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Grant Writer, Strategic Partnerships

Who We Are: CAMBA is a community of staff, volunteers, clients, donors, neighbors and partners who work together to build an inclusive New York City, where all children and adults have access to the resources and supports they need to thrive. We take a comprehensive approach by offering more than 160 integrated programs in: Education & Youth Development, Family Support, Job Training & Employment Support Services, Health, Housing, and Legal Services. We reach more than 65,000 individuals and families each year at our 90 locations, including 20,000 youth. CAMBA serves a diverse cross section of New Yorkers from new mothers in Brownsville to job seekers in the Rockaways. More than half of our clients are immigrants and refugees from around the globe. Over 85% of our families are in living in poverty, reflecting the challenges faced by nearly 1.7 million New Yorkers today.   

What The Writer Does: The Grant Writer is part of a 3-person team who, under general direction is expected to: (1) Manage a portfolio of public and private grants including writing, preparation and submission of all grant proposals, letters of intent, reports and other written materials; (2) Identify and research government and private sources of funding within the portfolio and as requested for other programs by the SVP; (3) Write, edit, and proofread funding proposals to obtain funds for on-going or new programs and for special projects; (4) Interact with funders as needed; (5) Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of government contracting requirements and budgeting; including the following: 

  • Prepare, coordinate, assemble, and/or deliver private funding proposals, government grant applications and renewals for submission
  • Interact and communicate with senior management, program level staff, the DARE team (Data Analysis, Research & Evaluation) and government/ foundation representatives during the proposal design, development and implementation phases to ensure agreement with goals and objectives, scope, feasibility, and program funding needs.
  • Read and analyze research papers, demographic data, program data and statistical information to support proposals.
  • Draft progress reports and provide updates to funders.
  • Maintain a tracking system of proposals, following up to provide additional information as required by funding sources and report regularly to the SVP of Strategic Partnerships and Program Director. 
  • Work with the Fiscal Department to monitor compliance with grant deliverables and outcomes as needed.
  • Prepare and/or assist the program directors, as needed, with the preparation and submission of contract reports and the gathering of statistical information for CAMBA management and funder use. Ensure the accuracy and timeliness of reports.
  • Arrange and conduct site visits and assure timely, accurate and strategic follow-up with funders and prospective supporters
  • Ensure ethical fundraising practices in response to donor instructions as well as compliance with all applicable legal and regulatory standards.
  • Ensure that development files are kept in compliance with CAMBA, funder and audit standards.
  • Immediately report to the appropriate program VP/SVP any: monitoring visits or funders’ events; significant events; any incident that might subject CAMBA to liability.
  • Participate in staff, fundraising and/or other agency meetings as requested.


  • BA and at least 5 years of applicable and/or equivalent experience
  • Microsoft Office, Excel, Outlook. Spreadsheet and database knowledge
  • Outstanding English verbal, writing and editing skills;
  • Ability to analyze and present data in a compelling manner;
  • Superior professional presentation and interpersonal skills;
  • Familiarity with the basic tenets of fundraising and the workings of a foundation and/or government fundraising operation. Experience in a foundation setting or large non-profit organization a plus;
  • Experience in preparing budgets and financial reports;
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented and self-motivated;
  • Reputation for energy, initiative, intellect, flexibility and talent as a team player;
  • Ability to balance big-picture thinking with attention to detail​.
CAMBA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace. People of color, people with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are encouraged to apply. We consider all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, socio-economic status, marital or veteran status, pregnancy status or sexual orientation.​

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