Grant Writer and Development Specialist

Job Type

Part Time


Minimum: $36,000
Maximum: $70,000
Details: Depends on Experience



Application Deadline



2705 Kaimuki Avenue
Building L
United States


Job Opening  

Grant Writer and Development Specialist (Part Time)

Honolulu, HI

The Estria Foundation (TEF) creates art in public spaces locally and globally with artists, youth, educators, and activists in order to raise awareness and inspire action in the movement to resolve human and environmental issues.  We are seeking a PT Grant Writer and Development Specialist (20 hours per week) who will help raise funds and support our efforts to meet our goals. This position will work from home with regular TEF team meetings via phone and in person with our Hawaii staff. This is an Oahu based position.


Primary Duties:

  • Create and oversee the multi-year fundraising strategy
  • Research, write, and report on local and national foundation, corporate, and government grants
  • Maintain grant application and reporting calendar
  • Prepare and submit grant financial documents
  • Work with Executive team  to set and meet annual fundraising goals
  • Oversee campaigns for donor development and membership drive
  • Manage fundraising events
  • Introduce executive team to key people at foundations and other funding sources
  • Build and maintain funder relationships on behalf of TEF
  • Work with our communications specialists on PR materials
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent nonprofit experience
  • 5+ years researching, writing and securing grants for projects and organizations
  • 5+ years preparing grant financial documents for proposals and reports 
  • Familiarity with foundation, government, and corporate supporters, especially in Hawaii
  • Demonstrated experience with outcomes-based fundraising and reporting
  • Experience tracking grant deadlines, deliverables, and reports
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Strong and established network in non-profit fundraising.  
  • Advanced capabilities using MS Office and Google Drive
  • Strong recordkeeping and attention to detail  
  • Experience taking initiative and working successfully with a team
  • Experience in community organizing and project management is a plus
  • Arts education, public art, and community building experience highly desired
  • Interest in and agreement with TEF’s Mission, Points of Unity, and Company Values (

This is a 20 hours per week position. At times, the job will require more. We are considering both salaried and contract positions.  3 and 6-month reviews will be conducted. This position reports to the Executive Director and the Office Manager.

Salary: Depends on Experience

Applying: Submit (PDF or DOC) cover letter, resume, and two successful grants to and Use subject: “HI Development Applicant: (your name)”

Level of Language Proficiency

English, Native Hawaiian is a plus.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Submit (PDF or DOC) cover letter, resume, and two successful grants to and Use subject: “HI Development Applicant: (your name)”