Grant Writer

Reporting to the associate director, the grant writer is responsible for writing proposals to funding agencies including federal, state, foundation and corporation. The candidate should have a proven track record in producing successful grant proposals.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and secure funding from sponsors.
  • Write proposals, reports, letters of inquiry, briefing materials for meetings and site visits and other documents.
  • Identify new potential funders including foundations, state and federal sources, corporate funders to grow the giving pipeline.
  • Other duties as assigned.


The successful candidate will have the following minimum qualifications:

  • Proven grant-writing abilities with 5-years of experience in positions with progressively increasing responsibility.
  • Familiarity working with foundations, state and federal funders, as well as corporate and individual donors.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple time driven deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, prioritize competing deadlines, and be resourceful in engaging necessary staff and resources to find expedient, effective solutions.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with proven record of preparing a variety of documents / materials.

Required education: Bachelor’s degree

Required experience: Minimum of 5 years experience. When applying, describe specific experience in writing LGBTQ related proposals. Please specify by listing approximate amount secured and a selected list of awards.

Job Type: Consulting Service

To apply: Please submit a proposal with a cover letter, supporting documents, and hourly rate to Beth Ann Hamilton. Proposals will be reviewed as they are received.

ISGMH Diversity Statement: ISGMH’s commitment to diversity is critical to our mission of advancing access to excellence in academic programs, world-class research, and health programs. Engagement in discrimination or harassment against any person because of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, military service, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression will not be tolerated. Through its work, ISGMH advances the health and wellbeing of LGBTQ individuals. Staff and trainees should expect to find a diversity of sexual orientations and gender identities among ISGMH staff, trainees, research participants, and in outreach experiences. We highlight the importance of respecting and valuing this aspect of diversity among staff and trainees.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.