Grant Writer & Manager

Job Type

Part Time




New York
New York
United States


Position Overview

The Grant Writer and Manager will work autonomously, and in collaboration with the Executive Director and Program Coordinator, to research foundation prospects; write and submit grant proposals; and manage the grant pipeline. This is a part-time position with a grassroots refugee service provider that has the potential for growth based upon fundraising success. We are aiming to add a long-term member to our close-knit team who is interested in and capable of establishing a sustainable grant program; and growing our organization’s capacity, thereby enabling us to provide our services to a growing number of asylum seekers and refugees.

The Grant Writer & Manager will work remotely as well as in our office in Chelsea, NYC.

The Organization

Since 2006, RIF Asylum Support has been an entry-point and navigator for refugees seeking asylum in New York City. We provide legal and social services that help asylum seekers get back on their feet and rebuild their lives. Our services include legal consultations, food packages, guidance with livelihood-resources, and an Urban Farm Fellowship at the Brooklyn Grange rooftop farm.

Key Responsibilities

  • Establishing best practices and systems for our organization’s grant program
  • Managing an organized and productive grant pipeline that includes a central grant calendar
  • Researching prospects through various channels
  • Writing grant proposals, applications, and letters of inquiry on behalf of the organization
  • Tracking and managing all incoming grants and grant-related correspondence
  • Writing and distributing reports as prescribed by foundation requirements
  • Maintaining detailed records and files

Qualifications & Experience Sought

3+ years of grant writing and/or management experience

Demonstrated success in writing, submitting, and securing grants

Essential Skills & Attributes:

  • Ability to write persuasively, communicate clearly and effectively, and prepare in a timely manner comprehensive grant proposals
  • Self-starter attitude with an ability to work autonomously and spearhead the grant program
  • Proven ability to think strategically and work collaboratively to develop effective systems and workflows
  • Proficient in G-Suite Tools; experience working with spreadsheets and databases
  • Highly organized and efficient

Desired Skills & Attributes:

  • Knowledge of refugee and asylum-related issues, especially on the local level
  • Knowledge of the key-players in the New York funding arena
  • An interest in working long-term with our organization

Compensation & Hours

$25-30/hour depending on experience. 20-30 hours per month.

How to Apply

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to with "Grant Writer Job" as the subject. Writing samples may include grant proposals and letters of inquiry.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply