Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) is an award-winning youth community development organization based in the Hyde/Jackson Square area of Jamaica Plain, known as Boston’s Latin Quarter. Founded over 25 years ago, HSTF now engages more than 1,000 youth aged 6–25 in college and career preparation and success, Afro-Latin arts and cultural enrichment, and community-building initiatives. In doing so, we ensure that youth have the arts and educational opportunities they need and deserve in order to be successful, and that their voices and cultures are valued and celebrated in Boston’s Latin Quarter and beyond. Our work is guided by our mission: to develop the skills of youth and their families so they are empowered to enhance their own lives and build a strong and vibrant community.
Position: Grant Writer, full-time, reporting to the Director of Development and Communications
Job Summary: The Grant Writer oversees the entire grantwriting process from researching new institutional funding prospects to drafting and editing of letters of intent through the development of compelling proposals (ranging from $5,000–$100,000+) and donor reports, ensuring timely submissions to 80–100 foundation, corporate, and public grant makers annually.
The Grant Writer will also play an active role in supporting other key development functions, including maintaining the donor database (Bloomerang), sending donor acknowledgments, and assisting with special events. Recognizing that the Grant Writer may not bring extensive experience in all aspects of this position, HSTF can provide some training and support.
The Grant Writer joins the organization at an exciting point in its history, as we prepare to implement a robust strategic plan that will allow us to deepen and grow our work over the next 3–5 years.
Grant Writing (70% time)
Other Fundraising (20% time)
Organizational (10% time)
The above list is not an exhaustive statement of every duty and responsibility required. Other duties may be assigned.
Salary and Benefits:
Salary is dependent on experience. Benefits include: 80% coverage on health and dental insurance; free off-street parking; paid time off including: 2 weeks vacation time to start, 3 personal days, 12 sick days, and 12 holidays; 403(b) program; flexible savings account; and a supportive work environment.
How to apply:
Submit a resume, cover letter, and short writing sample to Barbara Civill, Director of Development and Communications, at Barbara@HydeSquare.org. No phone calls, please.
Hyde Square Task Force is an equal opportunity provider and employer. We value having a diverse staff who are representative of the community we serve and bring to our organization a variety of traditions, experiences, and points of view. Individuals of all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.