Proposal Writer

ICAST | U.S. Only | 7 months ago

UnknownUnknownIntermediate (2-5 years)Intermediate (2-5 years)Long-termLong-termUnder 30 hrs/wkUnder 30 hrs/wk

ICAST (International Center for Appropriate & Sustainable Technology) is a nonprofit social enterprise currently engaged in solving our affordable housing and climate change crisis in a financially sustainable manner. ICAST projects serve low income populations by investing in local communities, reducing resource waste, and help build local capacity.

Position Overview:

The proposal writer will be responsible for:

Research and writing of government, foundation and corporate grants.
Research and responding to request for proposals and bids.
Coordinating with Business Development Team on putting together, editing and submitting proposals.
Project Logistics for proposals including completing checklists, putting templates together, reviewing NOFA’s, NOSA’s, and RFP submission requirements, completing forms and proposal attachments and reviewing budgets.
Help build relationships and educate funder organizations on ICAST programs.


Must have 2+ years grant/proposal writing experience.
Key Competencies:

Good communication skills in “pitching” programs to potential funders.
Strong writing and editing skills
Ability to work with multiple writers, partners and editors on projects
Detail oriented
Experience with MS Outlook, Word, & Excel
Desired qualities:

Bachelor’s degree in writing related field required.
Must be self-motivated and have the ability to juggle many projects and meet deadlines.
Previous grant/proposal writing experience in housing, clean energy or workforce training space
Previous experience managing and building relationships with funders and partners.
Previous experience with grant research and fundraising