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Writing Capacity Project Writer

Special Projects · Washington, District of Columbia
Department Special Projects
Employment Type Contractor
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation By Project

Elevate’s roster of Writing Capacity Project (WCP) writers is made up of intermittent contract writing staff who are available to Elevate clients when needed.  All of our WCP writers are experienced fundraising and consulting experts who have proven track record of writing and winning private foundation, Federal, and State Grants. Elevate WCP writers are paid on a project basis as a 1099 employee.  

 A WCP writer must possess excellent writing and computer skills. The consultant must be highly organized and have the ability to independently develop and implement a successful work plan as well as follow Elevate processes to meet deadlines.  The candidate must have previous experience in writing grants; experience on proposals for Federal and State funding is preferred.  

 Candidates will have explicit subject matter expertise and a proven success in writing winning grants in at least two of the following subjects:

 Agriculture/Food/Farming, Arts and Cultural Programs, Business Development, Youth and Children, Civil Rights, Community Development, Disaster Relief, Education, Energy and Environment, Healthcare Services, Housing, Infrastructure/Transport,  Human and Mental Health Services, Social Services, and Recreation/Sports, Science, and Technology

 A WCP writer must be able to assess their own strengths and weaknesses and build knowledge and skills.  They must be able to synthesize complex and diverse information quickly and efficiently to support a complete and thoughtful application. This includes comprehensively reviewing RFPs and proposal guidelines as well as learning about a client’s programming and other relevant information. 

 A WCP writer must embody Elevate’s values, including being able to exhibit objectivity and openness to others’ views and diversity, and contributing to building a positive team spirit by putting the success of clients above their own interests, within reason. 

 Writers may be based remotely. Depending on the workplan and timeline set by the writer, work may be required in the evenings and weekends


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

 Primary responsibilities include preparation of proposals and grant applications, administrative tasks such as workplanning, creating and organizing supplemental proposal materials, and consulting with a range of clients. Specific duties include, but are not limited to: 

  • Reviewing grant proposal guidelines or requests for proposals to identify requirements and set clients up for smooth proposal submissions

  • Developing a workplan to encompasses all proposal requirements and schedule steps of the drafting and submission process

  • Generating proposals and supporting documents in response to private foundation, Federal, and State grant solicitations

  • Scheduling and facilitating meetings or interviews with client staff to gather required information to develop compelling proposals

  • Managing difficult or time sensitive client situations and responding promptly to customer needs to improve service.




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  • Location
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Department
    Special Projects
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    By Project