Storytelling / Grant Writing Guru — We NEED You!

We are seeking a grant writer to help us move the Math4ALL project to the next level.
If you want to be instrumental in bringing Math4ALL to English learning students across the country, then we need you!
Are you passionate and knowledgeable about researching funding opportunities and then writing persuasive copy for grant applications? If YES!, you might be the force that helps us make significant progress in developing the next version of the software and making it available to teachers and children across the country.
Once funding is available, this volunteer position could become a paid position.
More about Math4ALL:
Math4ALL is currently accessible in 24 languages. When it is accessible in 95 languages, over 99% of English language learners in U.S. schools will be able to use it. Math4ALL represents a genre of educational software we call "massively multilingual." The goal is to help mainstream these students from their first day of school.
 
While the vast majority of educational software is in English with a small minority of titles in Spanish, 23% of English learners in our schools don't speak Spanish. In fact, it's common to have school districts with over 50 languages spoken. One district, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in Virginia, has 204 languages spoken with students from 184 countries. Nationwide, English learner students speak over 400 languages.
 
Research tells us that these students need educational software in their native languages to help them stay on pace with their English-speaking peers while they learn English. Math4ALL can help level the academic playing field for these students — America’s "least educated" student population — from their first day in a U.S. school.
 
Math4ALL is aligned with the Common Core, research-based, and foundational to STEM education. 
About the position:
Part of our plan is to find funders that focus on specific school districts that have a high number of languages spoken by their students.
 
You would be working directly with the CEO.
 
Your tasks
  • Familiarize yourself with our organization's program, goals and financial needs.
  • Work in close collaboration with the CEO to develop approved narrative content.
  • Develop a template to streamline the grant proposal process.
  • Identify potential grants and note application deadlines.
  • Send letters of inquiry, where appropriate.
  • Prepare the grant proposals and submit them.
  • Keep records to track proposals sent. 
  • Submit additional information if requested by a grant-making organization.
 
Qualifications
  • Superb writing skills.
  • Acute attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency with organizing information.
  • Ability to think critically about what information is needed to craft compelling cases for support.
  • Adaptability and flexibility in shifting gears to address time sensitive projects.
 
Personal Characteristics
  • Has enthusiasm and passion for our mission.
  • Thrives in a rapid response environment and enjoys working with a dynamic team.
  • Is independent and self-motivated.
  • Is committed to the values of equity, authentic communication and collaboration.
 
If you would like to help move the needle in helping this huge, national student population, please contact us. Thank you for considering this opportunity!
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