Grant Writer & Manager

Posted by
Team Wilderness
Hudson County, NJ

Team Wilderness

Published 14 days ago

March 15, 2021
March 3, 2021
Pay from $25/hr

Position Summary: The Grant Writer and Manager is a crucial part of the Team Wilderness Development team.  This person will be able to successfully  prospect research, draft, finalize and execute all grant proposals to help raise dollars to meet the organization's fundraising goals. 

Organization Background & Mission: Since 2016, Team Wilderness has enhanced diversity and inclusion in our natural spaces by offering innovative wilderness programs to our underserved teens in Hudson County, NJ. The mission of Team Wilderness is to use an experiential education model to teach underserved urban teenagers teamwork, leadership, and character through wilderness excursions. This is done through our four signature programs: The Wilderness Club (Afterschool Program), Summer Treks Program, Wilderness on the Water Program and our Partnership Programs.

Role Responsibilities

  • Prepares proposals by determining concept, gathering and formatting information, writing drafts, and obtaining approvals.
  • Determines proposal concept by identifying and clarifying opportunities and needs, studying requests for proposal (RFPs), and attending strategy meetings.
  • Meets proposal deadline by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering, writing, review, approval, and transmittal.
  • Manages grant tracker, creates detailed prospects and qualifies prospects list for leadership to review 
  • Manages and monitors tracking data need to complete grant reports. 
  • Coordinates requirements with contributors and contributes proposal status information to review meetings.
  • Gathers proposal information by identifying sources of information, coordinating submissions and collections, and identifying and communicating risks associated with proposals.
  • Develops proposal by assembling information including project nature, objectives/outcomes/deliverables, implementation, methods, timetable, staffing, budget, standards of performance, and evaluation.
  • Writes, revises, and edits drafts including executive summaries, conclusions, and organization credentials.
  • Maintains quality results by using templates; following proposal-writing standards including readability, consistency, and tone; maintaining proposal support databases.
  • Obtains approvals by reviewing proposal with key providers and project managers.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; maintaining personal networks.
  • Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests, and exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.


  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism,  Nonprofit management and/ or related field
  • Minimum of 1-year experience in grant writing, prospect research, general fundraising 
  • Minimum of 1 year experience managing grants and executing reports as needs 
  • High attention to detail and excellent writing skills
  • Ability to work effectively independently
  • Excellent computer skills including Google Suite 

**High priority given to candidates local to the Hudson County area and familiar with Community Development Block Grant and local City Grants**

Work Schedule

This is an hourly based consultant position. Work hours ebb and flow with grant deadlines. Work will average about 15 hours a month.

Schedule: Flexible but must meet all given deadlines

Education: Bachelor's Degree. Grant Writing Certificate a plus. 

Work Location: Remote 

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Team Wilderness is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to non-discriminatory policies. All decisions regarding recruitment, hiring, promotion and all other terms of employment will be made without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, marital status, status as a qualified handicapped or disabled individual, or any other impermissible factor in accordance with applicable laws.

Position Summary: The Grant Writer and Manager is a crucial part of the Team Wilderness Development team.  This person will be able to successfully  prospect research, draft, finalize and execute all grant proposals to help raise dollars to…

Details at a glance

  • Part Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

Level of Language Proficiency

Must be fluent in English.

Must be fluent in English.


Work must be performed in or near Hudson County, NJ
Associated Location
Hudson County, NJ

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