Posted On: September 28, 2017
Media Organization: Forestdale, Inc.
Established in 1854, Forestdale is an innovative, Queens-based child welfare organization located in Forest Hills. Our mission is to ensure that all children have the fundamental assets they need to thrive: a safe and stable home life; meaningful life and career goals; communication and life skills; and health and sexuality education.
Forestdale currently seeks a Grant Writer who will work closely with the Community Development team and will craft proposals to support and expand Forestdale’s innovative programs for children and families.
•Researching and writing foundation, government, and major donor proposals
•Preparing all government and /or foundation grant proposals and reports
•Researching best practices in the field
•Developing close working relationships with funders
•Overseeing the Community Engagement Department
•Bachelor’s degree and exceptional writing skills required
•Strong research skills, both to target funding prospects and to improve the content in grant submissions
•Ability to synthesize complex family service program material and translate it to the funding community
•Successful track record of acquiring national, state and local grants
•Confidence utilizing statistics and data to demonstrate need for services, as well as measure program outcomes and impact
•Accuracy, creativity, initiative and organization are critical