The Grant Writer is part of a two-person team (with the Associate Director of Development) responsible for the full range of grant management to meet TROSA’s goals in charitable and government support. This position will write grant proposals, provide supporting materials, and coordinate data collection and analysis for community and regional foundations.
TROSA is an innovative, multi-year residential program that empowers people with substance use disorders to be productive, recovering individuals by providing comprehensive treatment, experiential vocational training, education, and continuing care.
More than 60% of TROSA’s budget is self-generated through award-winning social enterprises and a robust pipeline of in-kind support. Government and foundation grants and traditional philanthropic support generate the remaining funds needed to provide our comprehensive services.
Duties and Responsibilities
• Identify, perform prospect research on, and evaluate eligibility for funding from foundation, corporate, and government sources. Exercise independent judgment while pursuing funding opportunities.
• Gather, compile, coordinate, examine program data to identify TROSA’s needs and compellingly articulate in a proposal the project or program for which funding is sought.
• Obtain approvals by reviewing proposal with key providers and project managers.
• Develop proposal by assembling information including project nature, objectives/outcomes/deliverables, implementation, methods, timetable, staffing, budget, standards of performance, and evaluation.
• Compile, write, and edit all regional and community grant proposals and reports.
• Meet proposal deadlines by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering, writing, review, approval, and transmittal.
• Update and manage the grants calendar and ensure submission and reporting deadlines are met.
• Coordinate and individualize foundation stewardship to build deeper relationships and improve connections with current and prospective foundations.
• Improve proposal-writing results by evaluating and re-designing processes, approach, coordination, and boilerplate.
• Along with other Development Department team members, maintain accurate and current database records and paper files, and develop and produce reports as requested.
• Design and develop fundraising reports in Raiser’s Edge to support Chief Development Officer in data driven decision making.
• Evaluate progress towards goals, prepare periodic reports on fundraising and present to the Chief Development Officer and other key staff and board members, and recommend revisions to the fundraising plan, as needed, to meet overall goals.
• Prepare overall fundraising and TROSA-wide impact reporting documents and presentations for foundations, individual donors and the TROSA Board of Directors.
• Participate in fundraising, special events and other department activities as directed.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Strong expository writing skills and a high-level command of grammar and spelling
• Strong editing and proofreading skills
• Excellent organizational skills and extraordinary attention to detail and prioritization
• Effective planning and analytical skills
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications as well as donor database software, preferably Raiser’s Edge
• Ability to take initiative and work independently while comfortable with taking direction
• Ability to be resourceful and nimble as new opportunities for TROSA present themselves
Scope of Work
• Write, develop, check, submit all Community Foundation grants. The Associate Director of Development will focus on the writing of the larger grants.
• Collect and assemble data for ALL grant applications working closely with the Data Manager and Program Staff.
• Coordinate, write and catalog all TROSA Resident Success Stories. Work to expand this to graduates and their families.
• Develop individualized plans for stewardship for Foundations and some large individual donors.
• Build impact studies and templates.
• Consistently update and maintain impact reports for all areas of TROSA.
• Maintain an updated TROSA presentation for Durham and for the Triad.
• Assist with and design marketing materials for fundraising for the Women’s Program and for the Triad campus.
• Manage and maintain grant application and reporting pipelines.
• Research new and unknown foundations for funding opportunities for TROSA.
• Develop, create and maintain all data reports from Raiser’s Edge for CDO. Use data to build a compelling story.
Credentials or Experience
• A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a writing-intensive or a communications field, or equivalent experience. Advanced social services degree (MSW, MPA, MPH) a plus.
• Minimum of one-year experience in grant writing, prospect research, general fundraising or a minimum of two years comparable and transferable skills acquired in a professional setting
This is a full-time, entry to mid-level, exempt position with comprehensive benefits. This is not a remote position. Please email one document that includes your cover letter (providing salary expectations and how you learned about the position) and your resume to: email@example.com.
Writing samples and three professional references will be required from the finalists.
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.