Grant Writer

New Teacher Center - CA - Full time

NTC is seeking a dynamic Grant Writer who is interested in playing a role in improving teaching and learning in our schools; is excited to engage in a variety of fundraising activities including, grant writing, prospect research, and communications; thrives in a high-stakes, fast-paced environment; and wants to be a part of driven, and innovative development team.

A key role required of the Grant Writer is the creation and timely submission of grant proposals as well as district, state and federal level RFPs. Thus, this position provides an exciting opportunity for a strong writer who is ambitious, analytical, and detail-oriented. The Grant Writer reports directly to the Director of Development as part of the development team. However, this person will also work closely with our strategic partnerships team on a variety of writing assignments relevant to contracts, primarily with partner school districts.

Responsibilities & Essential Functions:

The following is an overview of the duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. The employee may perform other duties as required.

  • Work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to co-create and draft proposals for funding opportunities including outcomes, deliverables, and budgets in a way that is compelling
  • Track opportunities, coordinate, write, and manage timely submissions of grant proposals and district, state, and federal level RFPs
  • Interact with NTC executives and funder representatives as required to complete proposals, reports and RFPs
  • Work cross-functionally to ensure strong communication and submission on content areas
  • Input, track, and communicate information relevant to funders, client proposals and responses to RFPs through NTC’s funder database (CRM)
  • Conduct funder and district-related research and communicate findings with internal stakeholders
  • Conduct ongoing research on potential district, state and federal RFP’s to pursue and communicate findings with key internal stakeholders
  • Support and occasionally oversee funder communications initiatives
  • As needed, attend occasional funder convenings, meetings, and networking events


  • Bachelors degree required, Masters degree a plus
  • 3+ years of professional experience requiring external written communication, strong analytical skills, and leadership of complex, group-based projects with concrete deliverables
  • Prior grant-writing experience preferred
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Adept at synthesizing info from a variety of sources into a compelling and persuasive narrative
  • Quick study; self-reflective and strive for continuous improvement
  • Ability to think at both a big-picture and detailed level
  • Work independently with minimal supervision
  • Motivate a group to remain schedule-driven, even when they are not under the same deadlines
  • that you are experiencing
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and oral
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills that inspire confidence from a variety of internal and external stakeholders, including funders, client partners, and junior and senior members of NTC staff
  • Ability to create and refine a program/project budget in Microsoft Excel, and help design budget modifications and tradeoffs when necessary
  • Ability to multitask, especially in managing multiple proposals simultaneously; outstanding time-management skills
  • Strong proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, and particularly in MS Excel
  • Experience in the non-profit and K-12 education sectors a strong plus

ADA Requirements/Working Conditions:

  • Work normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment
  • Limited physical effort required
  • Hearing, repetitive hand motions, sitting, talking, typing

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Experience Level

3 to 5 years

New Teacher Center

New Teacher Center (NTC) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving student learning by guiding a new generation of educators. Founded by teachers in 1998, NTC works in conjunction with school districts, state policymakers and educators across the country to increase the effectiveness of teachers and school leaders at all levels. These programs are built upon research-based principles for teacher onboarding, mentoring and ongoing coaching, and are proven to accelerate teacher effectiveness, reduce teacher churn and improve student achievement. NTC has made it their mission to overcome challenges students and teachers face by providing all educators with the support and resources necessary to succeed from their first day to their last. NTC now supports over 8,500 mentors and coaches and 31,600 teachers, and is improving the learning of over 2.2 million students across the country. For more information, please visit:

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