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Economic prosperity is pivotal in combating poverty, improving health conditions, and reducing crime and other social challenges. Join our teams for an opportunity to address the root causes of economic despair and foster a thriving community.

The Transition Academy (TTA) and Prospect Business Association (PBA) have joined forces and are seeking a Fund Development/Grant Writer to advance our missions. We seek a dedicated and skilled professional to join our team in a shared capacity, raising diverse and sustainable funding sources to support our goals.

This full-time role serves both dynamic nonprofits, each committed to economic prosperity, health equity, and financial well-being, thus contributing to a vibrant, economically viable community. The Fund Development/Grant Writer will provide part-time support to both organizations. This opportunity allows for impactful contributions to two missions, requiring adeptness in managing multiple priorities and fostering relationships with diverse stakeholders.

Candidates must navigate the complexities of fund development, grant research, and writing for both organizations. The ideal candidate will leverage each organization’s existing resources and opportunities to maximize impact and funding potential.

This job description outlines the structure and expectations of the shared Fund Development/Grant Writer position. Candidates must recognize the unique arrangement and the importance of their flexibility, creativity, and exemplary communication skills in successfully serving both nonprofits.


  • The range is between $70,000 and $75,000 plus a competitive benefits package. Please note salary is commensurate with experience. This is a full-time exempt position.

Time Allocation:

  • The position is equally divided between both organizations, with a structured schedule to ensure balanced support. Flexibility, organizational skills, and clear communication will be key in managing time effectively across both roles. This position reports directly to the CEO of each respective organization.


  • Grant Writing 
    • Conduct comprehensive research to identify grant opportunities from foundations, corporations, government agencies, and other relevant sources for each organization’s needs.
    • Develop and submit clear, compelling, persuasive, competitive and high-quality grant proposals, for corporate, foundation, and government grant applications, LOIs, RFQs, RFPs, and reports as stipulated by funder requirements.
    • Ensure adherence to all guidelines and deadlines.
    • Manage grant reporting requirements, maintain excellent records, and ensure timely communications with funders as determined by each organization.
  • Fund Development 
    • Secure corporate sponsorships.
    • Analyze data, identify fundraising opportunities, set achievable goals, and prioritize fundraising activities. Must be able to assess the effectiveness of various strategies and adapt the approach based on changing circumstances and requirements. 


  • Demonstrated ability to write compelling narratives for a variety of audiences.
  • Proficiency in financial budgeting and reporting for grants.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to work collaboratively and independently.
  • Adaptability and flexibility to switch contexts between two different organizational cultures and missions. Must be able to coordinate multiple tasks, activities, and deadlines. 
  • Must adhere to ethical fundraising practices, maintain donor confidentiality, and comply with relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards governing fundraising activities. Understanding ethical guidelines, donor rights, and fundraising best practices is essential for building trust with donors and protecting the organization’s reputation.
  • Negotiation skills.
  • Possesses the ability to articulate the organization’s needs clearly and concisely and present compelling cases for support. 
  • Be a strategic thinker.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., Communications, Nonprofit Management, Marketing, Business Administration, Public Relations, or someone with a CFRE).
  • Proven experience in grant writing and fund development, with a track record of securing funding.
  • Exceptional writing, research, and communication skills.
  • Ability to organize, multitask, and prioritize work effectively.
  • Exemplary time management skills.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Familiarity with CRM and fundraising software.

Work Environment:

  • This position will require work from two locations, including the offices of both organizations. A flexible approach to work locations and hours is essential.
  • Occasional travel and participation in events, and stakeholder engagement activities may be required.

Application Process:

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and two writing samples (preferably grant proposals) [email protected].  The cover letter should specifically address the candidate’s ability to work in a shared capacity between two organizations.

Equal Opportunity Statement:  

Both nonprofits are equal opportunity employers. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.