Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $50,000
Maximum: $55,000



Start Date


Application Deadline



110 Second Avenue
New York
United States


Women’s Prison Association works with women at all stages of criminal justice involvement. We promote alternatives to incarceration and help women living in the community to avoid arrest or incarceration by making positive changes in their lives. Inside prison and jail, we are a source of support to women and a resource to them as they plan for release. After incarceration, women come to WPA for help to build the lives they want for themselves and their families in the community.

We are currently seeking a grant writer to join our small, fast-paced, and fun Development team. The grant writer will be responsible for writing proposals for both unrestricted operating revenue and restricted revenue, and for submitting timely and compelling reports to existing funders.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

·        Create persuasive proposals to secure private grants

·        Manage the existing portfolio of private awards

·        Oversee the collection and compilation of data, stories, and financials

·        Establish and maintain positive relationships with funding partners

·        Work closely with Program Development and Quality Management team to craft program goals and narratives

·        Collaborate with finance and program teams to ensure grant compliance

·        Conduct prospect research to identify new funding opportunities and create a pipeline of potential support

·        Perform other Department duties as required, including events


·        Bachelor’s degree

·        At least 3-4 years’ work experience, including experience with grant writing

·        Applicants should embody an “all hands on deck” dynamic, have a great sense of humor, and be comfortable working in a fast-paced, open-air office with a passionate and self-motivated team 

·        Excellent written communication skills, strong critical thinking skills, and solid interpersonal communication skills

·        Impeccable organization and attention to detail skills

·        Deadline-driven

·        Fluency in grant budgeting and reporting

·        Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel

·        Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge

·        A demonstrated passion for women, social justice, and elevating the voices of women impacted by incarceration and the criminal legal system

·        Some evening and weekend hours required for special events

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a writing sample along with your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to You must include "Grant Writer" in the subject line of your email. EOE