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The Grant Writer is responsible for conducting prospect research, identifying funding sources and developing sophisticated, compelling, high-quality grant and gift proposals to maximize support for projects and priorities identified by Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) and Texas Parks & Wildlife Foundation (TPWF). This position reports to the Director of Stewardship and Support.
- Generate revenue through developing, preparing and
submitting compelling, high-quality grant and gift proposals.
- Manage and adhere to a comprehensive proposal calendar
that tracks submissions, upcoming deadlines, and reporting requirements.
- Prepare and submit grant reports.
- Collaborate with subject matter experts within TPWD and
TPWF and appropriate administration representatives to inform proposal
development process and to ensure compliance with all funder requirements
including ensuring expenditure of all funds and submission of all reports.
- Identify, research and analyze new and existing donors
and prospects for gift cultivation and solicitation through review and
strategic analysis of media, financial documents, files, databases, online
information systems and other resources.
- Engage with funders as appropriate to customize
proposals to increase award potential and gather constructive feedback
regarding non-funded proposals.
- Prepare thorough, accurate and concisely written
prospect research reports of individuals; as well as research on
corporations and foundations.
- Help identify, qualify and strategically prioritize
grant funding opportunities for TPWF.
- Monitor proposal progress ensuring receipt by funders
and tracking funding award decisions.
- Enter and maintain relevant data in database.
- Design, prepare and distribute regular reports
regarding grant and gift proposal production and award success rates.
- Partner with philanthropy team to provide timely,
accurate and analytical information to aid in the development of prospect
strategies and plans.
- Maintain constituent confidence and protect operations
by keeping information confidential.
- Acquire and maintain sound knowledge and understanding
of the mission, values, strategic goals, and programs of TPWD and TPWF.
- Provide skilled editorial assistance, editing and
proofreading materials as requested.
Please send a cover letter and resume to Susan Houston, Associate Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
Preferred Background and Skills
- Two to four years' experience in prospect research and grant writing is preferred. Experience in Texas conservation initiatives a plus.
- Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
- Advanced skills in Microsoft office including Power Point, Word and Excel.
- Ability to handle an extensive and diverse workload while maintaining a positive perspective.
- A strong work ethic, sense of urgency, attention to detail, and ability to think independently.
- Ability to interface with individuals at every level of an organization, both internally and externally
- Ability to adapt quickly to, plan for, and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced setting.
- Strong initiative, self-motivation, integrity and sense of humor.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation's mission is to provide private support to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to ensure that all Texans, today and in the future, can enjoy the wild things and wild places of Texas. Founded in 1991, Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation has raised private funds to advance Texas' proud outdoor traditions and conserve our state's wildlife, habitat and natural resources. Our vision is for all Texans to have access to the wild things and wild places in our state, both now and for generations to come. The Foundation is governed by a 21-member Board of Trustees.
The Foundation unites communities, individuals, foundations, and corporations with TPWD through diverse priority projects designed to conserve Texas' incredible wildlife, land, water and cultural resources. Since its inception, the Foundation has raised over $190 million, conserving Texas treasures like the Powderhorn Ranch and the Devils River and creating facilities like the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center and the Texas Game Warden Training Center.