Grant Writer

Reference: JOB1185
Location: North Canton, OH
Employer: National Inventors Hall of Fame

Position Summary

The Grant Writer is a key member of the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) Development team, responsible for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors to support the organization’s PreK-12 national education programs.  Future growth opportunities include fundraising for the Collegiate Inventors Competition, NIHF Induction Events, and NIHF Museum.

Position Responsibilities

  • Increase the fundraising ability and public visibility of NIHF, its programs, and mission
  • Implement strategies to cultivate foundation, and corporate partnerships to support NIHF’s PreK-12 education programs
  • Work in collaboration with the Sales team to increase PreK-12 scholarship support in strategic areas of the country
  • Submit letters of intent, proposals, and final reports to support the fundraising team
  • Cultivate relationships with donors and ensure regular communication through phone, email, in-person meetings, and/or site visits
  • Maintain comprehensive, accurate grant and donor files through Salesforce
  • Travel as required to develop relationships
  • Effectively communicate NIHF’s mission and programs to broad audiences
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong writing, verbal, and organizational skills
  • Self-directed, performance-oriented individual who has demonstrated initiative and achievement of goals
  • Proven proficiency with MS Office applications
  • Ability to learn Salesforce or other donor-related databases
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and respond to changing priorities, while adhering to deadlines
  • Adept communicator who can effectively represent NIHF
  • Proven prospect research capabilities

Credentials and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience in nonprofits/development preferred

Special Requirements

  • Writing samples will be requested


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