Grant Writer, Rescue Mission Alliance of Syracuse NY – Syracuse, NY

The Rescue Mission Alliance of Syracuse is looking for a full time Grant Writer who has experience with nonprofit development writing, grant writing, and public relations. Ideal candidate will work with other team members to research and write grant proposals, promotional content for events, press releases, social media content, website copy, scripts and talking points for events, and other written materials. Bachelor?s degree in Communications, Marketing or related field. Minimum of two years working as communications/media professional. The ability to write clearly, concisely and effectively; also a strong editor and proofreader. 

Comfortable working in a high-volume environment with quick project turnaround. Experience with grant writing and research. Work with various staff members to obtain and adapt program and financial information for grants and publications. Willingness to work nights, weekends and holidays when necessary. Experience with public relation practices including community and media outreach, reputation management, and government relations. Attention to detail with exceptional written and organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure, handle multiple projects simultaneously and manage work under tight deadlines. Experience working in nonprofit sector preferred. Ability to adapt narrative voice for multiple spokespeople for a variety of audiences. Must be comfortable pitching stories and events to reporters as necessary. Must be self-starter with strong leadership skills who can carry out duties in the absence of direction. Must be familiar with social media, web trends and Internet media. Must be comfortable and compassionate interviewing people experiencing homelessness and/or receiving assistance from the Rescue Mission. 

If you love to write and have a passion to help make our world a better place we want to hear from you. Working at the Rescue Mission allows you to be part of our mission to share hope, end hunger and homelessness, change lives and strengthen communities? one person at a time. We offer a comprehensive benefit package that includes health, dental, vision, 401(K), paid time off and much more. Please visit our website at www.rmlifechanging.org to learn more. 

Rescue Mission is an Equal Opportunity Employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, the presence of mental, physical, or sensory disability, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or provincial law.