CHRYSALIS POSITION DESCRIPTION
Chrysalis is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It recruits and hires without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran or disability status, sexual orientation, gender expression, or any factors prohibited by law and affirms in policy and practice to support equal opportunity in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws.
Position: Grant Writer
Supervisor: Director of Finance
Job Status: Part-time non-exempt (20 hours per week)
Chrysalis marketing and fund development activities are accomplished through a team approach. The Grant Writer works closely with the Chrysalis Development Team, Finance Department, Program Managers and President/CEO.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Responsible for researching grant prospects and responding to government RFP’s from local, state and federal sources for Chrysalis operating and capital needs.
• Responsible for researching grant prospects and writing applications for funding to individuals, corporations and foundations for Chrysalis operating and capital needs.
• Maintains a schedule of upcoming RFP and application requirements and deadlines.
• Must develop and maintain an up-to-date working knowledge of all Chrysalis programs.
• Assists in accomplishing strategic plan goals.
• Is an active member of the Development Team.
• May have other duties or responsibilities as assigned.
• Experience with and understanding of grant budgets preferred.
Knowledge, Ability, Experience Requirements:
The individual filling this position should have a Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Communications or a social service field and have a minimum of 2 years-experience writing proposals in a non-profit or business development setting or an equivalent combination of education and experience in these areas. Additional experience or degrees in other fields may be substituted. Proven strong writing credentials are required. Candidate must demonstrate their ability to analyze grant requirements, think creatively, write strategically, have excellent verbal communication and research skills, be detail-oriented, prioritize, multi-task, adhere to strict time deadlines, and be able to complete projects simultaneously when necessary. Essential computer-related skills include word processing, database management, document lay-out and navigation of various web-based grant submission applications. The ability to interact professionally and easily with donors, staff, the public and the Chrysalis Board is essential.
Must be able pass a fingerprint and background clearance as required by Chrysalis and ADHS licensure requirements; must maintain current CPR and first aid training as required by Chrysalis policies; must be able to lift at least 25 pounds, and occasionally will need to be available evenings and weekends.