Grant Writer (part-time)

Job Type

Part Time




Details: Hourly compensation dependent upon qualifications




50 Milk Street
United States


About Minds Matter Boston

Minds Matter Boston is a three-year program that supports low-income, highly-motivated high school students and helps them reach their goal of attending a four year college with a robust financial aid package. Students receive one-on-one mentoring, professional ACT tutoring and the opportunity to attend an immersive college-prep summer program for two consecutive summers.

In its 15th year, Minds Matter Boston is growing toward strategic expansion and enhancements, requiring grant development as a central function of its growth.


The Grant Writer for Minds Matter Boston is a part-time, contract position that reports to the Executive Director. This individual will assist with developing and implementing a foundation and corporate grant fundraising strategy to support the organization’s initiatives and programs.The Grant Writer will provide writing and editing services to assure timely submissions of high-quality proposals and research new funding opportunities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• Responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources;

• Perform prospect research on foundations and corporations to evaluate prospects for corporate and foundation grants;

• Work with Director of Finance and ED to create accurate budgets and write persuasive program narratives;

• Maintain calendar to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposal deadlines, and reports.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Superior writing, analytical, and research skills

• Ability to communicate organization’s mission in a succinct and compelling manner;

• Ability to develop program budgets and relate to grant narratives;

• Exceptional attention to detail;

• Ability to work independently and take initiative; persistence and excellent follow through;

• Ability to identify funding opportunities for programs in areas such as college access, education, mentorship.

Required Qualifications

• Minimum of three-five years experience with grant writing, preferably in the education space;

• Bachelor’s degree required.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please send resume and 2 sample proposals to with the subject line ‘Grant Writer Application.’