Now Hiring: Grant Writer

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Renée Metelus at careers@found-in-translation.org.

Summary:
Found in Translation is seeking an experienced grant writer to meet the organization’s foundation, corporate, and government grants annual revenue targets. Under the guidance of the Grants Manager (and in partnership with an existing Grant Writer), the Grant Writer will focus on proposal writing and research activities to generate grant funding from private, community, and family foundations as well as corporate and government grant funders. In a given year, grants are responsible for ~70% of our overall operating budget, which is approximately $2M and growing.

This is a part-time, remote, contract position. The position requires 10-20 hours per week at $40-45/hr, with the opportunity for added hours in the future.

Responsibilities include:

  • Draft compelling, well-researched, and tailored proposals and other grant related deliverables in compliance with grantor guidelines and deadlines in a voice that reflects Found in Translation’s mission, programs and goals.  Works in partnership with grants team and other staff as necessary.
  • Utilize feedback and research to continuously improve the quality of proposals
  • Conduct ongoing prospect research and initial funder outreach to support growth of grants pipeline

Skills and Qualifications:

Required

  • 2+ years of foundation proposal writing experience, with a track record of success 
  • Excellent writing skills, organizational skills and attention to detail
  • B.A. degree or comparable professional experience
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and effectively prioritize while working collaboratively
  • Flexibility in meeting deadlines and adjusting to changing priorities
  • A genuine resonance with and commitment to our mission
  • Comfort with GSuite and Microsoft Office

Preferred:

  • Foundation prospecting and stewarding experience
  • Experience incorporating data into funder-tailored, compelling narrative
  • Familiarity with the Greater Boston funding community and beyond
  • Familiarity with corporate and/or government grantseeking 
  • Familiarity with Salesforce and/or other grants management databases
  • Experience in any of the following areas: workforce development, economic mobility, women’s empowerment, immigrants and refugees, or medical interpreting 

Statistics show that women, LGBTQIA+, BIPOC as well as other structurally marginalized groups apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. If this position excites you, Found in Translation encourages you to apply. No one ever meets 100% of the qualifications.

Found in Translation is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to building and maintaining a culturally diverse workforce to represent the populations we serve. People of color, women, immigrants, people with disabilities and members of the LGBTQIA+ community are strongly encouraged to apply.