The Grant Writer is responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to research, write, prepare, submit, and report on grant proposals to government and public funders, financial services organizations, foundations, private investors, corporations, and other grant-making organizations. The Grant Writer is also responsible for identifying new funding sources for programs and supporting funder cultivation and stewardship. This Grant Writer reports to the CEO and contributes to achieving financial development in-line with the Hogar Hispano’s strategic goals.
Essential Job Functions:
- Identify, research and review grant opportunities awarded by federal/local government and other relevant entities in the affordable housing sector.
- Create and manage grant application process including calendar, cross-organization coordination, template design, and target completion dates for all phases of selecting, applying and submitting grant funding requests.
- Write and submit grant proposals, fundraising-related writing projects, and reports on a timely basis as outlined on the organizational grant calendar; maintain a portfolio averaging multiple grant related submissions per month.
- Critically assess RFPs and determine which program(s) and partnerships align to respond to the RFP and Hogar Hispano’s funding needs.Maintain clear and accurate written and electronic records of grant proposals and reports, including grant activity tracking in shared drives and databases.
- Deeply understand the Hogar Hispano’s programs, goals, and financial needs in order to develop compelling proposals, seek new funding opportunities, and report on funding impact.
- Administer grants to conform to compliance requirements such as ensuring accuracy and consistency of all narrative, numeric and graphic grant application materials through compiling, reviewing and editing content.
- Prepare necessary reports to meet the grant requirements such as client demographics, LMI census data, etc
- Build and maintain budget and forecast data to provide ongoing advice and analysis.
- Maintain professional networks and up-to-date industry knowledge.
Education and Related Work Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Economic/Community Development, Fundraising, Affordable Housing
- A minimum of 3 years of grant writing or related work experience in fundraising in the areas of affordable housing, CDFI, economic development, community revitalization, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Understanding of the grant lifecycle and knowledge of grant writing (craft, construct, and submit an effective grant application) and grant making techniques, current trends, and best practices.
- Ability to interpret grant requirements, general business periodicals, professional journals, financial information, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
- Ability to represent, effectively and professionally, the organization to a wide variety of audiences.
- High degree of professionalism in dealing with diverse groups of people, including Board members, senior executives, staff, community leaders, donors, and funded partners.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality
- Committed to mission-based work and HHI's mission in particular
- Well networked in affordable housing, non-profit and public and private funding circles
- Strong communication skills (written, verbal, presentation)
- Self starter
- Attention to detail
- Able to thrive in fast-paced, dynamic environment
- Team player
- Positive and persistent
Hogar Hispano is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.