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Grants Writer


Full time


The Resource Center for Independent Living is excited to announce a new flexible schedule option for employees!  Employees may be eligible to work either Monday-to-Friday 8am-4pm OR extended hours with every other Friday off.  Additionally, the successful candidate for the Grants Writer position may work a flexible schedule of 30-to-37.5 hours per week.

RCIL is looking for a Grants Writer to increase agency financial support by collaborating with agency personnel, community partners and funders.  The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Be responsible for the grant writing process from project development through final submission including maintenance of applicable files, work flow system, reporting requirements and grant timetables;
  • Support achievement of agency goals by successfully researching and identifying potential funding sources, public and private;
  • Develop partnerships with community agencies and cultivate relationships with potential funders;
  • Manage contracting process to include review of contract language, grant tracking and database maintenance; and
  • Coordinate remittance of periodic reporting requirements for various funding sources.


RCIL is a civil rights organization that offers individuals with disabilities a wide range of independent living and advocacy services through the numerous programs we manage. 

Who may be considered:

Successful candidates will have a minimum of (3) years of prior successful grant writing and program development experience; including coordinating development teams, researching funding sources, and interpreting requests for proposals.

A Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Education, Journalism, or a related field is required.  Candidates should have experience in Human Services and Community Based Organizations (CBO) collaboration building experience.

A knowledge of effective research and grant writing is required along with a knowledge of funding sources, effective project management and the use of computers.

Candidates must be able to effectively communicate orally and in writing.

Placement: Flexible 30-to-37.5-hour weekly schedule

Number of Vacancies: 1

Location: Utica, NY

How to Apply: 

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A hard copy of your resume and cover letter may also be forwarded to: RCIL, P.O. Box 210, Utica, NY 13503-0210, Attention: Recruitment.

It is the policy of RCIL to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need assistance or accommodations to fully participate in the interview process, please contact the HR Recruiter at 315-797-4642. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a person’s disability.

RCIL promotes a scent/chemical free environment. To support this effort, we ask that all applicants refrain from wearing scented products while in the office.

RCIL is an equal opportunity employer. All persons—including people with disabilities; elders; women; and people of racial and ethnic minority—are encouraged to apply.

It is RCIL’s policy and agency standard that all employees participate in advocacy for Civil Rights and Agency activities.  Apply today to make a difference!

This document was developed under grant CFDA 93.778 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. However, these contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.