Title: Associate, Grant Writing and Business Development
Function: Revenue Generation
Reports to: Director, Partnerships & Development
Status: Full time, exempt position
About the Organization:
New Teacher Center (NTC) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to disrupting the predictability of educational inequities for systemically underserved students by accelerating educator effectiveness. Founded by teachers in 1998, NTC works with leaders at all levels of a system to center students’ needs to transform professional learning. In 2019-20, NTC developed the instructional leadership of over 8,000 instructional leaders to reach 25,000 teachers and impact the learning of 1.8M students in over 360 districts across 25 states. For more information, please visit: http://www.newteachercenter.org/ .
NTC is seeking a dynamic Associate, Grant Writing & Business Development who is committed to NTC’s mission to disrupt the predictability of educational inequities for systemically underserved students, from preschool through high school, by accelerating educator effectiveness.
The Associate, Grant Writing & Business Development is a role that helps leaders across the organization secure philanthropic partnerships and grants that will allow the organization to advance its strategic plan while remaining financially sustainable. This role oversees grant proposal and report writing, and project management needs related to philanthropy, helping our staff to further NTC’s mission, vision, and strategic drivers. The position requires a diverse skill set to dive into the minute details of RFP and/or proposal requirements, engage in internal interviewing to support grant proposal and report writing, and support funder prospecting, engagement, meeting prep.
Responsibilities & Essential Functions:
The following is an overview of the duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. The employee may perform other duties as required.
- You are committed to disrupting patterns of inequity and oppression. You strive to be a fully self-actualized leader. You address issues of race, class, and privilege because equity leads to better results for everyone, most importantly teachers and students.
- You communicate complex information to diverse audiences through your grant proposal and report writing. You are meticulously organized and can project manage a proposal or report from beginning to end; supporting various NTC team members to always meet strict deadlines.
- You nerd out on creative, strategic thinking, and research. You are a strong strategic thinker who can research prospective funder’s priorities, align them to NTC’s, and prepare leadership with talking points so that they can secure/maintain funder relationships.
- You achieve quick wins while always keeping the long game in mind. You are energized by doing the tough work today while also keeping your eye on the ball five years from now because when you do, you ask bigger, more important questions and deliver better short-term success.
- You have a “gentle pressure, relentlessly applied” mantra: At the end of the day, what ultimately helps NTC meet our fee revenue goals is meeting deadlines and ensuring every T is crossed and I, dotted. You can anticipate what needs to get done today to meet deadlines four weeks from now, and you help mobilize people and teams at all levels to get it all done with high-quality.
- You are invested in Salesforce. This CRM tool is our one-stop shop to track funder engagement, pipeline opportunities, and proposals. You are committed to using Salesforce to input, track, and guide our interactions with every opportunity. You also will be a key player ensuring the data entered in Salesforce is accurate and aligned to information in other databases such as Netsuite.
- Other duties as assigned
- Bachelor’s degree required
- At minimum 1+ year of professional experience in grant proposal and report writing
- Consistently attentive to details, particularly in written communications
- Ability to lead project management and manage up
- Thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
- Adept at synthesizing info from a variety of sources into a compelling and persuasive narrative
- Quick study; self-reflective and strive for continuous improvement
- Ability to think at both a big-picture and detailed level
- Work independently with minimal supervision
- Motivate a group to remain schedule-driven, even when they are not under the same deadlines that you are experiencing
- Exceptional interpersonal skills that inspire confidence from a variety of internal stakeholders
- Ability to multitask; outstanding time-management skills
- Strong proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite, and particularly in MS Excel
- Comfort working in Google Suite
- Experience in the non-profit and K-12 education sectors a strong plus
- Experience with Salesforce a plus
ADA Requirements/Working Conditions:
- Work normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment
- Limited physical effort required
- Hearing, repetitive hand motions, sitting, talking, typing