Jun 22

Job: Grant Writer – Halcyon (Washington, D.C.)

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Position: Grant Writer
Posted by: Halcyon
Location: Washington, D.C.
Contract: Part-Time

Halcyon, a non-profit in Georgetown, currently has openings for a part-time Grant Writer.

ABOUT HALCYON: Halcyon seeks and celebrates creativity in all forms and galvanizes creative individuals aspiring to promote social good. We bring together diverse groups of changemakers in art and social enterprise and provide a safe haven for their bold ideas to take flight. Halcyon offers an ecosystem of advocacy that encourages socially engaged creatives to learn, freely experiment, sometimes fail, and advance their talents and visions. In doing so, we foster new pathways to knowledge and resources and help innovators transform their inspiration into impact. 

About the Position
Research, write and submit winning funding proposals.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Craft funding proposals in a clear and compelling manner
  • Assemble and submit grant proposals, including letters, proposals, budgets, and presentations to foundations and other grant‐making organizations, persuasively communicating the organization’s mission and programs to potential funders
  • Help establish and steward relationships with foundation contacts and program officers
  • Conduct robust prospect research
  • Maintain a calendar/spreadsheet to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposal deadlines, and reports
  • Ensure prompt acknowledgment of foundation gifts
  • Prioritize projects to keep multiple projects moving in a timely manner, meet deadlines and manage supplemental material required for proposals

Minimum Education Required 
Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Journalism, Creative Writing or other relevant fields.

Minimum Experience Required
Minimum of 3 years’ experience writing winning non-profit funding proposal.

Skills and Attributes 

  • Excellent research skills and familiarity with Foundation Center and other key research tools
  • Strong ability to analyze and interpret data
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and self‐motivated
  • Enthusiasm for Halcyon’s mission
  • Experience in non‐profit community-based organization or business setting
  • Familiarity with donor management software

If this position seems like a fit, please submit a resume and cover letter to inquiry@halcyonhouse.org and we will respond promptly.


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