We are looking for a volunteer with a passion for results, education and Christianity? Have you ever worked with translating organizational metrics and needs into compelling stories and proposals, or just want to learn?
Star of Hope needs you, we are committed to child education and faith based teachings.
We have made an impact on thousands of children through our programs in 16 countries. Right now we have 30,000 children around the world in a program. For over 40 year’s Star of Hope has produced graduates and changed lives and that is a blessing for all.
Star of Hope is seeking a volunteer “Grant Writer” for its US operations. Reporting to the Director of Development, the candidate will work closely with the CEO and the Donor Relations manager and even the 16 Country Managers. Focused on institutional development and communications the Grant Writer will (in short) be responsible for the timely development of written content, messaging and grant submissions.
- Write and execute foundation proposals, reports and acknowledgment letters in close collaboration with the staff.
- Work with country team to consolidate information into new written content for proposals and reports and stay up-to-date on relevant programs;
- Support Management team in creating key messaging documents and organizational framing, presentations, publications and materials.
- Assist with prospecting for new foundation donors, including research, prioritisation, outreach and follow up.
- Assist with foundational and corporate donor cultivation including routine correspondence and acknowledgments.
- Assist Board as needed.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
The ideal candidate will have the following professional skills and experience:
- Work Experience & Education: You have a minimum of two years’ experience in grant writing or other professional writing along with relevant professional experience.
- Communication: You have superior and demonstrated persuasive writing and editing skills, excellent attention to the smallest of detail and strong interpersonal skills.
- Work Habits: You should have the ability to work unmanaged for longer period of times. strong administrative, organizational, research and logistical skills, including an ability to manage multiple priorities and keep track of details and time-lines; you possess a high degree of diplomacy and tact in liaising with colleagues and external donors. Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office applications.
- We are a Christian organization and it makes sense if you are too - and the candidate should have a strong interest regarding children in poverty.
The candidate will preferably have the following skills, experience and characteristics:
- Experience with obtaining and managing grants.
LOCATION: Ellinwood, Kansas USA or remotely with physical check-ins.
SALARY: None, Volunteer position, however can lead to salaried position.