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Grants Writer/Researcher

Manchester Bidwell Corporation


In consultation with the Grants Writer/Grants Manager, this position is responsible for coordinating the collection of necessary information from all affiliates for grant proposal submissions, writing accurate and timely proposals and researching funding opportunities.



The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not strictly limited to, the following:

  • Develops an understanding of the history, structure, objectives, programs, and financial needs of the organization.

  • Using online research tools, researches potential private and public funding opportunities based on the revenue requirements of the organization.

  • Reviews funding leads, as directed by Senior Director of Development to assess and recommend whether appropriate for application.

  • Coordinates and writes grant proposals, reports and related materials and submits them in a timely fashion.

  • Schedules planning and data collection meetings, as needed, to meet submission requirements.

  • Provides follow-up and tracking information to the Senior Director of Development, Grants Writer/ Grants Manager, administrators, and appropriate program directors.

  • Monitors grant and funding deadlines and communicates reporting requirements to relevant administrative and program staff.

  • In cooperation with the Development Coordinator, maintains electronic and hard files related to grants management.

  • Updates and maintains organizational and departmental data for inclusion in proposals and reports.

  • Researches and updates external supporting reference data, including but not limited to academic studies, local and regional statistical information, and forecasts.

  • Exhibits understanding and internalization of company values:  influence, respect, listen, shape and embrace.

  • Other duties may be assigned.



There are no supervisory responsibilities associated with this position.



Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university required. Grant writing experience preferred. Demonstrated proficiency in conducting Internet-based research and an understanding of basic budget information. Proficiency with MS Office applications. Experience with online search tools and CRM software a plus. Ability to work cooperatively and collegially with others.




  • Writing - Organizes information so that facts or ideas build upon one another to lead the reader to a specific conclusion. Mastery of standard written English and the ability to use formal writing styles.

  • Speaking - Presents information clearly, concisely, and logically. Ability to effectively represent the organization and its values, programs and needs to the funding community. Ability to respond to common inquiries from partners, funders, co-workers and effectively present information to management, business associates and other staff members.

  • Listening - Understands and processes what others are saying. Asks clarifying questions that elicit clearer or more detailed information to facilitate collaboration.



  • Analysis/Reasoning - Examines data to grasp issues, draw conclusions, and solve problems. Breaks down complex information into component parts. Sorts and groups data and applies causal relationships. Sees underlying principles, patterns, or themes in an array of related information.

  • Mathematical Reasoning - Applies basic algebra and statistical techniques and formulas to calculate data. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, and ratios to practical situations.

  • Researching Information - Knows where and how to access the right data for the assignment. Pursues leads for additional sources of information. Clearly documents sources and organizes the information according to the research needs. Finds the trends and relationships in the emerging fact pattern and identifies new or related lines of research that lead to more successful or complete conclusions.


Personal Effectiveness:

  • Accountability & Dependability - Takes personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work and achieves results with little oversight. Balances quality of work with meeting deadlines.

  • Adaptability & Flexibility - Adapts to changing business needs, conditions, and work responsibilities. Recovers quickly from setbacks and finds alternative ways to reach goals or targets.

  • Development & Continual Learning - Displays an ongoing commitment to learning and self-improvement. Applies own talents to work assignments, and hones the competencies needed in current job. Seeks and acquires new competencies, work methods, ideas, and information that will improve own efficiency and effectiveness on the job.

  • Results Focus & Initiative - Focuses on results and desired outcomes and how best to achieve them. Gets the job done.



  • Manages own time, priorities, and resources to achieve goals. Prioritizes tasks by importance and deadline. Discerns what is crucial from what is just urgent. Adjusts priorities as situations change.

  • Tact - Diplomatically handles challenging or tense interpersonal situations.


Interaction with Others:

  • Relationship Building - Builds constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, cooperation, and mutual respect.

  • Teamwork - Promotes cooperation and commitment within a team to achieve goals and deliverables. Encourages team unity through sharing information or expertise, working together to solve problems, and putting team success first.

  • Valuing Diversity - Helps create a work environment that embraces and appreciates diversity. Sees the value of cultural, ethnic, gender, and other individual differences in people.




The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and use hands to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

Interested persons are required to submit their resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to EOE

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