The Salvation Army

Grant Writer

Job Locations US-NJ-Union
Job ID
Compensation Min
USD $48,000.00/Yr.
Compensation Max
USD $52,000.00/Yr.
Regular Full-Time


The Grant Writer will work with the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations and Director of Government Grants to secure funds from corporate, foundation, and government sources. The Grant Writer will research and identify public, private, and corporate funding opportunities and evaluate appropriateness for organization; develop grant proposals; assemble all pertinent grant material packages for final submission; coordinate the completion and submission of related reports and updates for awarded funds; and maintain the grants management database


  • Research and identify new government, private foundation, and corporate funding prospects.
  • Create research briefings & profiles of funders to prep senior staff for meetings and calls.
  • Work with Corps Officers and Human Services to prepare and submit grant applications. This will include grant writing, preparing budgets, assembling and preparation of supporting documents/forms, and ensuring that final submission aligns with funding requirements.
  • Maintain the Salesforce database for Government, Corporate, and Foundation funders.
  • Assist Human Services and Finance to monitor and coordinate the administration of post-award grants. Help to ensure that budgeting and administrative policies, procedures, and funder requirements are being followed.
  • Work with Corps Officers and staff to submit required reports to funders.
  • Prepare and maintain various grant and reconciliation reports.
  • Develop an understanding of programs and sites through regular and ongoing interaction and relationships with Corps and program directors.
  • Respond to The Salvation Army officers and staff, partners, and grantors’ queries and requests for additional information.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in related area preferred and three years related work experience or any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Must be extremely organized, able to multi-task, work independently, and meet deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. Strong research and grant writing skills.
  • Knowledge of and experience with proposal development, grant administration, and stewardship.
  • A demonstrated ability to manage projects and priorities in a constantly changing environment.
  • Excellent computer skills including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Experience with Salesforce is a plus.
  • Creative new approaches are sought; there is a commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Understanding of and commitment to the importance of stewardship in its broadest forms.
  • Understanding of and appreciation for the mission, programs, and activities of The Salvation Army.


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