Join the Assel Grant Services Team
Senior Grants Specialist

Assel Grant Services (AGS) is accepting applications for a full-time Senior Grants Specialist. This position requires 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. AGS is a highly efficient, expert team of experienced grant writers and researchers who have written over 1,400 grants and been awarded over $400 million for our clients since 2007. We have a staff of 19 grant professionals, seventeen 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.

Position Overview:

This position requires a focused, energized, and self-motivated individual with exceptional written and verbal communication skills and keen attention to details. The individual must have excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google programs, a strong understanding of the nonprofit community, and a demonstrated track record of setting and achieving goals.


Core Qualifications:

      • A relevant academic degree or full-time relevant experience.
      • A Grant Professional Certified (GPC), Certified Grant Management Specialist (CGMS), or Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential
      • Previous successful experience with complex grant proposal development, specifically government grants or cooperative agreements
      • Previous successful experience managing multiple clients, proposals, projects, and/or priorities at once in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment.


Key Tasks & Responsibilities:

Writing grant proposals and reports

      • Develop and manage client calendars, including pitching and quoting grant opportunities to clients.
      • Develop grant proposals and reports based on information from clients, internal information and research conducted.
      • Manage a team of grant professionals and support professional to ensure high quality grant proposals and reports are successfully submitted on time, every time.
      • Understand and adapt to different clients’ needs and situations.

Lead Coach

      • Work with staff members to grow their knowledge, skills, and comfort in best practices with the grant field and project management.
      • Work with the management team to inform how staff skills are defined and assessed
      • Work with the management team to build a project management preparation program

Assist with the growth of the business.

      • Maintain details about the business’ current capacity and future growth potential;
      • Acquire and maintain a deep understanding of the organization’s institutional history, range of services, and future direction;
      • Assist the Chief Executive Officer with growing the business, including identification and cultivation of prospective clients and staff;

Other duties

      • Enhance department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
      • Other duties as assigned.


Key Competencies and Qualifications: 

Education, Experience and Credentials: Hold a bachelor’s degree (minimum) with five years of successful grant proposal reviewing and/or writing experience plus the GPC, CGMS, PMP and/or CFRE. Applicants who do not currently have their GPC credentials will be considered a Grant Associate if they are eligible to take those exams within the next six months. Other nonprofit credentials are valued, as well as a variety of educational backgrounds. Federal grant experience is required.


Logical and Critical Thinking: Demonstrated ability to: (1) read and understand all aspects of grant projects and proposals, including data-backed needs to program design and logic models; (2) identify potential challenges and gaps; and (3) propose reasonable solutions backed with examples and evidence.


Detail Oriented: Keen ability to identify details, which may have been previously overlooked, including erroneous, inaccurate, incomplete, inconsistent, and missing information.

Project and Time Management: Demonstrated management skills, including problem-solving; delegation; breaking down complex projects into manageable and delegable tasks; delivering quality, timely work within set deadlines; and keeping projects on track regarding time and hours for completion.


Professional Communication: Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate both in writing and orally with clients and staff, including sharing detailed, clear, and concise information and feedback and providing additional information on grant proposals, funder applications/guidelines, etc.


Leadership: Comfortable and confident in engaging with and leading clients, including their executive leadership staff, asking questions and providing information using respectful pushback when needed.


Teamwork: Serve on and support teams of professionals with diverse personalities and communication styles in staying on track and discerning task priorities in a workplace of competing priorities.


Continuous Learning: Willingness to learn about new clients, new concepts, new strategies, and yourself; ability to spin up on new concepts quickly and test new tools and technologies in a fast-paced environment.


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.



AGS offers flexible scheduling, competitive wages ($53,000-$90,000 depending on education, credentials, and experience), paid holidays, paid time off, health insurance, matching retirement contributions, and bonuses based on individual and company performance, 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 (including government agencies to whom you have been written and/or been awarded grant funding)

Contact information for three professional references

Salary Requirements (annual)


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)