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Senior Grant Writer

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New York, NY, USANew YorkNYUSA

The primary responsibility of the Senior Grant Writer, Foundation Relations, is to develop effective fundraising materials—including concept notes and proposals, project budgets, and narrative and financial reports—for a range of current and prospective foundation donors, wealth advisors, fund managers and others. 

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Write fundraising materials, including concept notes, proposals, and reports, writing in a variety of styles ranging from highly technical to more personal.
  • Prepare financial documents to accompany fundraising materials, including proposal budgets, grant expense reports, and budget and expense report narratives.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of the interests and expectations of the organization’s major foundation funders.
  • Assimilate information about NRDC’s issues and programmatic work from a variety of sources and describe activities in clear and compelling language. 
  • Research current and prospective foundation partners and analyze grant-making strategies and histories to prepare briefing materials.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Educational Background: 
BA or BS degree
  • 2-3 years’ experience writing for a high-volume non-profit Development department
  • Strong commitment to environmental advocacy
  • Superior writing skills and demonstrated experience developing proposals for institutional foundations
  • Strong analytical skills and experience working with complex budgets and expense reports
  • Strong communications and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to make judgment calls in a variety of situations
  • Collegial team player able to interact effectively with diverse internal and external constituencies
  • Effective in a fast-paced environment and eager to contribute to the collaborative dynamic of the department
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Able to work independently and manage multiple assignments and deadlines
  • Windows and Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and database software proficiency

Organization Info

Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.

New York, NY, United States
Annual Budget : 
About Us

The Natural Resources Defense Council's purpose is to safeguard the Earth: its people, its plants and animals and the natural systems on which all life depends.

We work to restore the integrity of the elements that sustain life -- air, land and water -- and to defend endangered natural places.

We seek to establish sustainability and good stewardship of the Earth as central ethical imperatives of human society. NRDC affirms the integral place of human beings in the environment.

We strive to protect nature in ways that advance the long-term welfare of present and future generations.

We work to foster the fundamental right of all people to have a voice in decisions that affect their environment. We seek to break down the pattern of disproportionate environmental burdens borne by people of color and others who face social or economic inequities. Ultimately, NRDC strives to help create a new way of life for humankind, one that can be sustained indefinitely without fouling or depleting the resources that support all life on Earth.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Jan 7 2019
Active Until: 
Feb 7 2019
Hiring Organization: 
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.