Lead Grant Writer – Elevate – Washington, DC

Elevate, a growing grant writing and nonprofit development strategy firm in Washington, DC, is excited to be hiring a Lead Grant Writer. This is a mid-level position, designed to ensure you will make meaningful contributions to the nonprofit community while you help our firm grow. To be considered for this position, you must have at least four full years of experience writing and submitting grants for a local nonprofit.

This is an excellent opportunity for the right person:

You’ll continue to develop the incredibly valuable skill of grant writing for nonprofits
You’ll help manage a small team of young grant writers
You’ll work closely with leadership at many different nonprofits in Washington, DC
You’ll strengthen your expertise about nonprofit fundraising and finances


Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

Assisting clients in designing grant programs and developing strategy
Creating, drafting, and editing proposals
Supervising Associates
Conducting on-site meetings and site visits with clients
Actively prospecting for potential clients and business opportunities

The Ideal Candidates Will:

Have 3-6 years grant writing experience
Be an excellent, intelligent writer, tech-savvy, organized, and incredibly detail-oriented
Thrive in flexible working conditions
Get excited by new opportunities and be willing to take initiative to ensure a project succeeds
Value good communication skills. Be willing to ask and respond to feedback as well as provide meaningful feedback to others
Want to help grow a young organization

How to apply

Please send a resume and 1-2 page cover letter detailing the following:

Your grant writing experience
Why you are interested in this position
Your past experience in the nonprofit sector
Your professional strengths and skills
Your salary requirements.

Schedule, salary and benefits to be determined, based on experience. Please submit all application materials to: workwithus@elevatedeffect.com with the Subject Line “Lead Grant Writer.”