GRANT WRITER – INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR
Project HEAL is America’s strongest voice that full recovery from an eating disorder is affordable and possible. At the age of 15 and themselves in recovery, Kristina Saffran and Liana Rosenman founded Project HEAL in 2008 to raise funds for others who could not otherwise afford treatment. We are now the largest nonprofit in the U.S. delivering prevention, treatment financing, and recovery support for people suffering from eating disorders.
With over 40,000 people now connected through 40 chapters worldwide and online, Project HEAL’s mission is to provide access to healing for all people with eating disorders. Our vision is that the dominant approach to eating disorder treatment and recovery becomes truly patient-centered, prioritizing and providing easy, equitable, and affordable access to long-term, sustained, treat-to-recovery care for all people with eating disorders.
About the Role
Project HEAL is in search of a part-time, contracted grant writer to join the national development team. This position will work directly with the CEO, as well as closely with the Development Manager. The Grant Writer will be responsible for leading all aspects of the grants process, from prospecting to project management and writing to compliance. The portfolio of writing is currently approximately 30 submissions annually, with the hope that the addition of a professional grant writer will help us grow.
This position is geo-flexible and part-time. The position will be contracted as a 1099. Compensation will be on a monthly retainer basis and commensurate with experience and the workload.
The Grant Writer can expect his or her work to include:
- Prospect research to ensure Project HEAL has a robust pipeline of local, regional, and national grant opportunities to pursue
- Opportunity evaluation to ensure Project HEAL is deliberate and selective in what it applies for and when
- Project management to keep the CEO, COO, and program staff current on and prepared for all upcoming applications, reports, and information needs
- First draft thinking so that the CEO and program staff aren’t starting at square one when determining application requests
- Every draft is best draft writing so that the CEO and program staff review only dynamic, reader-friendly, and high-quality writing free of typos, jargon, and lackluster prose
- Tracking and reporting on grants that have been won by working closely with the program staff once a grant has been awarded to ensure they understand what must be tracked and liaising with all staff necessary to collect data to complete grant reports on schedule
- Organizing files and documents to make compiling attachments easy and to facilitate reporting by always easily finding original documentation
- Data management in Salesforce to ensure all grant opportunities and tasks are current and well-detailed
To be maximally successful in this role, you need to be:
- A born project manager with a knack for working backwards from a deadline to create a work plan
- Scrupulously punctual and diligently mindful of deadlines
- Accustomed to working on multiple projects with different deadlines simultaneously
- A succinct and directive communicator
- A natural information-sharer so that everyone is always looped in
- A fanatic for follow-up so that you get what you need, when you need it
- A writer by heart and interest who can tailor tone, voice, and style as needed
- A collegial editor, who can offer specific, encouraging feedback to bring a piece of writing to its best iteration
- A strong self-motivator
You need to have:
- 2-5 years of nonprofit grant writing experience
- Experience working remotely and independently
- Experience writing all types of grants, especially program-restricted ones
- Experience writing 6 to 7-figure grants
Project HEAL is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming workplace. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we encourage all qualified candidates to apply. It is important to us to reflect the communities we serve. Project HEAL thus recruits, hires, trains, compensates, and promotes our staff regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law
Please send a resume, cover letter, and relevant writing sample (maximum 3 pages) to firstname.lastname@example.org.