Grant Writer

The Trust for Public Land‘s New York office has an opening for an Grant Writer. This position is responsible for maximizing institutional giving and contributing to the overall fundraising budget and philanthropy plan for New York and Connecticut. It will be responsible for a portfolio of foundations (including family foundations as appropriate) and corporations currently giving or capable of giving annual gifts (ranging from $25,000 – $100,000) and increasing this gift range and portfolio over time. Responsibilities include identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding foundation and corporate donors and prospects; managing a donor portfolio; conducting donor visits; prospect tracking; proposal writing and donor stewardship. This position reports to the New York Director of Philanthropy.

Qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree or the equivalent; 3-5 years experience in non-profit fundraising, including substantial experience in writing grant proposals, letters, reports or similar materials; ability to use fundraising databases, and some knowledge of accounting for budget purposes. Experience in a land conservation or environmental organization a plus. Some travel (10-15%) may be required.

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The Trust for Public Land offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical/dental/vision, disability, life, retirement and a generous vacation policy. New hires are able to accrue up to three weeks of vacation in the first year of employment.




4-year degree

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