Position Title: Grant Writer
Position Status: Part-Time or Full-Time options available
Reports to: Executive Director
Direct Reports: None
Salary: $25/hour
Dates: January 1 – December 31, 2023

The CFI Grant Writer helps grow the grant writing activities for Canyonlands Field Institute. Funds raised will support CFI’s Annual Fund, as well as help underwrite our school and youth programs, scholarships, young adult internships and apprenticeships programs.

Primary Responsibilities

• Study and understand the history, structure, objectives, programs, and financial needs of the organization.
• Research grant opportunities from government and non-government agencies.
• Draft grant proposals and supporting documents based on the funding requirements of the organization.
• Submit proposals to grant coordinators for approval.
• Respond to internal and external queries on drafted and submitted proposals.
• Maintain positive relationships with fund providers and other stakeholders.
• Maintain records and submit reports related to grant opportunities.
• Meet organizational goals for the number of grants applied for and obtained.
• Assist other activities of the Development Department’s work as needed.
• Spend at least 20% of work time in the Moab office or on CFI programs.

Schedule: to be determined

Full-Time Benefits:
• Health, Vision and Dental Insurance 75%/25% split between CFI and employee
• 401K with 3% CFI match
• Vacation and sick time accrual and schedule of paid holidays per Personnel Policies.

Why work for CFI?
Canyonlands Field Institute provides quality outdoor education on the Colorado Plateau to inspire care of wild places and renew the human spirit. We believe in empowering students of all ages and backgrounds to deepen their connection to their surroundings. Through inclusive educational experiences, CFI seeks to build knowledge within practices of science, artistic expression, and Social and Emotional Learning. We are creating a team of educators with diverse life experiences who are committed to providing opportunities for all types of learners. By joining our educational community, you can help us promote the growth of caring leaders and empowered students who can affect positive change in our world.

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Development

About Canyonlands Field Institute

Canyonlands Field Institute (CFI) is a 501(c)( 3) nonprofit outdoor education organization and licensed outfitter located in the red rock country of Moab, Utah. CFI operates by permits in partnership with the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, States of Utah and Colorado, and the Navajo Nation.

We encourage people of all ages to experience wild nature directly -- with few of the trappings of modern life -- through hiking, camping, nature and day tours, and river running. Thousands of adults, families, students, and their teachers have participated in our outdoor education programs over the last 30 years while studying natural and cultural history, public lands management and current issues, writing, and Leave No Trace practices.

Application Instructions

To Apply: email Jory Macomber, [email protected], with Cover Letter, Resume, and 2 Professional References.