Seeking Grant Writer / Manager

Western Catskills Community Revitalization Council, Inc. (WCCRC) is a 501(c) 3 not for profit Rural Preservation Company working under the auspices of New York State Homes and Community Renewal. Our mission is to cooperate with community members and local, state, and federal governmental and civic bodies in aiding, assisting and fostering the planning, development, renewal, and improvement of housing, mixed-use, commercial and civic buildings toward community revitalization and economic development. Our service area covers the towns of Harpersfield, Kortright, Middletown, Roxbury and Stamford in Delaware County; Blenheim, Broome, Conesville, Fulton, Gilboa, Jefferson, and Summit in Schoharie County, and Ashland, Halcott, Hunter, Jewett, Lexington, and Prattsville in Greene County.

WCCRC seeks candidates for an anticipated full-time Grant Writer /Manager position located in Stamford, NY.

The purpose of this position is to maintain and nurture relationships with existing funding sources for WCCRC; identify new funding sources for possible support based on priority funding areas; and develop proposals and applications for these sources.

The Grant Writer reports directly to the Executive Director. The Grant Writer works very closely with funders such as HCR, Regional Economic Development Councils, DOS, HUD and other Program Staff to meet these goals.

Scope of the Position:

• Sustain and renew existing sources for funding for programs from corporate, governmental and private sources. Specific tasks include crafting and writing letters of inquiry, concept papers, proposals, and reports.

• Based on priority funding areas set by the Executive Director / WCCRC board of directors, identify, research, and cultivate new sources of funding for programs. Specific tasks include developing briefing sheets on potential funders that identify strategies for approaching them, and writing letters of inquiry, concept papers, proposals, and reports. Attendance at potential funder’s meetings or webinars, as needed.

• Maintain a database that tracks prospects, submissions and reporting deadlines.

• Participate in staff working group to provide guidance and feedback.

• Responsible for monitoring and maintaining compliance of all grant programs and working with in-house staff to attain goals.

• Work with WCCRC staff to gather information needed for reporting on program outcomes and to coordinate the timely submission of materials.

• Participate in staff meetings for regular communications on status of proposal and report submissions, etc.

• Assist in preparing updates on grants sought and approved to be included in the monthly Executive Director’s report.

• Prepare other materials, such as case studies or publicity materials, as requested by funders.

• Prepare an annual grant application schedule and prepare and submit progress reports.

• Where appropriate, maintain primary relationship with funders.


• Minimum of 5 years experience in grant development, or similar experience, plus a Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.

• Demonstrated understanding of rural issues.

• Superior written and verbal English language communication skills.

• Experience with research to identify new opportunities for foundation and government relations.

• Excellent organizational skills and ability to effectively and efficiently manage several detail oriented projects simultaneously.

• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

• Experience, patience and comfort in dealing with a diverse range of people.

• Computer and Internet literacy and familiarity with Word, Excel, and other Microsoft programs required.

• Personal commitment to WCCRC’s mission and goals.

• Residence in or willingness to relocate to the WCCRC service area and its surrounds. (No relocation package provided.)

Application Instructions:

Qualified candidates are invited to send a cover letter, including salary requirements, and résumé via e-mail to



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