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Grant Writer

The full-time Grant Writer will work directly for the Executive Director and collaborate with other staff as needed. He/she will be an integral member of a close team of administrative staff, including four other full-time and three part-time colleagues. The Grant Writer will focus principally on the writing of private and government grant proposals, but will be exposed to all areas of fundraising efforts. The Grant Writer’s daily priorities will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Work with the Harmony Program’s Executive Director to create a development plan of long-term and diversified strategies for fundraising
  • Research and write grant applications and prepare all required interim and final reports for grants received, including for city, state and federal government grants
  • Ensure that systems and procedures are in place for donor cultivation and recognition, site visits, recording and acknowledgement of gifts, research and prospect management, and compliance with all grant requirements
  • Collaborate with administrative team on all special event details, including donations and attendance goals, for cultivation events, master classes, and performances
  • Provide internal support to independent event planners who coordinate the organization’s annual gala
  • Assist in the development of printed marketing materials and the preparation of the organization’s annual report, incorporating program, demographic, and financial data.

Interested candidates should have the following qualifications:

  • Commitment to the mission of expanding access to music education, particularly within under-served communities;
  • Development experience preferred, including foundation research and strong writing and editorial skills;
  • Successful track record of securing grants from private foundations and government sources
  • Ability to prioritize short- and long-term development goals for the organization;
  • Effective time management and organizational skills, including the ability to address multiple priorities simultaneously;
  • Strong strategic and analytical skills;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral;
  • Ability to work efficiently, both independently and collaboratively;
  • Polite, positive, and professional demeanor
  • Solid computer skills, primarily Excel, Word and PowerPoint, and familiarity with Salesforce.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to Applicants without a cover letter will not be considered. Please include “Grant Writer” in your subject line.

The Harmony Program is a highly replicable model of instrumental music instruction that relies heavily on partnerships with local educational and cultural institutions. If you represent a college or university, public elementary school, cultural institution, or community-based organization and would like to explore the possibility of bringing music education to your community, please fill out the form below and feel free to email us at


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