ABOUT JEREMIAH PROGRAM
Jeremiah Program (JP) is a nonprofit organization helping single mothers invest in themselves so they can thrive and take steps towards economic mobility by helping them access higher education, affordable childcare, housing, skills training and career development. JP envisions a world where poverty is no longer feminized; where race is not divorced from gender; where career and financial opportunities are not gentrified; and where women who experience poverty not only hold a seat at the table but hold the mic and curate the agenda.
Jeremiah Program offers one of the nation’s most successful strategies for disrupting poverty, two generations at a time. At JP, we believe that no mother should have to make the untenable choice between investing in herself or supporting her children. Our holistic approach invites single mothers into the leadership tent and encourages families to bring all of their identities to bear in achieving their goals in pursuit of economic mobility.
Founded in 1993, this year JP is supporting over 1,000 moms and kids across nine residential and non-residential campuses: Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Brooklyn, Fargo, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Rochester. Learn more about JP and our work here. Preference will be given to candidates who have fundraising and/or lived experience in JP’s east coast communities, including New York, Boston, and Baltimore.
The Grant Writer reports to the Grants Manager and will support institutional giving efforts at JP by writing narratives for corporate, foundation, organization, and select government grants under the direction of the Grants Manager, the Sr. Director of Institutional Partnerships, and members of the senior leadership team. The Grant Writer will complete grant submissions, including narratives, budgets and other materials as requested by the funder in partnership with other teams. The individual will collaborate with team members across the organization to maintain updated knowledge of the JP’’s current programs and emerging work. The successful candidate will be able to craft compelling proposals and reports that demonstrate JP’s 2Gen, systemic impact and possess strong organization, communication, and project management skills.
- Prepares clear, compelling, and competitive narratives for corporate, foundation, organization and select government grant applications, LOIs, and reports. These narratives must be tailored to each funder’s focus areas, mission, specifications, and deadlines. Expectations are to complete 10-25 deadlines per month based on donor requirements.
- Supports all research activities for potential grant opportunities that align with JP’s mission by performing prospect research on foundations and informing all relevant internal stakeholders of grant opportunities and eligibility requirements.
- Develops compelling, strengths-based case statements and narratives that center community voice and inspire funding interest that fuels the intersection of our two-generation, housing, education, and all social justice work; conducts research on national and local trends that strengthen JP’s case for support.
- Successfully collaborates with JP’s program, data, and finance teams to develop a deep understanding of necessary data, programmatic initiatives, budgets, and financial compliance practices to support accurate and timely grant activities.
- Supports the submission of proposals, applications, letters of interest, and concept papers by synthesizing organizational needs and goals into provoking proposals. This also may involve developing and executing work plans and timelines, meeting facilitation, quality assurance, internal communications with internal/external partners and funders, and final submission.
- Keeps relevant staff informed about upcoming deadlines and cultivation strategies, thereby ensuring smooth completion of work responsibilities.
- Attends webinars and information sessions about upcoming opportunities and reports out to appropriate team members.
- Utilizes CRM database to record and track deadlines, relationship contacts, notes, correspondence and other details.
- Utilizes CRM database (Raiser’s Edge) to record and track deadlines, update funder information and analyze grant progress.
- Actively participates in team meetings, planning and other projects.
- Assists with other department initiatives as needed to help advance JP’s fundraising.
- Bachelor’s degree required
- Two or more years of successful grant writing experience and demonstrated project management skills required.
- Strong time management skills required; highly organized and detail-oriented with the ability to juggle multiple tasks at once in a deadline-driven environment.
- Excellent knowledge of proposal/report submissions and fundraising processes in a fast-paced environment
- Excellent research, organizational and communication skills with demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively. Experience writing in social justice and/or movement-building space is a plus.
- PC proficient, and skilled with Microsoft Office, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience or familiarity with Raiser’s Edge fundraising database a plus.
- Professional conduct in all interactions with the highest level of integrity.
- High energy, positive, “can do attitude,” flexibility, teamwork, and attention to detail, high degree of initiative.
- Writing sample required as part of the selection process.
SALARY & BENEFITS:
Salaries for people entering this role typically fall between $60,000 and $71,000 commensurate with relevant experience and qualifications and in alignment with internal equity. Additionally, we offer medical, dental, vision, and supplemental benefits as well as retirement plans and a generous vacation package.