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Grant Writing Intern Job Description
As a grant writing intern for TheEduCtr, your primary responsibility will be to assist with the identification, the building of relationships with appropriate grantors/philanthropist and the timely execution and submission of grant requests.
TheEduCtr is a newcomer to the grant-writing process. In order to continue this work, we need several interns capable of researching funding opportunities within fixed guidelines, initiating and maintaining contact with foundations and writing grants for eligible funding. This would require an intern with strong research, writing and analytical skills.
Specific duties include, but are not limited to: · Prospect identification, research, proposal development and writing in conjunction with faculty, staff and volunteers. Accurate and timely production of final proposals · Initiate and maintain relationships with grantors. Track and document communications · Assist with updating and maintaining TheEduCtr donor database · Research potential major donor prospects · Assist with donor outreach and cultivation · Assist with answering the phone and greeting visitors as needed Position Details · Part-time Internship: 10-12 hours/week · Timeframe and Schedule: Flexible from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. with occasional evening meetings. · The internship is unpaid, but there will be opportunities for networking and professional development.
Qualifications Education: Junior, Senior, graduate student or recent graduate from an accredited university. Experience: Previous experience in research and/or grant writing preferred. Understanding of or prior work/volunteer experience in a non-profit organization is a plus.
Skills/Abilities: The qualified candidate will have excellent writing, verbal, proof reading, editing, phone and organizational skills. Ideal candidates will also be flexible team players, self-motivated and detail-oriented individual with strong interpersonal skills, customer service orientation, excellent phone manner and communication skills, ability to prioritize and work well under deadlines. Computer aptitude and Microsoft Office experience required. Successful candidate must pass background check.
Benefits: Opportunity to stretch your skills and be a key player in a small organization. Enjoy a fun, flexible work environment where you can see the difference you are making every day. Develop relationships with grant-making community locally and nationally, as appropriate. Gain additional skills/networking at applicable professional development seminars or other outside training events. Receive letter of recommendation from TheEduCtr after successful completion of internship. Internship could be available for credit based on your institution’s guidelines.
About TheEduCtr: TheEduCtr’s Mission and Vision Statements
The Education Center (TheEduCtr) exists to help, empower and encourage educators, underserved individuals & families, community, parents and students to become advocates for their own education and to broaden their knowledge through various educational workshops, conferences, awards programs to honor educators of color, grassroots efforts and legal support. TheEduCtr advocates for the educational rights of all people. We are a 501c-3 organization.
The Education Center’s (TheEduCtr) vision is to give support to help people become advocates for their education and to see the effects of the advocacy by a positive change in the educational system.
WHO WE ARE
TheEduCtr is focused on assisting families and individuals who are struggling academically, financially, emotionally and spiritually all year long. With the help of our donors we are able to deliver the food of academic hope, restoration, respect and integrity back to many of our clients through academic preparation, classroom preparation & placement programs, individualized mentoring programs and life skills guidance for students and their parents.
As educators who believe in second and third chances, we educate the homeless and transitional housing students and their parents. We also honor Educators of Color. Our educators help to empower students to advocate for their own education and in turn we offer academic hope which is the substance that has the power to change lives for a lifetime.