Grant Writer

Job Type

Full Time




184 Garden Street
United States


About New Beginnings Family Academy

Opened in September 2002 offering grades K-3, New Beginnings Family Academy (“NBFA”) now offers ten years of active and engaging learning experiences from Pre-K through 8th grade. NBFA is a tuition-free, public charter school, proudly distinguished by:

  • A progressive educational model that weaves trauma-sensitive, emotionally responsive practice into every classroom
  • Social emotional learning steeped in child development best practices
  • Consistent, competitive high-school placement at such schools as Kolbe Cathedral, Hopkins and Fairfield Prep

NBFA is located on an “urban campus” at 184 Garden Street, Bridgeport, CT (within a mile of the University of Bridgeport and the beach at Seaside Park). NBFA is an equal opportunity employer that values a diverse workplace. NBFA respects, values and celebrates the unique attributes of all its stakeholders: employees, students, families and members of its Board of Directors. 

Mission-Driven Culture

NBFA employees thrive in a collaborative environment of thoughtful, self-reflective professionals on a mission to change the life outcomes of Bridgeport youth by helping to close the nefarious achievement gap. Our mission is to provide students a meaningful, high-quality education through experience-based learning that helps develop essential social, emotional and critical-thinking skills. This gives all children a foundation to achieve their full potential at every stage of life. 

Employee Benefits

NBFA offers a full array of benefits, including:

  • Friendly work environment
  • Medical and dental plan (generous portion of employee premium paid by NBFA)
  • Life & AD&D, Long-Term & Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Eight paid national holidays plus the school closes during the last week of the year
  • 3 personal days each year
  • Vacation and sick leave

Current Employment Opportunity


Title:                                  Grant Writer

Reports:                           NBFA’s Chief Development & Communications Officer

Classification:              Staff/Full-time/Exempt/12-month

Summary: The Grant Writer must be committed to and advocate for NBFA’s mission to provide students a meaningful, high quality education through experience-based learning that helps develop essential social, emotional and critical-thinking skills. 

Principal Accountabilities:

Specific duties include:

·        Research and vet grant-making foundations and corporations to identify new prospective funding relationships

·        Prepare prospecting lists and strategize with CD&CO for approach

·        Write and assemble all aspects of grant request proposals

·        Develop project budgets and financial information for grant requests

·        Create timely and accurate grant progress reports and correspondence

·        Create timely and accurate financial reports

·        Sustain relationships with current donors

·        Administer check entry process

·        Write and/or collaborate on non-grant fundraising materials

·        Assist with all fundraising activities and events

·        Work with the CO&FO on the annual Audit and State Submissions as well as other areas that overlap with funding/revenue. 

Certification, Knowledge and Skills: The Grant Writer must:

·        Possess a Bachelor's degree

·        Demonstrate strong research and writing skills

·        Be a strategic thinker who is able to plan, organize, execute, motivate and multi-task

·        Have knowledge of standard fundraising concepts, best practices and procedures

·        Demonstrate strong research and writing skills

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please email resume and cover.