Grant Writer

Categories: HFOT Careers

TITLE                        Grant Writer

REPORTS TO          Grant Manager

STATUS                    Full-time, Non-exempt


The Grant Writer assists the Grant Manager with the full range of activities required to pursue grant awards from private and corporate foundations, donor-advised funds and other organizations that award grants.  Assists with the full range of activities essential to the excellent stewardship of these donors, who are critical to advancing the mission and organizational goals of HFOT.


The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

  • Develop and maintain knowledge of the organization’s history, program, and the Veterans HFOT serves, as well as a clear understanding of organizational structure, functions and needs.
  • Research and contact potential foundation, corporate and organization funders. Must be comfortable with cold-calling potential donors.
  • Establish and expand relationships with grant funders.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders on opportunities with corporations, foundations and individual supporters, as well as to obtain information for grant proposals and reports.
  • Research, write, and submit competitive proposals to foundations, corporations, and organizations.
  • Create and maintain constituent records and prospect proposals in Raiser’s Edge.
  • Assist with development and execution of the grant strategy for the organization.
  • Assist with establishment and reporting of key performance indicators (KPIs) of the grant strategy.
  • Assist with various administrative duties such as scheduling conference calls, coordinating in person meetings, handling mailings, collateral and correspondence.
  • Actively undertake ongoing professional development, and research best and emerging grant development and management practices.
  • Other duties and tasks as required.


  • Compatibility with the HFOT culture: HFOT is a dedicated, loyal, and cohesive team, led by skilled and versatile leaders, focused on excellence, ethical conduct and the quality of the services we provide.
  • At least 2+ years of experience in grant writing or writing for senior-level staff in a professional environment. Experience working in a Development or Advancement Office strongly desired.
  • Ability to write clear, structured, concise, and persuasive proposals (writing sample will be required upon interview.)
  • Must be resourceful, self-motivated and possess exceptional attention to detail. Project management experience highly desired.
  • Possess knowledge of fundraising techniques, strategies and research techniques for prospect research. Must have strong analytical skills to assess opportunities. Ability to understand best practices of how funders can utilize HFOT’s mission to achieve their philanthropic and social responsibility objectives.
  • Bachelors’ Degree in Communications, Journalism, English or a related field required.
  • Raisers Edge experience strongly desired; Adobe Pro, Excel and MS Office experience required.


  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs.
  • Occasional overnight travel


  • Commensurate with experience


Homes For Our Troops offers Full Time employees a superior benefits package including: Medical and Dental Plans, a 401k Plan with an employer match, Paid Holidays, Vacation/Sick Time, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance and Company Apparel. HFOT contributes up to 80% of Full Time employees’ Medical and Dental premium costs.



Homes For Our Troops, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to sex, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, parental status, marital status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or any other status protected by law.


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