Grant Writer (Part time: 20 hours)

Organization Description: The Asperger/Autism Network (AANE) is a non-profit human service organization based in Watertown, MA. AANE helps people with Asperger’s or similar autism spectrum and neurodiverse profiles build meaningful, connected lives. We provide individuals, families, and professionals with information, education, community, support, and advocacy — all in an inclusive atmosphere of validation and respect.

AANE’s Commitment to Recruiting and Retaining Racially Diverse and Neurodiverse Professionals: As a global leader in promoting neurodiverse environments in all aspects of society, AANE is deeply committed to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the communities we serve and in our own workplace. To expand this mission, we are actively striving to cultivate a neurodiverse and racially diverse workforce. We encourage professionals of color and neurodiverse professionals to apply for this and other job opportunities with our organization. Please consider joining us.

Flexible remote work options: As an organization AANE strives to offer flexible work options. All employees have some remote work options based on the nature of their position. and as agreed upon with the direct supervisor.

Job Description: The Grant Writer is responsible for writing grant proposals, letters of inquiry, and impact reports to support the organization’s mission and budget. In addition, the Grant Writer will research prospective foundations and maintain and grow relationships with funding sources, when appropriate. The Grant Writer is supervised by the Director of Development.

This position is budgeted for 20 hours/week, though exceptional candidates who wish to work more hours may be considered. The Grant Writer will have the flexibility to work remotely and/or at AANE’s office in Watertown.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Prepare and submit grant proposals and related materials in accordance with deadlines.
  • Research potential institutional funding sources, i.e. foundations, corporations, and government.
  • In partnership with the Director of Programs, identify and prioritize funding needs; develop goals, objectives, and outcome measures for proposals; and evaluate outcomes for grant reports. Support the Director of Programs in ensuring compliance with grant agreements.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Finance to develop and monitor budgets.
  • Communicate with funding sources as appropriate to deepen AANE’s relationship with the funding source.


  • 5+ years professional work experience, ideally in a nonprofit development office.
  • A professional and resourceful style with the ability to work independently and as a team player, to take initiative and manage multiple tasks and projects at one time.
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented, including the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong research skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, particularly written.
  • Highly self-motivated with a curiosity to continuously learn.
  • Strong computer and technology skills required.
    • Experience with Microsoft Office and/or G-Suite (Google) required. 
    • Experience with any type of CRM (constituent relationship management) software required.
    • Experience with Raiser’s Edge and/or Raiser’s Edge NXT preferred.
  • A passion for working with the Asperger/autism community and a strong commitment to AANE’s mission.
  • Commitment to (neuro)diversity and inclusion.

Salary & benefits: Competitive and commensurate with experience and education.   

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