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Grant Writer

JOB TITLE:                Grant Writer

DEPARTMENT:        Grants

REPORT TO:             Grant and Community Programs Director

DATE REVISED:      August 4, 2020

CLASSIFICATION:  Salary, Full-Time Benefit Eligible


This position is responsible for preparing and writing grants to foundations, corporations, and governmental agencies on behalf of the ANHC.



  1. Write grant proposals or letters of intent to foundations, corporations, and government agencies on behalf of ANHC. 
  2. Determine the measurable goals and objectives of the project, substantiating the need for the program in the community and the culture. 
  3. Through collaboration, determine the precise procedure that the organization intends to use to carry out the program objectives. 
  4. Write letters of intent, adapting each proposal to the unique specifications of the fund originator as described through their guidelines. 

Compliance and Coordination:

  1. Interpret guidelines and instructions for grant preparation issued by potential funders. 
  2. Promote collaborating relationships with individuals and organizations. 
  3. Assist other staff members and various departments with various information requests regarding funding, collaboration, partnerships, and other opportunities.


  1. Minimum two years grant writing experience
  2. Bachelor’s degree along with continuing education and experience in related field.
  1. Ability to perform complex tasks and to prioritize multiple projects
  2. Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  3. Advanced computer skills (Microsoft Office, Outlook, Internet-based research)
  4. Strong writing, editing, and proofreading capability
  5. Experience with software relating to fundraising and grant tracking
  6. Commitment to Alaska Native Heritage Center mission and vision
  7. Database management
  8. Familiarity with Alaska Native Cultures


  1. Knowledge of federal, state, municipal, and private funding sources and mechanisms
  2. Knowledge to utilize standard Microsoft Office Suite applications and conduct Internet-based research


  1. Advanced organizing and coordinating skills
  2. Information research skills
  3. Records maintenance skills


  1. Ability to prepare reports and proposals
  2. Ability to develop budgets and spreadsheets for budget preparation and analysis
  3. Ability to analyze budgetary line items for compliance with budget guidelines
  4. Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments


  1. Additional duties as assigned based on needs of the business.



  1. Indoors: Primarily in an environmentally controlled office;

Noise level:

  1. Quiet to moderate.

Physical requirements:

  1. Employee is required to lift and/or move up to 10 lbs.
  2. Frequently required to sit, stand, walk, use hands/fingers to handle or feel, climb, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk/hear, see, taste/smell, and carry weight/lift.