Grant Writer

Cedar Valley Habitat For Humanity

Cedar Rapids, IA Fundraising / Human Services & Non-Profit

Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity (CVHFH) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry dedicated to building and rehabilitating simple, decent, and affordable homes in partnership with families in need in Linn and Benton counties. We are seeking a part-time experienced grant writer to join our Development team. The grant writer will research funding opportunities, prepare and submit proposals, and track their progress from start to finish.
The ideal candidate will have the experience and initiative to project manage all aspects of the proposal/report writing process, play an instrumental role in helping to grow the organization’s funding portfolio and write high-quality, well-positioned funding proposals. This role reports to the Director of Development.

  • Possess knowledge of procedures governing state, federal, and private grant proposal submissions, funder selection criteria and post-award funder expectations.
  • Write high-quality grant proposal narratives, applications and supporting documents. 
  • Develop and maintain a calendar based on grant priorities and timing. 
  • Work with department managers to compile accurate financial and performance data in a timely manner. 
  • Actively engage in ongoing prospect research to identify viable funding opportunities.
  • Manage activities for prospective and current funding organizations, including site visits and prospect/cultivation/stewardship meetings.
  • Schedule grant proposals according to process and ensure all internal approvals are obtained prior to submission. Ensure all deadlines are met with adequate time for interdepartmental collaboration and thorough review.[DJ1] 
  • Provide comprehensive reports on potential grant funding opportunities.
  • Maintain paper and electronic files containing information regarding funding progress
Other Duties:
  • Participates as a member of Development team in planning and execution of special events.
  • Assists in preparation for Board of Directors meetings and Development Committee meetings.
  • Support the Development team in the execution of other fundraising related activities as needed.
  • Updates and maintains donor database.

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in research and grant writing preferred; non-profit experience a plus
  • Proven track record of successful proposals funded
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and database programs
  • Must be accurate and detail oriented, possess strong organizational and time management skills and the ability to prioritize complex projects
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the agency affords equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals.
Job Type: Part-time (approximately 20 hours)
  • Grant Writer: 3 years (Preferred)

Please submit cover letter and resume by Friday, May 31.

Application Instructions:

Please submit cover letter and resume to Patti Kunz by Friday, May 31.

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Grant Writer

Cedar Valley Habitat For Humanity

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Job ID: 68243

Posted 12 days ago

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