Grant Writer - YWCA El Paso Del Norte Region

Grant Writer

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Job Summary:

Admin/Remote – Commensurate with experience 

Under direction of the Development Director, identifies and writes grants for to support the mission of the organization.  Reviews grants, grant applications, compliance with funding and reporting.

  • Regular attendance at Employer’s place of business and/or during particular hours, as assigned, is an essential function of this position.
  • Employee must comply with and follow YWCA’s attendance policy at all times, unless a reasonable accommodation is requested and granted, as required by law.
  • Writes, submits, and manages grants to support the programs and mission of the YWCA.
  • Researches funding opportunities for YWCA programs.
  • Developing relationships and collaborating with key stakeholders.
  • Displaying adherence to organization’s mission.
  • Develops program specific review/assessment protocols in collaboration with the program director/administrator and assists in the update of contract/grants forms, and related policies and procedures.
  • Reviews grant reports that are required by the contract prior to their submission, examines performance claims and provides recommendations for improvement to program directors.
  • Maintains proficient knowledge of organization’s history and programs.
  • Assisting with the execution of development department’s strategy.
  • Furnishing prospective funders with supporting documents.
  • Collaborates with Development Director and Communications Manager on written fundraising solicitations.
  • Collaborates with Development Director to compile annual report.
  • Maintains records in hard copies and computer databases.
  • Applies knowledge of fundraising methods and plans to reach income goals; collaborates with team members in the organization to assist with other fundraising projects, and develop relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Collaborates with other members of the Development Division on events planning and logistics.
  • Proficient knowledge of fundraising methods and commitment to the YWCA mission.


  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Social Sciences, creative writing, or related field required.
  • Two (2) years grant writing experience, or any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities
  • Proficient with measuring and reaching income goals.
  • Must have proficient with MS Office Word and Excel, with advanced knowledge of Excel preferred.
  • Excellent knowledge of fundraising information sources.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Must be highly organized and be able to handle multiple priorities.
  • Must be flexible and able to work under pressure with constant interruptions.
  • Must be able to work independently and autonomously as needed.
  • Must have access to vehicle and possess valid driver’s license and sufficient liability insurance and be able to drive to multiple locations on periodic basis.