Salem State University

  • Contract Employee - Holocaust and Genocide Studies - Grant Writer, 2018-2019

    Job Post Information* : Posted Date 4 months ago(7/11/2018 12:02 PM)
    Job Category
    Temporary/Contracted Employee
    Department : Name
    Academic Affairs
  • General Statement of Duties

    The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (CHGS) at Salem State University is looking for a part-time grant writer with experience in fundraising in the fields of Holocaust, genocide and human and civil rights. This is a remote, non-benefiited part-time position.

    About CHGS:
    CHGS is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based at Salem State University and led by university faculty and a small staff. Our funding comes from foundations and individual donors. CHGS is an interdisciplinary academic center committed to advancing research, education and public programming in the fields of Holocaust education, comparative genocide, conflict studies, and human rights. Its educational, professional development and public programs aim to educate and empower students, teachers and the community to combat racism, prejudice, ethnic hatred, and abuse of authority—the root causes of mass violence and atrocities.

    The Grant Writer’s role is to help craft and edit proposals, reports, letters of inquiry, and other materials for foundations, corporations, and government entities to support CHGS’s public events, teacher workshops, and individual initiatives.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Research and identify foundations and grantmakers in the fields relevant to our mission
    • Work closely with the Center’s director, the program director, and the university development office to craft compelling letters of inquiry, grant and sponsorship proposal applications, and responses to requests for proposals
    • Help to coordinate the work of all relevant parties to ensure the completion of all forms in a professional and timely manner
    • Manages writing processes to successfully meet deadlines, submit accurate and useful information, and ensure compliance with funding requirements
    • Keep abreast of the university mission statements and goals
    • Keep track of the Center’s activities, achievements, news coverage, reviews, and evaluations
    • Paly a leading role in the Center’s fundraising drives


    Required Qualifications:

    • BA in history, education, or related fields are required. Minimum of 3-4-year experience in grant writing in areas related to the Center’s programs
    • Higher education experience is highly desired as is background in Holocaust and genocide studies
    • Significant grant-writing experience, preferably in the education, nonprofit sector. Must have excellent written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals. Must have impeccable editing skills
    • Must be a motivated self-starter who is flexible, courteous, and capable of working in a small but productive team

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Master's degree  

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    • Please apply online and attach resume and cover letter
    • Contract positions are temporary. All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. Contract positions are not eligible for H1B Visa sponsorship
    • Pre-Employment Background check will be conducted for all selected applicants

    EEO Statement:

    Salem State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.


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