Working Films is seeking a highly organized, flexible part-time contract grant writer and administrator. The ideal candidate has a passion for social justice and can create compelling narratives that communicate enthusiasm about our work and the role of documentary film in environmental and racial justice movements. In addition to drafting grant proposals, the grant writer and administrator will be responsible for managing the administrative side of the grants cycle, ensuring that deadlines are successfully met and project milestones are well communicated with funders. 

Working Films will be hiring a full-time development position later in 2021. This is a part-time position to fill immediate needs in advance of that opportunity.  The commitment is 15-20 hours per week for a five-month minimum starting in March 2021, with the potential to extend.  The role is entirely remote.


Creating highly persuasive first drafts of grant proposals/applications and incorporating feedback from other members of the Working Films team

Project managing the grants cycle, ensuring that all team members contribute any information needed to complete grant applications and updates to funders

Formatting and uploading proposals to online portals, assuring all requirements, attachments, budgetary information, etc. are assembled with great attention to detail

Generating grant reports for funders in a timely manner and other stewardship duties as needed

Prospecting potential grant opportunities


At least 3 years of experience writing grants with a proven track record of successful grant applications

Exceptional writing skills, including agility and the ability to shift content of proposals as needed for different requests 

Willingness to participate in collaborative writing processes with program and executive leadership

Openness to feedback and ability to incorporate suggestions from others

Strong project management experience and skills; highly organized, deadline-driven, and able to communicate needs and timelines to others in order to complete deliverables on time

Working knowledge of Salesforce (or other comparable database)

Flexibility, including the ability to pivot according to shifting priorities and meet tight deadlines when needed

Ability to thrive in a nonprofit environment

Familiarity with social justice movements and language 

Commitment to Working Films’ core values, which include:

     -Belief in the transformative power of film



     -Grassroots leadership


     -Reflection and innovation

     -Justice and equity


Pays $38/hour with a guaranteed minimum of 15 hours/week for five months upon hire.


Working Films is a twenty-one year old nonprofit that harnesses the power of documentary film to advance social justice and environment protection. Recognizing the power of stories to inform and inspire, Working Films builds partnerships between documentary filmmakers and advocates to advance change. We train and partner with grassroots groups and NGOs to use documentaries to enhance their programs, extend their reach, and move their missions forward. We have remained on the forefront of public engagement with media for two decades by responding to the needs of the grassroots groups, organizations, and filmmakers we serve.


Please submit the following to


-Thoughtful cover letter

-At least two examples of grant proposals you’ve written

-Names and contact information for two references who have related experience with the applicant, ideally clients for whom you’ve written grant proposals

-Additional writing samples (optional)

*Please note that if you are selected to move forward with the interview process, you will be asked to complete a timed research and writing test. This will be compensated.

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