Grant Writer
The Difference Engine, NFP
Chicago, IL, USA
Job Posted:
30+ days ago

Grant Writer

Expanding nonprofit focused on the tech space seeks successful volunteer grant writing team members.

The Difference Engine is a non-profit that bridges the gap between education and the real-world workplace. TDE’s apprenticeship program empowers adults from underrepresented groups and non-traditional backgrounds with real-world technology experiences that develop their skills in professionalism, Agile workflows, and collaboration ...unlike school or Bootcamp programs, upon TDE program completion, our apprentices are ready to enter the workforce with applicable professional experience.

We are looking for a volunteer grant writer to assist our team in sourcing and applying for grants. The ideal candidate has a history of grant fulfillment success and is looking to be part of the movement to get more non-traditional developers into the workplace. If you believe that you can help us to Engineer a Difference please reach out.


Advocate for our organization's programming and financial needs
Cultivate and maintain prospect list
Prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundations and private donors
Create reports for the organization board of directors to assess progress and donor trends
Create reports for grant-funded projects per funder agreements

2+ years of experience in grant writing
Strong writing and presentation skills
Be highly organized and self-disciplined
Be well versed in the mission of The Difference Engine and the Chicago tech scene

Work is to be done remotely and on your own schedule, and we ask for a minimum commitment of 10-15 hours a week. You will work directly with the Founder/CEO of the organization.