Under the direct supervision of the Co-Executive Director of Fundraising and Development, the Grant Writer will be responsible for managing grant proposal process from start to finish, including research and identifying external grant and funding opportunities. Will be working closely with the Co-Executive Director’s, the Board Chair and program staff to identify, solicit, and steward gifts in support of Wisconsin Voices’ mission. This includes but is not limited to assisting in the annual appeal, major gift solicitation, writing grants, planned to give, strategic planning and planning events.
• Initiates ongoing communication with key staff to analyze funding needs, gaps, and opportunities.
• Develop well-researched, tailored, and high-impact proposals, letters of inquiry, reports, acknowledgement letters, and other grant related deliverables (assembling and submitting grant requests, including letters, proposals, budgets, and presentations) persuasively communicating Wisconsin Voices’ mission and programs to potential funders, at the direction of the Co-Executive Director of Fundraising & Development.
• Establishing and maintaining personal contact and relationships with foundation contacts and program officers; Ensuring prompt acknowledgement of gifts
• Maintaining calendar to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposal deadlines, and reports.
• Monitor grants scope of work and compliance
• Proven track record with measuring and of achieving revenue targets.
• A high level of computer literacy required.
• Ability to digest new information quickly and think critically about what information is needed to craft compelling cases for support.
• Must possess an ability to work well under pressure and the ability to seek and synthesize information and communication compelling and succinct form.
• Excellent research, organizational and communications skills with demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively telling the story of Wisconsin Voices.
• Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently with purpose and accuracy in a fast-paced environment.
• High energy, positive, “can-do” attitude, flexibility, teamwork, and attention to detail; high degree of initiative.
• Ability to develop and manage budgets and prepare financial reports.
• Excellent knowledge of fundraising information sources
• Excellent people skills, communication skills, both in verbal written and presentations
• Proficient with MS Office Word and Excel
• Ability to analyze and synthesize data in a succinct format.
Job Conditions/Work Location: The position is based at the Wisconsin Voices Worksite. Occasional remote on-line work, expected. Office space is open, shared, and dynamic.
Physical Requirements: The Grant Writer must be able to sit and type for long periods of time and engage in in-person and virtual discussion.
Equipment Used: Computers, screens, keyboards, copying machine/printer/fax, scanner, and possibly audio-visual equipment
Submit your resume, cover letter and an example of a digital campaign you implemented within the past two years to email@example.com. Phone calls will not be accepted for this position. Applications accepted until the position is filled.