Join the Assel Grant Services Team

Employment Opportunities for Grant Services Professionals

PLEASE NOTE: While we are accepting applications and encourage qualified grant professionals to apply, AGS is currently undergoing a 30-60 day hiring freeze. If you have submitted an application and have not yet heard from us, please be assured that we are retaining all submitted applications on file. We look forward to resuming our conversations with our applicants soon and apologize for any inconvenience.


Assel Grant Services (AGS) is accepting applications for part-time and full-time Grant Associates and Grant Specialists. 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 an industry-leading professional grant services firm specializing in grant services and professional development to support the full grant cycle from training to prospect research, grant calendar development, organizational readiness, program and evaluation development, case statements, and grant writing and reporting. 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 $178 million for our clients since 2007. We have a staff of 14 grant professionals, ten 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.”


Rosie Brennan, Community Engagement Specialist


Grant Associates and Grant Specialists are primarily responsible for developing grant proposals and reports based on information from clients, internal information, and research. Associates and specialists 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.



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.


Ideal Candidates:

In addition to the typical skills of a grant professional (exceptional writing, understanding of the nonprofit community, and strong organizational skills), our ideal candidates will have no less than two years of experience and ideally 5-10 years of grant-related experience, preferably with some government grant experience; have managed complex grant writing, implementation, and portfolio management; have an exceptional ability to manage multiple priorities, projects, and tasks in order to meet deadlines; have strong 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; and must be willing to learn – about new clients, new concepts, new strategies, and about themselves. Ideal candidates will either have or be willing to sit for the GPC exam within 12 months of hiring. Other nonprofit credentials are valued, as well as a variety of educational backgrounds.



Assel Grant Services offers flexible scheduling; competitive wages; paid holidays, vacation, and sick time; health insurance; and matching retirement contributions, as well as extensive networking and professional development opportunities.


Application Instructions:

Send the following information to

  • 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
  • Contact information for three professional references
  • Salary Requirements (hourly if part-time, annual if full-time)


Be prepared to:

  • Provide a writing sample
  • Summarize a five-page case statement into one page
  • Find spelling, typing, and grammar errors
  • Describe your career plan and professional development philosophy