Grant Writer

What do they do? Raise financial support from charitable institutions for forestry projects.

Description: As charitable organizations vie for the limited funds available from individuals, private philanthropic foundations, and corporate foundations, the role of the grant writer is becoming more critical to funding key projects. Discipline and the ability to work alone are key for the grant researcher and writer. Grant writers also must keep abreast of changing trends in the field and potential new sources of grants through additional reading and research. Organizational skills are paramount for the grant writer, who must organize thoughts into concise writing, keep track of grant application deadlines, and follow up on grants submitted.

Education: Experience plus on-the-job training.

Salary: A freelance grant writer can be paid a percentage of the funding requested.