Join the Assel Grant Services Team

Employment Opportunities for Grant Services Professionals

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 $200 million for our clients since 2007. We have a staff of 11 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

Role:

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.

 

Responsibilities:

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),

      1. Ideal Associates have bachelor’s degree and 2-5 years successful grant proposals writing experience, with interest or plan to take the GPC exam or other credential w/in 1 year.
      2.  Ideal Specialists have at least a bachelor’s degree and 6-15 years successful grant proposals writing experience plus the GPC, CGMS, and/or the CFRE. Because the GPC can be awarded after 3 years, applicants will also be accepted for this role under 6 years if they have these credentials. We simply acknowledge this is more rare. Ideally these applicants will have some knowledge of federal grants even if their experience is limited.

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 (federal or complex state) grant experience;

Have managed complex writing, implementation, and portfolio management; have an exceptional ability to manage multiple priorities, projects, and tasks in order to meet deadlines;

Have strong project management skills to develop and keep projects on track regarding time and hours for completion. PMP certification is a plus.

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;

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;

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 needed.

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.

 

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. Here you will be surrounded by some of the best and most successful grant professionals in the field.

 

Compensation:

Assel Grant Services offers flexible scheduling; competitive wages ($45,000-$85,000 depending on education and experience); paid holidays, paid time off; health insurance; matching retirement contributions, bonuses based on individual and company performance, as well as extensive networking and professional development opportunities in a remote work setting.

 

Application Instructions:

Send the following information to info@asselgrantservices.com

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 in an interview