We Are Hiring!

Grant Writer / Research Associate

 

Boricuas Unidos en la Diáspora (BUDPR)

Grassroots Advocacy Organization

 

Job Details:

Part-time 

20 hours per week max

 

Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico (desired), or Washington, DC

 

Full Job Description

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of BUDPR’s Co-founders, the Grant Writer / Research Associate will initiate, implement, and coordinate grant-related strategies and activities for the organization. Additionally, he/she will help with clerical work, including coordination of meetings and special events. This is a part-time position: 20 hours per week. 

 

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Identify, research, and develop public and private grant opportunities that meet the needs of current and future BUDPR projects.

  • Serve as the lead writer for grant proposals.

  • Draft and submit grant applications to prospective funders in collaboration with appropriate stakeholders.

  • Administer grants to conform to compliance requirements such as ensuring accuracy and consistency of all narrative, numeric and graphic grant application materials through compiling, reviewing and editing content

  • Administer timelines and deadlines and ensure timely submission of grant applications.

  • Develop grant contract documents.

  • Administer grants in compliance with granter (county, state, federal, foundation, etc.) requirements.

  • Request, gather and coordinate input from departments and other stakeholders.

  • Facilitate cross-stakeholder communication regarding grant opportunities, grant applications, and grant management.

  • Build relationships with grant funders.

  • Develop and maintain a grant database that keeps track of grant opportunities.

  • Maintain working knowledge of county, state and federal regulations related to grant management.

  • Identify and recommend the use of appropriate grant writing and management tools.

  • Serve as the primary contact for all grant-related communication.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Required Core Competencies:

Internal communications: Uses effective written and oral communication with BUDPR co-founders, teams, collaborators and community served.

Passion for the mission: Demonstrates commitment to the mission of BUDPR as a whole.

Professionalism: Acts with a commitment to professionalism and models professionalism in interactions with co-founders, collaborators, and other stakeholders.

Diversity and inclusion oriented: Demonstrates values of diversity and inclusion daily.

Initiative: Proactively seeks opportunities to develop self and serve the mission of BUDPR.

 

Key Qualifications – Required experience and education

 

  • Bachelor’s degree; preferably in public administration, political science, business administration, finance, accounting, journalism, non-profit management or a related field.

  • Three to five years of experience in grant writing and grants management, pre- and post-award, with a minimum of five successful grant applications. This could be substituted by a combination of relevant education and experience. 

  • Demonstrated experience in grant identification, writing and management, preferably with a government agency or non-profit organization.

  • Demonstrated experience in researching, analyzing, and finding solutions to complex public management and policy issues.

  • Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of local, state and federal government or nonprofit administration.

  • Strong communication skills with significant proficiency in professional and business writing, and excellent proofreading skills.

  • A strong attention to detail with the ability to follow complex sets of instructions.

  • Ability to use a variety of federal, state, and foundation online application systems for preparation and submission of grant applications.

  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts and to develop project budgets.

  • Expertise in manipulating, analyzing and interpreting data.

 

Travel: 

Some travel to Washington, DC to attend large events or participate in advocacy efforts may be required. 

 

Compensation:

This part time position’s wage rate is $25.00/hr.

 

The position is for 1 year with the opportunity to extend for at least 1 more year.

 

Office space available in San Juan, PR, in the offices of our partner organization. 

Please send your resume, cover letter, and relevant writing sample in English to patria@budpr.org, with the subject line:

“Application to Grant Writer / Research Associate Position.”

 

The job opening starts on Thursday, November 18 and it will remain open until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. Please apply soon!