Position Description

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists seeks a part-time Grants Writer to oversee and execute all grant proposals and reports. The Grants Writer will identify new grant opportunities and manage existing relationships with grantors. The position will write and submit grants and steward them through the grant evaluation process. This position reports to the Development Director and works closely with the President and CEO. The ideal candidate will devote 15-20 hours per week.

Key Responsibilities

  • Expand revenue pipeline through prospect identification, research, and strategic outreach.
  • Write proposals, applications, concept notes, briefs, letters of inquiry, acknowledgments and other materials for submission to foundations that align with the Bulletin’s mission.
  • Coordinate and manage the interim and final reporting process for all grants.
  • Manage the internal Bulletin grants calendar.
  • Communicate regularly and directly with foundation staff throughout the grant period to build relationships and assure ongoing responsiveness to funders’ expectations.
  • Maintain the Bulletin’s central database of foundation funders and prospects, and coordinate with Bulletin development staff to ensure accuracy in the recording of funder histories, activities and profiles.
  • Collaborate with senior staff to procure required materials.
  • Execute additional administrative grant making tasks as needed.


  • 3-4 years’ experience in grant writing and reporting (including budgets and financial reporting), and prospect research. Proven track record of obtaining funding.
  • Superior writing, analysis, and research skills. Ability to develop ideas into compelling funding requests.
  • Understanding of the wide variety of program and family foundation landscape and procedures in the areas of nuclear technology and disarmament, climate change and environment, and journalism; working knowledge of research resources for foundation fundraising.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills; ability to take initiative, manage multiple tasks simultaneously, problem solve, and work as part of a team.
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency in Word, and Excel. Knowledge of Salesforce and Microsoft 365 a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred. Experience in the nonprofit sector a must.
  • Knowledge of, and commitment to the Bulletin’s mission, highly desirable.
  • English proficiency required.

All inquiries will be held in strict confidence 
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Lisa McCabe