incarceration (ATI); Contribute to the overall positive growth and development of the Development, Communications and Policy unit and to Society as a whole; and Other duties as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required; Advanced degree (MPA, MSW or JD Degree) preferred; commensurate experience accepted in lieu of degree; 2-4 years’ experience in producing grant proposals, with a significant percentage of grant proposals drafted and submitted resulting in grant awards, OR comparable advocacy writing experience in a professional setting (e.g., law, journalism, etc.); Exceptionally detail-oriented written and verbal communication skills; Excellent research, analysis, synthesis, and presentation skills; Exceptional project management skills, including relationship building and time management; Ability to work effectively and flexibly to produce high quality work products in an extremely fast-paced, deadline-driven environment; Ability to receive and integrate constructive critiques and feedback into work; Familiarity with reentry programs and a basic understanding of the criminal justice system and its impact on individuals with criminal histories in New York City a plus; Commitment to the mission of the agency, helping those involved in the criminal justice system to break the cycle of crime and incarceration; and We seek talented, dedicated individuals from all walks of life who possess a strong commitment to this mission. Relevant personal experience is a plus.

Additional info

Job Code: D109

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
The Fortune Society
29-76 Northern Boulevard
Long Island City, NY 11101

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