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Grants Writer

Barter Theatre is seeking a Grants Writer to join our Advancement team. In this role, you will use your writing and research skills to identify and apply for funding opportunities, develop relationships with potential funders, and manage grant implementation and reporting. The ideal candidate will be motivated, professional, and organized, with a knack for research. We are looking for someone who believes in Barter Theatre’s mission and will demonstrate exceptional drive to further our existing fundraising efforts and help strategize and deliver new ones.

Role and Responsibilities
● Manage multiple grant projects and multiple deadlines throughout the year.
● Research grant opportunities that align with Barter Theatre’s mission and overall strategic planning.
● Write and manage grant proposals and final reports, and fulfill all grant reporting requirements.
● Enter and monitor grant tracking data.
● Coordinate requirements with contributors and contribute proposal status information to review
● Gather proposal information by identifying sources of information, coordinating submissions and
collections, and identifying and communicating risks associated with proposals.
● Write, revise, and edit drafts including executive summaries, conclusions, and organization credentials.
● Maintain quality results by using templates; following proposal-writing standards including readability,
consistency, and tone; maintaining proposal support databases.
● Obtain approvals by reviewing proposals with key providers and project managers.
● Improve proposal-writing results by evaluating and re-designing processes, approach, coordination, and
● Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, and maintaining personal networks..
● Other duties as assigned.

Required Education/Experience
● Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in experience.
● At least one year of grant writing or proposal writing experience.
● Outstanding technical and eloquent grant writing skills (examples required).
● Exceptional skills in research, reasoning, and written and oral communications.
● Superior organizational skills and attention to detail.
● Proficiency in Microsoft Office and/or G Suite.

Please direct inquiries to Jackie Blevins, Director of Advancement & External Affairs Barter Theatre, PO Box 867 Abingdon, VA 24212 or

Barter has instituted a mandatory COVID vaccination program for all employees; the successful candidate must provide proof of an FDA-approved vaccine prior to beginning work and must agree to adhere to all Barter safety Protocols.
Barter Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer who celebrates diversity and does not discriminate based on race,religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law. Barter Theatre is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.
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