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Grant Writer Overview

Grant writers are responsible for writing proposals that result in funding for corporations, non-profit groups and government agencies. Becoming a grant writer is about far more than just knowing how to write, although that is important; because of the depth of knowledge that this position requires, a grant writer must be very familiar with the company he or she works for and have a working knowledge of the proper places to look to find funding. This often leads to grant writers specializing in specific niches, such as educational grant writing or medical grant writing. Similar jobs include positions such as Business Writers.

Grant Writer Educational Requirements

A high school diploma is the minimum requirement for grant writing jobs, although many more require a Bachelor's Degree in English or a related field. Marketing and communications are also potential degrees that can prove useful for a prospective grant writer. A grant writer must be able to think critically and understand how to follow instructions as many grant proposals have specific formats that must be followed to the letter. Because there is so much competition, a grant proposal needs to be perfect when submitted, so a grant writer must also have an eye for detail and be able to edit their own work quickly and easily.

Grant Writer Job Market

Many organizations are in need of grant writers, and although an in-house position might be difficult to obtain, most businesses will hire freelance grant writers. A skilled writer is able to spread themselves across many different businesses to greatly increase their chances this way. There are currently an estimated 209,400 openings for grant writers with a projected growth of 7 percent by 2022.

Grant Writer Salary

The median salary for grant writers is around $33,500. More experienced grant writers can make upwards of $40,000, and freelance writers have more freedom in how much they charge. Some grant writers are paid on a retainer, meaning they receive an income simply to be ready at a moment's notice.

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Grant Writer Viterbo University invites applications for a full-time Grant Writer that will work with the campus community to encourage, facilitate, develop and submit multidisciplinary and multi-collaborative grant proposals to a wide range of funding agencies and organizations. To review qualifications and apply, visit
The Alliance for Children’s Rights--LA’s pre-eminent free legal services nonprofit organization--protects the rights of children living in poverty and foster care. We are seeking an experienced Grants Manager for our more than $2 million grant application and reporting effort. The Grants Manager will learn the many aspects of the Alliance in order to compose meaningful, moving letters of inquiry, ...
The Floating Hospital is seeking a persuasive and analytical grant writer to join our management team and build our portfolio of private and public grants. Founded in 1866, The Floating Hospital (TFH) is one of the last remaining charity hospitals in New York City. We provide exceptional and compassionate healthcare to 16,000 children, adolescents, adults and seniors every year through primary med...
*Please read this posting in its entirety for instructions on how to apply* Randstad is the one of the largest recruitment agencies in the world and we represent clients with great benefits, above average salaries, and wonderful work atmospheres in Washington DC. We work hard to find you the career of your choice. Our client, a youth center specializing in providing community services targeted t...
Job Vacancy Notice Job Title: Grants Manager & Writer (Research Programs Manager) Job ID: 11522 Location: LaGuardia Community College Full/Part Time:Full-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular GENERAL DUTIES Manages College research programs and provides support for related compliance activities. - Administers various aspects of research programs including submission reviews, compliance education...
Jewish Family & Career Services is a non-profit, non-sectarian, life-centered human service agency that manages many diverse programs. JF&CS is currently seeking to fill the Capital Campaign Grant Writer position now available in our Grants & Measurement Division. (THIS IS A 12 MONTH POSITION) PURPOSE:The Capital Campaign Grant Writer is responsible for identifying prospects and writing proposal...
Senior Grant Writer Job Label:Senior_Grant_Writer If you want an organization committed to the finest care for its patients and the growth and development of its team members, then The Children’s Clinic, “Serving Children and Their Families” (TCC) has a great employment opportunity for you. As TCC’s Senior Grant Writer you must have an interest in the organization's mission, excellent technical...
Foothill Family Service is dedicated to making a positive difference in clients’ lives. We strive for excellence and provide a positive, stimulating work environment for our diverse, enthusiastic and talented staff. Staff members are valued as individuals, are encouraged to grow and develop their skills and are supported by their supervisors and their peers. We support innovation and an entreprene...
The Mosholu Montefiore Community Center, located in the Bronx, NY, is seeking a full time Grant Writer. Must have 5 to 8 years solid experience in grant writing. Successful candidate will have a proven track record in government grant writing with DYCD, DFTA, Head Start, DOE and foundation proposals. Qualifications · Bachelor’s degree or higher required. · Excellent verbal and written communica...
Resource Associates, a nationwide grant writing firm, is seeking highly-qualified Federal and State freelance Grant Writers to work with School Districts, Universities, Tribes, NPO’s and Government entities. Must be able to create award-winning grant applications and provide guidance to applicants in the development of their program design, budget and partnerships. We have a high need for writers ...
GRANT WRITER Lighthouse Guild International is a leading non-profit helping people of all ages with vision loss to enjoy safe, independent and productive lives, through services, research education and advocacy. We currently have an opening for a Grant Writer in our Development Department. The successful candidate will work with the Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations to develop propo...
Job Description: Grant Writer BOOM!Health is on a mission to transform the health and socioeconomic dynamics of the Bronx and beyond and is seeking a dynamic, self-motivated professional to complement the development team. The qualified candidate is expected to work in a fast-paced, sophisticated environment as the agency’s grant writer on a myriad of private and public development/funding opport...
Rhode Island School of Design Providence, RI, 02940
This newly created role is responsible for researching and identifying grant opportunities, writing successful grant applications, complying with grantor reporting requirements, and developing and directing correspondence to a variety of funders and foundations. This is a unique opportunity to represent the museum, its mission, goals, programs and activities to foundation and governmental communit...
Verdugo Hills Health Services Los Angeles, CA, 90009
The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the “Trojan Family,” which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is. USC’s Dana and David Dorn...
University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA, 90009
The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the “Trojan Family,” which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is. USC’s Dana and David Dorn...
Applications are currently being considered for a 1 FULL-TIME ENERGY SPECIALIST This year-round position includes a compensation level adjusted to reflect the responsibilities and time commitment . QUALIFICATIONS Woodhaven-Brownstown School District recently authorized Cenergistic ® to hire a full-time Energy Specialist to lead the new energy conservation program. Cenergistic is seeking a person ...
We are looking for a project-based Grant Writer to assist in expanding funding opportunities for our schools. The Academies of Math & Science are a network of highly performing charter schools who have achieved some of the highest results in the state over the past 13 years. We want dynamic, self-motivated, and intelligent individuals for our innovative organization. We are driven by a single bol...
City University of New York New York, NY, 10007
GENERAL DUTIES Manages College's grant development programs and operations. - Manages grant development activities; writes grants, creates grant budgets and monitors compliance - Assists Director in implementation of grants; works closely and independently with grantors in resolving issues - Conducts prospect research; identifies, analyzes and cultivates potential funding sources - Guides fac...
Goodwill/Easter Seals Minnesota Saint Paul, MN, 55102
Roles and Responsibilities: The Corporate and Foundation Grant Writer is responsible for writing institutional (corporate and foundation) grants and coordinating all aspects of corporate and foundation grant proposals from preliminary planning to submission, as well as conducting research on prospective and existing funders, completing reports, and developing and managing relationships with prosp...
Dallas Museum of Art Dallas, TX, 75201
Grant Writer Reports to: Director of Institutional Giving Department: Development Classification: Exempt, Full-time Benefits: Full Museum Benefits Scope of Position The position reports to the Director of Institutional Giving and directly supports the Museum’s annual fundraising goals and initiatives. The primary role of the Grant Writer is to research, develop, write, and submit proposals, ...

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