Grant Writer Jobs
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.
CITY OF MCFARLAND GRANT WRITER/ADMINISTRATOR The City of McFarland is looking for an experienced Grant Writer/Grant Administrator to join its professional staff. This position requires a self-motivated individual that has experienced in writing and administrating grants. Individual should have a 4 year degree in Public Administration or Business. Degree can be substituted for confirmed years of ...
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...
Company Confidential Fort Bragg, NC, 28307
"Email Current Resume and One Federal Grant-Writing Sample" Job Title: Grant-Writer Location/Hours: Fort Bragg, NC (9am - 5pm Mon thru Fri) Pay: $25 per hour/$1,000 per week Fringe Benefits: No Benefits Provided Purpose of the Position: The purpose of this position is to research grant programs, write grant proposal applications, coordinate, and lead the activities of a grant-writing applicat...
Family Counseling and Childrens Services, located in Lenawee County, is looking for a Grant Writer. Responsibilities include identifying and developing funding sources to support existing and planned program activities. Coordinating the development, writing, and submission of grant proposals to third party entities. Collecting, analyzing, and reporting data on the performance of program activity...
Brescia University has an opening for a full-time Grant Writer. Primary responsibilities include the full range of activities required to research prospects for corporate and foundation grants, along with prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources. The Grant Writer works closely with the University Business Office to report to corporate/foundation funders on cu...
Grant Writer The Floating Hospital, New York City’s most storied health charity, is seeking a persuasive and analytical grant writer to join our management team. The individual selected will help identify, define and develop funding sources to support existing and planned program activities; coordinate the development, writing and submission of grant proposals; and follow up with grant-making or...
Grant Writer Job Summary: The position is accountable to draft efficient and effective grant applications in close collaboration with program directors and executives to secure and maintain necessary revenue streams to support new tribal initiatives and ongoing programs Primary Tasks: 1. Proactively stays well-informed of tribal initiatives and priorities and conducts relevant research on avai...
One River Grants has a position available for a full-time grants writer in our Troy, NY office. One River Grants relies on a team of grants writers with complementary skills and knowledge who work with clients (often hospitals, health centers, and community-based organizations) to complete and submit funding applications. These applications range in complexity. Often, they are requests for fundin...
Grant Writer - MaineHealth Facility: - MaineHealth - Corporate Location: - Portland, ME Department: - MH Corp Por Sys & Dev Schedule: - 40 hours/week Shift: - Day Shift Hours: - Job Details: - Summary of Position Description This is a professional position that engages in an array of responsibilities related to grantwriting for the MaineHealth system, including the identification of strat...
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 ...
Description It’s fun to work in a company where people truly believe in what they’re doing. In the SRPMIC Finance Department, we’re committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business of serving the members of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. We are seeking team members who share our core values: Humility, Excellence, Respect, Ownership, Integrity, Communication. If the...
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...
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...
Senior Grant Writer Job Label:TCC_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 techn...
The University of North Carolina Greenville, NC, 27833
The Process Series: New Works in Development is searching for a grant writer. The grant writer will be responsible for developing and writing grant proposals and will also manage fundraising activities. The successful candidate will research all appropriate grants and fundraising opportunities. The grant writer will find creative ways to communicate The Process Series’ mission and its history to p...
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA, 19107
The Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness (CPCE) Grant Writer will perform grant writing and management functions that will maximize essential support from external sponsors for the center’s research, training and programmatic initiatives. The CPCE Grant Writer will provide expertise and support to approximately 10-12 interdisciplinary CPCE faculty members. The Grant Writer will serve as the...
Planned Parenthood West, OR
Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette (PPCW) is seeking an experienced Grant Writer to join our Development team. The Grant Writer will manage all aspects of PPCW’s grant writing efforts and participate in other fundraising activities as needed. Responsible for writing proposals for both unrestricted operating revenue and restricted projects (such as electronic health records, sexual health educa...
Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community Scottsdale, AZ, 85250
Definition Benefits Supplemental Questions **Special Note: If you previously applied for this position you do not need to resubmit your application. ** It’s fun to work in a company where people truly believe in what they’re doing. In the SRPMIC Finance Department, we’re committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business of serving the members of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa India...
St Vincent's Health System Richland, WA, 99354
Title: Grant Writer Planned Giv Assoc City, State: Pasco,WA Location: Lourdes Foundation Department: Foundation Additional Job Details: PT Days, 20 Hours Weekly Marketing Statement Lourdes Health Network is a Catholic health care institution, founded in 1916 by the Sisters of St. Joseph. Our Mission is an extension of the healing ministry of Jesus. We are called to serve our community, our p...
Wayne RESA Wayne, MI, 48184
Starr Detroit Academy is currently seeking experienced teachers in grades Fourth through Sixth grade. Teaching positions are departmentalized with available positions in Math, Science and English/Social Studies. Ideal candidates will have at least 2 years of teaching experience in a non-selective, urban public school. Experienced teachers with proven results are strongly encouraged to apply. Core...
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Typical Salary for Proposal Writer
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Some College Coursework Completed
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Prepares proposals by determining concept; gathering and formatting information; writing drafts; obtaining approvals.
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Determines proposal concept by identifying and clarifying opportunities and needs; studying requests for proposal (RFPs); attending strategy meetings.
Gathers proposal information by identifying sources of information; coordinating submissions and collections; identifying and communicating risks associated with proposals.
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