The Senior Grant Writer is a key member of Osborne’s institutional fundraising team, which is responsible for developing grant proposals to foundations, government agencies, corporate philanthropies, and other grant making organizations. Using writing and prospect research skills to raise funds for new and continuing programming, the Senior Grant Writer supports Osborne in improving the criminal justice system through its programs and advocacy.
The Senior Grant Writer will:
Write and edit grant proposals and reports in coordination with program, executive and fiscal staff
Research trends in criminal justice, health and social services, and private philanthropy to identify prospective funding sources for Osborne programs
Assist in generating financial information, including budgets and financial reports, in collaboration with program and grants management staff
Assist with additional fundraising messaging in collaboration with communications and development staff
Benefits of Working for the Osborne Association: Career development through ongoing trainings, individual development plans and goals. Generous time off policy including four weeks’ vacation. Excellent Medical, Dental and Vision benefits and 403(b) plan with generous match and additional contributions from the Osborne Association.
The Osborne Association is an EEO/Affirmative Action employer and a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, unemployment status or any other protected category. The Osborne Association takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
Thank you for your interest in the Osborne Association. Please be sure to include a cover letter with your application. We wish we could personally respond to each application but due to the volume of interest we receive, we are not able to. Please, no phone calls.
Education: A Bachelor’s Degree in sociology, political science, criminology, English, communications or a related field. Master’s Degree preferred, or the equivalent combination of skills, education, and experience.
Experience: Nonprofit work or volunteer experience is required, with a preference with those who are passionate about social services and criminal justice reform. Previous grant writing experience is strongly preferred but not required. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Related Skills or Knowledge: Most importantly we are looking for great writers. The ability to write clearly, concisely, and persuasively is essential. Requires strong proofreading and editing skills. Requires the ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a team, be persistent and maintain excellent follow through. Requires strong time management and organizational skills, the ability to multi-task and work well in the pressure of a deadline-driven environment. Requires research skills and computer proficiency. Knowledge of the criminal justice system, government funding processes, and the NYC/national philanthropic environment is helpful. Familiarity with a donor database system is a plus.
The Osborne Association offers opportunities for individuals who have been in conflict with the law to transform their lives through innovative, effective, and replicable programs that serve the community by reducing crime and its human and economic costs. We offer opportunities for reform and rehabilitation through public education, advocacy, and alternatives to incarceration that respect the dignity of people and honor their capacity to change.