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Development Associate / Grant Writer

Posted by YMCA of Northern Utah ; Posted on 
Jobs: Development, Full Time - DEADLINE :  
Development Associate / Grant Writer


Job Summary: Development Associate / Grant Writer
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt, Full Time (FT 30-40 hours p/week, flexible based on employee availability)
Job Location: Association Office in Salt Lake City
Reports to: Director, Grant Development and Management

The Development Associate / Grant Writer supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Grant Writer will work with the Director of Grants to develop and carry out a successful grants program working with government, foundation, and corporate granting entities. This person will coordinate the grant application process, research, write, track, and submit grants and reports, and maintain the donor database for the grant program in collaboration with others on the team. Please note, the Development Associate/Grant Writer will be a FT employee of the YMCA (not a contract grant writer). While this position is considered full-time with full benefits, average hours will be 30 hours per week.

Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose every day. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with YOU!

The YMCA of Northern Utah provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants. Applications for employment will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or disability.

To learn more about the Y, visit us at
Primary Responsibilities: ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Compose high-quality grant proposal narratives, applications and supporting documents in a detail-oriented, organized, and deadline-driven manner.
• Coordinate with other departments to collect data and provide meaningful stewardship of funders and to comply with reporting requirements for funds received.
• Prepare grant memos and enter awards, and all relevant information in the donor database.
• Work with department managers to compile financials and data.
• Maintain and implement funding calendar activities, including cultivation activities in coordination with others on the team.
• Write reports to government, corporate, foundations and other funders as requested.
• Identify funding opportunities to match YMCA priorities using research tools.
• Support Development department activities as directed.
Desired Qualifications: REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• 2-3 years of grant writing, fundraising, Non-profit and/or YMCA experience highly preferred.
• Bachelor degree in Professional Writing, English, Communication, Non-Profit Management, Journalism or a related field preferred; or combination of education and relevant experience
• Ability to use a computer in order to effectively perform job duties including word processing and research. Computer proficient in Microsoft Office Suite with capacity to work within various databases.
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills, particularly the ability analyze, write and edit annual fund materials, reports, social media posts, press releases and correspondence with external businesses, community members, and media.
• Demonstrated experience in grant writing with talent to craft evocative narratives through storytelling.
• Must be detail-oriented, organized and possess efficient time management skills to consistently meet deadlines.
• Versatility, flexibility and a willingness to work enthusiastically within constantly changing priorities.
• Positive attitude and high energy toward change; it is essential to maintain clear, open and honest communication with Director of Development, CEO, Board of Directors, staff, vendors and donors.
• Understanding of the nature and purpose of the YMCA and the respective roles of volunteers and staff.
• Experience in a nonprofit environment is preferred.


• Communication and Influence
• Philanthropy
• Functional Expertise
• Engaging Community
Benefits / Why Work for Us: Flexible Work Life balance. Generous paid time off (PTO) !

Multiple health insurance plans to choose from, many of which are no cost to the employee!

Medical, Dental and Vision offered

Upon meeting eligibility, 12% contributed to Retirement fund!

Eligible employees may contribute to 403(b) upon hire.
How to Apply: Qualified applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Adria Stauffer, Human Resources Director:
**Please do not submit bids for contract grant writing.**
Compensation Type: Hourly wages
Salary/Wage: $18- $21 per hour DOE
Closing Date: 02/03/2020

Status: Full Time
Location: Salt Lake City


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