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Grants Manager (Volunteer)

Grants Manager (Volunteer)

*Note: The following is an opportunity for flexible, part-time, volunteer work. Please DO NOT APPLY if you are only looking for paid employment.*This is a remote-from-home position.

 

Are you an experienced Grant Manager who is passionate about making a difference? Would you find it exciting to work with smart and talented individuals committed to producing great journalism in the public interest? Can you commit (a minimum of) 10 hours a week to our mission, working remotely on your own schedule with our far-flung, diverse team? 

 

We are looking for a capable and highly motivated individual to create a strategy and manage the day to day efforts of a team that researches grant opportunities and writes grant proposals. This includes aiding in hiring and interviews, keeping track of all ongoing grant applications, and helping scout future grant opportunities. Strong candidates bring leadership experience, grant writing experience, and are team players. 

 

WhoWhatWhy.org is a nonpartisan, agenda-free news organization. Not left-wing, not right-wing, not consensus-seeking, we report the truth, whatever it is. We approach each story with an open mind, boundless curiosity, and a willingness to dig deep beneath the surface  —  and don’t back away in the face of pressure from powerful institutions and groupthink. 

 

We are a nonprofit. We are not funded by a zillionaire. We do not accept corporate ads. As such, we are only currently able to pay a small core team, as well as experienced professional freelancers —  and rely primarily on skilled volunteers to fill out our growing organizational infrastructure. 

 

Age does not matter. We have among us young students, vibrant retirees, and everything in between, from all walks of life.

 

Join us! 

 

Responsibilities

  • Creating an overarching strategy for determining grant opportunities and identifying ideal funders to approach 
  • Drafting proposals, grant application narratives, and budgets and collaborate to finalize with development and the Executive Director 
  • Submitting grant applications;  
  • Furnishing prospective funders with supporting documents.
  • Executing thank you letters and facilitating grant contracts/agreements;  
  • Ensuring acknowledgement of funders/investors via website, e-newsletter, and social media.
  • Developing relationships and collaborations with key stakeholders
  • Displaying adherence to organization’s mission
  • Identifying grant funding opportunities.
  • Maintaining records in the Salesforce database.

Qualifications

  • 3+ years grant writing experience
  • Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals.
  • Excellent knowledge of fundraising information sources.
  • Strong people skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines

Perks

  • Channel your passion in a stimulating environment
  • Learn the nuts and bolts of nonprofit operations in an up-and-coming organization
  • Develop new skills and gain valuable experience that can enhance your professional trajectory
  • Do amazing work on a flexible, part-time basis
  • Have fun while you make a difference 
  • Your work will be seen!

Expectations 

You will work remotely and on your own schedule, and we ask for a minimum commitment of 6 months for at least 10-15  hours a week. Because our staff is spread throughout the world, we rely mostly on a combination of Slack, email, and conference calls, and expect everyone to be highly responsive in a timely manner. 

If you possess a high level of self-motivation, and work well independently —  but also have strong collaboration skills and enjoy the opportunity to partner with like-minded individuals, and can commit quality time per week on a regular basis to help achieve team goals, we’d like to hear from you.

To Apply 

We will not review applications that appear to be mass submissions. To apply, send your resume and a customized cover letter explaining why you're a good fit for this position. If there is no option to attach a cover letter, please send a cover letter to hr@whowhatwhy.org. You should confirm your understanding that this is, initially, a volunteer position.

After submitting your application, you may receive email responses from us that may go to your spam inbox. There is a technical issue with our Applicant Tracking System that we are working on fixing. In the meantime, please check your spam inbox regularly for correspondence from us. Thank you!



 

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