Reporting to the Vice President for Donor Relations, the ideal
candidate will be collaborative, detail-oriented, and a strong
communicator. The Grant Writer joins the TS Alliance at a pivotal
time in its history, as it undertakes a transformational
fundraising initiative in support of TSC research with the goal to
raise $40 million by 2025. The Grant Writer will be charged with
helping the development team to grow and strengthen its
partnerships and increase the organization's overall revenue. The
Grant Writer develops strategies, performs research, drafts letters
of inquiry/proposals, schedule corporate/foundation visits, and
accompanies key staff to meetings for purposes of cultivation,
solicitation and stewardship.
Work in conjunction with the Vice President, Donor Relations,
CEO, CSO, Science and Medical team and other members of the Donor
Relations staff to identify and evaluate corporate, foundation and
government prospects; participate in regular prospect and
relationship management meetings; and develop strategies to
cultivate and update prospects on key TS Alliance initiatives.
Dramatically increase capital funding to grow the organization's
research platform through submission of grants to corporations,
foundations, Federal and state organizations to ensure campaign
goals are met.
Create written strategies to cultivate relationships that will
lead to solicitations and stewardship of grant opportunities.
Meet clearly outlined weekly, monthly and annual performance
expectations based upon industry standard best practices.
Attend key TS Alliance events to keep apprised of timely and
relevant information to create solicitation proposals.
Leads all preparation and proposal writing for all private and
government grants including use of different proposal writing
tools: grant portals, PowerPoint, Microsoft Word.
Learns about scientific and clinical needs in order to create
competitive and viable grant opportunities.
Research and identify new prospects for support from corporate,
foundation and government funding opportunities and identifies
those that are potentially a good fit for the TS Alliance.
Analyzes RFPs and prepares analysis and strategy recommendations
for organizational leadership.
Partners with TS Alliance President & CEO, Vice President for
Donor Relations, Chief Scientific Officer, Science and Medical
staff, and other internal constituents including board members to
develop concepts and plan execution.
Schedule meetings for key staff with external funding prospects
for the purpose of cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
Prepares narratives, budget, and all necessary grant
Participates in regular meetings with development staff to
discuss grant projects.
Coordinates the submission of grant reports.
Works to ensure Raiser's Edge records are maintained and reports
are submitted on time.
Represent the organization at special events and other public
Enhance professional growth and competence through study and
participation in conferences, workshops and professional-related
Act as a team player and communicate Donor Relations information
within the organization.
Maintain positive relationships with volunteers, colleagues,
board members and other constituents.
Perform other duties as needed.
Build Value-Based Relationships: Generating alliances
internally and externally by continuously identifying and acting on
those things that will create success for the organization and its
constituents, researchers, health care professionals and
Contribute to Team Success: Actively participating as a
committed member of a team and working with other team members to
help complete goals and deliverables.
Customer Focus: Making customers (external and
internal) and their needs a primary focus of one's actions;
developing and sustaining productive relationships; creating and
executing plans and solutions in collaboration with team members
internally and externally.
Provide Feedback: Objectively observing, analyzing, and
sharing perception of other people's performance to help reinforce
or redirect behavior to improve performance and results and
providing feedback that is timely, specific, behavioral, balanced,
Work Standards: Setting high standards of performance
for self; assuming responsibility and accountability for
successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing
standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.
Consult: Providing timely, specific information,
guidance, and recommendations to help volunteers, Community
Alliances, and fellow staff members make informed committed
decisions that will lead to sustainable impact.
Establish Collaborative Working Relationships:
Developing and using collaborative relationships to accomplish work
objectives; developing relationships with other individuals by
listening, sharing ideas, and appreciating others' efforts.
Successful completion of the projects noted in the success
factors above requires cooperation with our staff team, board,
volunteers, donors and key corporate and foundation partners.
Quickly establish working relationships to complete projects as
Bachelor's degree (preferably in Communication, English,
Journalism, Marketing or other related field) or equivalent
A minimum of two (2) years of grant writing experience
Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as
organizational skills and the ability to juggle multiple tasks
while working under deadlines.
Outstanding prospect research skills
Experience with private institutional funders
Active communication with development team members and other
staff to ensure grants are compelling and timely
Comfort working remotely with diverse stakeholders and within a
Willingness to collaborate and build relationships with internal
Previous experience using Raiser's Edge, Salesforce, or
comparable database software
Strong Microsoft Office and PC proficiency
Motivated by the mission of The TS Alliance
Willingness to learn about TSC and its impact
Optimistic attitude in representing the TS Alliance to external
Driven by clear goals and fundraising targets, as well as
ability to meet those goals
Adherence to the highest ethical standards
Demonstrated empathy, sensitivity, and perseverance