May 1, 2019

Junior Grant Writer

Philanthropy Roundtable
May 1, 2019
Washington, DC, DC
Job Type


Junior Grant Writer
Philanthropy Roundtable
Washington, D.C.

About Philanthropy Roundtable

Since 1991, The Philanthropy Roundtable has served individual philanthropists and foundations that are refining their philanthropic strategies to maximize the impact of their resources, as well as emerging donors and entrepreneurs who are developing their philanthropic plans. The Roundtable creates an environment where philanthropists learn about effective giving strategies and benefit from others’ experiences in a wide array of areas—ultimately helping them to make transformative investments that have a significant impact on some of America’s most pressing problems. The Roundtable currently assists over 600 members, primarily foundations and generous families.

Job Summary: The junior grant writer serves as a content creator for grant solicitation, acknowledgment, and reporting. This staff member works proactively with the director of foundation relations and other development team staff to meet fundraising goals, grow the number of donors supporting the organization, and increase the amount of financial support the Roundtable receives through foundation grants.

This position is based in Washington, D.C. However, the right candidate may be allowed to work remotely after a probationary period. If the employee does work remotely, regular travel to the Roundtable’s office will be expected.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and skill.

Job Duties:

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Crafting high-quality, compelling, and successful letters of inquiry, grant proposals, and grant reports. The junior grant writer may create documents using existing language but will also be called upon to synthesize complex information and draft new text about a specific project or program area
  • Assisting with copy-writing and editing of development materials, as necessary
  • Recording information in our CRM database
  • Working with the development coordinator to ensure the accuracy of our records
  • Participating in the gift acknowledgment process by making calls and/or writing handwritten notes

Special Skills/Preferences:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 0-3 years of experience with demonstrated exceptional writing ability; professional grant writing and/or other nonprofit fundraising experience beneficial
  • Understand and support The Philanthropy Roundtable’s mission and guiding principles
  • Ability to collaborate well with multiple staff members to complete projects
  • Experience with donor research a plus
  • Experience using a CRM or development database a plus
  • Strong time management skills
  • Ability to work on several projects at once and to consistently meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Characteristics of honesty, integrity, confidence, and professionalism

Application Instructions
Qualified candidates should submit the following in one PDF file with your name in the file:

  • Résumé
  • Cover letter detailing your interest in this position and your salary requirements
  • 1-3 page writing sample

Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link:

Questions can be directed to Katy Gambella, Network Engagement Manager of Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: [email protected].

While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. Only direct applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.

Talent Market is a nonprofit entity dedicated to promoting liberty by helping free-market nonprofits identify talent for critical roles. We provide free consulting and recruiting services to free-market think tanks, policy organizations, research centers, and capacity-building institutions dedicated to advancing the principles of limited government and free enterprise.

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