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Title/Position:            Grant Writer and Development Assistant

Reports to:                  VP of Development

Classification:             Full Time

Salary:                          Salary commensurate with experience


Position Description: 

The Grant Writer and Development Assistant will prepare proposals and grant applications, along with professional and administrative work in researching, identifying, vetting, developing, and responding to public and private grant opportunities in the areas of Special Needs (Autism, Mental Health, Social Services, Physical Disabilities), Equine Therapeutic Riding, Equine Facilitated Learning, and Natural Horsemanship. 

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Researches and identifies new corporate, foundations, and private funding prospects. 

  • Works with the VP of Development to identify and research current constituents for moves management. 

  • Generates proposals and supporting documents in response to solicitations. 

  • Generates timely submissions of well-researched, well-written, well-documented grant/fundraising proposals to secure client programs and services revenues. 

  • Maintains and implements a funding calendar of activities, including cultivation and stewardship activities. 

  • Writes reports to corporate, foundations, and other funders. 

  • Acts as liaison for VP of Development (if needed). 

  • Identifies funding opportunities and new program areas to match the client’s priorities and the future growth of Inspiration Ranch. 

  • May serve as a liaison to funding agencies or organizations. 

  • Engages with program officers at organizations to solicit invitations to submit proposals. 

  • Special projects as needed and other duties as assigned. 



  • Three years of experience in fundraising. 

  • Strong computer and database management skills. 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 

  • Highly organized with the ability to implement systems and follow-up processes. 

  • Outgoing and engaging personality. 

  • Strong presentation skills. 

  • Self-starter, objective-driven. 

  • College degree or equivalent experience. 


Reporting Relationships: 

The position reports to the VP of Development and Communication and has key relationships with Therapeutic Riding, the Property Manager, the Development Committee, and the CEO. 

Working Conditions and Requirements: 

  • Team player willing to work with staff and volunteers in a collaborative environment. 


How to Apply:  

Please send a cover letter and resume to

This job description is not designed to encompass all activities, duties, responsibilities, or skills required by the individual. Other duties than those listed herein may be assigned. 

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