Grant writer (US)


United States


  • Report directly to the CEO, establish annual fund development goals and fund development strategy.
  • Perform research to determine foundation, corporate, and government prospects for funding our programs.
  • Write and track grant and contract proposals and reports.
  • Assist in stewarding funder relationships, including writing thank you letters.
  • Contribute writing to the newsletter and other marketing materials.


  • Communication: Able to write compelling, grammatical prose that communicates the logic and impact of AHH organization programs and that relates it to funders objectives.
  • Analysis: Excellent analytical and research skills, including the ability to understand and interpret quantitative data about activities and outcomes and to prepare budgets for proposals.
  • Project management: Able to prioritize tasks and submission deadlines, identify tasks that are in the critical path, and plan and execute the submission of proposals to government agencies.
  • Technology: Proficient in Word and Excel, able to learn to use Salesforce to generate reports and to track opportunities, activities, deadlines and outcomes, and able to learn and use a variety of web-based grant submission platforms.
  • Nonprofit Savvy: Understands the nonprofit sector and the funding of nonprofits by institutional funders including foundations, corporations, and government agencies.

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