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Grants Consultant

Goddard House
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September 27th, 2020
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Building on a History of Success: Goddard House Seeks Grants Consultant for Next Chapter


Goddard House a nonprofit located in Brookline, MA is seeking a part-time grants consultant to support our grants activity. The role of the consultant will include writing letters of inquiry (LOI), proposals and reports; tracking and reporting on grants; and administering grant financial reporting and correspondence for the Community Partnerships Office.   

Goddard House programs are funded through a combination of grants, partnerships, and operational support. Grants also support staff training. Our program and training grants are mostly in the range of $5-$15,000, totaling up to around $100,000 annually. Potential exists for larger grants in 2021 and beyond.  

The grants are managed by the Community Partnerships Office at Goddard House.

Mission and Values:

Our mission: Goddard House embraces the aging experience for seniors living in the Boston area by operating a high-quality assisted living community and by creating innovative programs which support our need for purpose, engagement, autonomy, and choice as we age.

We are guided by these values:  Compassion, Respect, Collaboration, Responsiveness, Excellence, Innovation and Transparency.

History and Background:

Founded in 1849, Goddard House is the oldest elder care organization in Massachusetts. A nonprofit organization, Goddard House has two primary strategic directions:

The continued high-quality operation of Goddard House Assisted Living and Memory Support, a senior living community with a long history of providing enriching experiences which support purpose, engagement, autonomy, and choice for our assisted living residents and the community at large.  Our innovative programs for older adults and persons living with dementia include music therapy, dance movement therapy, farming, fitness, and mindfulness meditation. 

The expansion of Goddard House Community Initiatives, which creates innovative programs and partnerships in the Greater Boston community that further fulfill our mission.  For example, a few years ago we launched a joint program with FriendshipWorks in Jamaica Plain which brings participatory arts programs to low-income housing sites.  We have also just launched a new cross-sector arts-related partnership.  With the hiring of a CEO in 2019, we are now expanding the scope and reach of such programs.

Overview of the Work: 

We are seeking a part-time grants consultant to:

  • Understand the organization’s strategic plan and maintain a strong sense of direction about the organization
  • Communicate with foundations and Goddard House management and program staff
  • Research and maintain a database of funding opportunities for cultivation
  • Identify new funding opportunities and create profiles of prospective sources
  • Be responsible for all aspects of LOI and grant proposal writing including information gathering, proposal writing, seeking feedback and reviews, preparing and submitting LOIs/proposals and supporting documents, and meeting submission deadlines
  • Manage existing and future grants including producing reports
  • Provide quality results by using templates when appropriate; following proposal-writing standards including readability, consistency, and tone; maintaining support databases
  • Administer grant tracking and reporting and correspondence for Community Partnerships Office

The consultant should spend some time on-site (or virtually depending on social distancing guidelines) to get to know staff, program consultants and programs but is expected to work remotely.  Hours can be flexible as long as work is completed on time and accurately. 

The expected time commitment is approximately 10-15 hours monthly.  This contract position is anticipated to last between six and 12 months, with the potential for renewal.


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Organized with attention to detail
  • Strong proficiency in MS Office suite and Google Drive
  • Excellent time management skills; ability to complete work with minimal supervision, with the judgment to know when to ask for help
  • Experience in aging services preferred but not required

Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Proven track record of successful grants
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in grant writing and prospect research

To Apply:

Interested consultants should send a short letter / email outlining your interest in the work, relevant experience and skills, and availability along with your proposed billing rate and structure, to:  Candace Cramer, CEO, at Goddard House ccramer@goddardhouse.org

133 Federal Street, Suite 802 | Boston, MA 02110
Phone: 617.426.2606
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