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Grant Writer. New York, NY or remote. Full-time.

IAVA is seeking a dedicated and highly skilled writer. The ideal candidate will have exceptional research, writing and communication skills, possess the ability to work both collaboratively and independently, and will be able to manage a multitude of projects on varying timelines. Qualified candidates will be self-motivated and able to identify potential grant opportunities, develop multi-year and short-term proposals, and report on findings and results. At the responsibility of the Development Manager the grant writer will play a critical role in IAVA’s success by diversifying revenue and ensuring sustainable funding sources from foundations and corporations.

About IAVA

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) is the nation’s first and largest organization dedicated to serving the 4 million veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. IAVA’s mission is to connect, unite and empower post-9/11 veterans and is the leading voice for our community.

Reporting Relationships:

The Grant Writer will report to the Executive Vice President, Organization Strategy & Engagement.


Manage each phase of the grant-writing and reporting process, including:

  • Work with the EVP, Organization Strategy & Engagement and other stakeholders to devise strategy and tactics for appeals and prospect cultivation
  • Collaborate with departments to align funding guidelines with current programs and future impact goals
  • Research foundations, government agencies, individuals, and corporations, and analyze them to identify short term and multi-year grant opportunities for IAVA
  • Write compelling grant proposals, reports, and correspondence on time and according to each funder’s preferences and guidelines
  • Assist with effective stewardship of grants including:
  • Managing inquiry, application, and reporting deadlines
  • Tracking grant contract compliance and manage final and interim reports
  • Develop and update boilerplate proposal text for general operating support
  • Complete other assignments as needed, such as annual fund solicitations, case for support statements, etc.
  • Actively scan media sources for pertinent information about foundation donors and prospects, update Salesforce records, and share information with manager and key stakeholders
  • Attend meetings with foundation/corporate funders to discuss program/project goals; prepare presentation materials as needed
  • Qualifications:

  • Clarity on IAVA’s mission, programs, and impact in the veteran community
  • Strong understanding and awareness of events within the military community
  • Superior research, writing and communication skills with extreme attention to detail
  • Analytical perspective with outstanding organizational skills
  • Demonstrated experience conducting successful research to identify new fundraising prospects and opportunities
  • Start Date: Immediate

    Application deadline: Rolling

    Salary: Competitive, commensurate with experience

    Benefits: IAVA provides comprehensive health and dental coverage, access to vision benefits and a 403(b) retirement plan, in addition to four weeks paid vacation per year.

    To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to, with “Grant Writer” in the subject line. Include a cover letter that concisely explains how your experience in fundraising could be applied to IAVA. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. No phone calls, please.



    IAVA is looking for highly motivated Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, veteran family members, and civilian supporters to fill openings in our New York City and Washington, DC offices, or remotely. 

    Basic Information

    Military Experience

    Please note: You are permitted to black out personal information such as your social security number, but we must be able to see your full name and information that proves you served in Iraq or Afghanistan.

    Personal Information

    Applicant’s Certification and Agreement:
    I hereby certify that the facts set forth in the above employment application are true and complete to the best of my knowledge, and I authorize IAVA to verify the accuracy of past employment and education as well as to obtain reference information on my work performance. I hereby release IAVA from any/all liability of whatever kind and nature which, at any time, could result from obtaining and having an employment decision based on such information.
    I understand that providing false information on any form related to the hiring process may be grounds for an offer of employment being revoked, or for termination of employment at any point in the future.
    I understand that should an offer of employment be extended to me and accepted that I will fully adhere to the policies, rules and regulations of employment of IAVA.
    Further, I understand that neither the policies, rules, regulations of employment nor anything said during the interview process shall be deemed to constitute the terms of an implied employment contract. I also understand that any employment offered is for an indefinite duration and at will, and that either I or IAVA may terminate my employment at any time with or without notice or cause.

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