Episcopal Service Corps is growing! To ensure that our ministry continues to flourish we are applying to AmeriCorps for a national grant. Do you know an experienced grant writer that is interested in working on this project with us? Details about the project are in the Request for Proposal below.
Scope of Service
The selected consultant will:
-Read and understand AmeriCorps’ 2016 Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFO) found here
-Write the ESC application informed by the 2016 NOFO application instructions
-Collaborate with the ESC AmeriCorps committee and executive director during writing and revision process to request information and incorporate edits
-Track deadlines and submit grant application by deadline of Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Background and Experience
The successful consultant will demonstrate experience in and understanding of the AmeriCorps grant application process. The selected consultant will work in collaboration with the ESC AmeriCorps committee as well as the executive director.
We seek an individual with excellent written communication and organizational skills, a demonstrated record of success with grant writing, and a demonstrated ability to work successfully in a collaborative not-for-profit environment.
We are a church organization with a modest budget and a desire to manage our resources wisely. We will evaluate the budget of submitted proposals with an eye to how the investment will help us achieve our mission and reach our goals. Our estimated budget of $2,000 includes reading the NOFO, collecting necessary information for the application, writing the application, and working with the committee to finalize the application before submitting.
About Episcopal Service Corps
Episcopal Service Corps (ESC) is a flexible grassroots network of member programs that deepen the spiritual journey of young adults (primarily Christian) through an experience of transformation, bring hope to host communities, and bear witness to their congregations’ and dioceses’ commitment to stand on the side of the poor. We partner with scores of community organizations across the country, with ecumenical internship programs, and with the Episcopal Church’s Office of Young Adult and Campus Ministries.
The mission of Episcopal Service Corps is to develop and support a national network of intentional communities in the Episcopal Church. Our communities are marked by young adults:
-Serving others in solidarity, promoting justice in community
-Deepening spiritual awareness and vocational discernment
-Living simply in intentional Christian community
Submission and Timeline
Responses to this request for proposals must be submitted by Friday, October 16 and must include a timeline for completing the project, a summary of relevant experience and knowledge, and three professional references.
Interviews will be scheduled for late October, the finalist will be notified by the end of the month. Work begins in November in coordination with ESC AmeriCorps committee and staff.
Submit responses to Amity Carrubba, ESC executive director, at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, October 16. Inquiries in advance of the deadline should be directed to Amity Carrubba at 312-751-4208 or email@example.com.