LOCATION & SCHEDULE
DOROT is a hybrid work environment where team members work part-time onsite and part time remotely. The Grant Writer will report to the headquarters located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and should expect to be in the office at least one day a week. This role requires at least 15 hours of work a week, which could mean a 2-day-a-week-schedule with 1 day in office or a 3-day-a-week-schedule at 5 hours each day, with 1 day in the office. Work hours for this role are from 9am-5pm.
Founded in 1976, DOROT (“generations” in Hebrew) facilitates a dynamic partnership between older adults, volunteers and professionals to address the challenges of an aging population. DOROT is dedicated to enhancing the lives of older adults to help them live more independently and as valued community members. Compassionate care and a commitment to excellence are hallmarks of DOROT’s programs and staff. The agency is a recognized innovative leader in mobilizing volunteers and community and infusing social work into its service delivery model. Our programs – conducted onsite, in the home, remotely and in the community – are designed to combat loneliness and social isolation.
DOROT’s diverse clients range in age from 60 to over 100 and vary in physical mobility and economic status. DOROT serves the Jewish and wider community, offering a lifeline of in-person programs to older adults in its catchment area (the Upper West Side from 59th to 125th Streets, East Side from 14th to 96th Streets, and Westchester County), as well as phone-based and online programs available to older adults throughout the country. DOROT engages more than 6,000 volunteers a year in meaningful and impactful programming that improves the lives and health of nearly 5,000 older adults. Bringing the generations together results in a mutually beneficial partnership that delivers much needed services ranging from enrichment to addressing critical needs.
The Grant Writer supports foundation and corporate fundraising efforts by preparing and writing grant proposals and reports, conducting prospect research, and coordinating fundraising strategies.
- Write, edit and format grant proposals, foundation reports and other funding correspondence - both independently and in collaboration with program managers. Must have comprehensive understanding of programs and be able to glean information from previous proposals to meet specific funder requirements. Must work quickly and be able to produce a polished piece of work needing little editing.
- Conduct prospect and demographic research in line with the DOROT’s mission and needs.
- Generate financial information, including budgets and financial reports, for proposals and reports, in collaboration with program and financial staff.
- Track grants and due dates, and maintain electronic and hard copy foundation files.
- Other tasks as assigned
EXPERIENCES & ATTRIBUTES
- Outstanding writing and editing skills
- Exceptional organizational and time management skills
- Detail oriented
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Proficiency in Office 365
- Raisers' Edge experience a plus
- Bachelor’s of Arts Degree
- Three years professional grant writing experience preferred
- Previous experience in the non-profit sector
- Interest in the field of human services preferred
It is the policy of DOROT, Inc. to provide equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals for employment or advancement without discrimination because of race, color, religion creed, political association, ancestry, gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, domestic violence or stalking victim status, national origin, citizenship, age, veteran status, pregnancy, handicap disability, genetic, genetic characteristics, or other protected status.
How To Apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume with your application at the following link: https://dorot.bamboohr.com/careers/43?source=aWQ9Mzg%3D