Grant Writer

Position title: Grant Writer

Hiring Committee: Gavin Raders, Salvador Mateo

Hiring Process: Please submit a resume and cover letter to with “Grant Writer” in the subject line. Interviews will begin in October 2021 and the position is open until filled. 


Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and submit grant proposal applications in collaboration with PJ Co-Directors
  • Complete current grant reports within their required timeframe
  • Research and identify new public and private funding opportunities for Planting Justice
  • Remain in weekly communication with co-workers regarding schedule
  • Attend weekly program meetings, monthly staff meetings, annual strategic planning retreat, and other required staff trainings 


Required Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing and computer skills 
  • Comprehensive knowledge about sustainable agriculture, food justice, re-entry support, youth education, social justice and community health in order to write grant applications and reports 
  • A clear commitment to a healing-centered, decolonial and feminist approach 
  • Maintain positive working relationships with a complex and diverse set of community partners, program participants, and staff members 
  • Ability to remain open-minded, patient, empathetic and growth-oriented through challenging work experiences  
  • 2 days or 16 hours/week 


Compensation and Benefits: 

  • Salaries at PJ are set through our transparent pay chart. Minimum salary rate for this part-time position begins at $28,000/year for 2 days/week or 40%FTE, with a 3% increase in annual pay. Other increases in salary rate may apply depending on experience and need, and is negotiable with the hiring committee 
  • Benefits include 2 weeks paid time off plus 8 more paid annual holidays
  • Annual professional development stipend of $500, plus other paid training opportunities


Nature of Employment

Planting Justice is an equal opportunity employer and employment is at-will.