Grant and Research Associate

Reports to Director of Grants and Research

Position Purpose

Works with and assists Director of Grants & Research by researching, writing and editing grant proposals and reports for institutional and individual donors, conducting donor prospect research and assisting with donor stewardship efforts.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities/Functions

  • Works with and assists the Director, Grants & Research to streamline efforts in foundation, corporate and government grantors and individual donors.
  • Maintains grants calendar and funding database to track funding requirements and deadlines.
  • Writes, edits, gathers and maintains background data, performance metrics, budget information and attachments for grant proposals for general operating support, program development and restricted fund needs and assures accuracy of all information.
  • Writes and submits 30 proposals to qualified sources.
  • Prepares interim and final reports to foundation, corporate and government grantors and individual donors. Ensures that such follow-up communication is on time, accurate, detailed and metric-driven.
  • Ensures that grant files and actions in Raisers Edge database are current and completed per established guidelines
  • Assists with developing a target list of new foundation and corporate giving prospects and prepares summary profiles for each utilizing tools such as Grant Watch, FDO and other databases
  • Conducts prospect research on campus visitors and potential funders using multiple online sources including Research Point.
  • Identifies and researches lapsed foundation and corporate donors, and prepares/updates information for each.
  • Participates in creating strategies to engage foundations and grant-making corporations.
  • Develops and maintains narratives and internal statistics such as student demographics, PELL eligible student count, etc. for general operating support and special funding projects.
  • Produces the Year in Review annual impact document.
  • Participates in the Student Scholarship Program by producing materials as needed, such as donor profiles, power point program content, etc.
  • Schedules arrangements and accompanies Director, Grants & Research on solicitation visits and funding proposal meetings as requested.

Qualifications (Skills and Abilities Required)

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Two years of fundraising or research experience
  • General computer skills, Microsoft Office Suite, Blackbaud/Raisers Edge
  • High level of writing ability and research expertise
  • Excellent spelling and grammatical skills, letter writing experience
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to cheerfully and effectively manage multiple projects in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Experience with communicating effectively and tactfully with a wide variety of internal and external constituents, including donors, partners, program officers, trustees, faculty and senior executives.

Working Conditions

  • Extensive Computer Work
  • Meetings mainly on campus, but some will require local travel.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to carry 25 pounds.
  • Ability to walk up and down stairs.
  • Ability to walk around campus to other buildings.

Application Procedure

Please send cover letter, resume, Williamson Employment Application, and contact info for at least three references to (email preferred):

Arlene A. Snyder, CFRE
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Williamson College of the Trades
106 South New Middletown Road
Media, PA 19063

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