Grant Writer

Location: Remote

Primary responsibilities include: 

  • Grant and report writer for all Acorn funding;

  • Maintain Acorn’s grant application calendar, including submission and reporting deadlines, to be used for applying for and reporting on grants;

  • Maintain filing system for maintaining funding records;

  • Manage and monitor grant applications, follow-up, and reports; 

  • Develop grant administration procedures;

  • In collaboration with the CEO and CFO, update standard proposal language as needed;

  • Monitor and report on grant program goals and performance; 

  • Coordinate with the CFO to assure that all necessary records are accurate and available for reconciliation and auditing.


  • Knowledge of grants and grant administration processes and budgeting; 

  • Excellent written skills with demonstrated ability to write in a clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive manner. Grant writing experience preferred;

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with staff, consultants, partners, funders, Board Members, and other volunteers to achieve results;

  • Outstanding organizational, project management, time management, and communication skills;

  • Computer literacy and experience with Google Drive. Willingness to learn other platforms, like Slack;

  • Commitment to empowering teachers and school administrators by elevating their voices and bringing to attention their efforts to support students and advance the education sector;

  • Enthusiasm to learn and grow.

Commitment Expected:

While Acorn appreciates anytime that a volunteer is willing to give, for this position we would like to see someone willing to commit at least 3-8 hours a week for 3 months.