Grant Writer

Maine Community College System | Augusta, ME, United States

Posted Date 7/09/2024

Grant Writer

The Foundation for Maine’s Community Colleges is seeking a full-time Grant Writer that will assist the Director of Development and Operations with development related activities and all facets of internal operations. This Grant Writer position is a 5 year grant funded position. The Grant Writer will identify, define, and develop funding sources that support the mission of the Maine Community College System. In addition, the Grant Writer will prepare draft grant proposals to be reviewed by the individual supervisor. The position is also responsible for collecting, analyzing, and reporting data on the performance of program activity funded by federal, state, and private funding agencies. The Foundation offers a hybrid work environment (remote and in-person). The Foundation’s office is in South Portland, ME on the Southern Maine Community College Campus overlooking Casco Bay. Occasional weekend and evening work are required. Frequent communication with volunteers may be required outside of normal business hours. The Grant Writer must be available to travel on a statewide basis from time to time.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree preferred and proven track record of two years’ work experience as a grant writer. Knowledge of office technology, familiarity with event, and meeting planning, superior communication skills and the ability to assume responsibilities for important projects.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

- Commitment to the mission of The Foundation for Maine’s Community Colleges and the mission of the Maine Community College System (MCCS).

- Exceptional communication oral and written communications skills with emphasis on advanced writing ability and editing. Ability to communicate effectively with high-level donors and MCCS administrators.

- Demonstrated organizational and research abilities with strong attention to detail, including analyzing and organizing large volumes of information in a concise form.

- Knowledge of and experience with best practices in fundraising.

- Donor management experience preferred.

- Advanced proficiency with MS Word, Excel, database software and reporting, and the ability to conduct data analysis and work with financial information.

- Demonstrated ability to prioritize work, manage multiple tasks, and meet deadlines in a time constrained environment. Ability to initiate and complete tasks with minimal supervision. • Professionalism and an ability to work with confidential information.

- Demonstrated collaborative teamwork especially with multiple constituencies.

The Foundation for Maine’s Community Colleges (FMCC) offers health, dental and life insurance, HSA, retirement savings, paid holidays, vacation, and sick time.

Please upload your cover letter, resume, names and contact information for three professional references, as well as a professional writing sample that is no longer than 5 pages, when you complete the online application by visiting the following link: 27D1C391FB04C5E3E1947D02

Search will remain open until the position is filled.

FMCC is an Equal Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and non-discriminatory environment for all employees.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. For more information, please call 207-629-4000. TTY Dial Maine Relay 711.

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