Senior Grant Writer

The YMCA is a cause driven organization. Join us to develop your leadership potential and discover a career that is more than a job.
Job Description

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit the following:-

A cover letter outlining your qualifications and experience.

A detailed resume.

Two writing samples of successful grant proposals you have authored.

The Senior Grant Writer will be responsible for researching, preparing, and submitting grant proposals to various funding sources, including foundations, corporations, and government agencies. This role requires excellent writing skills, strategic thinking, and the ability to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for the Y’s mission and be dedicated to helping expand our capacity to serve. This position will have a direct impact on the organization’s ability to raise and renew contributed revenue in support of the strategic plan.


Bachelor's degree in English, Communications, Nonprofit Management, or related field. Master's degree preferred

Minimum of five years’ experience in non-profit sector

Proven track record of successful grant proposals and funding acquisitions

Exceptional writing, editing, and proofreading skills.

Strong research skills and attention to detail.

Ability to understand and interpret financial information and budgets.

Excellent organizational and time management skills.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Essential Functions

 Key Responsibilities

Grant Proposal Development:

Research potential grant opportunities and funding sources.

Write, edit, and submit compelling grant proposals and applications.

Develop and maintain a detailed calendar of grant deadlines and reporting requirements.

Collaboration and Coordination:

Work closely with program staff to understand project goals and funding needs

Reporting and Documentation:

Prepare and submit required reports to funders in a timely manner.

Maintain accurate records of past, current, and pending grants.

Relationship Management:

Build and maintain relationships with foundation officers and other key stakeholders.

Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies


The YMCA offers a supportive and dynamic work environment that encourages personal and professional growth. By joining our team, you will have the opportunity to make a meaningful impact in the community while enjoying a range of benefits designed to support your overall well-being. Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy as an employee:

·       Competitive Compensation: Salary range of $90,000 to $100,000 reflects your skill and experience.

·       Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance: Comprehensive plans to ensure you and your family can receive the care you need.

·       Wellness Programs: Y membership for you and your family to support your physical and mental health.

·       Retirement Plans to Secure your Financial Future: The Y will contribute 10% of your salary into the Y’s retirement savings plan. You also have the option to make additional contributions to the Y’s 403(b) and ROTH plans.

·       Work-Life Balance: Generous vacation, sick leave, and holidays.

·       Flexible Work Arrangements: Opportunities for flexible scheduling.

·       Training and Development: Access to professional development programs, workshops, and certifications.

·       Inclusive Environment: A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion ensuring all employees feel valued.

Engaging Work: Meaningful work that makes a positive impact on the community.

Required Certifications

The YMCA of Metropolitan Washington is a leading non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. We are seeking a Senior Grant Writer to join our team and help us secure the funding necessary to continue and expand our work.