Part-Time Contract Grant Writer

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Job Title: Contract Grant Writer

Pay: $30 per hour, 20 hours per week

Location: Remote (within the U.S.) 

Schedule: Self-determined, with the exception of two meetings per week

Application Deadline: Position open until filled.

 Immigration Law and Justice Network (ILJ Network) is a non-profit organization that is passionately engaged in serving immigrants as they seek legal status in the United States, by providing free or low-cost expert legal counsel, advocacy, and support services. Through 19 affiliated sites across the country, we pursue justice for all those we serve, while offering a sense of safety, trust, and belonging.

 Position Overview:

ILJ Network is looking for a Contract Grant Writer with a minimum of 3-5 years of recent experience in grant funding research, writing, and submitting successful grant proposals.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with the internal team to identify funding needs
  • Research and identify grant funding opportunities
  • Complete compelling letters of interest
  • Prepare formal grant applications with strong narratives and accurate budgets
  • Maintain strong relationships with funders
  • Maintain records and submit reports related to grant opportunities
  • Develop, foster, and maximize relationships with institutional and private funders
  • Maintain a database of grants, including deadlines and reporting requirements
  • Monitor and track the progress of funded grants
  • Complete grant reports as needed
  • Meet with Co-Directors and ILJ Network staff twice a week to report on progress



  • Three years of experience in granting writing in the nonprofit sector
  • Proven record of successful grant writing
  • Experience in immigration or racial justice fundraising is highly desired
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Ability to communicate, in writing and verbally, in a clear, concise, and well-organized manner.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of MS Office—Outlook, Excel, Word, and grant databases.
  • Critical thinking and organizational skills are a must
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to work collaboratively and independently

To Apply: Please email a resume and cover letter indicating experience and success in grant writing to Laura Sonnenmark at [email protected].  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 ILJ Network values diversity in the workplace and strongly encourages applications from the communities we serve, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, formerly incarcerated individuals, individuals with disabilities, and members of underrepresented communities.

For more information about ILJ Network, please visit us at


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