Grant Writer

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center
New York
Mission Statement: 

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center provides a home for the birth, nurture and celebration of our organizations, institutions and culture; cares for our individuals and groups in need; educates the public and our community; and empowers our individuals and groups to achieve their fullest potential.

Position Description: 

The Grant Writer is responsible for developing and writing grant proposals and identifying and cultivating grant prospects. This individual will collaborate with key staff on the vision, strategy and production of all aspects of the integrated foundation and government grant portion of The Center's fundraising team. In addition, the Grant Writer will:

•Develop and write grant proposals, budgets, and all supporting documentation.
•Research and evaluate potential sources of private foundation and government support for specific Center programs and general operations.
•Create, monitor and track a rolling calendar of renewal and reporting deadlines and prospective grant opportunities.
•Manage all grant-funding projects and work with contributing staff to ensure deliverables and meet deadlines.
•Ensure timely execution of all grantor correspondence, including acknowledgment letters.
•Monitor awards, submit reports, and cultivate foundation, corporate and government agency decision-makers.
•Serve as member of the Grants Team, the working group of key staff engaged in the grants process; interact regularly with Grants Team members to prepare for team meetings, develop proposals and identify potential funding sources.
•Maintain requisite files and records.
•Collaborate with the Director of Institutional Giving and executive staff, including the Chief Development Officer, to ensure effective cultivation and stewardship efforts.
•Work closely with the finance department to ensure adherence to reporting deadlines.
•Consistently monitor progress to goals and communicate these to the Director of Institutional Giving.
•Support overall fundraising and department objectives, as required.
•Other duties, as assigned.


•Possess a minimum of three years’ experience working in a fast-paced fundraising/ development and/or corporate relations environment.
•Superior writing skills and a demonstrated record of successful grant proposals to foundations, government funders and other grant making organizations.
•Experience managing an organization’s grant writing and grant activities.
•Familiarity with the techniques of foundation and government funding; as well as familiarity with research resources, grant procedures, program development, and reporting to institutional funders.
•Demonstrated organizational skills and an attention to detail; ability to work on multiple projects at one time and set and stick to priorities in a time-sensitive environment.
•Superior verbal communication skills.
•Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to interact with a wide variety of personalities.
•Ability to inspire teamwork, creativity, cooperation and accountability.
•Adeptness at balancing creativity with fundraising goals and fiscal demands.
•Computer proficiency; familiarity with fundraising database management (Raiser’s Edge) preferred.
•Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
•A strong commitment to the mission of The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center.

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Application Instructions: 

Please carefully review the position description and requirements as outlined in the position announcements above. Applicants must demonstrate the appropriate experience and background as described within the position announcement.

All submissions must include a cover letter stating the position of interest and salary requirements, with an accompanying resume. Incomplete submissions or those not stating a salary requirement may not be considered. Duplicate submissions are not necessary.

Materials may be submitted by email to For mail or fax, send to:

Center Human Resources
208 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011
Fax 212-924-2657

The Center is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Position Level: 
Human Resources
Country/US Territory: 
United States