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  • Date posted
    April 29, 2024
  • Location
    Remote (US)
  • Apply before
    August 31, 2024
  • Career Level

Job Description




Phalen Leadership Academies (PLA) is seeking a skilled and motivated Grant Writer to join our team and play a pivotal role in securing funding for our organization’s projects and initiatives. The Grant Writer will be responsible for researching, preparing, and submitting grant proposals to various foundations, corporations, and government agencies. The successful candidate will have a strong understanding of grant application processes, excellent writing skills, and the ability to effectively communicate the organization’s mission and programs to potential funders.


  • Research and Identification:

    • Conduct thorough research to identify potential grant opportunities from various sources, including foundations, corporations, government agencies, and other relevant funding entities.

    • Stay up-to-date with funding trends, guidelines, and requirements in order to match organization projects with suitable grant opportunities.

  • Proposal Development:

    • Collaborate with internal teams to gather necessary information and data about projects and programs to create compelling grant proposals.

    • Write clear, persuasive, and well-organized grant proposals that effectively communicate the organization’s goals, objectives, and impact to potential funders.

    • Customize proposals to align with the specific interests and priorities of each funding source.

  • Budgeting and Financial Documentation:

    • Work closely with finance and program teams to develop accurate project budgets and financial documentation for grant proposals.

    • Ensure that all budget information is aligned with the funding guidelines and requirements of each grant opportunity.

  • Application Submission:

    • Manage the entire grant application process, including preparing all required documentation, forms, and attachments.

    • Submit grant proposals within deadlines, ensuring the accuracy and completeness of all application materials.

  • Relationship Building:

    • Cultivate relationships with grantors, program officers, and funding representatives to enhance the organization’s chances of securing funding.

    • Attend relevant networking events, conferences, and workshops to stay connected with the grant writing and fundraising community.

  • Reporting and Compliance:

    • Assist in the development of progress reports for funded projects, providing accurate and timely information to funders.

    • Ensure compliance with all grant requirements, reporting deadlines, and documentation needs throughout the grant lifecycle.

  • Continuous Improvement:

    • Evaluate the effectiveness of grant proposals and application processes and identify areas for improvement.

    • Seek feedback from colleagues and stakeholders to refine and enhance grant writing strategies.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., English, Communications, Nonprofit Management).

  • Proven track record of successful grant writing and securing funding for nonprofit organizations or similar entities.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to craft clear and persuasive narratives.

  • Strong research skills to identify potential funding opportunities and understand the priorities of different grantors.

  • Detail-oriented and able to manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously.

  • Proficiency in budget development and financial documentation for grant proposals.

  • Familiarity with nonprofit programs, impact assessment, and project management concepts.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams and build positive relationships with funders.

  • Proficiency in using relevant software tools and platforms for grant research, writing, and submission.


  • Comfortable working in an environment where change is constant.
  • Able to network, and build connections and rapport with key decision-makers.



At PLA, we share an unwavering belief and passion for educating and empowering scholars from under-served communities driven by our Core Values: children first, respect, determination, continuous improvement, and gratitude. Our approach to leading successful schools builds on over 20 years of experience running educational programs for children, the latest scientific research, and the nation’s best practices.

To create this kind of vibrant learning community, we hire only the best educators & industry leaders and invest heavily in our faculty through ongoing professional development and support. We value people like you, people with a dedication to excellence, and a passion for helping all our scholars develop the knowledge, skills, and character necessary to succeed while fueling their future aspirations.

PLA is an equal-opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify in all states that require it.

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Phalen Leadership Academies (PLA) is an equal opportunity employer. PLA does not discriminate in employment on account of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status or unfavorable discharge from military service.

By completing this application you understand that neither the completion of this application nor any other part of my consideration for employment establishes any obligation for PLA to hire me. If hired, I understand that either PLA or I can terminate my employment at any time and for any reason, with or without cause and without prior notice. I understand that no representative of PLA has the authority to make any assurance to the contrary.

You attest by applying to this position that you have given PLA true and complete information on this application. No requested information has been concealed. I authorize PLA to contact references provided for employment reference checks. If any information I have provided is untrue, or if I have concealed material information, I understand that this will constitute cause for the denial of employment or immediate dismissal.