Grant Writer needed

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Easter Seals Inc.
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Easter Seals was founded in 1919 as one of the first organizations to aid people with disabilities. For nearly a hundred years, Easter Seals has provided programs that enable those with special needs to achieve equality, dignity, and independence in their own communities. Easter Seals New York is a non-profit community-based organization dedicated to improving the health and welfare of New York State children and adults with special needs.

Statewide, our programs and services provide innovative solutions that enhance the lives of people with disabilities and other special needs, while heightening community awareness and acceptance. We provide the highest quality services in the most caring and cost-effective manner. Our staff and volunteers have a long-standing commitment to serve those for whom no other resources exist.


Easter Seals New York is seeking a Telecommuting Grant Writer to proactively research grant-related opportunities, support the program staff's proposal process, write proposals and prepare supplemental materials, and develop relationships with foundation and corporate representatives. The Grant Writer will research federal, state, and local foundation and corporate grant prospects. Together with Agency executives, the grant writer will plan, implement and direct a comprehensive program aimed at identifying, cultivating and soliciting major gifts from corporations, community, and private foundations. The Grant Writer is to prioritize areas with program staff requiring grant-funding support.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Writing grant proposals and prepare all required supplemental materials and supporting documentation required for the grants.
  • Building formidable relationships with foundation program officers and corporate representatives.
  • Providing information to appropriate program staff on grant managers and contacts
  • Managing and updating grant information databases and prepare required reports for internal use as well as for fundors.
  • Representing the Agency at bidder's conferences and other grant-related meetings.
  • Participating in Agency focus groups, teams and committees, as requested.

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum of five (5) years grant writing experience and verifiable success in writing and securing grants and major gifts from foundations and corporations
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office application suite