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Grant Writer

Where

Miami, FL

Job Type

Full-Time

Posted On

December 17, 2021

Classification

Exempt

Category

Fundraising & Development

Location / Chapter

Greater Miami Area

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Position Summary

The Grant Writer is responsible for securing and reporting on a number of grants for multiple ministries, researching and finding new grant opportunities, and assisting staff in the grant application process. The candidate must be highly organized with the ability to implement systems and follow-up processes, able to effectively work under pressure, use independent judgment and produce a quality work product within tight time constraints.

Primary responsibilities include preparation of proposals and grant applications, and performance of responsible professional and administrative work in researching, identifying, developing and responding to public and private grant opportunities in the areas of Christian Ministry, Arts and Cultural Programs, Youth and Children, Juvenile Crime Legal Law, Education and General Operations. Work is performed under broad direction of the Operations Director with the majority of work performed independently. 

Essential Functions 

  • Researches and identifies new government, corporate, foundations and private funding prospects.
  • Generates proposals and supporting documents in response to solicitations.
  • Generates revenues for Client programs and services through timely submission of well-researched, well written and well-Documented grant/fund-raising proposals.
  • Maintains and implements funding calendar activities.
  • Writes reports to government, corporate, foundations and other funders.
  • Acts as liaison with program staff
  • Identifies funding opportunities and new program areas to match client's priorities, using research tools.
  • Serves as a liaison to all funding agencies or organizations
  • Engages with program officers at organizations to solicit invitations to submit proposals.
  • Maintains records as needed for reporting purposes
  • Submits invoices / reimbursements to existing grant makers
  • Spends a minimum of 15 minutes in prayer, praise and devotion daily
  • Attends all staff meetings and fundraising events
  • Represents YFC at various events as needed

Spiritual Responsibilities

  • Seek God’s guidance and wisdom, through prayer and meditation, for the organization as a whole as well as for specific ministry initiatives.
  • Participate and lead regular times of prayer, devotion and worship as a regular aspect of your role within YFC.
  • Teach and preach from the Holy Bible at YFC staff meetings, conferences, camps and events.
  • Model empathy, humility and care for all people. This includes promoting equity and inclusion in word and in the practice of faith expression.
  • YFC employees will have an opportunity to be commissioned or licensed as a minister of the Gospel through the established Youth for Christ process, and/or ordained by an outside body recognized by Youth for Christ USA.

Fundraising Responsibilities

All YFC employees are expected to regularly and actively participate in faithful activities that advance the stewardship functions of YFC/USA. These activities will include—but are not limited to— extending invitations to fund raising events, recruiting personal circle of influence/YFC donor contacts, sending letters, handwritten notes, personal calls, and personally ministering to donor contacts.

Position Requirements

Knowledge & Skills 

  • Basic computer and typing skills, proficient in MSO365, grant programs, Salesforce, Outlook
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Must be willing to demonstrate and/or possesses the following: 

  • Ability to humbly serve and honor others even in difficult situations with prayer, consistency, transparency, and resilience. (Enduring Humility)
  • Demonstrates proper reliance on God, others, and self through generous giving of time and skills, by collaboratively incorporating others’ ideas, welcoming candid input, recognizing others’ need for grace and extending forgiveness and empathy. (Relentless Trust)
  • Prioritizes others’ needs for a missional outcome, characterized by joy, with active listening and problem-solving skills, while encouraging and empowering fellow believers. (Joyful Camaraderie)
  • Trusts God with new approaches and changes, and communicates needs and limits with emotional intelligence*, while seeking confidence and wisdom in Christ. (Courageous Faithfulness)
  • Seeks and fosters authentic Christ-Centered relationships with people of various backgrounds and an inviting environment and empowers historically marginalized groups and indigenous populations (within the local context), through active listening, inclusion, advocacy of those who are vulnerable and respect of others’ experiences. (Kingdom Inspired Diversity)

Credentials Required & Preferred Education

  • Bachelor’s degree or experience in grant writing

EOE Statement

YFC is classified as an Association of Churches and as such our hiring practices reflect that designation. As a religious nonprofit organization, Youth For Christ incorporates within each leader role, the requirement to model, teach, share and live the faith. The relationship between YFC’s mission and each of its leaders is its lifeblood and as such does at all times and in all instances reserve the right to make employment decisions based upon a person’s religious beliefs, personal character and lifestyle consistent with our understanding of the Bible or with our overall goals and requirements for Christian ministry.

We seek to create a workplace that is intentional about Kingdom Inspired Diversity. Our commitment to our employees extends to their opportunities for growth, development, promotion, training and compensation.

We will make reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with known disabilities, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship to the organization.