POSITION: GRANT WRITING CONSULTANT

The Role 

Fox Advancement sees the consultant as the direct client-facing relationship holder with the client. As a Grant Consultant with Fox Advancement, you will be responsible for being the project lead and facilitating all levels of client engagement. The Grant Consultant will see each grant application through from start to finish while keeping an eye on strategic funder cultivation touch points, internal client deadlines, and funder hard deadlines. You and the Principal Partner of the Grants Department and Grants Team Lead will work closely together to strategize problem-solve, and support with administrative-related tasks (i.e. research, file hierarchy and file naming, editing, and content library generation, etc.) as needed. 

What Success Looks Like 

#1 Manage and meet all grant deadlines in accordance with the client’s grant calendar 

  • Writing and editing compelling applications and coordinating each grant application from start to finish. This includes creating log-in credentials into the grant portal, pulling application questions into a word/google document, developing application checklists and timelines, assembling questions for clients that aid in the development of grant applications, and compiling grant attachments and other relevant research to support written content
  • Obtaining required supporting documentation and attachments, such as budgets, logic models, work plans, letters of support, and resolutions from local government entities if required, and completing the required forms in collaboration with the primary contact from Client
  • Packaging all proposal deliverables for submission and providing support and guidance to Client during the submission process and providing multiple drafts for Client to review and provide feedback

 

#2 Create a grants culture with the client by overseeing all tasks related to the  strategy and project management aspects of a grants program 

  • Providing expertise related to the requirements of each RFP and setting expectations with the client around the planning and scoping of work before grant submission and facilitating and scheduling project meetings with subject matter experts that are within the scope of the project
  • Engaging in regular Client check-ins, correspondence, via zoom (or other platform preferred by the client) or phone calls as needed, throughout the grant development process and sending appropriate follow-up documentation after check-ins identifying action steps 
  • Scheduling and facilitating calls or meetings with program officers/staff to confirm alignment with guidelines, inform grant applications, and/or coordinate site visits
  • Providing client’s staff with briefs, talking points, and other materials as needed to prepare staff for donor solicitation visits

 

#3 Maintain an ongoing grants calendar with current and new funding prospects 

  • In coordination with the Client’s leadership team, manage the Client’s grants calendar to track cultivation efforts, donor priorities and alignment, grant deadlines, grant submissions, and report requirements
  • Conduct prospect research via Fox Advancements industry standard and trusted resources. Analyze and cross reference prospect switch Client’s current grant funders 
  • Synthesize prospects into a prospect matrix that includes key funder information

 

#4 *Contribute to business development efforts to secure client contracts 

  • *Participate in the final stages of the sale of grant services with clients who are close to signing a contract, collaborate with grants operations to develop a scope of work; build trusting relationships with key members in the philanthropic community and nonprofit leadership; and, represent Fox Advancement at client meetings

* Fox Advancement sees you as a critical component of the sales process. We believe the work is a true partnership in landing success for both parties. As such, involvement in the sales conversation is pre-contract (uncompensated), but does not typically exceed one 30-minute meeting and an initial review of the prospective scope. 

 

What you will bring
  • Minimum five years experience in grant writing 
  • Experience using Google Drive to manage documents and collaborative communication 
  • Strong interpersonal and meeting facilitation skills, including managing Zoom calls  
  • Independent work style 
  • Experience working remotely 
  • Strong project management skills 
  • Ability to respond to email and/or communication in a timely manner (within 24 hours) 

 

Preferred 
  • GPC and GPA member

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