Grant Writer and Writer/Editor

7 days left

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience
May 12, 2022
Oct 02, 2022
Full Time
Grant Writer and Writer/Editor, Office of the ProvostThe George Mason University, Office of the Provost, invites applications for the Grant Writer and Writer/Editor position. This position will report to the Associate Director of Strategic Engagement and Communications, and is responsible for writing and facilitating the development of grant proposals. In addition, this position will be responsible for supporting other writing and editing initiatives, including general communications, web content generation/editing, language for brochures, video scripts, executive talking points and more.George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.Responsibilities:The Grant Writer and Writer/Editor has responsibilities in the following areas:Grant Writing:Write, edit, revise, proofread, and submit grants;Assist with specific proposal development, including interpreting grant requirements, and developing proposal writing plans and timelines;Work collaboratively with stakeholders to solicit input into content, organization, wording, and tone of the full document;Assist with formatting and editing of figures and other graphical proposal elements.Writing/EditingWrite strategic content for a variety of purposes, audiences, and platforms including, but not limited to, web site copy, executive reports, talking points, video and audio scripts, and ad hoc writing requests;Apply strong copy editing skills and ability to edit/proofread own copy and the copy of others, as well as take edits from leadership and other stakeholders;Follow Mason's editorial style guide and standards to ensure brand compliance.Required Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in English, Communications, or other relevant writing-focused field, or equivalent education and experience;Experience in reading, comprehending, interpreting, and adhering to grant proposal guidelines;Ability to write and edit email and web-based communications for diverse audiences;Demonstrated research, time management, organizational and project management skills; strong attention to detail;Demonstrated oral and written communications skills;Experience with Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point).Preferred Qualifications:Experience in managing, organizing and prioritizing multiple concurrent projects effectively to meet internal and external deadlines;Experience in higher education; understanding of university sponsored programs and grant procedures;Knowledge of federal funding / grant opportunities, various funding agency or Foundations requirements, and proposal submission procedures;Ability to effectively coordinate and communicate with diverse faculty, staff, and administrators across multiple disciplines and administrative offices.Additional Materials:Two - four writing samples, one preferably from a grant application you authored.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number WG468z at; complete the online application and attach a 1) cover letter, 2) resume, 3) writing samples (2-4), one preferably from a grant application you authored, and 4) list of three professional references with contact information.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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