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Grant Writer

Department: Fundraising
Location: Brookline, MA

Position: Grant Writer

Reports to: Director of Foundation Relations

Location: Boston, MA (currently remote)

Status: Exempt; Full Time

Start: November 2020

The Role: The Grant Writer will be responsible for securing institutional support for Facing History’s projects and programs as assigned. The Grant Writer will work with regional and project development leads to identify, qualify, and cultivate potential funders; and solicit, develop, close, steward, and report on grants from foundations and corporations based on Facing History’s annual operating plan, operating needs, and capital needs. The Grant Writer will work to achieve activity and revenue goals as determined by the Director of Foundation Relations. The Grant Writer will support prospect research and, with fundraising partner(s), build a pipeline of new institutional donors.

Candidates must be based in the Boston area. While this is currently a remote position, it will require up to two days per week in our Brookline office when we resume operations on site.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Articulating Facing History’s mission, programs, and future development opportunities in writing and verbally for the organization, and for foundation, government, and corporate prospects
  • Working with the program staff and finance department to develop project action plans and budgets for program implementation, and meeting regularly with project leads and finance partners to help ensure that grant requirements are met
  • Managing a portfolio of corporate and foundation donors and prospects
  • Writing letters of inquiry, concept papers, proposals, reports, and letters for foundation, government, and corporate donors
  • Contributing to peer review of written materials produced within the Foundation Relations Team
  • Supporting frontline fundraising staff in liaising effectively with foundation partners, including consulting on strategic relationship management
  • Helping regions to qualify prospects
  • Special projects, including creating proposals and reports with the individual giving team as needed
  • Other duties as assigned


  • At least 3 years of experience in grant writing; a plus if experienced in education grant writing
  • Excellent writing and research skills
  • Excellent communication skills, in person, in writing, and on the phone
  • Good time management skills, with an ability to handle multiple projects and meet multiple deadlines
  • Good organizational and database management skills, experience with CRM systems a plus
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of multiple teams
  • Creative energy, self-starter
  • Interest in and ability to articulate the mission of this nonprofit
  • BA/BS

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