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Grant Writer job description

A Grant Writer is a professional who is responsible for searching and securing available funding opportunities for an organization by writing grant proposals. 

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Grant Writer responsibilities include:

  • Developing relationships and collaborating with key stakeholders
  • Displaying adherence to the organization’s mission
  • Maintaining proficient knowledge of the organization’s history and programs

Job brief

We are looking for a Grant Writer to join our team and lead our efforts in securing funding to help our organization operate throughout the year. 

A Grant Writer’s responsibilities include researching grant opportunities, writing compelling grant proposals to acquire funding, and working with our leadership team to ensure we have enough capital each year.

Ultimately, you will work with our leadership team to understand our financial needs and ensure we attain funding.


  • Assist with the execution of the development department’s strategy
  • Identify grant funding opportunities
  • Write, submit and manage grant proposals
  • Furnish prospective funders with supporting documents
  • Collaborate with Executive Director and Director of Development to send benefactors newsletters and to promote on-site tours
  • Collaborate with Director of Development to compile an annual report

Requirements and skills

  • Proven work experience as a Grant Writer or similar role
  • Proficient with measuring and reaching income goals
  • Great with MS Office Word and Excel
  • Excellent knowledge of fundraising information sources
  • Exceptional organizational and writing skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in creative writing or related field

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