St. Louis Area Foodbank
  • 17-Apr-2018 to 31-Oct-2018 (CST)
  • Development
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Grant Writer - Immediate Need!

Do you consider yourself to be a persuasive writer with strong attention to detail?

Do you also have a passion to end hunger?

The St. Louis Area Foodbank (SLAFB) may be the perfect fit for you!

Established in 1975, the SLAFB has grown to become the bi-state's region's largest non-profit food distribution charity dedicated to feeding those in need. Comprised of a diverse team of talented and compassionate individuals, employees enjoy working together to make a difference in the lives of the communities served.

SLAFB is currently seeking a grant writer who will be instrumental in generating revenue for Foodbank programs and services through timely submission of well-researched, well-written and well-documented fundraising proposals. The selected candidate will prepare proposals and grant applications by researching, identifying, developing and responding to public and private hunger related grant opportunities. Candidate must be an organized, critical-thinker with the ability to implement systems and follow-up processes and can effectively produce quality work within tight time constraints. Work also includes facilitating tours and public speaking events.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain comprehensive understanding of Foodbank programs
  • Compile, write, and edit grant applications
  • Compose program appropriate budgets
  • Research corporate and foundation grant makers for funding opportunities, including matching gifts
  • Maintain and implement funding calendar activities, including cultivation activities
  • Supply program appropriate progress reports when required by grant maker
  • Other duties as assigned; including, but not limited to:
    • Provide content for various collateral and social media fundraising articles
    • Attend relevant meetings that help strengthen the Foodbank's visibility in the community
    • Assist with corporate special/cause related marketing events
    • Assist with data entry of donor gifts when needed


  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university with emphasis in communications, business or nonprofit administration
  • Passion for the Foodbank mission and the ability to demonstrate SLAFB's Core Values: Stewardship, Teamwork, Agility and Respect
  • Prior experience in grant writing
  • Solid understanding of fund development principles & ethics
  • Excellent computer skills solid knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Strong analytical and expository writing skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects with attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must be able to pass drug screening and criminal background check

SLAFB offers competitive compensation, an extremely comprehensive benefits package, generous paid time-off, support for on-going learning and development, casual dress work environment and solid 403(b) retirement plan to promote financial security.

SLAFB is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


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