Company: Lollypop Farm, Humane Society of Greater Rochester
Position: Grant and Foundation Relations (Grant Writer)
Reports To: Director of Development
Employment Type: Full-Time
Schedule: Monday-Friday. Occasional weekend and evening work required
Location: Fairport, NY 14450
Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester, has been helping animals and people since 1873. Our organization cares for around 7500 animals each year and makes possible a variety of programs to address issues that contribute to the surrender of unwanted animals. As an open-admission organization, we accept every animal in need of help. The Grant and Foundation Relations position will be responsible for soliciting donations from private and corporate foundations in order to secure funding to provide for Lollypop Farm’s mission. This position will be an essential member of the development team and will research new grant funding opportunities including potential state and government grants to support the programs and mission of Lollypop Farm.
Essential Job Duties:
Experience: Must be able to demonstrate a successful track record of grant research, preparation and submission to diverse funding sources (local, state, federal and private). Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred.
Skills: Superior written communications skills and strong interpersonal skills, both in person and by phone. Strong organizational and time-management skills with exceptional attention to detail. Proficient in using the most recent versions of computer software applications including word processing, spreadsheets, and database management (Raisers Edge preferred). Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in a team environment with a professional demeanor, self-reliance, and resourcefulness. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands while achieving work goals.
Physical Demands: Performs work primarily in an office setting. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, feel, speak, hear and see. Performance may also require prolonged periods of sitting, repetitive motion and occasional lifting with reasonable accommodations.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of this position.
Must Align with the Company Mission, Vision and Core Values:
Mission: Together with our community, we better the lives of animals through justice, prevention, and life-saving care.
Vision: A just and compassionate world for all animals.
Core Values: We embrace and recognize that Lollypop Farm donors are the heroes of our work – voluntarily offering time or money, no matter the amount – to support our mission. Together, our core values unify and guide us to provide the best service to the animals, our community, our organization and ourselves.