EcoWorks Assistant Grant Writer


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


262 State StreetNew Haven, CT 06510
Please Join EcoWorks to Increase Creative Reuse in New Haven!


EcoWorks is a 501c3 non-profit organization in New Haven working to creatively engage the community in materials reuse to help protect the environment and build local collaboration and resilience. As a 99% volunteer-run organization, EcoWorks appreciates and relies on the involvement of community members with a diverse set of skills to assist in all aspects of the non-profit. Currently we are seeking an assistant Grant Writer to collaborate with our executive board on pursuing grant opportunities for the organization. The assistant Grant Writer will be responsible for identifying grant opportunities, managing the grant development and proposal process. Candidates must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, a professional and resourceful demeanor, the ability to work both independently and as a team player, and a desire to take initiative and manage numerous projects simultaneously. The assistant Grant Writer is a volunteer position and reports to the Board Co-Chairs. Tasks include:

  • Research and identify grant opportunities based on funding amount needed, location, and
    organization project
  • Track and create a calendar of grant opportunities - including deadline dates, required
    materials, etc.
  • Complete and submit grant applications to secure funding
  • Successfully understand and communicate mission and vision of company applying for the
  • Maintain chart of grant applications: including grants applied to, status of application, grant
  • Communicate with foundations, if needed, to confirm an organization is applicable to apply
    for funding
  • Identify all requirements of grant to ensure all necessary attachments are submitted on time
  • Prioritize grants to apply for (based on size of grant and time funding is released)

Preferred Skills

  • Demonstrated experience in obtaining grants from non-profits, charities, and other philanthropic organizations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required
  • Ability to debrief with a path forward after proposal rejections and make effective use of proposal critiques
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills required
  • Experience with sourcing opportunities, cold-calling, contact development, and business relationship management
  • Detail oriented, adaptable, organized and demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple projects and tasks
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office and email marketing

Thank you so much for your interest in joining the EcoWorks team!


  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Internet Research
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Critical Thinking

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • About 15 hours per week

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