Grant Writer
Martha O'Bryan Center - Bryan, TX

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The Martha O'Bryan Center is a creative activist ministry serving over 6,000 clients in Nashville each year through early learning education, youth development, Work Ready job placement, family resource center community/social services and East End Prep K-5 charter school.

Mission Statement: On a foundation of Christian faith, the Martha O'Bryan Center empowers children, youth and adults in poverty to transform their lives through work, education, employment and fellowship.

SUMMARY

Raise funds through the facilitation of existing and new grant opportunities. Interact with a wide range of programming and partners. Excellent organizational, writing, and critical thinking skills are required. Successful track record of grant writing for education and social service agencies is highly preferred. Specific responsibilities:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Identifies and researches corporate, foundation, and government sources of funding.
  • Research and maintain database of grant/foundation/corporate funding opportunities.
  • Research and cultivate new prospects, particularly in the federal and state arena.
  • Help maintain report deadlines and other tracking information in shared grant management tools.
  • Interviews program managers to determine goals and objectives, scope, feasibility, and funding needs for programs.
  • Gathers and maintains current files on institutional programs and projects.
  • Coordinates preparation or writes grant applications, according to format required, and submits application to funding agencies and foundations.
  • Tracks status of proposals and follows up to provide additional information as required by funding sources.
  • Meets with representatives of funding sources to work out details of proposals.
  • Partners with program and evaluation leaders to write specifications for evaluation or monitoring of grant funded programs for use by programming staff.
  • Assists department personnel in writing periodic reports to comply with grant requirements.
  • Maintains master files on specific grants.
  • Monitors paperwork connected with grant funded programs.
  • Confers with programming personnel affected by proposed program to describe program goals and objectives, outline how funds are to be used, and explain procedures necessary to obtain funding.
  • Works with fiscal officers in preparing narrative justification for purchase of new equipment and other budgetary expenditures connected with grants.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or one to two years closely related experience and/or training and successful track record of grant writing; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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