Grants Writer

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Department: Development
Reports to: Foundation & Government Relations Manager

Miami City Ballet is seeking a Grants Writer to join its Development Department. This position requires excellent writing, communication and organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a deadline-oriented environment (a background in ballet or the arts is preferred). Grants Writer will work closely with the Foundation & Government Relations Manager and other Development staff to produce grant and corporate proposals/applications, reports to funders, and prospect research.


  • Prepare foundation, government, and corporate proposals to a large portfolio of funders and prospects.
  • Work with the Foundation & Government Relations Manager to prepare all grant-related documents, including: proposals, letters of inquiry, grant applications and reports.
  • Coordinate grant budgets in collaboration with the Finance department.
  • Provide support in conducting institutional research.
  • Conduct institutional research, identify new funders and manage relationships.
  • Coordinate necessary follow up with institutional donors, including progress and year-end reports.
  • Coordinate and accurately maintain the institutional and donor pages in performance program books and on the MCB website.
  • Ensure that donor benefits and grantee agreements are appropriately fulfilled.
  • Fulfill additional grants-related writing projects: special correspondence with grantors, thank you letters, holiday cards, individual donor proposals, and other development-related correspondence.
  • Remain current on research tools and be informed of new developments in the field.


  • Bachelor’s degree: Journalism, English or related degree preferred.
  • Two years of grants experience in the nonprofit sector preferred (ballet/arts background preferred).
  • Must work well under pressure and write to deadlines.
  • Exceptional organizational and planning skills, including the ability to juggle a variety of efforts concurrently.
  • Knowledge of AP style a plus.
  • Familiarity with MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), donor databases and prospect research tools.

This is a full-time position at the Miami City Ballet offices in Miami Beach, FL, and requires the ability to work occasional special events, with travel in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties. Please email a resume, cover letter and two writing samples to

Miami City Ballet is an equal opportunity employer. No phone calls please.

Miami City Ballet
Closing Date: 
August 31, 2017