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Grant Writer Part time (virtual), volunteer position, possible college credit

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The Student Global Ambassador Program (SGAP Leaders), a nonprofit located in Rockville, Maryland with offices in Montclair, NJ is seeking a dedicated grant writer to write coherent, organized, and compelling proposals and narratives. Candidate is a deadline-driven team player with outstanding multitasking abilities, must apply his/her knowledge of fundraising methods and plans to reach projected financial goals, and collaborate with team members (grant researcher, bookkeeper) to assist with other fundraising projects.

The candidate should develop relationships with key internal and external stakeholders. In addition, the candidate must have proficient knowledge of fundraising methods and tools (familiarity of FLUXX grant management tool is a plus), and be committed to the SGAP Leaders’ mission.

SGAP Leaders is a leadership program that empowers our underserved youth (ages 13-18) to take action on real-world problems by using STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) to solve sustainability and social justice challenges. Our in-person and virtual workshops, tours and speaker series provide a vehicle for students to develop college and career readiness skills. Students choose the themes for our program which ranges from climate change, teen suicide and mental wellness, to human trafficking (to name a few).

We have impacted 4,200+ students from 78 different schools and school districts in NY, NJ, MD, Washington DC, and Northern VA.

Grant Writer Responsibilities:

  • Develop relationships and collaborate with key stakeholders.
  • Display adherence to SGAP Leaders’ mission.
  • Maintain proficient knowledge of SGAP Leaders’ history, programs and projects.
  • Assist with the execution of the development team’s strategy.
  • Work with the grant researcher to identify grant funding opportunities.
  • Write, submit, and manage grant proposals.
  • Furnish prospective funders with supporting documents.
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director and Development team to send funders newsletters, personalized communication and to promote on-site tours.
  • Collaborate with the Development team to compile an Impact report.
  • Maintain records on Excel spreadsheet and/or FLUXX grant management tool.

Grant Writer Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in creative writing or related field.
  • 2+ years of grant writing experience.
  • Proficient with measuring and reaching income goals.
  • Proficient with MS Office Word, Excel, donor management tools -Network for Good, grant management tools - FLUXX, Google Drive Suite.
  • Excellent knowledge of fundraising information sources.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Strong people skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Outstanding work ethic.
  • Impeccable time management skills with the ability to multitask
  • Detail-oriented approach with ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines

If you are interested in this position, please forward your resume, a cover letter, and two writing samples to by September 15, 2021 . Please put in the subject line of your email: Grant Writer

Applicants will be interviewed on a rolling basis, and we will contact you if we’re interested in scheduling an interview. Please send an email to the above address with questions.


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Mission Statement

Student Global Ambassador Program (SGAP Leaders) is a leadership program that empowers our underserved youth (ages 13-18) to take action on real-world problems by using STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) to solve sustainability and social justice challenges.


SGAP Leaders was founded out of an understanding that traditional schooling sometimes fails to teach valuable and necessary skills that pertain to life outside of the classroom setting, and is unable to see the multifaceted nature of issues that underserved youth face on a daily basis. SGAP Leaders goes above and beyond in our commitment to the students we work with. We recognize our students as passionate leaders yet we also acknowledge that our students may face hardships that hinder their ability to excel and we try to support them in whatever way we can.

From our inception we have focused on being a vehicle to develop leadership skills so that young people can find innovative and creative ways to address wicked social and environmental justice issues. We believe in a hands-on approach that encourages students to take initiative and develop crucial soft skills such as human-centered problem solving, communication, collaboration and presentation skills. It is crucial to provide a diverse population of students with the skills necessary to address critical issues in order to promote equity in the future. 45% of the students we serve are Black and 35% are Latinx or Hispanic. Of the total students that we serve, 60% are girls, and 72% reside in underserved communities or attend Title 1 schools.

Our organizational values are integrity, mutual respect and community-service.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Brand Development & Messaging
  • Customer Acquisition
  • Administrative Support
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Internet Research


  • Teens
  • People 55+


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

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