Common Ground Grant Writer in New York, New York

Job Description:

The Grant Writer position is crucial to meeting the philanthropic income needs of Breaking Ground. S/he has two fundamental responsibilities: 1) to compose applications in whatever form necessary (multi-page narratives, through online formats, with or without detailed budgets, etc.) required to secure funding for specific agency programs and for agency general operations; and 2) to compose and submit reports on use of these funds as necessary to donors, mainly private institutional donors, but also major individual donors. Accuracy and timeliness is essential to both functions.


  • Composing new and renewal grant submission to corporate and foundation donors

  • Composing grant reports to corporate, foundation and individual donors (narrative and financial accountings)
  • Assisting with maintaining a comprehensive calendar of institutional fundraising related deadlines (both proposal and report submissions) and assist in tracking institutional grant activity
  • Maintaining institutional donor data in Raiser's Edge (enter new gifts, grant/report submissions, etc.)
  • Performs other related duties as assigned


  • Minimum one year of development experience, preferably with human services charities, and the proven ability to secure private institutional grants for general operations and program-specific purposes
  • Impeccable writing skills with a particular strength and demonstrated ability in composing private sector grant proposals; Proven track record in prospect management and charitable corporate/foundation solicitation
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education and experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge and PowerPoint preferred


Job Title: Grant Writer

Job Type: Full-Time

Location: New York, NY

Post Date: 11/25/2016