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Part-Time Grant Writer


Location: Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
Type: Part-Time, Non-Remote
Posted on: February 10, 2023
• Part-time
• Department: Regional Support and Leadership
• Start Date: Immediate opening
Company Description
KIPP NC is a network of eight high-performing, college-preparatory public charter schools providing an academically rigorous and joyous school experience to more than 3,500 students in grades K-12 in Charlotte, Durham, Gaston, and Halifax. KIPP NC supports several thousand alumni on their journey to and through high school, college, and career.
KIPP NC is building on a rich tradition of academic excellence and relentless fight for social justice present from the founding of both KIPP ENC and KIPP Charlotte. KIPP ENC is the second oldest KIPP region in the nation. In its 20 years of operation, KIPP ENC has been a cornerstone for students and families in rural Gaston and Halifax, operating two primary schools, two middle schools, and one high school. Over the past five years, we have grown to serve even more students by opening an elementary and middle school in Durham, an urban center in the central part of the state. KIPP Charlotte, which grew out of the strong traditions and academics of KIPP ENC, has supported students and families for the past 13 years, operating one primary school and one middle school in the largest city in North Carolina.
KIPP North Carolina is building upon the successes and experiences of KIPP ENC and KIPP Charlotte to provide inclusive school environments and an educational program that will enable our students to lead full lives and equip graduates to be future leaders and agents of change in North Carolina and beyond. KIPP NC is engaging in direct, anti-racist work, and contributes meaningfully to the dismantling of structures of inequality within our organization, schools, and classrooms. We’re committed to expanding our efforts to embed anti-racism in all of our activities and engagements within our classrooms and schools, across our organization, and throughout the State of North Carolina. All of this will be in a tireless effort to create classrooms that are homeplaces for our students, places where they feel safe, loved, validated, seen, and heard, places where all their beautiful identities will be affirmed and celebrated, and places where they will learn the academic knowledge and skills needed for college, career, and beyond.
Job Description
This is a varied and dynamic role, as well as a critical one, within the KIPP NC External Affairs team. The team is focused on driving and supporting strategy for the organization through revenue generation and strategic partnerships. The team ensures KIPP NC can provide current and future KIPP NC schools with the resources necessary to educate students and families in underserved communities so that they may lead lives of independence and impact.
Reporting to the Chief of External Affairs (CXO), the Grant Writer will identify, define, and develop funding sources to support existing and planned program activities as well as lead the development, writing, and submission of grant proposals to federal, state, and private funding agencies and foundations.
Primary responsibilities include preparation of proposals and grant applications, and performance of responsible professional and administrative work in researching, identifying, developing, and responding to public and private grant opportunities in areas that support KIPP NC programming. The position is also responsible for collecting, analyzing, and reporting data on the performance of program activities that are funded by federal, state, and private funding agencies and foundations.
This is an ideal opportunity for an individual who is passionate about education equity and accessibility, has a relentless drive to deliver results, and who is motivated and empowered by the opportunity to serve as an external leader for KIPP NC, galvanizing diverse stakeholders in support of KIPP NC’s mission.
Responsibilities of this Role:
Reports to the Chief External Affairs Officer (CXO)
• Grant Research, Writing, Report, and General Management:
• Study and understand the history, structure, objectives, programs and financial needs of the organization Research grants opportunities from government and non-government agencies using resources like Foundation Directory Online by Candid and other Private foundations and Public grants (Department of Elementary and Secondary Education)
• Work with the CXO to build and establish relationships with program managers at private foundations and the Department of Public Instruction
• Work with appropriate KIPP NC leadership and staff members to research, develop, write and submit letters of inquiry, concept papers and grant proposals
• Maintain primary responsibility for grant schedules and tracking grants
• Coordinate and follow-up on the progress of submitted proposals
• Work with CXO to create a grant tracking system that includes relationship management
• Generate high-quality proposals, narratives, applications and supporting documents in response to solicitations consistent with all policies and procedures of KIPP NC, and the requirements and guidelines of the funding agencies
• Generate revenues (40-50% of annual fundraising goal) for KIPP NC programs through timely submission of well-researched, well written and well-documented grant proposals
• Develop and maintain a master file on pending grants and contracts
• Submit all grant reports on time and files the report in the grant tracking system
• Remain up-to-date on current issues relative to grant proposals
• Meet regularly with CXO to discuss funding needs
• Respond timely to requests and questions from internal and external stakeholders regarding grant opportunities, submissions, or reports submissions, or reports administration
• Tracks all gifts
• Some data processing (data roll ups of monthly fundraising reports, progress to goal, etc.)
• Work with Director, Advancement for Annual Giving to draft thank you letters for key senior staff to send to major donors
• Work with Director, Advancement for Annual Giving to send tax acknowledgement letters and notices to all donors (individual and foundations)
• External Relations
Experience and Knowledge
• Bachelor’s degree
• Minimum of 2 years of professional fundraising or grant writing experience - preferably with an education focus
• Proven ability and track record of soliciting and closing five and six-figure gifts or grants preferred
Skills and abilities
• Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, appropriate and compelling for a senior, external audience
• Entrepreneurial-minded professional with an intense focus on results and the ability to persevere through challenges to reach goals
• Ability to work effectively under pressure
• Detail-oriented, responsive, and organized professional
• Ability to problem-solve, navigate and lead through complexity
• Demonstrates a growth mindset and a desire to continually improve through feedback, coaching, and professional development
• Ability to model KIPP’s values at all times
• Strong technical skills, competency in donor database management, Blackbaud product experience a plus
• Previous experience with advocacy and community engagement is a plus
• Previous experience in the charter school realm is a plus
• Belief in the mission and values of KIPP
• Committed to the belief that all students can learn and achieve at high levels
• Passion for education equality and access
• Motivated by a fast-paced, diverse, collaborative working environment
• Flexible can-do approach, self-motivation, resilience, and a willingness to adapt to the changing needs and priorities in the team and across the organization
• Considerable tact and discretion in dealing with highly confidential information
• Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity and a liberatory approach to the work
Additional Information
Salary is competitive and based on educational attainment and years of relevant experience.
• This role works no more than 29 hours per week and is not benefits eligible.
• Must reside in North Carolina: Raleigh-Durham area, Charlotte-Metro area, Northampton and Halifax Counties preferred
• Some travel required for meetings (approximately 10%)
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
KIPP North Carolina does not and shall not discriminate on the race, color, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, source of income, or status as a veteran in any of its activities or operations.
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