Legacies of War seeks a grant writer who can work off-site but be open to travel to our Washington, DC office. 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 peace and security, post-conflict, disarmament, reconstruction, arts and culture, community organizing, capacity building, social media, international development, Laos, and Southeast Asia.
Qualified candidates should possess excellent writing and computer skills (Microsoft Office Word, Powerpoint and Excel), and database management skills. The candidate must be highly organized with the ability to implement tracking systems and follow-up processes, able to effectively work under pressure, use independent judgment and produce quality work within tight time constraints. Previous experience will demonstrate a proven track record in securing new funding opportunities; strong research skills, and the ability to distinguish and identify funding opportunities for special programs.
Work is performed under broad direction of the Executive Director with the majority of work performed independently.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Researches and identifies new government, corporate, foundations and private funding opportunities.
Generates proposals and supporting documents in response to solicitations.
Identifies funding opportunities and new program areas to match organization’s priorities using research tools.
Engages with program officers, as needed, of potential funding organizations to solicit invitations to submit proposals.
RATE & SALARY: Commensurate with experience, but contract will be based on grant submissions.
TO APPLY: Please submit cover letter, resume and writing sample (previous grant applications, proposals, concept papers, or similar documents) via email by 5:00pm EST on August 15, 2011 to: Ms. Helly Lee – firstname.lastname@example.org