Attention: Due to COVID-19, we will not be accepting volunteers in Guatemala for the remainder of 2022.
Summary of Position:
The new, part-time position is responsible for managing existing foundation and corporate foundation relationships, researching new grant prospects, and developing successful grant proposals for Safe Passage. The Grant Writer reports to the Director of Development and is based in our Maine office, working a mixture of on-site and remotely. This role offers a unique opportunity to help grow the grants program at a pivotal moment for the organization: on the heels of Safe Passage’s 20th anniversary, the board of directors has finalized a new five-year strategic plan that identifies new program areas in need of expansion. Additionally, we have just received an unprecedented foundation commitment of $1,000,000 over five years to help Safe Passage strengthen its organizational capacity and outcomes.
The Grant Writer will research and manage records tracked in Raiser’s Edge/NXT for foundation and corporate foundation partners and prospects, and track respective funding opportunities for Safe Passage. Opportunities may include foundations, corporations, and also government sources. This individual will collaborate with the U.S. and Guatemalan development teams in the research, writing and management of grants, and carefully manage grant proposals, reporting deadlines, and other stewardship needs. The Grant Writer will also collaborate with the Executive Director/Head of School on high level opportunities ($50k+) as needed.
Primary duties and responsibilities:
Education and Professional Attributes:
Hours: 20 hours per week, non-exempt. $30 – $40 per hour.
This position can be a mixture of working remotely and on-site.
Familiarity with Spanish language and issues surrounding Guatemala, Central America ideal.
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