New York, NY, USA
Freelance Grant WriterSt. Francis College (the “College”) is seeking a freelance grant writer in both ongoing and on-call availability for immediate and long-term work. Individuals must be able to “hit the ground running” and be able on a freelance contract basis, to immediately work towards maximizing government, foundation and corporate institutional support for operating and capital projects that reflect and advance the College’s strategic plan.Primary areas of work will include furthering or building a robust grant planning program from proposal to funding, and from compliance to fulfillment. The freelance grant writer will report to the College’s Chief Engagement and External Affairs Officer and will work proactively and collaboratively work with other offices College-wide, including, but not limited to, Government Relations, Institutional Advancement, Marketing and Communications, Academic Affairs, and Finance.
Requirements and Duties:
• Identify and promote to appropriate internal stakeholders, potential sources of grant funding from government agencies, foundations and corporations.
• Collaborate with faculty and administrators on the development of competitive grant proposals and budgets; coordinate the completion and timely submission of all grant applications.
• Ensure that all grant applications submitted on behalf of the College have approval from the appropriate senior management.
• Interface with principal investigators, project directors and the College’s Finance Department to ensure effective post-award management, compliance and fulfillment.
• Maintain records of all proposals submitted by the College and all grants received; prepare stewardship reports as necessary.
• Establish and maintain productive relationships with representatives from public and private grant making institutions.
• Keep abreast of regulations that pertain to grants, as well as new developments in the grant making field.
• Serve as a College’s Authorized Organizational Representative when submitting grants electronically (via Grants.gov, Fastlane, etc.) as requested.
• Bachelor's degree or Master's degree.
• At least five years of experience with proposal development, preferably in a higher education setting or a comparably complex not-for-profit organization.
• Demonstrated ability to research and assess potential sources of grant funding through a variety of electronic resources and foundation/corporation contacts
• Familiarity with New York State, New York City and Borough of Brooklyn funding opportunities preferred.
• Knowledge of application for indirect cost adjustments and regulations related to grant fund compliance.
• Ability to analyze and communicate funder and regulatory requirements to relevant stakeholders.
• Team-player and detail oriented.
• Communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize effectiveness with diverse groups of students, colleagues and community members.
• Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace, and efforts to embed it into the St. Francis College culture.
• Culturally sensitive with an understanding and appreciation of a multi-cultural college community and the Franciscan traditions of St. Francis College.