Grant Writer (1537743) Shelburne, Vermont

Salary: USD50000 - USD60000 per year


Position Type: Year-round, Full-time, Salaried, Exempt Staff position

Department: Marketing

Reports to: Director of Development

Salary range: $50,000 – 60,000 commensurate with experience


The Grant Writer is responsible for writing proposals for both unrestricted operating revenue and restricted projects and, with assistance from staff responsible for the project, submits timely and accurate reports for all existing grant funded projects.


Essential Job Functions: 

  • Responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources
  • Perform prospect research on foundations and corporations to evaluate prospects for corporate and foundation grants
  • Work across multiple departments to gather information necessary to report to corporate/foundation funders on current grant programs
  • Comply with all grant reporting as required by foundation/corporate donors
  • Provide stewardship to current donors, including working with Director of Advancement to provide regular written updates to corporate and foundation donors
  • Understanding of institutional history and programs  
  • Maintain current records in Raiser’s Edge database, including grant tracking and reporting
  • Track statistics relevant to development and provide department with written materials necessary for donor stewardship (visitor number and diversity, educational program attendance, etc.)
  • Assist with other fundraising/museum projects as requested


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of two years experience with grant writing
  • Experience working in deadline-driven environments



  • Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposal
  • Strong editing skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of fundraising information sources
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge or other BlackBaud database
  • Experience with proposal writing and institutional donors
  • Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies
  • Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research
  • Strong contributor in team environments


Shelburne Museum is an equal opportunity employer and highly values diversity. Shelburne Museum and The Source and Recruit Company do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. This is an employment-at-will position.