Job Overview

  • Experience Level Mid-Level
  • Total Years Experience 3-5
  • Education 4-year degree

Organization History 

YWCA USA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities. We are one of the oldest and largest women’s organizations in the nation, serving over 2 million women, girls, and their families.

YWCA has been at the forefront of the most pressing social movements — from voting rights to civil rights, from affordable housing to pay equity, from violence prevention to health care reform. Today, we combine programming and advocacy in order to generate institutional change in three key areas: racial justice and civil rights, empowerment and economic advancement of women and girls, and health and safety of women and girls.

For almost 140 years, the YWCA of Rochester and Monroe County has been a powerful resource in our community.  Through strong leadership and careful strategic planning, the agency has continued to grow and adapt to meet the changing needs of women and girls.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Identify and evaluate new funding opportunities for fit with YWCA of Rochester & Monroe County’s mission, goals, and strategic priorities.
  • Interpret and ensure consistency with funder guidelines and YWCA of Rochester & Monroe County policies.
  • Write proposal narratives, including needs assessments, project descriptions, program outcomes, etc.
  • Provide project management for large, complex proposal submissions.
  • Compile grant documents, review budgets, and edit application materials.
  • Act as a resource and subject matter expert with regard to external funding opportunities.
  • Perform various administrative functions in support of grants development processes.
  • Support database and data tracking duties.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required skills:

  • Must be able to demonstrate successful track record of grant research, preparation and submission and securing of funds from diverse funding sources (local, state, federal, private, and/or corporate).
  • Must have thorough knowledge and understanding of the grant development process.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in online research, Microsoft Office
  • Strong critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and with a team including building collective impact initiatives with community partners.
  • Detail-oriented, adaptable, organized and demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple projects and tasks in a deadline driven environment.


 Bachelor’s degree in Nonprofit Management, Business, English or other related field, plus 2 or more years of experience writing private foundation, federal and state grants in areas of human/social services and/or mental health is required.

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