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Grant Writer

Su Casa Family Ministries (Su Casa) is a growing nonprofit dedicated to creating safe spaces for our Latinx immigrant neighbors. Su Casa has three programs: adult English classes, a bilingual preschool, and community services. A key funding source for those programs is through donations from foundations, individual donors, and some government grants. A successful grant writer will be able to tell the stories of our immigrant neighbors and the work of the organization in a cohesive way. Clear writing and strong narrative structure will be key parts of crafting the larger story of the work happening in our community and our organization. You will work directly with the executive director and deputy director to understand what our data is telling us, what we are hearing from the families we work with, and speaking to our plan to address the challenges in our community.

Schedule

  • 10-20 hours per week​

    • Staff meetings are on Tuesdays, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (1.5 hours) 

    • Hybrid work available (Some hours work from home, some at the office)

    • Meetings with potential donors, foundation program officers, etc. as scheduled 

    • Staff brunch one Friday per month

  • Su Casa Family events outside of the normal schedule, as noted on the calendar and as requested by direct supervisor

  • Available as part-time employee or contractor

  • $17.50 - $22.50/hr

  • No benefits 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Study and understand the history, structure, objectives, programs and financial needs of the organization.

  • Research grant opportunities from government and non-government agencies.

  • Draft grant proposals and supporting documents based on the funding requirements of the organization.

    • ​Assemble information including project nature, objectives/outcomes/deliverables, implementation, methods, timetable, staffing, budget, standards of performance, and evaluation.

    • Maintain quality results by using templates; following proposal-writing standards including readability, consistency, and tone.

    • Meet proposal deadlines by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering, writing, review, approval, and transmittal.

  • Respond to internal and external queries on drafted and submitted proposals.

  • Submit proposals to Executive Director for approval; Obtain approvals by reviewing proposal with key providers and project managers as needed.

  • Maintain records and submit reports related to grant opportunities.

  • Maintain positive relationships with fund providers and other stakeholders.

  • Improve proposal-writing results by evaluating and re-designing processes, approach, coordination, and boilerplate.

  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities (best practices); maintaining personal networks.

  • Assist in other Development related activities as needed.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree or higher, preferably in a related field

  • In lieu of a degree, relevant experience in writing, nonprofit development and fundraising, etc.

Skills and/or Attributes

  • Able to communicate in both Spanish and English

  • ​Comfortable working in a multilingual, Christian environment 

  • Professional demeanor 

    • Able to handle confidential information, communicate effectively, and respectfully​

  • Teachable demeanor: 

    • Flexible, willing to learn new skills, problem solver, able to prioritize tasks​

  • Computer skills

If interested in applying for this position, please email your resume and a brief description of
why you’re excited about this opportunity to michael@sucasamemphis.org