Grants Officer (Writer), US Programs

American Friends Service Committee

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The American Friends Service Committee is a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, as a practical expression of faith in action. Drawing on continuing spiritual insights and working with people of many backgrounds, we nurture the seeds of change and respect for human life that transform social relations and systems.


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Functioning as part of a team, the Grants Officer, US Programs is responsible for developing, facilitating and managing the institutional fundraising strategy for a portfolio of assigned AFSC domestic programs. Duties include the writing, editing, and submission of grant requests seeking support from institutional funders for assigned programs. Assigned programs may be anywhere in the US and are linked by issue or content area. The position involves regular travel across the US to visit programs, attend meetings at the AFSC Central Office, and meet with current and potential funders. The Grants Officer’s primary focus is on grants of $25,000 and more. The portfolio includes foundations, corporations, religious organizations, state and municipal agencies and other grant-making organizations. He/she is charged with building relationships with funders starting with cultivation, leading to solicitation of major grants and stewardship afterwards. He/she coordinates the involvement of other development, program or administrative staff, and volunteers in the cultivation process so that priorities are kept in view, deadlines are met, and duplication or action at cross purposed is avoided. He/she contributes to the development and grant team unit by working with team members to accomplish goals and tasks.


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EDUCATION: BA or the equivalent in education and training


Four or more years’ experience and demonstrated success in raising grant funds from foundations, corporations, or governments.
Experience collaborating to write and edit compelling proposals in a deadline- driven environment.
Experience working with fundraising software, preferably Salesforce.



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Contact email: [email protected]

For consideration, please attach your Cover Letter and Resume to the online application in addition to answering the Application Questions.

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