Manager of Grant Writing

Opportunity Alabama
Birmingham AL
Job Type
Full Time
Deadline for Applications
How to Apply
send an updated resume, a cover letter explaining your interest in the position, and a writing sample to
Where to Apply

Opportunity Alabama (OPAL) and the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA) are partnering to hire a Manager of Grant Writing to help them (1) better serve our low-income communities that need grant writing support and (2) pursue opportunities to expand their programming. Their focus will be pursuing grants that support community-led economic development efforts and new initiatives that come out of their award-winning Rural Recovery Accelerator program.

Key responsibilities include:

Writing various federal, foundation, and other grants for OPAL, EDPA, and their network of partner organizations, which primarily consist of place-based organizations focused on economic development.
Researching and maintaining a database of federal, foundation, and other available grant opportunities that fit the needs of their partner organizations.
Partnering with and being the primary liaison to other groups across Alabama that provide grant support for communities (e.g., councils of governments, city/county associations, regional planning commissions, etc.).
Building and managing a network of university faculty and students to assist with grant researching and grant writing.
Identifying and accessing community-oriented data to supplement grant proposals.
Providing limited grant administration and support services for OPAL, EDPA, and their partner organizations on an as-needed basis.
Helping with organizational / administrative tasks on an as-needed basis.

Critical Attributes – they’re looking for someone who:

Has excellent writing ability, both general and technical. Prior grant writing experience is preferred, but not required.
Has a strong background in, and passion for, local economic development within Alabama.
Is a problem solver who doesn’t wait to be “told what to do.”
Is highly organized, with strong time and project management skills.
Takes direction and is willing to be a team player.
Cares deeply about leaving the world a better place than they found it – and is willing to work hard to make that happen.
Salary – $35,000-$50,000 commensurate upon experience

If you are interested, please send an updated resume, a cover letter explaining your interest in the position, and a writing sample to They are looking to fill this position during Q3 of 2021.

Additional Information

Flexible Schedule
Medical Insurance
Paid Vacation