Grant Writer and Writer/Editor

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience
Jul 30, 2022
Sep 27, 2022
Full Time
Grant Writer and Writer/EditorThe George Mason University, Office of the Provost, invites applications for the Grant Writer and Writer/Editor position. 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.About the Position:The Grant Writer and Writer/Editor 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. The Grant Writer and Writer/Editor is a full-time staff position with full benefits.Responsibilities:The Grant Writer and Writer/Editor has responsibilities in the following areas:Facilitate and coordinate the creation and submission of proposals, and maintain a proposal repository:Assist with proposal development, interpreting grant solicitation requirements, and developing proposal writing plans and timelines; coordinate and oversee grant proposals, ensure all proposal development tasks are completed in accordance with internal and external deadlines;Coordinate timely submission of qualified proposals, including supporting documentation. Serve as grant liaison during pre-and post-award periods;Provide guidance and support to project coordinators and others regarding grant guidelines and procedures governing state, federal, and private grant proposal submissions and reviewer expectations;Ensure successful integration of all grant components and compliance with all funding solicitation and sponsor requirements; cross-walk proposal content with solicitation requirements; collaborate with fiscal and administrative staff, and staff in the Office of Research;Participate in meetings or discovery activities to inform assignments; keep informed regarding relevant topics and initiatives, particularly topics related to grant writing and sponsor expectations/guidelines;Identify elements of proposals that may need to be included in proposal budgets, and identify appropriate administrative staff to assist with technical budget development;Build a repository of proposals and proposal section exemplars as an outcome of past proposal work; andCoordinate with Foundation and Corporate Relations team to ensure alignment between Development Office;Grant Writing:Write, edit, revise, and submit grants;Create and implement processes and procedures related to grants management and proposal development; maintain process to monitor grant compliance and prepare periodic status reports;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; andProofread/edit written copy prior to submission, ensuring readability, typographical/grammatical correctness, appropriate formatting, and completeness.Writing / Editing:Write 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 demonstrated 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;Facility in narrative construction and storytelling;Follow Mason's editorial style guide and standards to ensure brand compliance; andResearch, coordinate, and write strategic content to increase visibility for the Office of the Provost's initiatives and priorities.Required Qualifications:Master'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;Experience in developing and writing persuasive grant proposals;Experience in managing, organizing and prioritizing multiple concurrent projects effectively to meet internal and external deadlines; excellent research and time management skills;Excellent oral and written communications skills, demonstrated organizational skills, project management skills, and demonstrated attention to detail;Ability to write and edit (including both content and copy editing) email and web-based communications for diverse audiences;Capacity to work both independently and collaboratively; andExperience with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, and Power Point).Preferred Qualifications:Experience in higher education; understanding of University sponsored programs and grant procedures;Experience managing a growing grants schedule;Knowledge of federal funding / grant opportunities, various funding agency or Foundation requirements, and proposal submission procedures; andAbility to effectively coordinate and communicate with diverse faculty, staff, and administrators across multiple disciplines and administrative offices.Additional Materials:Writing samples (2-4), preferably from a variety of audiences, genres, and media, including at least one grant submission.

For full consideration, applicants must apply to position number FA27Ez at; complete and submit the online application; upload a cover letter, resume, a list of three professional references with contact information and writing samples (2-4), preferably from a variety of audiences, genres, and media, including a least one grant submission.

"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."

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