Job Opportunity: Grant Writer, The Senator John Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh

Job TitleGrant Writer
CompanySenator John Heinz History Center
LocationPittsburgh, PA
Posting Website
Required Experience•    Bachelor’s Degree and 4-7 years of related experience. 
•    A proven ability to take direction, but to also work with minimal direct supervision and manage multiple projects, while being a committed team player.
•    The ability to read and understand organizational budgets.
•    Must be a self-starter and be proactive in anticipation of team needs and have the ability to creatively solve problems.
•    Superior written and oral communication skills; excellent analytical, critical thinking, and organizational skills with precise attention to detail.
•    A high degree of competency in the MS Office suite, particularly Excel, PowerPoint, and Word, and the ability to learn new applications quickly.
•    Ability to work independently (especially during hybrid office hours).
•    The work is detail-oriented and requires flexibility, positivity, effective time-management, precision, patience, efficiency, and integrity.
•    Must include writing sample with cover letter.
Sample Job Responsibilities•    Review the History Center’s strategic plan and project priorities and align fundraising goals to plan. 
•    Work with the Vice President, Advancement Director, Corporate Relations Director, and all departments to enumerate and verify the prioritized needs of the organization with respect to the strategic plan and projects seeking funding. 
•    Participate in brainstorming sessions to decide on priorities. 
•    Identify potential funders. 
•    Assist in research and lead the efforts to write drafts of proposals and reports to foundations and government entities.
•    Explore published information, electronic databases, and other research tools to determine potential funders’ priorities for funding and investment. 
•    Follow up with funders to refine the nature of the ultimate request. 
•    Track and write proposals and reports for new and renewing foundations. 
•    Maintain and update department files and databases on foundations and government agency. 
•    Develop an accurate updated database of foundations and government entities.

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