Grant Writer – Part-time, Grade 7

Reports to:               Community Engagement Coordinator

FLSA Status:               Non-Exempt

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Community Engagement Coordinator, the grant writer works collaboratively with program managers, program directors and development staff to identify agency needs and funding opportunities, coordinate the collection of information for grant and other funding applications and write grant applications.  The Grant Writer consistently scans the external market for potential new funding sources.

 Essential Functions:

  • Grant Research – conduct research to identify potential funders for specific agency programs, projects, and operations
  • Proposal Development – manage the development of proposals to federal, state, and local government sources; foundations; and corporations. Process can include identifying proposal teams; coordinating planning sessions with program managers and staff; securing necessary documentation; writing, packaging, and submitting proposals; and performing follow-up after grant award decisions
  • Grant Reporting – report to funders for grants that are awarded on a one-time basis
  • Information Management and Sharing – develop and maintain systems to track the status of grant-related information, such as the status of proposals and grant reports. Regularly provide information on grant activities to the Community Engagement Coordinator.
  • Information Management and Sharing – offer opportunities, as needed, for ARISE staff to learn about the proposal process.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the Community Engagement Coordinator


  • Knowledge of Independent Living philosophy; demonstrated ability to articulate the rights and interests of persons having disabilities
  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications, Public Administration, or related field required, or equivalent combination of education and experience; Master’s degree preferred
  • Excellent writing and analytic skills
  • Other key qualifications include ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, ability to meet deadlines, highly organized with an attention to detail, strong oral communication skills, ability to take initiative and work independently, flexibility to assume a workload that frequently necessitates an adjustment of priorities, and proficiency in word processing and spreadsheet programs.
  • At least one year of experience writing successful proposals and a background in non-profit sector preferred. Submission of a demonstrated writing sample required, preferably a successful proposal.