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Lead Grant Writer

Organization: Orlando Science Center
Date Posted: 10/15/2018
Date Needed: 10/15/2018
City: Orlando
Location: Florida
Country: United States
Primary Category: Grant Writing
Salary: $42,000.00 yearly
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: Bachelor's
Experience Requirement: 3-5 years

Description & Details

Full-time benefited position. Responsible for a grant program that raises approximately $2M annually from private, government and corporate grants, in addition to comprehensive campaign goals upwards of $4M per year. This is a full-time position that reports to the Director of Strategic Partnerships and works collaboratively with senior staff.

Essential Functions

  • Writes and prepares all grant proposals, letters of interest, and reports.
  • Meets multiple grant submission and reporting deadlines continuously.
  • Identifies and secures new and ongoing sources of grants funding, as well as tracking and maintaining all existing foundation and government funding sources.
  • Gathers and prepares all ancillary materials to accompany grants (budgets, bios, charts, statistical data, etc.).
  • Researches prospective grant funding sources to assess compatibility with organization’s goals.
  • Utilizes project management system and database to maintain accurate and timely reporting in collaboration with the Education, Finance, Visitor Experience, and Development staff.
  • Works as a member of the development team assisting in implementation of other activities as needed.
  • Works as a member of a development team assisting staff in implementation of other activities as needed.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


1. Teamwork

2. Decision Making

3. Work Standards

4. Motivation

5. Reliability

6. Problem Solving

7. Adaptability

8. Planning and Organizing

9. Communication

10. Integrity

11. Initiative

12. Customer Service and Quality

Minimum Qualifications

1. Education: Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing, English, Journalism, Non-Profit Management, Marketing, or a related field.

2. Experience: Minimum of three to five years of experience in creative writing or fundraising.

  • Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals.
  • Strong editing skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of fundraising information sources.
  • Experience with proposal writing and institutional donors.
  • Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research.
  • Strong contributor in team environments.

3. Certifications: N/A

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent writing and research skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and respond to changing needs.

Supervisory Responsibility:


Physical demands:

Sit for an extended period of time, ability to lift 30 pounds.

Expected Hours of Work:

Monday through Friday, with ability to participate in weekend and after-hours events.


5% travel throughout Orange County.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

How to Apply / Contact
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