Grant Writer

Job Type

Full Time



Start Date


Application Deadline



1501 Christian Street
United States


The Grant Writer is primarily responsible for developing and writing grant proposals to foundations and other grant-making institutions, and will persuasively communicate MW’ mission and programs to potential funders.

Reporting to the Director of Development, the Grant Writer will assemble and submit grant requests, establish and maintain personal contact and relationships with foundation contacts,schedule funder visits, conduct prospect research, and maintain a detailed and hefty calendar of submissions and other deadlines.  This person will be accountable for achieving specific annual fundraising goals.

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing and writing grant proposals and reports to foundations and other grant-making organizations;
  • Assembling and submitting grant requests, including letters, proposals, budgets, and presentations;
  • Establishing and maintaining personal contact and relationships with foundation contacts and program officers;
  • Maintaining calendar to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposal deadlines, and reports;
  • Conducting prospect research;
  • Scheduling funder visits
  • Prioritizing projects to keep multiple projects moving in a timely manner, meet deadlines and manage supplemental material required for proposals’

Will also be responsible for providing support for other activities related to overall development activities, and other duties as assigned.


Excellent writing, analytical, and research skills are essential.

Candidates must be self-motivated, detail oriented, and highly-organized.

Must have experience using CRM databases and have knowledge of prospect research tools.

High proficiency level of computer literacy required.

Ability to work well and stay calm while under pressure.   

Requires a Mighty attitude of getting the job done- no matter what.

A Bachelor’s degree, and minimum of 2 years of grant writing experience are required.

To apply:  Please submit resume, cover letter and relevant writing samples to

About Mighty Writers: Mighty Writers is a nonprofit that teaches Philadelphia kids, seven to 17, to think and write with clarity. Our free, out-of-school writing programs in South, West, and North Philadelphia, and in the Italian Market neighborhood, have grown to serve 3,000 kids a year.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer: Mighty Writers provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Mighty Writers complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation and training.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please send cover letter, resume and relevant writing samples.