Development & External Relations

Start Date: As soon as possible

Hours: Full Time

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Position Overview:  

Henry Street Settlement is looking to hire a Grant Writer to write grants across the agency’s entire spectrum – health and wellness, education and employment, shelter, and the arts.  The grant writer will be responsible for government, foundation, and corporate grant writing and report writing for these programs.  The grant writer will work closely with the grant writing, external relations, and program team.


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Two (2)  year or more of grant writing experience, including preferably experience producing government, foundation, and corporate proposals
  • Knowledge of  the philanthropic and government sectors
  • Passion for and an interest in health care, social services, and arts programs and the public policies which shape them
  • Proven track record of securing grants is desirable
  • Strong organizational and editing skills
  • Strong database and computer skills, including Microsoft Office; familiarity with Raisers Edge a plus
  • Strong ability to multi-task, and flexibility to take on new assignments as opportunities arise
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work both independently and to collaborate with diverse stakeholders, including program staff, executive staff, funders, and external partners
  • Ability to identify, understand, and articulate program needs and outcomes in collaboration with program staff


                    • Write grant proposals and reports for foundations, corporations, and government agencies across Henry Street’s health and wellness, education and employment, and  arts portfolios
                    • Stay informed of funding, policy, and programmatic trends across the agency
                    • Collaborate with program staff on project design and budgets
                    • Create funding plans and ensure progress towards goals
                    • Communicate accomplishments of existing programs to funders through reports
                    • Identify and solicit new funders
                    • Keep informed on development practices beyond proposal preparation
                    • Maintain excellent relationships with program staff and executive staff at all levels
                    • Use Raisers Edge to track all prospects, donors, proposals, reports, deadlines, and relationships
                    • Work effectively with program staff to research and design program elements, generate drafts for review, and lead meetings to create high quality proposals and reports
                    • Represent Henry Street Settlement (HSS) effectively to external stakeholders, including funders and partner agencies
                    • Apply in-depth and broad knowledge of HSS programs, history and trajectory and its funders to various situations as appropriate
                    • Other related duties as assigned by the Deputy Officer and Development Manager

                    To Apply: 

                    Email Cover Letter and Resume to

                    In the subject line, please indicate job title “Grant Writer” AND the website the position was found.

                    Due to the high volume of applicants, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

                    Henry Street Settlement offers excellent benefits and is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program