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OrganizationHabitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville
TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineNovember 18, 2020
College Degree Required?No
Salary Range$45,000-60,000
Phone(434) 293-9066


Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville, an innovative leader in affordable homeownership and community development, seeks a Grant Writer/Manager to spearhead our public and private grant initiatives.  Applying a journalistic approach to information gathering, writing and relationship development, the GWM will have excellent oral and written communication skills; be organized and detail oriented; demonstrate the ability to work independently and meet deadlines.  Proven ability to write and manage complex state and federal grants preferred; ability to relate to people of varied social and cultural backgrounds a must.

**Resume, Cover Letter and Writing Sample required to be considered for the position**

Job Duties

Grant Development

  • Perform in-depth and on-going research on government funding sources, foundations and corporations to evaluate funding prospects
  • Maintain on-going, close professional relationships with funders/grant managers
  • Develop in-depth knowledge of all aspects of Habitat operations, programs and strategic plan
  • Order Environmental Reviews for all property acquired by affiliate
  • Prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals for government, foundation and corporate sources
  • Identify key contacts and strategize with CAO to arrange visits or onsite tours for supporters (foundation officers, foundation trustees, grant managers)
  • Develop and manage a system to track and report on prospects, pending proposals, awards and grants declined
  • Participate in and contribute to weekly Advancement Team meetings

Grant Compliance

  • Review all grant award documentation to assure Habitat’s ability to comply with specific requirements and timelines; assure award/contract terms match intended agreement
  • Complete required contracts, MOUs, loans or other documents and submit to CEO for signature
  • Forward copy of grant and reporting requirements and forms to relevant ELT leader responsible for oversight of implementation
  • Inform Finance Dept. of timing, purpose and restrictions pertaining to funding
  • Calendar and enter reporting requirements and dates in tracking system
  • Secure required reports from program managers
  • Submit invoices, reports and funding draw requests
  • Identify and collect grant documents needed for annual audit
  • Provide periodic updates to foundation managers
  • Participate in and contribute to weekly Production Implementation Group meeting

Grants Committee

  • Prepare and send monthly agenda & materials to committee members
  • Update grant tracking spreadsheet and delegate reporting assignments
  • Review potential funding prospects


  1. Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor
  2. Attend and support activities of the affiliate to stay connected with programs
  3. Provide general support to assure efficient operations of the Advancement Department and affiliate as needed

Skills Required

  • Commitment to affordable housing
  • Positive and professional attitude & ability to manage up
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Strong organizational skills and rigorous compliance with deadlines
  • Proven ability to gather information from multiple sources and write targeted grant proposals, including complex government grants for affordable housing funding

Additional Info

Habitat for Humanity is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Women, minorities and protected individuals such as those covered by Section 3 are encouraged to apply.