Grant Writer

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $30,000
Maximum: $55,000



Start Date



Jersey City
United States



The Grant Writer will join the Development Team and be responsible for all aspects of the grant process, thoroughly researching, prospecting, vetting, and submitting proposals for new grants, and maintaining current grants through reporting as necessary. The position requires a person with a high attention to detail, strong work ethic, a love for order, and a heart for others.

Grant & Donor Relations Responsibilities

  • Prospect and research new grant funding opportunities
  • Coordinate, write, and submit proposals for $700k+ in new or increased funding (including
  • grants from private foundations, corporations, and government funds)
  • Secure $100k in new or increased grant funding from foundations and corporations
  • Maintain contact with funding agencies gathering information, such as reporting deadlines,
  • program requirements, project updates
  • Submit all grant reports, including narrative and financial reporting, in a timely manner
  • Renew grant proposals to all existing funding partners; increase grant renewals where possible
  • Work to fulfill the goals of the Donor Communication plan and the Development Team
  • Maintain relationships with supporters, per the Donor Communication plan
  • Work with the Development Team to make a plan to care for supporters and funders, including
  • leading the coordination of the year-end donor gifts.
  • Maintain databases and systems to track data and reference materials for use in grant reports
  • and proposals and work with program staff as needed to collect data and information
  • Support special events
  • Proofread and edit all marketing materials including print (newsletters 4x/year, annual report),
  • email (weekly) website (as needed), social media (weekly), and materials for special events.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Grant writing experience strongly preferred, especially government grant experience
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong achievement ability
  • A decisive, independent thinker with a strong work ethic
  • Ability to lead multiple long- and short-term projects simultaneously, meeting all related
  • deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to manage, coordinate, and share pertinent information with staff
  • A strong commitment to and ability to communicate the goals and mission of New City Kids, including a personal and active Christian commitment
  • Strong computer literacy and competency required 


Health benefits

Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample. No phone calls, please.