Grant Writer

Position: Grant Writer
Position Type: Full-time
Reports to: President
Location: Washington, DC


Millennial Action Project (MAP) has an immediate opening for a Grant Writer. A newly created position, the Grant Writer should have an entrepreneurial spirit and will be a critical team member who will move the organization into larger-scale fundraising efforts, leveraging experience cultivating substantial gifts from foundations and corporate partners.

Our first development hire, the Grant Writer will be responsible for drafting and editing fundraising documents, primarily foundation proposals, corporate solicitations, and reports. Gifts range in size from $10,000 to $1 million. The Grant Writer will also assist in managing the internal proposal submission and reporting process and coordinating with program staff. Additionally, this individual will oversee proposals to and requests from corporate partners.

The Millennial Action Project has an audacious mission: make political cooperation a norm through Millennial leadership. MAP is a national, nonpartisan organization dedicated to activating Millennial policymakers to cooperatively govern our country. In 2013, MAP organized the nation’s first and only caucus for young members of Congress, the “Congressional Future Caucus,” to forge pragmatic cooperation on future-oriented challenges. MAP also scaled this model into 25 state legislatures, each with a Future Caucus consisting of young, high-potential legislators. The national Advisory Board includes Senator Olympia Snowe, Senator Bill Bradley, Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr., Governor Jennifer Granholm, and Congressman Chris Gibson. More information about MAP can be found at


Our new Grant Writer will work with the President and other members of the staff to:

  • Research, identify, recommend, and pursue funding opportunities with foundations, corporations, and other interested parties
  • Write, edit, assemble and submit letters of inquiry, grant proposals, concept papers, program reports, and stewardship documents to funders
  • Create cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship materials for foundations, corporations and individual donors and prospects
  • Manage correspondence as necessary to support the proposal writing and grant reporting processes
  • Maintain grant writing calendar to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposals and reports
  • Manage gift processing and timely acknowledgments


  • Familiarity with non-profit fundraising
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications and research skills, with strong editing capacity
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, startup environment
  • Creative, entrepreneurial, and self-motivated attitude
  • Familiarity with database tracking tools such as NGPVAN/EveryAction preferred
  • 2-4 years of relevant development experience
  • Sincere commitment to MAP’s mission of working across party lines
  • Bachelor’s degree

This is a full-time position based in Washington, DC. Some travel may be required.

Salary and Benefits
Salary is commensurate with experience. Highly competitive benefits provided, including commuter benefits, 401k program, open vacation policy, and comprehensive health benefits. Fun company culture and weekly breakfasts and lunches provided!

Additional Information
MAP is an equal opportunity employer. Reference checks are conducted on all prospective new hires.

How to Apply
Submit a cover letter and resume to

Application deadline of May 5, 2018.