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Grant Writer (Contract Position)
The Grant Writer is primarily responsible for developing and writing grant proposals to foundations and other grant-making organizations and will persuasively communicate RHA’s mission and programs to potential funders. Reporting to the Executive Director and Director of Development, the Grant Writer will be responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources and to maintain a calendar of submissions and other deadlines.
The Grant Writer is a contract position. Workflow and number of hours per week are contingent on the grant pipeline and deadlines for proposal submissions and grant reports.
- Manage the Raritan Headwaters Association’s grants pipeline ensuring timely submissions of LOIs, proposal deadlines, and reports.
- Develop and write grant proposals to foundations and other grant-making organizations, persuasively communicating the organization’s mission and programs to potential funders.
- Assemble and submit grant requests, including letters, proposals, budgets, and presentations.
- Comfortable working with budgets and interpreting financial statements.
- Conduct prospect research for new funding opportunities.
- Contact foundation officers and other key leadership at foundations. Follow up with prospects and LOIs via email and phone.
- Effective project management and the ability to prioritize and process multiple projects meeting requirements and deadlines.
- Meet and communicate with organization’s directors to better understand funding priorities, current projects, research initiatives and education programming, and to determine new funding opportunities within the organization.
- Comply with all grant reporting as required by foundation/corporate donors.
- Understand institutional history and programs.
- Attend meetings with current funders and prospects with the Director of Development and/or Executive Director as necessary.
- Work remotely but must live within a reasonable driving distance to attend meetings with staff and funders when necessary.
- Meet with Director of Development 1-2 times/month; more as needed.
The successful candidate will be able to craft funding proposals in a clear and compelling manner. Excellent writing, analytical, and research skills are essential. Candidates must be self-motivated, detail oriented, and highly-organized, and have experience using online databases and other sources to locate biographical, financial, and philanthropic information. Candidates must possess an ability to work well under pressure and the ability to seek and synthesize information and communicate in a compelling and succinct form. A solid understanding of budgets as they relate to proposals and grants, a Bachelor’s degree, and 3 -5 years of relevant experience are required.
How to Apply:
Email cover letter, resume and one writing sample to Blake Putnam, Director of Development, at email@example.com. Include “Grant Writer Position” in subject line.
Advocacy Intern (Part-Time)
Raritan Headwaters Association, a nonprofit environmental conservation organization based in Bedminster, NJ, is seeking candidates for an Advocacy Internship beginning January 2019. The Advocacy Intern will assist with a variety of projects in order to gain a broad range of experiences in watershed advocacy, including analyzing and reporting on clean water issues, making advocacy recommendations, and communicating with stakeholders and other partners. The Intern will assist the Director of Policy with a variety of projects that may include:
- Prepare outreach material.
- Update outreach database.
- Draft press releases, blog entries, web and social media content, and other communications materials.
- Organize and participate in advocacy meetings.
- Organize outreach events.
- Plan, research and draft white papers on advocacy issues.
Qualified applicants should either be working towards a degree or already have completed a bachelor’s degree in environmental policy, political science, communications, or a related field. Applicants must have excellent writing skills, good research and public speaking skills, be organized and reliable, and have an understanding of New Jersey conservation issues. Competence with Microsoft Word and Excel is required. Candidates should be living within commuting distance of Bedminster, NJ.
Hours: 15 hours/week (10 weeks)
Compensation: Hourly rate
How to Apply
Email only. Send resume, cover letter and contact info for two professional references to Bill Kibler, Director of Policy, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include in the subject line: “Advocacy Intern Position”
Environmental Educator (Part-Time)
Raritan Headwaters Association, a nonprofit environmental conservation organization based in Bedminster, NJ, is seeking confident, enthusiastic and motivated candidates to join our Education Team beginning in March 2019.
RHA Educators teach traveling ecology programs for students in elementary and middle school throughout Somerset, Hunterdon and Morris County. This position is a part-time, flexible schedule. Programs are mainly held in the fall and spring during regular school hours, with some programs occurring during the summer (option to participate in monthly family programs, summer camp, etc.).
Teach environmental education programs to school groups both in the classroom and at stream field sites. Programs are scheduled for you.
- Attend orientation and training sessions
- Home study of provided lesson materials
- Clean up and organize equipment after each use.
- Pick-up, drop-off, and/or transfer equipment as required.
- Be reasonably available as a substitute in case another educator calls in sick.
- Part-time, flexible schedule – programs are mainly held in the fall and spring during regular school hours, with some programs occurring during the summer. (Option to participate in monthly family programs, summer camp, etc.)
The following qualifications are preferred; however, any combination of these will be taken into consideration:
- Experience working with children in an educational setting and outdoors.
- Bachelor’s degree in education, environmental science, life sciences or other related majors.
- Strong knowledge of natural resources.
- Good organizational skills and time management.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Strong interest and enthusiasm for the natural environment and desire to share it with others.
- Strength of cooperation and teamwork.
- Must have own reliable transportation.
Hours: Flexible, varied. Generally ranges from 3-15 hours per week.
Compensation: Hourly rate
Start Date: March 1, 2019 (flexible)
End Date: End of school year, option to continue into summer and fall.
How to Apply
Applications will be accepted through February 28, 2019 via email only. Send resume, cover letter and contact info for two references to Lauren Theis, Director of Education, at email@example.com. Include in the subject line: “Environmental Educator Position”