PURPOSE OF POSITION: The incumbent is responsible for the development and production of grants and contract proposals to federal agencies, corporations, and foundations. Collaboratively work with the Director of External Affairs and Chief Executive Officer to identify and develop proposals. Ensure efficient grants acquisition, and renewal process. Work with Chief Development and External Affairs Officer and CEO to ensure all grant writing activities are performed in a manner that reflects the mission, philosophy and policies of Covenant House.
-Research and identify government, corporate and foundation grant opportunities that align with Covenant House Greater Washington’s mission and program interests and priorities.
-Maintain comprehensive funding opportunity database, which identifies key information, such as grant type, amount, requirements, limitations, funding cycles and calendar of future funding opportunities.
-Create timely grant prospect memoranda which identify and inform executive and program staff of grant opportunities.
-Learn about agency programs for which grants are sought and work with program staff to acquire requisite information to prepare persuasive proposals.
-Conduct internal and external research for statistics and other information to support grant proposals; gather information that will facilitate understanding of the concept of projects/programs for which funding is sought.
--As a grant writer, facilitate an inclusive process which allows for extensive program staff involvement in initial development of proposal content and substantial opportunity for staff comments, edits and revisions from initial draft to final product.
Manage assembly of all grant collateral materials, agreements and exhibits; manage reproduction and delivery of final proposal to grant funder; and manage internal distribution of grant proposal to appropriate staff
6+ year track record writing successful corporate, federal, foundation grant awards at 5+ figures.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Based on experience
About Covenant House Greater Washington
Founded in 1995, Covenant House Greater Washington (CHGW) is an independent 501 (c) (3) affiliate of Covenant House International, the nation’s largest nonprofit organization responding to the needs of homeless disconnected and exploited young people. CHGW began serving homeless youth from a storefront in Ward 8, Southeast Washington, D.C. in 1995. Today, we have grown significantly and expanded our programs and services to include not only housing but also wrap-around supportive services.
For 25 years, CHGW has served as a lifeline for more than 54,000 youth, between the ages of 18 and 24, across Greater Washington. Covenant House Greater Washington’s mission is to empower, safeguard and serve homeless, disconnected, and exploited young people in the Greater Washington region with housing, education, wrap-around support services, workforce readiness training and job placement support to help them get back and stay on track. All CHGW serve our young people with absolute love and respect. Our work is guided by five principles:
Immediacy: CHGW immediately meets the basic needs of young people experiencing homelessness through a nourishing meal, a shower, clean clothes, and a safe ...place to sleep.
Sanctuary: CHGW provides a safe haven from the hardships of homelessness. We recognize the fundamental worth of every human being, and create a safe setting where all young people – regardless of life experience or identity – are served without judgement.
Value Communication: CHGW leads by example to demonstrate that caring relationships are based on love, trust, respect, and honesty.
Structure: CHGW provides stability and structure necessary to build a positive future.
Choice: CHGW fosters confidence, encouraging young people to believe in themselves and make informed choices for their lives.
CHGW is a diverse family of dedicated, warm, accomplished and talented staff and volunteers who believe that the connection to education, workforce training and job placement will increase future income earnings capability as one way to address challenges faced by these young people.