Madison Square Boys & Girls Club Foundation’s (MSBGCF) sole purpose is to raise funds to support the mission of Madison Square Boys & Girls Club to save and enhance the lives of New York City boys and girls who by reason of economic or social factors are most in need of its services. Founded in 1884, the Madison Square Boys & Girls Club’s mission is to save and enhance the lives of as many New York City boys and girls who by reason of economic and/or social factors are most in need of its services. Madison’s priority outcomes include Academic Success, Good Character and Citizenship, and Healthy Lifestyles and thanks to our stakeholders, Madison’s young people become educationally proficient, economically productive, and socially responsible members of their communities. At clubhouse sites across this city we help young people build the skills, academic track records, strong characters, and healthy lifestyles that they need to succeed today and tomorrow. We are offering an exciting opportunity for a Grants Specialist to join a great team in a respected non-profit.
The Grants Specialist will assist the department with activities that help generate funds and steward donors to meet agency revenue goals through foundation, corporate and government grant solicitation, and appropriate stewardship. The Grants Specialist will bean excellent writer who is well-organized and enjoys teamwork as well as the challenge of writing on deadlines. Reporting to the Executive Director, this is an outstanding opportunity to work in a fast-paced non-profit environment with dedicated colleagues in the areas of grant writing and institutional relations.
This is a full-time exempt position working 35 hours a week Monday through Friday in the morning and afternoon. This job operates in a professional office environment and hybrid work-from-home/in-office model.
Grants Specialist Responsibilities:
Develop and write grant proposals for submission to government funders, foundation and other grant making organizations;
Work closely with program staff to develop and transform ideas into grant concept papers, proposals and reports;
Assemble and submit grant requests, including letters, proposals, budgets, presentations and other supporting materials;
Conduct background research on a range of youth development content areas to support program development;
Conduct research on potential funding sources, including regularly review key private foundation and government grant sites for relevant Request for Proposals and sharing with relevant staff to ensure timely decision making;
Maintain calendar to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposal deadlines, and reports, as well as maintain database on grant activities;
Manage supplemental material required for proposals and Utilize Raiser’s Edge to track and meet assigned deadlines.
We offer a professional work environment, competitive salary, and benefits package including a pension plan for the Grants Specialist position. For immediate consideration, please send your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate "Grants Specialist" in the subject line of your email.
Bachelor’s degree required and minimum of three years experience in fund development, preferably in a non-profit environment.
Demonstrated experience securing grants.
Strong communication skills, both oral and written – the ability to tailor communication to various constituencies.
Ability to think strategically about the timing of grant submission and the necessary cultivation and follow-through that must take place.
Obsessive attention to detail.
Outstanding interpersonal skills with the ability to deal effectively with a wide range of persons.
Proficiency in database management such as Raiser’s Edge and word processing software.
Proven ability to function independently and as part of a team.
Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage time effectively.
Demonstrated poise, tact, integrity and professionalism.
As a condition of employment, employees must have proof that they have received the COVID-19 vaccine.
Since 1884, Madison has been saving and enhancing the lives of youth by providing youth development services for children in New York City’s most disadvantaged communities. Our programs are engineered to empower each member to achieve three priority outcomes: Academic Success, Good Character & Citizenship, and the adoption of a Healthy Lifestyle. Every day, Madison provides thousands of children with a safe and positive environment, one where fun is encouraged and positive role models are plentiful. A founding member of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Madison currently serves more than 5,000 youth, ages 6 to 18, at six sites throughout Brooklyn, Bronx, and Harlem.