Grant Writer

Bronx, New York
Competitive salary and benefits.
Nov 24, 2020
Dec 24, 2020
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Willingness to Travel
Not willing to travel
Experience Level


PHI’s Grant Writer is responsible for crafting PHI fundraising materials, including grant proposals and reports, as well as foundation-facing correspondence. Excellent writing and editing are a must; work in these areas will constitute the majority of the Grant Writer’s responsibilities. The Grant Writer works closely with our N ew York City-based Director of Philanthropy, finance team, executive staff, and other PHI program staff as we expand and diversify our fundraising efforts.


  • Author concise, clear, and persuasive fundraising materials including lead drafting of reports, proposals, and letters for institutional funding audiences (primarily foundations), as well as a growing base of individual and corporate funders.
  • Review program data and incorporate it into development materials.
  • Collaboratively edit and finalize fundraising materials for submission.
  • Research potential new funding sources and create detailed profiles of prospects.
  • Participate in meetings with funders, as necessary.
  • Help to maintain a Salesforce database of fundraising activities, including a calendar of grant-related deadlines.
  • Develop content to support PHI’s communications efforts, such as blog posts and media articles, on an as-needed basis.
  • Contribute to document finalization efforts across the organization, such as proofreading.


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred; equivalent experience will be considered.
  • Minimum of 3–5 years of professional writing experience; proven record in grant writing preferred.
  • Exceptional writing skills.
  • Precise editing skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage deadlines, multiple projects, and competing priorities.
  • Ability to understand and use data in assessing program outcomes; experience with workforce development data a plus.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated proficiency in the use of databases and software including Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. (Training on PHI’s specific uses of its Salesforce database will be provided.)


This position reports to PHI’s Director of Philanthropy.


PHI’s Bronx office is closed due to safety concerns surrounding COVID-19. All staff are currently working remotely until further notice. We will consider remote candidates for this position. 


PHI (the Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to ensure quality care for older adults and people living with disabilities by creating quality jobs for direct care workers—the home health aides, personal care aides, and nursing assistants providing care for millions across the U.S. We believe that caregiving relationships work best when direct care staff receive high-quality training, living wages, and respect for the central role they play in the health care system and in the lives of clients and families. PHI draws on 25 years of experience working side-by-side with direct care workers and recipients in order to offer employers, policymakers, and other key stakeholders the tools needed to ensure quality care and quality jobs. PHI is committed to a workplace culture of collaboration and respect.


To apply, email a cover letter with your résumé to Please indicate “Grant Writer” in the subject line. The cover letter should briefly address the following questions: What specifically interests you about working at PHI? Why would you be a valuable addition to the development team?

Application deadline: December 24, 2020.

The position is full-time, with competitive salary and benefits.

PHI is committed to ensuring a diverse staff. We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, creed, religion, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, transgender status, marital status, national origin, domestic violence victim status, genetic information, disability or handicap, veteran or military status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 


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