Grant Writer, Independent Contractor



Experienced Independent Contractor to work on a contract or freelance basis to identify funding needs, determine priorities for grants, research grant opportunities, write and apply for potential grants and funding opportunities. The Grant Writer will be responsible for grant development and management, to include researching funding options, writing and applying for appropriate grants, forming partnerships for the purpose of grant applications. Grants Writer will also be responsible for management of awarded grants to include guidelines, reports, data and compliance.


**This is a REMOTE position**


  • Manages timeline and data collection required of each grant
  • Collects or oversees collection of all data in an organized, collaborative, and transparent process
  • Understands requirements and guidelines of all grants and assures compliance with grantor and all other regulatory bodies
  • Manages and assures timely submission of all required reports for grants
  • Facilitates appropriate publication of grant results and outcomes to share with Board members, stakeholders, and community
  • Collaborates with Finance staff on Grant awards, reporting, invoicing, and allocations to providers as appropriate
  • Collaborates with program and finance staff on content of contracts and contract modifications for providers receiving grant funds
  • Draft, review, file, and update a variety of documents, to include memorandums, information and issue papers, briefings, executive summaries, and e-mails as needed
  • Special Projects as assigned


  • Bachelor’s or Associate degree in English, Journalism or Communications, or comparable education and life experience
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience writing grants and/or communications materials and grant funder relationship management, preferably in the environmental nonprofit sector
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills: demonstrated ability to transform technical detail into compelling prose for a broad funder audience
  • High level of attention to detail and deadline management experience, ability to manage busy grant deadlines calendar and work across teams to draft, refine, and submit on time all funding request related documents
  • Ability to manage sensitive and potentially confidential material with professional standard of discretion, with both internal and external audiences

Work Environment/Physical Demands

  • General office environment; temperature controlled
  • Routinely uses standard office equipment, e.g. copiers, phones, computers
  • Sitting for extended periods of time



All applicants must upload both a cover letter and resume.

About this Company:

Hire Heroes USA empowers US military members, veterans and military spouses to succeed in the civilian workforce.
As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, Hire Heroes' services are provided at no cost to clients.

Be the Nation’s preferred veteran employment service organization through a relentless focus on personalized career coaching that improves clients’ quality of life and strengthens the US economy.

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Hire Heroes USA empowers service members, veterans and their spouses to succeed in the civilian workforce. As the nation’s leading veteran employment organization, Hire Heroes USA offers personalized one-on-one coaching, professionally revised resumes, mentoring, workshops, a job board, career fairs and more, to tens of thousands of job-seeking veterans annually. We are their partner in success.

Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, Hire Heroes USA has built a national reputation of excellence. Prioritizing transparency, Hire Heroes USA earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and the GuideStar Platinum Seal. Funded exclusively through public donations and private grants, we provide our services at no cost to clients.

For more information about our mission, our services and how to get involved as a corporate partner, employer, donor or volunteer, please visit our website.

Hire Heroes USA is an equal opportunity employer with a diverse workforce. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, domestic violence victim status, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other protected factor. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to recruitment, hiring, assignment, promotion, compensation, training, leaves of absence and termination. Sexual harassment or harassment based on other protected group status, as defined by law is also prohibited.


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