Feeding Northeast Florida – Grant Writer – Junior or Senior

Posted Aug 24, 2022 Jacksonville, Florida


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Expires Sep 30, 2022


The Grant Writer provides support for Feeding Northeast Florida (FNEFL) and reports directly to the Director of Grants & Research. The role identifies and build relationships with new corporate, foundation and government grantors, and contributes to our meeting annual revenue goals by generating compelling and successful grant requests, leading to financial awards. The Grant Writer builds relationships, maintaining both telephone and written correspondence with grant makers, crafting both letters of inquiry and new grant proposals. The Grant Writer collaborates with the food bank’s Directors and Managers in drafting and submitting final reports to grantors regarding grant funding already received. The Grant Writer updates our grants calendar and database regularly to reflect their submissions and uses grant seeking tools to identify new prospects. There is room for potential growth within the department and company.

Essential duties and responsibilities

Grant Writing and Stewardship (60%) • Working with the Grants Director and Grants Manager, craft concise, compelling, accurate and targeted grant proposals for submission to grant makers. • Prepare grant reports as per award guidelines. • Collaborate with grants team to develop strategies for cultivation and solicitation of institutional funders. • Collaborate with staff to collect program data, client stories, etc. • Proofread/edit outgoing letters, proposals, reports, and other grant-related documents. Grants Administration (20%) • Help enter grant submissions and awards into the Grants Calendar and GrantHub database Research Current and Prospective Grant Makers (10%) • Identify opportunities for increased support from existing funders and sponsors. • Seek out new grantors by researching foundation and corporate prospects. • Provide knowledge share and support for meetings with foundation or corporate prospects. Other Projects (10%) • Support events team with annual fundraising events preparation and facilitation. • Represent the Food Bank at internal and external grant award presentations or events. • Other duties as assigned.


• Passion and enthusiasm for communicating FNEFL’s vision, mission and values. • Excellent judgment, impeccable integrity, and honesty, handles confidential information with discretion. • Strong work ethic with an orientation toward action, innovation, and process improvement. • Able to prioritize time and manage multiple grant projects in a fast paced, deadline-driven environment. • Able to work independently, but always willing to ask other Grants team members for help or advice. • Self-starter, strong organizational skills, attention to detail. • Excellent communications, interpersonal and telephone skills. • Passion and drive towards an equitable society where people of all races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, and economic circumstances have enough food to eat to sustain their health and wellbeing, increasing their chances for success. • Able to attend occasional work functions outside of normal work hours, weekends or evenings, as needed. Job Specifications (Work Environment): Work is performed in a quiet office environment, indoors, and is a Monday – Friday daytime job with some flexibility in arrival and departure times. By the nature of grant deadline due dates, some evening or weekend work may be required to get a grant in on time. With good time management skills, that should be a rare occurrence. With experience and proven dependability, the schedule can accommodate occasional remote work requests. This position may be expected to attend offsite grant or fundraising events. In instances of a federal, state, or local declared emergency, FNEFL is typically considered an essential service and emergency responder; all employees may be called in to perform regular or emergent duties.

Education and Experience

• Bachelor’s Degree. Grant writing course work or certifications a plus. NOTE: A Master’s Degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Non-Profit Management a plus. • Junior to senior level experience in nonprofit grant writing: 1 year minimum experience preferred. • Proven track record of successful grant and/or sponsorship awards resulting from submissions. • Proven writing and editing skills – able to describe program initiatives and impact in a compelling voice. • Familiarity with local business and foundation community a plus. • Experience working with grant research tools, donor databases and Microsoft Office applications.

Salary/Salary Range

Commensurate with experience; Exempt; with a full benefits package and growth potential


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