Foundations Grant Writer

Here is your opportunity to become part of our amazing team at Tucker Maxon School. The School has been open onsite and in person since Sept. 15, 2020. Our Mission is to teach deaf and hearing children to listen, talk, learn, and achieve excellence together. Our goal is to help children reach their full potential in school and life. Our highest values are Community, Confidence, Creativity, and Conversation. We are looking for our next team member; an in-house grant writer for 30-40 hours per week (hybrid or remote to start).  The position reports to the Executive Director and is part of 2.5 person development team.

Job Description:

– Research, develop and write grant proposals to foundations

– Assemble and submit grant requests, including letters of inquiry, proposals, budgets, and presentations

– Meet or exceed our $325,000 foundation budget, part of $800,000 total funds raised per year

– Establish and maintain strong relationships with foundation contacts, program officers, and members of the funding community

– Prioritize projects to keep multiple requests moving in a timely manner, meeting all deadlines

– Write and submit all reports to funders as required to ensure compliance

– Perform prospect research on foundations to evaluate prospect

– Meet with teaching and program staff to determine specific needs each school year

– Write annual appeal letter

– Participate in development and marketing team meetings as needed

– Other duties as assigned by Executive Director



– Minimum 2 years of successful experience in grant writing for a nonprofit organization

– Track record of clear and compelling grant proposals

– Excellent writing, analytical, and research skills

– Ability to perform quality work within deadlines without direct supervision

– Ability to work with program budgets for grant proposals and reports

– Ability to interact professionally with other employees, clients, donors, and outside agencies

– Ability to work effectively with a team

– Sense of humor


Salary: Approx. $46,000 if FTE. TBD hourly or salary for approximately .75 FTE or fulltime work, plus excellent benefits. Learn more about us at


Please send a complete cover letter, resume and perhaps a writing sample, preferably a successful grant proposal or LOI, as Word or PDF files with subject line “Grant Writer” to

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