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Contract-Based Grant Writer

Reports to: Executive Director

Compensation: Negotiable

Essential Duties:

  1. Research private and public grant opportunities for Global Gardens. Maintain a working list of prospects that is updated regularly.
  2. Establish a grant calendar and a list of proposals submitted/received. Provide quarterly reports to the Executive Director and Board of Directors.
  3. Work with the Executive Director and staff to complete working description(s) of Global Gardens programs and projects to use in grant proposals.
  4. Make foundation contacts via email and phone as appropriate. Work with the Executive Director, Development Director, and Board Members to strategize communication with grantmakers.
  5. Write and submit grant proposals in collaboration with the Executive Director and staff.
  6. Write and update acknowledgment letters for restricted and unrestricted grants.
  7. Write grant reports and ensure that they are submitted in a timely fashion.


  1. Bachelor’s Degree, at a minimum
  2. Excellent research and writing skills
  3. Excellent time management skills and ability to meet deadlines
  4. At least two years of experience with grant writing
  5. Ability to take initiative and work independently
  6. Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with diverse team members
  7. Integrity and confidentiality
  8. Belief in the mission of Global Gardens and the value of GG programming

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