GRANT WRITER (SEEKING QUOTES FOR 6-12 MONTH CONTRACT)
ABOUT US: Young, Black and Lit is a non-profit organization that works to increase access to children’s books that center, reflect, and affirm the experiences of Black children by providing free books to youth in pre-K through eighth grade. To date, YBL has provided over 70,000 books to families nationwide. www.youngblackandlit.org
JOB SUMMARY: We are looking for a Grant Writer to join our team on a project/contract basis and lead our efforts in securing funding to support our signature Lit Monthly Program which provides free books to organizations nationwide. This position is responsible for conducting the full range of grants management activities required to research, cultivate, prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation, government, and corporate sources.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Works under the leadership of the Board Co-Chair to ensure grant activity supports YBL’s mission and goals.
Researches and identifies grant prospects at the state and national level
Write, submit and manage grant proposals
Furnish prospective funders with supporting documents
Track and maintain grant submission and reporting deadlines
Maintain accurate records of all grant activities
Keep staff informed of deadlines and responsibilities for seamless workflow.
REQUIREMENTS AND SKILLS:
Bachelor’s Degree preferred but not required in Communications, Journalism, Media, Non-Profit Management, Creative Writing or related field
Minimum of 1-years’ experience in grant writing, prospect research, general fundraising or comparable and transferable skills acquired in a professional setting
Proficient with measuring and reaching income goals
Excellent knowledge of fundraising information sources
Exceptional organizational and writing skills
Understanding of donor market, willingness to research markets outside of Illinois and nationally
Strong computer and Internet proficiency, including but not limited to Microsoft Office,
Google G-Suite, social media tools, and database applications
Self motivated and proactive
Passion for our mission and a desire to make a difference in the community
JOB TYPE: 6-12 Month Contract
PAY: Seeking Quotes
SCHEDULE: Flex – Choose your own hours
WORK LOCATION: Remote
TO APPLY: Send resume and quote for 6-12 month project-based contract to firstname.lastname@example.org.