Job Opening: Grant Writer

Title: Grant Writer

Reports to: Chief Development Officer

Status: Exempt

This position is an integral member of the Development Department, who will be responsible for writing, submitting and reporting all grants on behalf of EPFH. The writer will be responsible for maintaining all files, contracts, records and budgets in accordance with the finance department and the CDO. They will assure that all grant funds are managed as the donor intended. Responsibilities include writing a large volume of grant proposals and reports and conducting prospect research to identify new funding opportunities. Because the position includes both grant coordination and some front-line fundraising responsibilities, the Grant writer must possess excellent writing and interpersonal communications skills, as well as a strong analytical and problem-solving approach. Experience in fund raising is a plus.


  • Prepare grant proposals and progress reports, implement stewardship and follow-up activities, and take initiative at all stages of the identification, cultivation and solicitation of prospects.
  • Manage several grant requests at various stages of completion simultaneously.
  • Conduct prospect research aimed to build new and strengthen existing relationships with corporate and foundation funders.
  • Collaborate with colleagues across the organization, including the finance, operations and program departments, to gather information necessary for grant proposals, reports and other communication.
  • Work closely with other departments to ensure EPFH is meeting all goals of funded grants.
  • Plan and execute donor site visits as needed.
  • Represent EPFH at external functions and take a proactive approach to participating in cultivation activities including presentations, external and internal events, warehouse tours, prospect meetings, follow-up phone calls, letters and emails. Provide timely responses to donor inquiries and acknowledgement of gifts while executing a highly effective donor engagement strategy.
  • Maintain the grant proposal and reporting calendar, and ensure that all deadlines are met. Manage the grants filing and tracking system, including maintaining essential documentation, following through on next steps, and providing support for others involved in grants.
  • Work with Donor Services Database clerk to review all thank you letters for grant funders. Ensure that gifts are recorded correctly. Accurately maintain actions including donor and proposal information in database.
  • Support, as needed, other fundraising and public relations efforts including, but not limited to, fundraising events, public speaking requests, gift processing and marketing services.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and organizing
  • 2-5 years of experience in grant writing, fundraising, corporate and foundation relations, and/or writing and research in the non-profit sector

Compensation: Competitive salary. Benefits include employer-paid health, dental and vision, retirement program, life insurance, and PTO.

To apply:

  • Email resume and cover letter to Nora Aviles at
  • Submit a writing sample
  • Prepare of summary of grants written in the last 3 years along with total amount raised from private foundations, government grants, corporate grants and individual donors and submit as part of application
  • Type “Grant Writer” as the only content in the subject line of your email.

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