Grant Writer

Henry Street Settlement


Henry Street Settlement
265 Henry Street
New York, NY, 10002



Job Type:



Full Time

Last Day to Apply:




Specific Days Needed:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Maximum Hours/Week:

35 hours/week

Public Transportation:

Bus, Train

Job Description:

• Write grant proposals and reports for foundations, corporations, and government agencies across Henry Street’s comprehensive programmatic portfolios, with a particular emphasis on the Health and Wellness division. • Stay informed of funding, policy, and programmatic trends in public health, aging, public benefits, and other issues impacting the agency. • Work effectively with program staff to research and design program elements, generate drafts for review, and lead meetings to create high quality proposals and reports. • Collaborate with fiscal staff on budget development. • Create funding plans and ensure progress towards goals. • Communicate accomplishments of existing programs to funders through reports. • Identify and solicit new funders. • Maintain excellent relationships with program staff and executive staff at all levels. • Use Raisers Edge to track all prospects, donors, proposals, reports, deadlines, capital campaign, and relationships. • Represent Henry Street Settlement (HSS) effectively to external stakeholders, including funders and partner agencies. • Apply in-depth and broad knowledge of HSS programs, history and trajectory and its funders to various situations as appropriate. • Other related duties as assigned by the Deputy Officer and Development Manager.

How to Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume to the attention of Email:

To the Attention of:

Cassandra Walker

Required Skills/Experience:

• Bachelor’s degree required. • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. • One to two years of grant writing experience, including experience producing large, complex government proposals, as well as foundation and corporate proposals. • Understanding of and keen interest in public health, aging, public benefits, and related social service funding trends, policy, and programs. • Passion for and an interest in HSS’ comprehensive service offerings, including but not limited to education and employment, shelter and transitional housing, visual and performing arts, and health and wellness. • Proven track record of securing grants. • Strong organization and editing skills. • Strong database and computer skills; familiarity with Raisers Edge a plus. • Strong ability to multi-task, and flexibility to take on new assignments as opportunities arise. • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines. • Ability to work both independently and to collaborate with diverse stakeholders, including program staff, executive staff, funders, and external partners. • Ability to identify, understand, and articulate program needs and outcomes in collaboration with program staff.