Grant Writer, Teach Coalition

Full time, working from office headquarters in Lower Manhattan

Salary Range: $70,000–$80,000

Teach Coalition, a division of the Orthodox Union, assists nonpublic schools in navigating government programs to ensure schools receive all funds available to them. We are looking for someone who has or will gain expertise on federal and state funding opportunities, including government security grants. This staff member will work closely with schools, synagogues, and camps to develop, write, and edit funding proposals.


Essential Functions

  • Working closely with schools, synagogues, and camps to write and edit grant applications
  • Researching and developing expertise on security funding opportunities throughout the U.S.
  • Reviewing requests for proposals (RFPs)
  • Creating and maintaining spreadsheets to track applications, achievements, and progress in the grant application processes
  • Visiting sites to assist with the development of grant applications

Essential Skills

  • Meets deadlines by determining priorities and establishing target dates for information gathering, writing, review, and approval
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of government contracting requirements
  • Strong writing and analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Works well independently and on a team
  • Strong time management skills
  • Takes initiative, problem solver, and thinks creatively
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and self-motivated
  • Commitment to the Teach Coalition mission

Minimum Education/Experience Required:

– BA or graduate degree

– Minimum 2 years grant writing or applicable/equivalent experience

– Microsoft Office, Excel, Outlook. Spreadsheet and database knowledge