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MPT Grant Writer

Recruitment #19-007585-0001

Introduction

Maryland Public Television, which is commonly known by its familiar name "MPT", is a public television network that comprises six television stations that broadcast throughout the entire state of Maryland as well as into the District of Columbia and parts of Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. MPT is the only statewide broadcaster in Maryland. MPT is a member of the Public Broadcasting Service.

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland Public Television

11767 Owings Mills Blvd

Owings Mills MD 21117

Main Purpose of Job

The Grant Writer is primarily responsible for developing and writing grant proposals and reports to foundations and other grant-making organizations. Working under the supervision of the Director of Foundation Grants, the Grant Writer identifies grant opportunities, manages proposal and reporting processes, establishes relationships with foundation contacts, and maintains a tracking system to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposals, and reports. The successful candidate will be detail oriented, highly organized, and will possess the ability to work well under pressure with competing priorities.

Note: The incumbent must be willing to work occasional nights and weekends to meet deadlines.

This is a Special Appointment position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.

POSITION DUTIES

  • Develop and submit letters of inquiry, grant proposals, and reports to foundations and other grant-making organizations, communicating MPT’s mission and programs to funders  
  • Conduct research on potential funding sources  
  • Establish and maintain tracking system to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposals, and reports  
  • Establish and maintain personal contact and relationships with foundation contacts and program officers  
  • Maintain supplemental materials required for proposals  
  • Other duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Bachelor’s Degree

Experience: At least two (2) years of experience in grant writing or a writing-related field with the ability to craft funding proposals and a high level of computer literacy with the Microsoft Office suite of programs and familiarity with research databases such as the Foundation Center.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Strong preference will be given to applicants that possess the following preferred qualification(s).  Include clear and specific information on your application regarding these qualifications.

  • Demonstrated success in nonprofit writing
  • Prior project management experience
  • Degree in journalism, communications, creative or technical writing
  • Prior PBS fundraising experience
  • A strong belief in the mission of MPT and the importance of public media
  • Persuasive writer with the ability to craft funding proposals in a clear and compelling manner
  • Excellent writing, analytical, and research skills are essential

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees in this classification will be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and sample grant proposal via email to jjones@mpt.org by the filing deadline.

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants must provide sufficient information on the application to show they meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning the qualifications, including any required documentation (diploma, transcript, certificate, etc.) must be submitted and received by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be considered.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience as presented on your application and as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to submit your application online, or encounter difficulty attaching required or optional documentation, you may submit via email to jjones@mpt.org by the closing date and time.

Please be sure to include your name, identification number (Easy ID#) and job announcement number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.

PLEASE DO NOT FAX OR EMAIL UNSOLICITED DOCUMENTATION

Paper applications, required documents, and any addendums may be mailed or faxed (410-581-4382) by the closing date and time to:

Maryland Public Television - HR

11767 Owings Mills Blvd.

Owings Mills, MD  21117

The MD State Application Form can be found online. Please read the job announcement in its entirety before applying for this position. Applicants must meet all minimum qualifications to be considered, and to appear on the list of candidates eligible for hire.

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

Maryland Public Television (MPT) is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of MPT that all persons have equal opportunity and access to employment opportunities, services, and facilities without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.