Remington Outdoor Foundation Seeks Grant Writer
Thursday, April 8, 2010
About Remington Outdoor Foundation: Remington Outdoor Foundation is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization that supports the efforts of its partners to share the hunting and target shooting traditions and heritage with youth, women and other participants, while emphasizing safety, training and ethics. Remington Outdoor Foundation is also upholding conservation principles by assisting and supporting its partner's efforts and work on habitat enhancement, wildlife research and management projects.
Purpose of Position: This person will serve as a member of Remington Outdoor Foundation's team with specific responsibility for researching grant opportunities, writing proposals, correspondence and supporting materials to assist in fundraising, communicating the mission of the Foundation to large or individual donors and supporters, and for securing grant dollars and corporate endowment partners to help further the mission of the Foundation and the outdoor-focused organizations it supports.
Position Objectives: The Grant Writer will:
1. Through interviews with other staff members, and partners, and through other available means, gather, collect and organize information to fully understand the mission of the Foundation.
2. Work with management to identify programs and projects for which funding is required, and create (and report on) priorities detailing order the funding requests are made.
3. Review budget requirements for projects and programs for which funding is being sought, and provide recommendations on methods and 'best practices' to increase the chances of success.
4. Research and identify organizations and donors with affinity for the Foundation's mission, and identify possible grant and funding sources, and contacts from within all the identified groups.
5. In an almost-autonomous environment, create and write, and edit all grant applications, reports, proposals, concept papers, letters, and supporting materials to apply for renewed or prospective funding from foundations, corporations, government agencies, and/or benefactors in accordance with (and following the guidelines of) each grant- (or funding) organization's preferences.
6. Communicating to the management team the process and best-practices to use for each different funding or grant opportunity, and providing the estimated weights for success.
7. Review and strategize responses to proposal and grant-request needs with management at the Foundation, in order to increase likelihood of securing renewed or prospective funding.
8. Work with the management team, together with staff from partner organizations to conduct information-gathering sessions and related activities, in order to gather data for reports and proposals (as needed) and to prepare concept papers for review.
9. Conduct all of the necessary follow-up on proposals, concept papers and letters by working with the management team, organizational partners, and potential funding sources, to monitor the status of an application, and to plan and implement strategies which may increase the success-rate on receiving financial commitments, or in acquiring new sources of funding.
Additional responsibilities may include:
1. Participating in strategy, review and status-update sessions with management team.
2. Preparing and presenting progress reports on the status of grant or funding opportunities being sought by the Foundation; keeping the management team updated on changes.
3. Establishing relationships with prospective funding sources, setting meetings and agendas, and attending (as needed) the meetings and events where potential funding sources may be present.
1. Bachelors Degree (Master's degree or higher, preferred).
2. At least 5 years of experience in grant writing and securing organizational or corporate funding support for nonprofits and charitable organizations.
3. Prior experience identifying, applying for and securing 6-figure grants and other funding types, and/or success in raising over $1 million of funding in a short period of time (<12 months).
4. Possess excellent expository writing and verbal communication skills, and have a high-level command of grammar and spelling in the English language.
5. Must be willing to travel, as required, to corporate offices located in Madison, North Carolina, and be able to travel (as needed) to meet with prospective funding sources and partners.
6. Well organized, resourceful and capable of managing multiple concurrent and ongoing projects, and meet deadlines provided by Foundation's management team or prospective funding sources.
7. Possess strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel).
8. Must be self-starter and able to function autonomously and in collaborative team environments.
9. Preference will be given to individuals with experience in or supporting fundraising and grant-writing efforts for wildlife and conservation groups, and shooting sports organizations.
Compensation: This is an independent contractor role, and can be home-based (working from corporate location in Madison, NC is preferred). The position may become full-time when sustainable results are realized. Compensation will be commensurate with experience, and based on the total number of hours committed. All expenses attributable to work performed for the Foundation will be reimbursed in accordance with the Foundation's regular and normal reimbursement policies.
To Apply: Please submit an updated resume or CV, along with a cover letter detailing why you are qualified for this position, along with compensation requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to detail your accomplishments, i.e. total funds you raised or acquired for other organizations, the size or scope of those respective organizations, and other supporting information.
In order to be considered for this Grant Writer opportunity, you must include "ROF Grant Writer MNC" in the subject or header of your email application. Please note that your application may not be reviewed and may not be considered if this information is not visible or provided in the subject line.
Thank you for your interest in becoming part of the Remington Outdoor Foundation.
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Jeff "Jesse" James - Owner of Jesse's Hunting & Outdoors
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