Assel Grant Services (AGS) is accepting applications for full-time Grant Associate. These positions require focused, energized, and self-motivated individuals able to work out of their own home, with some travel to client locations occasionally needed. AGS is a professional grant services firm specializing in grant services and professional development to support the full grant cycle. The AGS team is a highly efficient, expert team of experienced grant writers and researchers who have written over 1,400 grants and been awarded over $340 million for our clients since 2007. We have a staff of 17 grant professionals, fourteen of whom are credentialed by the Grant Professionals Certification Institute (GPCI) as Grant Professional Certified (GPC). No other grant services firm has as many GPCs on staff.
“This job has let me be a mom, and be present to my family. I can do normal mom things like reading kids stories, making dinner, etc. without feeling like my kids are in the way because I’m no longer trying to get work done in the evening when they are home. I’m not putting kids to bed and then working late into the night to meet deadlines. I’m still growing and learning, being challenged, and advancing in my field. I feel supported by the company without being asked to do more that interferes with the rest of my life.”
AGS Grant Specialist
Grant Associates are primarily responsible for developing grant proposals and reports based on information from clients, internal information, and research. Associates must be able to absorb new information quickly, adapt to constantly changing needs and situations of multiple clients at a time, and be able to portray confidence in client discussions. Associates are strong grant professionals who can work with clients and more experienced staff in advanced, collaborative grant teams.
• Standard activities aligned to the GPC Competencies and Skills.
• Research local, regional, and national grant opportunities and attend meetings with clients and funders when requested.
• Work with multiple clients to review potential opportunities and help these clients prepare to implement grants from a variety of funding sources.
• Assist multiple clients in the development of high-quality projects and coordinate and submit proposals, applications, and reports on a timely basis.
• Maintain client and company records of grant activities.
In addition to the typical skills of a grant professional (exceptional writing; understanding of the nonprofit, education, or healthcare community; and strong organizational skills), Associates will have at least a bachelor‘s degree and 2 years of successful grant proposal writing experience. Applicants must be willing to sit for the GPC exam within 12 months of being hired. Other nonprofit credentials are valued, as well as a variety of educational backgrounds. Government grant experience is a plus. Ideal candidates will have experience helping clients develop their programs and projects for grant support, including logic model elements and federal budget allowability. Ideal candidates will be comfortable and confident in engaging with executive leadership of organizations via phone, videoconference, or in-person to get the answers you need to create strong proposals.
• Have an exceptional ability to manage multiple priorities, projects, and tasks in order to meet deadlines;
• Have experience with independent project management, including problem-solving;
• Have project management skills to develop, manage, and keep projects on track regarding time and hours for completion;
• Have experience with effective questioning techniques to gain content knowledge from subject matter experts;
• Have strong virtual interviewing techniques that allow them to professionally probe deeper with clients who may struggle to convey details of the important work they do each day to move the respondent to provide more than one-sentence answers;
• Have a critical eye for details;
• Must be willing to learn — about new clients, new concepts, new strategies, and about themselves. Being able to spin up on new concepts quickly is required.
AGS strives to be more than an equal-opportunity employer. We strive to be culturally competent and seek to grow and promote all staff according to their strengths and interests. We seek to employ grant professionals from all walks of life who wish to continue growing through formal professional development and interprofessional conversations. AGS offers multiple advancement opportunities, including Specialist, Senior Specialist, Reviewer, and leadership roles. Here you will be supported and empowered by some of the best and most successful grant professionals in the field.
Assel Grant Services offers flexible scheduling; competitive wages ($50,000-$90,000 depending on education, credentials, and experience); paid holidays, paid time off; health insurance; matching retirement contributions; professional and financial support to attain and maintain the GPC credential; as well as extensive networking and professional development opportunities.
Send the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org
• Cover Letter (1 page, 1” margins, 12pt Times New Roman) describing your passion for one or more of the following: writing, grants, or nonprofits.
• Resume (including government agencies to whom you have been written and/or been awarded grant funding)
• Contact information for three professional references
• Salary Requirements
Be prepared to:
• Describe your career plan and professional development philosophy in an interview
• Create a writing sample from a prompt (final candidates only)
• Find spelling, typing, and grammar errors (final candidates only)