Job Description:

Main Purpose of Job

The Grant Writer is primarily responsible for developing and writing grant proposals and reports to foundations and other grant-making organizations. Working under the supervision of the Director of Foundation Grants, the Grant Writer identifies grant opportunities, manages proposal and reporting processes, establishes relationships with foundation contacts, and maintains a tracking system to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposals, and reports. The successful candidate will be detail oriented, highly organized, and will possess the ability to work well under pressure with competing priorities.

Note: The incumbent must be willing to work occasional nights and weekends to meet deadlines.

This is a Special Appointment position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.


  • Develop and submit letters of inquiry, grant proposals, and reports to foundations and other grant-making organizations, communicating MPT’s mission and programs to funders  

  • Conduct research on potential funding sources  

  • Establish and maintain tracking system to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposals, and reports  

  • Establish and maintain personal contact and relationships with foundation contacts and program officers  

  • Maintain supplemental materials required for proposals  

  • Other duties as assigned


Education: Bachelor’s Degree

Experience: At least two (2) years of experience in grant writing or a writing-related field with the ability to craft funding proposals and a high level of computer literacy with the Microsoft Office suite of programs and familiarity with research databases such as the Foundation Center.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.


Strong preference will be given to applicants that possess the following preferred qualification(s).  Include clear and specific information on your application regarding these qualifications.

  • Demonstrated success in nonprofit writing

  • Prior project management experience

  • Degree in journalism, communications, creative or technical writing

  • Prior PBS fundraising experience

  • A strong belief in the mission of MPT and the importance of public media

  • Persuasive writer with the ability to craft funding proposals in a clear and compelling manner

  • Excellent writing, analytical, and research skills are essential


Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and sample grant proposal via email to by the filing deadline.

Job Location: 
Owings Mills, MD
United States
Job Category: 
Friday, October 25, 2019
Job Type: 
Full time
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(410) 581-4267
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