We Are Hiring!

Grant Writer / Research Associate


Boricuas Unidos en la Diáspora (BUDPR)

Grassroots Advocacy Organization


Job Details:


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.



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



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!