December 21, 2021  

 Openings - 5  

Grant Writer and Prospect Research Analyst

Position Title: Grant Writer and Prospect Research Analyst

Department: Multiple Departments 

Employment Term: 1 Year (min. 10 hours - max. 15 hours weekly)

Reports to: Assistant Program Directors & Program Managers

Salary: Unpaid Internship / Volunteer

The Grant writer and Prospect Research Analyst will perform these duties with the assistance of the Program Manager.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Investigate and identify prospective funding sources through colleagues, directories, periodicals, and internet research.

  • Research and initiate relationships with new prospective funders.

  • Write letters of inquiry and solicitations.

  • Match prospective funding sources with institutional priorities.

  • Draft compelling grant proposal narratives for general operating and restricted project grants.

  • Work with program manager to prepare project budgets that meet funder guidelines.

  • Verify that proposals have been received and that appropriate follow-up has occurred.

  • Submit project revisions to funders as necessary.

  • Prepare and submit reports for funders according to contractual obligations.

Preferred Qualification and Skills:

  • Positive attitude, vibrant, energetic, willingness to bring new ideas and work in a fast-paced environment.

  • Must be willing to work independently.

  • Confident in speaking with new people from diverse backgrounds.

  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational, communication, and time-management skills.

  • Resourcefulness, creativity, and problem-solving skillset

  • Strong cultural awareness and sensitivity

  • Demonstrate use of computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Teams, and Outlook.

  • Must be comfortable with deadlines and have a reliable working computer or laptop.

  • Ability to compose and edit correspondence, reports, and summaries

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion

  • Open minded and eager to learn new skills and software usage


  • Able to attend mandatory training

  • Able to participate in team meetings 

  • Some flexibility with nights and weekends 

Working Environment: 

This internship opportunity is 100% virtual. Volunteers will utilize Microsoft Teams and Outlook to communicate with their team members.

*Although this is advertised as an unpaid volunteer internship opportunity, students can use this opportunity to receive credits for their courses or Capstone programs. Stipends will be provided to students based on program funds. 

Additional Information: 


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At Family Development and Samaritan Foundation, Inc (FDSF), we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best.

Family Development and Samaritan Foundation, Inc (FDSF) is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, or any other protected category.

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