Job Title: Education Grant Writer
Job Type: Contract
About Us: We are dedicated to providing quality education to students through our network of Schools. We are committed to fostering a positive learning environment, and we believe that access to additional resources can greatly enhance the educational experience for our students. As a result, we are seeking a passionate and skilled Grant Writer to join our team and help secure funding to support our schools and educational initiatives.
Job Description: As an Education Grant Writer, you will be responsible for researching, writing, and managing grant proposals to secure funding for various educational programs, projects, and initiatives within our school network. Your role will be instrumental in advancing our mission to provide a high-quality education to our students by securing the necessary financial support.
- Grant Research: Identify potential funding sources, including government grants, foundations, and private organizations, that align with the goals and needs of our schools.
- Proposal Writing: Prepare compelling and well-structured grant proposals, including budgets, narratives, and supporting documents, while ensuring they meet the requirements of the funding agencies.
- Grant Management: Monitor the progress of existing grants, ensure compliance with grant guidelines, and report on the outcomes and impact of funded projects.
- Collaboration: Work closely with school administrators, teachers, and other relevant staff to gather information and data needed for grant proposals.
- Documentation: Maintain organized records of grant applications, outcomes, and reporting deadlines, as well as a calendar of potential funding opportunities.
- Communication: Develop and maintain positive relationships with potential funders, and effectively communicate the school district's goals and needs.
- Grant Strategy: Contribute to the development of a comprehensive grant strategy to ensure a diverse funding portfolio that supports various educational initiatives.
- Grant Training: Stay informed about changes in grant writing best practices and funding trends, and share this knowledge with colleagues.
- Bachelor's degree in a related field (e.g., English, Communications, Education) - Advanced degrees or certification in grant writing are a plus.
- Proven experience in grant writing and grant management, especially in the context of education.
- Must show proof of awarded grant(s) in the past 12 months
- Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to convey complex educational concepts in a clear and concise manner.
- Strong research skills to identify suitable funding opportunities.
- Attention to detail and strong organizational skills to manage multiple grant applications.
- Proficiency in using grant management software and Microsoft Office applications.
- Passion for education and a strong commitment to our mission.
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.