Grants Associate

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.



Application Deadline:



475 Riverside Drive
Suite 1626
New York
New York
United States


Job Summary

The Grants Associate will be responsible for all government and foundation grants at CCF. Annually, CCF is funded by 20-30 grants ranging in size from $2,500 to $500,000. The Grants Associate will find opportunities for grants from new funders, write grant proposals, submit grant proposals, and work with the Director of Development & Communications (DDC) and the program staff to write and submit reports for existing grants. The Grants Associate will have the opportunity to work with the current grant-writing consultant to learn the style of CCF’s proposals in the first several months on the job. Experience in managing government grants is required.

Essential Job Responsibilities

·        Prospect new grant opportunities, including opportunities to connect with program officers at foundations

·        Write government and foundation grant proposals for CCF’s direct service, advocacy, and technical assistance programs.

·        Maintain grant information in Salesforce database and in both digital and paper files.

·        Work with DDC and program staff to write and submit reports for grants.

·        Assist DDC in maintaining strong relationships with program officers.

·        Create annual plans for grant proposals; work with DDC to develop long-term fundraising plans.


  • Commitment to organization mission and a passion for criminal justice reform
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in writing both  government and foundation grants
  • Superior writing skills with the ability to synthesize complex information into compelling written materials
  • Strong quantitative skills and ability to analyze government and academic data and reports
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communications skills
  • Flexible, self-directed and highly organized; able to work simultaneously on a number of projects
  • Knowledge of Salesforce or commitment to learning Salesforce
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively
  • Excellent verbal communication skills; ability to craft messages that resonate with multiple audiences
  • Ability to thrive and learn in a fast-paced environment, and be comfortable in a growth-oriented and changing initiative
  • Flexibility and willingness for limited travel and occasional events outside work hours
  • Superior computer skills and willingness to learn and use new technology
  • Willingness to adjust to fluctuating organizational priorities


Benefits package adds approx. 29% value to salary. Flexible working hours after first 3 months of employment.

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluent English required

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Email Melanie Steinhardt, Director of Development & Communications at

Include a cover letter, resume, and writing sample relevant to the job description. Please use “Last Name- Grants Associate” as the subject line. No phone calls please.

CCF is an EEOC employer. Persons with criminal justice histories are encouraged to apply.