Position: Temporary Grant Writer (Part Time)
Reports to: Interim Director, Foundation Relations
Location: Brookline, MA (telecommuting may be an option)
Status: Non-exempt (temporary)
Start: Immediate. 20 hours/week.
Facing History and Ourselves is an international, educational nonprofit organization with a mission to engage students and teachers of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and antisemitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry. For over 40 years, we have provided educators with professional development and best-in-class educational resources that enable students conduct rigorous investigations of the development of difficult histories, including the Holocaust, Reconstruction, the struggle for civil rights in the United States, the fall of apartheid in South Africa, and other key historical moments worldwide. Students explore the individual choices that led to mass violence or systemic discrimination—as well as decision-making that led to positive change—and reflect on the choices they face today and consider how they can make a difference as “upstanders,” rather than bystanders.
The Grant Writer will serve on a part-time, contract basis to support Facing History’s Foundation Relations Team. The team supports front-facing fundraisers and other staff in Facing History’s seven national offices and two international partner entities to help cultivate and steward foundation gifts for the organization. The Grant Writer will be responsible for collaborating with four Foundation Relations Team staff members to write grant proposals and reports for institutional funders, and assist with other writing projects as assigned. The Grant Writer will also attend biweekly meetings of the Foundation Relations Team and may be required to attend additional meetings and conference calls necessary to the development of proposals and reports.
- Articulating Facing History’s mission, programs, and future development opportunities in writing and verbally for foundation, government, and corporate prospects
- Working with program staff and finance department to develop project action plans and budgets for program implementation
- Writing letters of inquiry, concept papers, proposals, and reports, and end-of-year letters for foundation, government, and corporate prospects
- Special projects, including working with individual giving team as needed
- Researching potential institutional funders
- At least two years of experience in the grant writing field
- Excellent writing, research, and computer skills
- Excellent communication skills—in person, in writing, and on the phone
- Good time management skills, with an ability to handle multiple projects at once and to meet deadlines
- Good organizational skills and familiarity with database management
- Interest in and ability to articulate the mission of Facing History and Ourselves
Facing History proudly values diversity. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.