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.
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City of Homestead, FL Homestead, FL, 33030
Work involves oversight of multiple park facilities, community center, supervising and directing functions including staff both full and part time and the planning and operating of recreation programs, facilities and/or geographical areas; Other duties include but are not limited to: development of recreation programs, budget recommendations to Assistant Director, coordinate with Parks Supervisor ...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Director of Fundraising- Major Youth Development Program Boston, MA Full-Time Up to $90,000 Apply Apply Director of Fundraising- Major Youth Development Program Boston, MA Full-Time Up to $90,000 Apply Job Details If you are a Director of Institutional Advancement with experience, please read on...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Director of Fundraising- Major Youth Development Program Boston, MA Full-Time Up to $90,000 Apply Apply Director of Fundraising- Major Youth Development Program Boston, MA Full-Time Up to $90,000 Apply Job Details If you are a Director of Institutional Advancement with experience, please read on...
Robert Half Dallas, TX
Description A corporate client in the Dallas area has an immediate need for a Grant Writer to assist with drafting grants for foundations and endowments for its non-profit organization. Qualified candidate will have 3 to 5 years of experience as well as strong ties to the Dallas community. Please send resumes to: ***** Salary $35.00 to $40.00 per hour...
Peoples Health Centers Family of Companies Saint Louis, MO, 63150
Title : Grant Coordinator Description and Responsibilities : Coordinates the pre-award planning, organization, preparation and post award administration of various grants assigned to one or more clinical departments of the health center; as well as partner agencies. Interacts with clinical, administrative staff, and executive management to ensure that all grants are in compliance with regulatory,...
Wildlife Conservation Society Bronx, NY, 10451
WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY Position Description Position Title: Assistant Director of Education/Curator Bronx Zoo Education Position #: 4616 Reports To: Director of Education Directly Coordinates And Supervises: Program Coordinator, Volunteer/Docent Coordinator, Distance Learning Coordinator, Instructors, Bronx Zoo Administrator Position Objective: Under the broad direction of the Directo...

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Proposal Writer

Salaries

$31,200.00 - $100,000.00
Typical Salary for Proposal Writer
(196 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

Education / Training

Bachelor's
51.3%
Master's
29.1%
Some College Coursework Completed
12%
Associates
4.3%
(117 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

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