Seeking an experienced and proven grant writer who will write a minimum of 4-5 pre-selected grants for our youth basketball organization that will be submitted in the fall of 2016. These grants are requesting funding by a youth basketball league that provides support for several different basketball programs in Manhattan as well as under-resourced public schools that need support of athletic teams. The non-profit organizations (Mo' Motion - momotion.org - and gothambasketball.org work jointly to provide an inclusive environment for young athletes of all experience levels, and we also work together to support community centers and gyms in need of renovations (basketball backboards, rims, scoreboards, equipment, etc.) We request that you have experience with grant writing in the past and are willing to learn some basic youth team/basketball background history of how things work in New York City in order to complete this task sufficiently. This includes how competitive it is to standout in a crowded industry where several youth sports clubs are asking for grants and support. It also includes how to leverage federal government support and funding for underprivileged youths, particularly for minority girls who are all to often not included or discouraged from fitness and team sports at an early age (leading to Title IX violations in New York City in high school). Grant writer should know how to position the research that shows if a young girl does not become physically active in sports or fitness by the age of 10, there is only 1 in 10 chance that she will be active as an adult. Expansion of the youth basketball scholarships and team sponsorship initiatives can include partnerships in New York City that support and promote reading, tutoring, physically playing outside (of digital world) and overall health/physical activity.
This is an hourly position that will be an ongoing project based on performance, progress and work dynamic. Incentives will be given with bonuses for grants received. This role reports directly to the executive director of our organization who will review your work and discuss strategy to produce the best grants possible, and it will include efforts to solicit volunteer support at league events and local sponsors. This position will require at least an estimated 4-5 hours per week for a trial period of four weeks in Aug-early September 2016; however, the hours will change as grant opportunities become more or less available. If required, we can move away from the hourly rate and do a flat fee based on each grant and offer bonuses. The more enthusiastic the performer, the more work and opportunities we will provide in a mutually beneficial working relationship.
Interested in applying? In your cover letter, attach a sample of grant writing work you have done in the past. We would like to see your writing style and the quality of your work. Also include 2-3 sentences on your past experience and success with grant writing.