Volunteer Job Description
|Reports to:||Executive Vice President, Chapter Programs and Services|
|Location:||Waltham; can work from home|
|Position Summary:||This position is responsible for preparing and/or reviewing proposals and grant applications to support key initiatives in the Chapter Programs and Services Department.|
- Generate proposals and supporting documents for previously identified funding prospects to support key program department projects.
- Research new grant sources
- Provide critical review of proposals created by volunteers and staff
- Develop grant content that will sell a program and/or service as a good investment to potential funders
Submit grant requests within identified dates and deadlines
Three proposals/grants will be developed and submitted in one year to previously untapped funding sources that can contribute to the financial support of the identified program or service. Proposals created by chapter staff are reviewed, edited, and improved by an experienced successful grant writer. New revenue streams are established to initiate or sustain programmatic activity that helps people with MS.
- New programs and/or services will be made available to people with MS
- At least one new area of need will be addressed by a program or service offered by the Chapter
- Traditional giving revenue streams that support local programs can be redirected to research to find the cause and cure for MS.
The volunteer grant development consultant will receive training about:
- The mission and impact of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the overall programs and services offered by the Chapter
- The goals and objectives of the programs for which we are seeking funding
- Samples of prior successful grant applications
The grant developer will meet every 2 weeks /by telephone with the Executive Vice President, Chapter Programs and Services and the Team Leader of the project for which a grant is being written In addition, email communications will be ongoing to provide additional grant-related information.
The volunteer grant writer/reviewer is asked to make a 20 Hr/month commitment for a period of 6 months to developing and reviewing grant requests. The work can be done at home, at the convenience of the volunteer, however agreed upon deadlines must be met. Three grants will be developed and submitted.
- Experienced grant writer for health related programs and projects with a proven success record
- Excellent writing skills
- Willingness to learn about the programs requiring new funding streams at the chapter
- Ability to work independently with the resources necessary to create a grant proposal
- Must have own internet access and email access at home
- Computer skills: Proficient with Microsoft Office 2003, internet use, and email
- Must have own transportation to Chapter office if necessary
- Professional references provided
- Increase professional knowledge/experience within professional field
- Participate in NMSS teletrainings, as desired
- Help individuals with MS to access critical programs and services to assist them to live better with MS