Association Director of Grants and Contracts

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $65,000
Maximum: $70,000




1112 16th Street Northwest
Ste. 240
District of Columbia
United States


The YMCA is one of the largest social service agencies serving Washington D.C., suburban Maryland and northern Virginia. Every year, we provide opportunities in wellness, aquatics, youth sports, summer camp, child care, senior health and more for over 250,000 people through our 17 branches and program centers. Here's a wonderful opportunity to be a part of this great team of professionals. We are recruiting for an experienced grants writer with work experience in the non-profit sector.

As the Association Director of Grants and Contracts, you will report to the Vice President of Philanthropy and be an integral member of a six person Development team.

Responsibilities of this position will include:

Driving a comprehensive program for researching, prospecting, writing and securing unrestricted and restricted operating revenue from individual, foundation and corporate sources. While this is a busy fast paced position, it's also exciting and fulfilling knowing you are making a difference in the lives of so many people. Included responsibilities are submitting timely and accurate reports for all existing philanthropic grants; providing research and prospect due diligence; CRM management in Sales Force and Wealth Engine. This position supports multiple YMCA Branches with managing and writing all grants, reports and evaluations in collaboration with program officers. Responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit and manage proposals to philanthropic foundation and corporate sources in a timely and accurate manner, effectively communicating YMCA of Metropolitan DC’s multifaceted mission.

Job qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and fundraising certification a plus, minimum of three years’ experience with non-profit grant writing; experience with proposal writing and institutional donors; excellent written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals; strong editing skills; attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines; and able to monitor and meet income goals. NOTE: Some weekend work is required for special YMCA events, and working at home and some evenings is necessary to complete assignments.

The YMCA of Metropolitan Washington is a drug free, equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. 


The Benefits of Y employment…

Attracting talented, committed employees means offering a competitive benefits package, we offer so much more plus an exciting, fun, inclusive, growth oriented work environment that includes strong health benefits package, long term and short term disability, 10% employer paid retirement, childcare discount, complimentary Y membership, and continuous professional development opportunities.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

To apply submit your cover letter indicating why you are the best candidate for the position, resume, and salary requirement to: insert “Grants” in the email subject line. Resumes accepted until position is filled. For other YMCA career opportunities visit our website: