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Grant Writer

Howard University
Washington, DC

Howard University, bolstered by an active and energetic alumni base, is experiencing historic and unprecedented institutional and philanthropic growth.  With a more visible profile in elite higher education, the University has embarked on a significant expansion of and investment in its Advancement efforts.  If you are an enthusiastic communications professional looking for a chance to make a difference, now is the time to join this historic institution and become a part of something great.

Howard University seeks a Grant Writer, responsible for developing, coordinating, and managing institutional grants, contract proposals and subsequent awards; compiling and preparing reports associated with funded grants, as well as assisting in the writing, reviewing, and editing of other development related materials.

Specific qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business/Public Administration, Marketing, Public Relations, or closely related field.
  • Three to five (3-5) years of experience in grant/proposal writing, or an equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of methods, procedures and practices of development, grant, and proposal writing.
  • Ability to write and review grants and correspondence related to grants, contracts, and proposals.
  • Ability to prepare and manage a budget and resources.
  • Ability to establish priorities, manage diverse and complex projects, meet deadlines, and deliver quality customer service.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious work relations with students, faculty, staff, University officials and the general public.

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