Grants Specialist

Part-Time Contractor Position

Basic Functions
The Grants Specialist leads the research, writing, and submission of grant proposals, letters of intent
(LOI), grant reports, and other materials or correspondence needed to Islamic Association of Raleigh’s
grant writing, fundraising, development, strategic plan, and operating goals. The ideal candidate is an
experienced grant writer with a portfolio of successful grants in human services and community
outreach/development. The ideal candidate also is an effective storyteller who can glean information
from a wide range of sources to weave a compelling narrative and case for support and a skilled
technical writer who can communicate program/project implementation and evaluation objectives and
outcomes. The Grants Specialist reports directly to Fundraising Chair, works closely with the Fundraising
Committee, Grants Subcommittee, Strategic Planning Team and is a member of the Administration

Summary of Duties
Develops detailed understanding of IAR’s program areas and campaigns. This might involve reading
program reports, participating in department/committee meetings and staff workgroups, observing field
work, and other activities. Researches and identifies potential funding sources from private, corporate
and government philanthropic sectors and ensures the ones selected for submitting applications to are
consistent with the goals, objectives, and priorities of IAR. Writes grant proposals and reports as
required by our funders and donors. Tracks and manages current and prospective grant and reporting
deadlines. Assists in drafting other materials as assigned, such as a monthly updates, quarterly reports,
and annual reports. Performs other duties as assigned.

Essential Knowledge and Abilities
Strong writing and editing skills with the ability to analyze and synthesize written materials and meet
multiple deadlines. Proven ability to work independently and within a diverse team and across
departments. Good communication, listening and research skills. Commitment to the IAR’s mission and
vision. Grant writing, development, and fundraising experience and skills required.

Minimum Qualifications
Possess a combination of training, education, and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform
this position’s duties, including:

• Education background in – English, Journalism, Public Administration, Political Science, or
related field.

• At least 5 year’s professional writing experience, with portfolio of successful grant proposals.
Compensation: We offer a competitive remuneration based on experience. This is a part-time, contract
position with no benefits.

Please send your resume to [email protected] with the job code “Grants Specialist”.

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