New Beginnings Family Academy Job Opportunity

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Grant Writer

Reports: NBFA’s Chief Development & Communications Officer


Summary: The Grant Writer must be committed to and advocate for NBFA’s mission to provide students a meaningful, high quality education through experience-based learning that helps develop essential social, emotional and critical-thinking skills.  


About New Beginnings Family Academy

Opened in September 2002 offering grades K-3, New Beginnings Family Academy (“NBFA”) now offers ten years of active and engaging learning experiences from Pre-K through 8th grade. NBFA is a tuition-free, public charter school, proudly distinguished by:

  • A progressive educational model that weaves trauma-sensitive, emotionally responsive practice into every classroom
  • Social emotional learning steeped in child development best practices
  • Consistent, competitive high-school placement at such schools as Kolbe Cathedral, Hopkins and Fairfield Prep

NBFA is located on an “urban campus” at 184 Garden Street, Bridgeport, CT (within a mile of the University of Bridgeport and the beach at Seaside Park). NBFA is an equal opportunity employer that values a diverse workplace. NBFA respects, values and celebrates the unique attributes of all its stakeholders: employees, students, families and members of its Board of Directors.

Mission-Driven Culture

NBFA employees thrive in a collaborative environment of thoughtful, self-reflective professionals on a mission to change the life outcomes of Bridgeport youth by helping to close the nefarious achievement gap. Our mission is to provide students a meaningful, high-quality education through experience-based learning that helps develop essential social, emotional and critical-thinking skills. This gives all children a foundation to achieve their full potential at every stage of life.

Employee Benefits

NBFA offers a full array of benefits, including:

  • Friendly work environment
  • Medical and dental plan (generous portion of employee premium paid by NBFA)
  • Life & AD&D, Long-Term & Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Eight paid national holidays plus the school closes during the last week of the year
  • 3 personal days each year
  • Vacation and sick leave

Principal Accountabilities:

Specific duties include:

  • Research and vet grant-making foundations and corporations to identify new prospective funding relationships
  • Prepare prospecting lists and strategize with CD&CO for approach
  • Write and assemble all aspects of grant request proposals
  • Develop project budgets and financial information for grant requests
  • Create timely and accurate grant progress reports and correspondence
  • Create timely and accurate financial reports
  • Sustain relationships with current donors
  • Administer check entry process
  • Write and/or collaborate on non-grant fundraising materials
  • Assist with all fundraising activities and events
  • Work with the CO&FO on the annual Audit and State Submissions as well as other areas that overlap with funding/revenue. 

Certification, Knowledge and Skills: The Grant Writer must:

  • Possess a Bachelor's degree
  • Demonstrate strong research and writing skills
  • Be a strategic thinker who is able to plan, organize, execute, motivate and multi-task
  • Have knowledge of standard fundraising concepts, best practices and procedures
  • Demonstrate strong research and writing skills


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4-year degree


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