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3/7/2018
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Temporary Grant Writer (Part Time)
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Facing History | Brookline, MA
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Job Description

Position: Temporary Grant Writer (Part Time)

Reports to: Interim Director, Foundation Relations

Location: Brookline, MA (telecommuting may be an option)

Status: Non-exempt (temporary)

Start: As soon as possible. 20 hours/week.

Facing History and Ourselves is an international, educational nonprofit organization with a mission to engage students and teachers of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and antisemitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry. For over 40 years, we have provided educators with professional development and best-in-class educational resources that enable students conduct rigorous investigations of the development of difficult histories, including the Holocaust, Reconstruction, the struggle for civil rights in the United States, the fall of apartheid in South Africa, and other key historical moments worldwide. Students explore the individual choices that led to mass violence or systemic discrimination-as well as decision-making that led to positive change-and reflect on the choices they face today and consider how they can make a difference as "upstanders," rather than bystanders.

The Grant Writer will serve on a part-time, contract basis to support Facing History's Foundation Relations Team. The team supports front-facing fundraisers and other staff in Facing History's seven national offices and two international partner entities to help cultivate and steward foundation gifts for the organization. The Grant Writer will be responsible for collaborating with four Foundation Relations Team staff members to write grant proposals and reports for institutional funders, and assist with other writing projects as assigned. The Grant Writer will also attend biweekly meetings of the Foundation Relations Team and may be required to attend additional meetings and conference calls necessary to the development of proposals and reports.

Responsibilities include:

* Articulating Facing History's mission, programs, and future development opportunities in writing and verbally for foundation, government, and corporate prospects


* Working with program staff and finance department to develop project action plans and budgets for program implementation


* Writing letters of inquiry, concept papers, proposals, and reports, and end-of-year letters for foundation, government, and corporate prospects


* Special projects, including working with individual giving team as needed


* Researching potential institutional funders



Qualifications:

* BA/BS


* At least two years of experience in the grant writing field


* Excellent writing, research, and computer skills


* Excellent communication skills-in person, in writing, and on the phone


* Good time management skills, with an ability to handle multiple projects at once and to meet deadlines


* Good organizational skills and familiarity with database management


* Interest in and ability to articulate the mission of Facing History and Ourselves



Facing History proudly values diversity. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

About Facing History

Facing History and Ourselves is a national educational organization whose mission is to engage students of diverse backgrounds in civic education that encourages the skills, promotes the values, and fosters the ideals needed to sustain a democratic society. Teaching is a craft. Facing History believes that good teaching is informed by the intellectual demands of a discipline, the needs of a community, and the capacity of students to be moral philosophers. Facing History believes that the study of history is a moral enterprise. By studying the historical development of the Holocaust and other instances of collective violence, students learn to combat prejudice with compassion, indifference with ethical participation, myth and misinformation with knowledge. Facing History provides interdisciplinary programs, resources and speakers for middle and high school educators that relate the past to the world today. Because no child or classroom exists in isolation, Facing History involves the community: parents, teachers, police officers, community activists and other citizens. Each is a potential educator and role model. Facing History and Ourselves is a curriculum that honors duality: process and product, head and heart, history and ethics.