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Grant Development Specialist

In the grant writing space, we help our clients find and secure grants from foundation, government (primarily USDA and state agency programs), and corporate funders. We also develop annual and multi-year funding campaigns.


The Grant Development Specialist works with a team to develop, write, and submit funding applications on behalf of or in collaboration with our clients. Strong writing skills that ensure clarity, organization, accuracy, style, and quality consistent with funder requirements are a must. Depending on the project, the Grant Development Specialist will be the lead or in a support role, often working directly with clients to brainstorm, develop, and finalize proposals.

Specific duties will include

  • Assisting with and developing competitive proposals in response to and consistent with funding solicitations.

  • Assisting with and developing budgets, budget justifications, subaward documents, biosketches, certifications, letters of collaboration, management plans, and other supporting documents necessary for proposal submission.

  • Critically reviewing and editing all proposal documents, including substantive editing, proofreading, and incorporating comments from clients and Arrowleaf Consulting team members.

  • Assisting with, managing, or completing the grant submission process in web application portals such as and private foundations.

  • Performing funding searches and researching available and upcoming funding opportunities.

  • Implementing project management and funding calendar activities to track and meet deadlines.

  • Communicating with and integrating the contributions of other team members into proposals, such as graphic design and evaluation components.

  • Supporting other Arrowleaf Consulting services as needed.

All team members at Arrowleaf Consulting work remotely, and the Grant Development Specialist must provide their own workspace. Arrowleaf Consulting will provide a computer and all software and supplies needed for the job.


The Grant Development Specialist position is meant to be a mid-level role in the organization that acts semi-independently and independently. The intention is for this position to be .75 to 1.0 FTE. Monthly pay is based on hours worked rather than salaried.
The work schedule is flexible within the confines of meeting agreed-to deadlines.​

  • Starting wage: $30-$35 per hour depending on experience.

  • Benefits include retirement and health, dental, and vision insurance.

  • Paid leave and paid holidays accrue when the position achieves .75 FTE billable hours or more.


  • Grant writing experience

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks, meet deadlines, and be organized

  • Proficiency in Word and Excel

  • Ability to work independently and remotely

  • Strong writing skills

  • Attention to detail


Please email a resume and cover letter to

Position posted October 16, 2022.

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