Grant Writer

RAW is seeking a motivated writer and experienced fundraiser who works alongside fundraising professionals and program staff to meet the organization’s foundation, corporate, and government grants annual revenue targets. This is a full-time position. The Grant Writer #2 will work on a team of two writers under the guidance of the Director of Development to generate grant funding from private, community, and family foundations as well as corporate and government grant funders. On a given year, grants are responsible for 45-50% of our overall operating budget, which is approximately $2.2MM and growing. We are looking for someone with energy, enthusiasm, and commitment, who holds themselves to a high standard of craft and productivity.

primary Responsibilities:

Foundation, Corporate and Government Grant Funding:

  • Develop well-researched, tailored, and high-impact proposals reports, acknowledgment letters, and other grant-related deliverables through authentic, effective and compelling communication in a voice that reflects RAW’s mission, programs and goals.

  • Work closely with program staff to strategize around grant opportunities and determine proposal deliverables.

  • Work in collaboration with key staff to develop proposal components, e.g. budgets, attachments, supporting documents, etc.

  • Leverage existing systems and engage Director of Development, Executive Director, other senior staff, and youth to schedule and orchestrate meetings and site visits with funders and strategize the most impactful visit formats.

  • The Grant Writer regularly represents the organization at external meetings and builds new partnerships with funders and collaborators

  • With guidance from Director of Development, monitor all operations related to grant funding from foundations as well as corporate and government funders, including prospect research and developing strategies.

  • Also monitor the annual calendar of proposals, letters of inquiry and reports submitted to local, regional and national funders, including complex program and organizational budgets.


  • 3-5 years of demonstrated success in foundation, corporate, and government relations.

  • Familiarity with funding community in Greater Boston and beyond.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Internet skills and computer literacy in word processing, spreadsheets, and database management and gift processing (Results Plus)

  • Exceptional level of personal organization and attention to detail, with strong project and process planning skills (systems)

  • Proven ability to work under pressure and on a range of time-sensitive projects simultaneously

  • Occasional evening and weekend event support. Must have reliable transportation.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree preferred. A wide range of disciplines is acceptable.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

SALARY:  Commensurate with experience.

TO APPLY: Please submit cover letter, resume, and 2-3 grant proposal samples with the subject line “Grant Writer” to: 

Development Associate

RAW is seeking a motivated Development Associate to effectively and efficiently support RAW’s five-person development team. This is an excellent, entry-level opportunity for someone interested in fundraising and arts administration to work with us to raise more than $2.2MM annually! Reporting to the Director of Development, the candidate will work with both our institutional and individual giving teams, primarily supporting events and communications, as well as providing administrative support. The ideal candidate is a self-starter who can anticipate project needs, discern work priorities, and consistently meet deadlines. We are looking for someone with energy, enthusiasm, and commitment, who holds themselves to a high standard. This is a full-time role that includes evenings and weekends as needed.

primary Responsibilities:

Events and Visits

• Provide a high level of administrative and logistical support for major and other fundraising events, including an annual alumni art auction

• Coordinate and prepare a welcoming environment for site visits with funders and donors

• Create welcoming environments with aesthetic appeal for all events and visits


• Prepare personalized and accurate donor gift acknowledgment letters and pledge reminders

• Assist in production and delivery of direct mail appeals and communications

• Maintain organization of photo system

• Take photos as needed in support of “telling the RAW story”

• Create content and post regularly to social media channels

• Manage inventory of all electronic and hard copy marketing materials

• Track and manage funder/donor recognition system

Donor Database and Administration

• Maintain donor database with strong attention to detail

• Prepare and export segmented list for donor communications


• Strong attention to detail

• Excellent organizational skills

• Ability to manage multiple projects

• Exceptional interpersonal communication skills

• Ability to work and manage stress under deadlines

• Previous experience, including internships and volunteer, in non-profit and community facing organizations is a plus

• Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel

• Previous donor database experience (ResultsPlus) is highly desired

• Must have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record and reliable transportation or willingness to drive the company van

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience.

TO APPLY: Please submit cover letter, resume, with the subject line “Development Associate” to:

Raw Art Works is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks a diverse staff that is reflective of the community it serves.

Raw Art Works is a nationally recognized nonprofit based in Lynn, Massachusetts.  We currently offer 50 annual groups and programs joining art therapy, arts education and youth media/filmmaking with youth development. Founded and staffed by arts therapists, RAW’s mission is to ignite the desire to create and the confidence to succeed in underserved youth. Founded in 1988, RAW has operated community-based studios in Lynn since 1994. The organization has 22 staff members including alumni staff and serves over 1,300 children and teens each year.