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Grant Writer

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Job Title: Grant Writer

Supervisor: Donor Relations Manager

Location: Warren, MI (attend a weekly meeting in Warren, MI – all other time can be at home or at the office)

Hours: Part-time, 24-32 hours/week, flexible hours per day and days of the week

Join the Winning Futures team and help us prepare teens for success! This part-time position is for an experienced grant writer who will be responsible for writing grants, grant reports, funding letters, and proposals. You will also track information related to these items in our CRM/database. Your efforts will help us secure resources to make an impact on our students!


We are a nationally recognized and award-winning expert in empowering high school students to succeed. Through our evidence-based and structured Workforce Prep program, students throughout Metro Detroit are immersed in a multi-year experiential curriculum that begins in tenth grade and continues throughout college. The program includes in-class mentoring, life skills development, goal setting, job readiness training, and career exploration. With help from volunteer mentors and the business community, students are transformed into self-reliant, employable, and productive adults with defined academic and career goals, and highly desirable workforce skills. Since 1994, we have positively impacted more than 49,000 students and awarded $1.9 million in scholarships. Learn more at https://winningfutures.org or watch our 25th anniversary video.

Culture: Winning Futures is a great company to work for! We have team activities and lunches, celebrate birthdays and work anniversaries, only respond to messages in off-hours if there is a major issue, paid holidays, and 401(K) with a match. One employee shared:

“The atmosphere and energy of the company is something that I love. The people I work with are great, and everyone is extremely dedicated to their work and the cause. It is a well-organized and managed nonprofit, which has been wonderful to work for.”


Responsibilities:

  • Research grants for new funding opportunities.
  • Maintain a timeline for applications and reports and complete those before the due date.
  • Write and submit grants for new funds and to re-apply to current foundations. We currently do not apply for federal grants.
  • Update and create attachments for grant applications.
  • Prepare and submit grant reports.
  • Write donor ask letters and proposals.
  • Enter data into our CRM system (Sumac) to track potential grants/donors, applications, reports, and benefits (we will train you).
  • Other duties as needed.

Applicants Should Have These Qualities:

  • CRM OR DATABASE EXPERIENCE: Using or managing an online CRM is preferred.
  • DETAIL: You understand that “the devil is in the details” and meticulously pay attention to detail.
  • DIRECTION: You can take and follow direction, and when needed, give direction to others.
  • DIVERSITY: You are committed to diversity and embrace a personal approach that values and respects differences in race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, ability, and socio-economic circumstances.
  • EXCELLENCE: You are reliable and care about your work. You give 100% effort and strive to always do better.
  • FUN: You know that it’s important to get your work done and meet your goals, but you also know how to have fun along the way.
  • GOALS: You are a goal setter who eagerly works to accomplish them, completely and on time.
  • INITIATIVE: When you see a problem, you solve it. When you see an opportunity, you go for it. You don’t wait for others or try to avoid responsibility. You take the lead and own your projects and tasks.
  • LOYALTY: You show appropriate discretion around confidentiality, decisions are for the good of the organization and not the individual.
  • MICROSOFT OFFICE: You have good experience and know how to use basic Microsoft applications, like Word, Excel (sums, sort, filter), and PowerPoint.
  • ORGANIZED: You keep yourself and your work organized.
  • POSITIVE ATTITUDE: You focus on the positive and avoid the negative and present yourself as such.
  • PROFESSIONALISM: You always demonstrate a very high professional demeanor, even under pressure.
  • PROJECT MANAGER: You prioritize your work and can manage multiple projects at one time, completing your work on or before the deadline.
  • QUESTIONS: You aren’t afraid to ask questions or be asked questions.
  • RELATIONSHIP FOCUSED: You want camaraderie with your co-workers. You are pleasant and helpful with stakeholders and get along well with others.
  • SELF STARTER: Able to take initiative and work independently on projects
  • STUDENT FOCUSED: You are passionate about our mission and care about impacting our students.
  • TEAMWORK: You jump in and help co-workers, give input without putting others down, and praise others.
  • WRITER: You LOVE writing and are great at it!

Education: This position requires 3+ years of experience as a professional grant writer who has success with applications being funded, and requires completion of a certification program, associate degree, or higher.

Apply Submit your resume to GrantResume@WinningFutures.org. In your email, please note your desired pay rate or range - be specific and do not say that you are “negotiable.” Put your full name in the email subject line. Click here for the online posting.

Questions: Send any questions you have to GrantResume@WinningFutures.org. Do not directly contact staff members regarding this position.

Winning Futures (www.WinningFutures.org) is an award-winning non-profit organization that empowers high school youth to succeed through mentoring, strategic planning, and career development. We transform high school students into becoming self-reliant, employable, productive adults. We help them see the path to a purposeful career and assist them in creating the road map to get there. Since 1994, we have impacted 49,000 students and provided $1.9M in scholarships. We have received many awards including Crain’s Best-Managed Nonprofit.