The Telling Room is a nonprofit writing center in Portland, Maine, dedicated to the idea that children and young adults are natural storytellers. Focused on young writers ages 6 to 18, we seek to build confidence, strengthen literacy skills, and provide real audiences for our students. We believe that the power of creative expression can change our communities and prepare our youth for future success. We offer a wide variety of free creative writing programs to Maine youth at our Writing Center downtown and at schools and community-based organizations all over the state. Each summer, we offer multiple weeks of literary day camp.
We are seeking an organized, motivated grant writer to join our team immediately. The ideal candidate will possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, be able to work independently with minimal supervision, and have a demonstrated ability to juggle multiple tasks with deadlines.
This is a full time, 35 hour / week position. Experience with grant writing is strongly preferred, but we are willing to train someone with excellent writing and organizational skills. Responsibilities include researching and writing grant proposals and reports, maintaining a calendar of grant deadlines, funder communications, and more; fostering relationships with foundation, government, and corporate funders, working with our communications director on press releases and social media campaigns related to fundraising successes; assisting with funder site visits, and more. Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, Social Media and Google Apps is required; familiarity with Salesforce, Quickbooks, and the Adobe Creative Suite is preferred.
Start date: November 3, 2014
This position works closely with and reports directly to the Executive Director.
Salary: $26,500. Benefits: Health Insurance, 4 weeks of paid leave + 9 paid holidays
Applicants should submit résumé, cover letter, and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org