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Grant Writer

  • 02 Dec 2020 9:06 AM
    Message # 9399355
    Maeven Sipes (Administrator)

    Part-Time Grant Writer – Voice of Care

    Voice of Care’s mission is to equip the local church to embrace, empower and engage people who experience disabilities and their families in their discipleship walk with Christ.

    It is preferred but not required that the Grant Writer be a member of a congregation of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.

    The primary duty of the Grant Writer is to seek out and identify appropriate grant funding opportunities and submit grant proposals designed to fund current operations and new initiatives of Voice of Care in its mission to equip the local church to embrace, empower and engage people who experience disabilities and their families in their discipleship walk with Christ.

    Additional duties beyond grant research and grant writing will include maintaining a calendar of grant related deadlines and ensuring that all are met. This will include due dates for letters of inquiry, grant proposal, supportive materials, and grant reports. The Grant Writer will be responsible for acquiring all materials necessary for grant applications or grant reporting. The ability to design supportive materials for grant seeking is a plus.

    The Grant Writer will report directly to the Director of Development and Communications but will be asked to communicate regularly with the Executive Staff, which also includes the Executive Director, Director of Ministry Facilitators, and Office Administrator, about potential grants, planned programming and expansion, budget details, necessary documentation, and other matters related to seeking ministry funding for this 501©3 organization that is also a Recognized Service Organization of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.

    Estimated work hours: up to 20 hours per week

    Criteria for Grant Writer:

    Education and Work Experience

    • Has demonstrated experience in writing grant proposals (sample requested)
    • Holds a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited university or equivalent professional experience in a communications, finance, or non-for-profit field
    • Previous work for other non-for-profit organizations, Christian ministries, or Lutheran groups is favorable but not a prerequisite

    Personal Skills and Qualifications

    • Must demonstrate personal values consistent with the Voice of Care mission
    • Possesses an ability to communicate effectively and personably in various formats, i.e. written or spoken word, email, phone, or video conversation, with coworkers, grant funding organization representatives, and information sources
    • Should be proficient with online forms, email, word processing, and presentation/publishing software or apps, and be comfortable with general computer usage
    • Excellent research skills are necessary
    • The ability to follow a project through to completion is essential

    Salary/Income:

    • The Grant Writer position is hourly, $19-$25, pay rate based on experience

    Contact 630.231.3862 or office@voiceofcare.org to apply.


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