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Development Grant Writer

Boys Town Omaha, NE


Boys Town provides a wide range of research-based services to help every child and family be healthy in body, mind, and spirit by delivering the right care at the right time in the right way. We are looking for an individual who is detail oriented, organized and possesses outstanding communication skills for the role of Development Grant Writer. You will have responsibility for writing grants at the national level and assisting the Affiliate Sites with evaluating grant opportunities, writing grant proposals, and submitting timely and accurate reports for grant funded projects. You will report to the Supervisor of Foundation Relations

Potential for remote work except in CA, PA and NY.


Conducts the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources.
Writes grant applications and proposals according to format required and submits application to funding agency or foundation after it is approved.
Meets with or calls representatives of funding sources to work out final details of proposal when necessary.
Coordinates with internal sources to obtain all information required to complete the proposal in a timely manner.
Research external data to provide compelling need statements.
Research corporations and foundations to identify sources of funding for Boys Town initiatives utilizing internet and reference resources; responds to Affiliate Site requests for corporation and foundation information.
Tracks proposal process and grant reporting requirements; maintains current records on active grant proposals in the database.
Assists in writing periodic reports to comply with grant requirements.
Provides stewardship to current foundation and corporate donors as needed.
Serves as a role model in carrying out the Father Flanagan's Boys' Home mission.
Directs all activities towards the fulfillment of the Boys Town mission
Directs all actions to reflect the values and principles of Boys Town
Establishes and maintains an environment that encourages teamwork, collaboration, and ethical behavior
Maintains regular, reliable and predictable attendance
Supports other members of the management team and their work
Other Duties: This job description incorporates the essential functions and duties required for this position. However, other duties may be required and assigned at times and as determined by a supervisor to meet the needs of the organization


Excellent written communication skills and the ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals with attention to accuracy.
Strong project management skills. Comfortable managing multiple projects and priorities.
Ability to meet deadlines while maintaining good relationships with colleagues.
Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research.
Ability to work both collaboratively and independently.
Team player with capacity to be resourceful and respond to a changing environment.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, with ability to learn and utilize sophisticated donor database software; experience preferred.
Must have the ability and desire to engage in conversation with donors and staff via the phone and written correspondence in an articulate, pleasant, and confident manner.
Must have strong service orientation and commitment to assisting others with enthusiasm and professionalism.


Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences, Journalism, Marketing, related field, or equivalent.
1 to 2 years related experience including writing grant proposals or program descriptions.


Position requires little to moderate physical activity. Handling of average-weight objects up to 20 pounds or standing and/or walking or at a keyboard, workstation, or desk.


Work is typically in a normal office administrative environment involving minimal exposure to physical risks.

About Boys Town:

Boys Town has been changing the way America cares for children and families since 1917. With over a century of service, our employees have helped us grow from a small boardinghouse in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, into one of the largest national child and family care organizations in the country. With the addition of Boys Town National Research Hospital in 1977, our services branched out into the health care and research fields, offering even more career opportunities to those looking to make a real difference.

Our employees are our #1 supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Town's mission, which is why we are proud of their commitment to making the world a better place for children, families, patients, and communities. Unique perks to Boys Town employees and their families include free visits to Boys Town physicians and free prescriptions under the Boys Town Medical Plan, tuition assistance, parenting resources from our experts and professional development opportunities within the organization, just to name a few. Working at Boys Town is more than just a job, it is a way of life.

This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.

Date Posted January 11, 2023
Date Closes February 10, 2023
Requisition REQ-2022-181
Located In Omaha, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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