Grant Writer

The Adoption Exchange - Aurora, CO4.7

The Adoption Exchange serves waiting children, recruits families for children who have survived abuse and neglect, supports adoptive families throughout every phase of the adoption process, and trains child welfare professionals throughout the country.

Headquartered in Colorado, The Adoption Exchange operates offices in Utah and Nevada with additional programs in Missouri, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Wyoming. The Adoption Exchange is also one of several collaborating partners within the federal AdoptUSKids project.

Job Summary
The Grant Writer is responsible for grant writing and proposal project management for government and private funds, stewardship reporting, and other development writing. The Grant Writer also manages the schedule for the submission of grant proposals and reports from all offices of The Adoption Exchange (Colorado, Nevada, and Utah).

Job Responsibilities/Duties
Craft, review and edit written proposals for donor prospects, gathering accurate and relevant information to build the best possible case for each submission
Prepare reports demonstrating impact, successes, and challenges for funders as required by grant contracts
Conduct the role of project manager between programs, finance, and development departments during grant writing and reporting process
Manage the schedule, submission, and ownership of all grant proposals and reports, to include weekly reports of tasks/items due
Develop and implement grants tracking system in Raiser’s Edge database
Research foundation funding opportunities, including the monitoring of state and federal websites for upcoming opportunities
Attend grant interviews and receptions as needed
Other duties as assigned

Required Training/Experience
Two to five years demonstrated relevant experience in varying types of writing for a variety of audiences
Exceptional writing and editing skills
Ability to quickly and efficiently develop content and meet tight deadlines
Highly organized with ability to manage multiple projects effectively
Candidates will need to take a writing test and editing test

Desired Qualities
Understanding of the youth, family, and professionals we serve
Previous experience in a fund development role
Ability to clearly convey complex information to others from an audience-first perspective
Meticulous attention to detail, excellent organizational and time management skills
Ability to work autonomously as needed
Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat and fundraising database applications
Compensation will be commensurate with experience. The Adoption Exchange offers a full benefits package to full-time employees.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities, or requirements.

The Adoption Exchange is an equal opportunity organization and employs personnel without regard to race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion,sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, physical ability, veteran or disability status.