The Salvation Army

  • Grant Writer

    Job Locations US-MA-Canton
    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Salvation Army is hiring a Grant Writer and offers truly excellent benefit package to eligible employees including: 

    Generous paid time off every year that includes: holidays, up to 3 personal days, vacation time and sick time. 

    Employer funded Pension Plan (company contributions begin after 1 year of employment) 

    Comprehensive health care coverage with low cost employee premiums, co-pays and deductibles 

    Eligibility for supplemental insurance plans including Short Term Disability, AFLAC and Voluntary Term Life 

    Flexible Spending Accounts 

    Eligibility for the Federal Government’s Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program 

    Most importantly – a job with a good purpose! 

    The Grant Writer is responsible for but not limited to: 

    multiple grantsmanship functions associated with presenting The Salvation Army and its work to existing and potential corporate, private and community foundations and government funders 

    writing proposals and obtaining grants in support of programs, services, capital and other needs 

    Conduct research to identify sources of funding and proactively seek opportunities to generate new proposals to meet corps and divisional priorities 

    Identifies, cultivates, solicits and stewards corporate, private and community foundations, including where appropriate United Way agencies. 


    Bachelor’s degree required  

    Must have two years successful experience in grant writing in social services, education or related non-profit fundraising capacity. 

    Must be, familiar with foundations and corporations in Massachusetts 

    Must be familiar with research tools and various grant writing formats case statements, letters of inquiry/intent, full proposals and concept papers, and development and presentation/packaging of supportive documentation. 

    Must have experience in and demonstrable success working with program staff and the development team establishing and achieving identified fundraising goals.  

    Must demonstrate the capacity to evaluate and make informed decisions regarding strategic approaches to each funder and for each funding need. 

    Knowledge of securing federal, state and local government grants a plus. 

    Computer and literary research skills as well as interview skills for information gathering purposes 

    Understanding of and ability to explain financial budgets and reports. 

    Ability to attend to details, prioritize and organize/facilitate projects independently. 

    Ability to interface with and cultivate potential donors and donor representatives. 

    Capacity to work effectively with varying departments in order to build consensus and bring proposals/reports to completion. 

    Experience using a relational database and/or other tracking/reporting tools.



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