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Grant Writer/Consultant

What We Seek:

Community Art Center (CAC) in Cambridge is seeking an experienced Grant Writer/Consultant to support foundation, government, and corporate giving efforts. We are looking for a skilled and organized writer with an understanding of the vital role that the arts play in the positive development of young people and communities. The candidate must have a strong work ethic, take initiative, and work well independently. The Grant Writer/Consultant will report to the Director of Operations and Finance and will work closely with the Executive Director and Program team.


  • Create annual boilerplate foundation proposal narratives in alignment with organizational strategic plan - persuasively communicating the organization’s mission and programs

  • Write foundation, government, and corporate grant proposals and reports

  • Follow and manage the annual grant calendar, updating as needed

  • Conduct prospect research

  • Regularly update and assess statistics on Community Art Center staff, youth and families for grant and reporting purposes

  • Manage and create budgets for grant proposals

  • Manage online applications and paperwork



  • Experience working in nonprofit fundraising

  • Demonstrated success writing compelling grant proposals and reports and hitting revenue goals

  • Superior writing, grammar, and editing skills

  • Outstanding attention to detail and organizational skills

  • High level of computer literacy including Microsoft Suite and Google Suite

  • Poise and professionalism, and the ability to maintain a calm, positive attitude

How to Apply: Please email a formal cover letter, resume, and three writing samples to:, Attn: Grant Writer

Community Art Center is an equal opportunity employer

Due to the anticipated high volume of responses only qualified candidates will be contacted.