Senior Grant Writer/ Research Associate, URBAN LEAGUE OF ROCHESTER NY INC – Rochester, NY

FUNCTION: Provide grant writing, technical assistance, and evaluation services to ULR program.

REPORTS TO: Vice President of Program Planning, Research and Evaluation


1. Seek new and innovative public and private funding at the local, state and national level.
2. Develop grant proposals to federal, state, and local government entities and private and corporate foundations.
3. Conduct program evaluations and prepare analysis for funders to determine program effectiveness.
4. Coordinate monthly, quarterly and annual reports for the Program Planning, Research and Evaluation Department.
5. Review monthly, quarterly and annual reports for specific programs as assigned.
6. Develop instruments for pre- and post-test assessments of key program outcomes to determine program effectiveness and impact on participants.
7. Assist Program Coordinators and Directors with technical assistance as needed to ensure programs are in compliance with funder’s goals and objectives.
8. Attend League local, regional, and national conferences on issues affecting the community.
9. Assist with providing staff support to the Board of Director’s PPR&E and Focus Committee meetings.
10. Attend Urban League of Rochester events and fundraising functions.
11. Perform other duties as may be assigned by the V.P. of Program Planning, Research and Evaluation.


  • A Master’s degree in Public Administration, Social Work, Education, Criminal Justice or related field. A Bachelor’s degree with equivalent experience in research, planning, evaluation, or related analytical work may be substituted.
  • Five years of experience in human services, urban planning, urban development or administration, and/or grant development.
  • Minimum of two years of experience with grant writing.
  • Demonstrated success developing grant proposals.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, able to meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of social science research techniques, preferably with experience in program evaluation.
  • Knowledge of the dynamics of race and class within the political economy of contemporary urban America.
  • Competency with Microsoft Office, including Word, Access and Excel, and Internet-based application