Grant Writer

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Grant Writer



About Us

Arts for Learning Maryland (formerly Young Audiences of Maryland) is devoted to enriching the lives and education of Maryland’s youth through educational and culturally diverse arts programs. Through Arts for Learning, professional teaching artists from all disciplines partner with educators, schools, and school districts to provide — on average — over 300,000 hours of learning in, through, and about the arts to more than 185,000 Maryland students annually. 

Arts for Learning is a mission-driven organization that values community, innovation, and passion. The staff, board, and teaching artists have a shared commitment to advance equity in the field of education by working tirelessly to generate opportunities for students to imagine, create, and realize their full potential through the arts.

Job Description

The Grant Writer is a full-time, exempt position that will play a crucial role on Arts for Learning’s six-person development team. This individual will love writing and will create engaging, well-organized proposals to encourage both new and past donors to support the work of Arts for Learning Maryland. The Grant Writer will coordinate with staff across Arts for Learning to gather information and build a strong case for support with a variety of potential funders. They will also build relationships with potential funders, gaining an understanding of their interests and alignment with the organization. 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Write, edit, and submit grant proposals and reports:
    • Ensure on-time submission of all assigned grant proposals, LOIs (letters of intent and/or inquiry), and reports.
    • Ensure that all proposals align with the funder’s area of interest and meet all funder requirements.
    • Communicate regularly and in a timely fashion with staff outside of the development department, including program, education, communication, and the President & CEO, in order to capture data and other information needed for proposals and reports.
  • Maintain and build strong relationships with institutional funders and prospective funders by:
    • Coordinating, supporting, and attending phone calls, site visits, and meetings; and
    • Following up on declined grant proposals to learn more and identify areas for improvement.
  • Track and report back on progress to goals for foundation, corporate, and government giving.
  • Research potential new foundation, corporate, and government funders. Collaborate with the Grants Manager and Development Director to identify which prospects to apply to.
  • In collaboration with the Grants Manager:
    • Maintain accurate electronic database records and files on all organizational funders. 
    • As needed, support maintenance of the grants calendar to ensure accurate recording of due dates for all institutional giving activities.
  • Participate in development department activities. Such activities may include weekly department meetings and weekly check-ins with your supervisor, as well as external fundraising events.


The salary for this position starts at $50,000. We offer an attractive benefits package which includes medical, dental, and vision health care coverage, retirement contributions, paid sick leave, and vacation time.

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Job Details (for job postings)

Job Category: Development/Fundraising
Position Type: Full Time
Salary Range (annual): $50,000-$75,000
Experience: 2-5 Years
Education Level: -