Grant Writer – Part Time Consultant

Lead Truancy Case Manager
February 18, 2020

Grant Writer – Part Time Consultant

Website SEAMAAC, Inc.

 

JOB TITLE:                            Grant Writer – Part Time Consultant

DEPARTMENT:                    General Administration

REPORTS TO:                       Chief Executive Officer

JOB SCHEDULE:                 Consultant

 

Applications without a resume, cover letter and writing sample(s) will NOT be considered

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

SEAMAAC welcomes applications for the position of Grant Writer – Part time Consultant. SEAMAAC is a nonprofit organization in Philadelphia, with the mission “To support and serve immigrants and refugees and other politically, socially and economically marginalized communities as they seek to advance the condition of their lives in the United States.” SEAMAAC envisions a strong and unified society, where immigrants and refugees work alongside other Americans to build shared political, economic and social power. We envision a community where the contributions of each generation of Americans, whether Native to this land, immigrant, or brought against their will, are equally acknowledged, valued and embraced, and where all people live whole, healthy lives with joy and dignity.

 

POSITION SUMMARY: Reporting to CEO, the Grant Writer is responsible for developing, writing and submitting grant proposals to foundations and other grant-making organizations, and will persuasively communicate the SEAMAAC’s mission and programs to potential institutional funders.  The Grant Writer is an essential part of SEAMAAC’s Program Leadership team and will assemble and submit grant requests and reports, establish and maintain contact and relationships with foundation contacts, conduct prospect research and maintain a calendar of submissions and other deadlines.

 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

•       Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of three (3) years of experience in non-profit grant writing.

•       Commitment to SEAMAAC’s mission and values.

•       High level of computer literacy.

•       Experience writing Federal, State, City and private foundation grants in the fields of immigration, social services, health services, youth programs and          community development is preferred.

•       Experience in non-profit direct services and/or program coordination is highly desirable.

 

COMPETENCIES:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Outstanding emotional intelligence, communication skills (both oral and written) and excellent computer skills.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, planning, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to exercise discretion, maintain confidentiality, handle multiple priorities and use sound judgment.
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems.
  • Understanding of and commitment to SEAMAAC’s principles in regards to issues of race, class, nationality, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, and disability.
  • Excellent writing, analytical, and research skills.
  • Ability to craft funding proposals in a clear, concise and compelling manner.
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and highly-organized.
  • Experience using online databases and other sources to locate biographical, financial, and philanthropic information.
  • High level of computer literacy.
  • Ability to work under pressure, handle multiple assignments and meet tight deadlines.
  • Well-developed organizational skills and the ability to prioritize work efficiently.
  • High level of ability to exercise discretion with sensitive information, maintain confidentiality, handle multiple priorities and use sound judgment.
     

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.

  • Excellent writing, analytical and research skills
  • Ability to craft funding proposals in a clear, concise and compelling manner.
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented and highly-organized.
  • Experience using online databases and other sources to locate biographical, financial and philanthropic information
  • Ability to work under pressure, and multiple assignments and meet tight deadlines.
  • Well-developed organizational skills and the ability to prioritize work efficiently.
  • Manage multiple short-term projects.
  • Write and monitor private foundation, corporate, and government (city, state, and federal) grants.
  • Attend meetings, conferences, and trainings as required.
  • Collaborate and participate with SEAMAAC Management Team on grant writing.
  • Flexible hours, requires some travel and evening and weekend assignments.
  • And such other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
     

 

ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Participate in organization-wide work efforts and events.
 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee regularly is required to stand, walk, sit, use hand to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.
     

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must undergo criminal, child abuse and health background checks.  SEAMAAC will consider all applicants fairly and will review background check results to determine whether they affect the applicant’s suitability for the job.

COMMENTS:

This description is intended to describe the essential job functions. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and requirements. Other functions may be assigned and management retains the right to add or change the duties at any time.

 

Salary and Benefits:

Hours: Hours are flexible.

Salary: Commensurate with experience – (Range:  $25.00 – $35.00 per hour)

Benefits: This part-time position does not offer health insurance, vacation, holidays, sick or personal leave.

SEAMAAC is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

 

Please submit a resume, cover letter and two writing samples to employment@seamaac.org. No telephone calls, please.

 

To apply for this job email your details to employment@seamaac.org