Grants Coordinator

Job Type

Part Time Contract


Details: $35/hr.




P.O. Box 220502
United States


EVkids empowers youth grades 4 to 12 from Boston’s inner city with the skills and confidence needed to realize their potential. We create a community of support through 1-on-1 multi-year academic mentoring matches with college volunteers, professional family engagement and school advocacy, and a life-changing summer camp experience at our 9-acre site in Vermont. EVkids Tutoring currently runs two sites in Dorchester and will be opening a third Boston site in Fall 2018. Our new College Success Project will provide support to students as they transition into and eventually graduate from college.

A highly skilled, self-starting grant writer is needed to secure ongoing and additional funding to support the existing two sites as well as the third expansion site and the new College Success Project. Reporting to the Director of Giving, the Grants Coordinator will build on EVkids’ strong program operations, close relationships with local funders, and solid communications strategy to gain and retain institutional funders. This position is available immediately on a contract basis (10-15 hrs/wk).

Rooted in the Catholic tradition of social justice, EVkids is a faith-based organization that respects the various backgrounds and experiences that have brought our staff and volunteers together to work towards a more equitable and compassionate world. We are committed to a diverse workplace and do not discriminate based on race, age, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability. For more information, visit

Grant Proposal Development – 40%

·     Develop strategy for new and renewal grant proposals based on existing organizational goals and expansion;

·     Write persuasive proposals, concept papers, and LOIs, consistent with each funder’s specific focus;

·     Manage and oversee timely completion of all proposals and production of relevant attachment materials;

·     Translate internal strategies, outcomes, processes, and stories into compelling, cohesive narratives;

·     Coordinate packaging and submission of proposals.

Grant Reporting and Cultivation – 25%

·     Develop strategic messaging to translate program goals, accomplishments, and challenges into grant-appropriate language;

·     Gather information on program implementation for reporting;

·     Create high-quality grant reports consistent with grant agreement specifications;

·     Coordinate funder site visits as necessary;

·     Work with Director of Giving to ensure consistent, strong relationships with funders.

Prospect Research – 25%

·     Follow up on all grant denials to determine general and specific ways to improve future proposals;

·     Identify new funding opportunities and collect enough information to develop a strong, targeted proposal;

·     Ensure up-to-date and accurate profiles on online donor search engines (e.g. Guidestar, Boston Foundation);

·     Attend grant information sessions as necessary.

Grants Management – 10%

·     Maintain comprehensive calendar of all grant deliverables, including proposals and reports;

·     Ensure relevant staff are aware of any information needed with sufficient lead time;

·     Enter grant information into Salesforce and pull up-to-date, relevant reports.


·     3+ years of work experience in foundation grant writing, preferably in the Boston area;

·     Proven success in identifying and securing grants from new funding prospects;

·     Exceptional written communication skills and attention to detail.

Salary: Contract – 10-15 hours/week – $35/hour

Please send cover letter and resume to Jaclyn Barbarow,

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to Jaclyn Barbarow,