Grant Writer


Remote/ Office location at 7199 Cockrill Bend Boulevard

Position Description / Responsibilities

The Grant Writer will help PENCIL meet its fundraising objectives by researching, writing, and submitting all grant proposals and grant reports.

Under the supervision of the Vice President of Development & Marketing, the Grant Writer will write and submit proposals and post-activity reports, and prospect potential corporate and foundation grant funders quarterly. The content of grant proposals and reports should be compelling, specific in their description of program activities and outcomes, and accurate. The Grant Writer records all relevant information in a timely and complete manner in PENCIL’s donor database (Salesforce) to assure a complete record of each funder.

The Grant Writer will be a strong, self-directed researcher who can write convincingly about trends in education and youth workforce development, providing a background for PENCIL’s work in a variety of contexts. We expect the Writer to stay connected to program changes and routinely suggest fresh updates to standard proposal language to best reflect PENCIL’s programs and achievements. This includes collaborating with the Program team to ensure stats and program descriptions are up to date.

Collaborating with the Development and Marketing team, the Grant Writer will maintain a calendar of deadlines related to all elements of grants management. This person will also catalog and communicate any media guidelines that funders have to the VP of Development to ensure PENCIL is complying with funders’ expectations.

Grant Writing and Reporting (90%)

Other (10%)

Position Requirements

Application Instructions

Please send a cover letter, resume, two professional references, and two writing samples (no more than 6 pages total) to Successful final candidates will be asked to complete a writing and editing assignment as part of the screening process.

Please apply by September 4th

Please, no phone calls. Thank you for your interest in PENCIL!

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