Lead Grant Writer

Website Orlando Science Center

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Full-time position. Responsible for a grant program that raises approximately $2M annually from private, government and corporate grants, in addition to comprehensive campaign goals upwards of $4M per year. This is a full-time position that reports to the Director of Strategic Partnerships and works collaboratively with senior staff.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Writes and prepares all grant proposals, letters of interest, and reports.
  • Meets multiple grant submission and reporting deadlines continuously.
  • Identifies and secures new and ongoing sources of grants funding, as well as tracking and maintaining all existing foundation and government funding sources.
  • Gathers and prepares all ancillary materials to accompany grants (budgets, bios, charts, statistical data, etc.).
  • Researches prospective grant funding sources to assess compatibility with organization’s goals.
  • Utilizes project management system and database to maintain accurate and timely reporting in collaboration with the Education, Finance, Visitor Experience, and Development staff.
  • Works as a member of the development team assisting in implementation of other activities as needed.
  • Works as a member of a development team assisting staff in implementation of other activities as needed.

Qualifications & Education Requirements:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing, English, Journalism, Non-Profit Management, Marketing, or a related field.
  • Minimum of three to five years of experience in creative writing or fundraising.
  • Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals.
  • Strong editing skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of fundraising information sources.
  • Experience with proposal writing and institutional donors.
  • Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research.
  • Strong contributor in team environments.

Preferred Skills:

  • Excellent writing and research skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and respond to changing needs.

Expected Hours of Work:

  • Monday through Friday, with ability to participate in weekend and after-hours events.


5% travel throughout Orange County.

Apply by emailing resume to: [email protected].

To apply for this job email your details to HRSpecialist@osc.org