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Grants Consultant

Location: Arlington, VA
Date Posted: 12-31-2018
Grants Consultant
Hanover Research
The Role
Hanover’s Grants Consultants work alongside Content Directors and Researchers and provide grant writing services to a variety of non-profit partners in Hanover’s higher education, K-12 education, and healthcare practice areas. The Grants Consultant will be responsible for proposals and applications from inception to delivery, often under tight deadlines. This is an ideal role for those with a passion for getting to know organizations inside and out and then helping those organizations gain access to information that makes them more effective in carrying out their missions and more competitive in securing external funding. This position will report directly to both the Senior Grants Consultant and the practice area specific Managing Content Director.
About Hanover
Recently ranked 16th on the Washington Business Journal’s list of the 50 Fastest Growing Companies in DC and 36th on the 2015 AMA Gold Top 50 Report, Hanover Research is a global information services firm providing knowledge support to both for-profit and non-profit organizations. Through our unique, fixed-fee model we deliver customized, timely, and authoritative research and advice enabling our clients to make informed decisions, identify and seize opportunities, and heighten their effectiveness.
Hanover Research’s Healthcare Development Center and Grant Development Center offer a variety of services to help over 100 organizations in 39 states identify, pursue, and secure external funding providing flexible, affordable grant development support to educational organizations and healthcare centers nationwide. Our services include institutional research, funding strategy reports, foundation grants prospecting research, feasibility assessments, pre-proposal and proposal writing, and review capabilities.
  • Work closely with clients to create strong grant proposals from inception to delivery;
  • Provide highly professional consultative service to clients throughout the grant writing process;
  • Manage remote proposal development teams to ensure all proposals are submitted in a timely manner;
  • Independently create client-ready deliverables with minimal guidance or oversight;
  • Manage tight deadlines to create proposals and deliverables requiring few edits quickly.
 Desired Skills and Attributes
  • Strong interest in prospect research, fundraising strategy, grant writing, and the industries and organizations we serve;
  • Strong fact-checking and editing skills;
  • Ability to work quickly and independently with minimal guidance or oversight;
  • Ability to work under pressure and multitask in a fast-paced environment;
  • Experience writing and researching for a business or professional audience;
  • Ability to accept feedback and constructive critique positively;
  • Demonstrable problem solving skills;
  • Strong command of the English language and demonstrated writing and editing skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Experience facilitating team training;
  • Extremely strong and demonstrable work ethic;
  • Proven academic achievement;
  • High comfort level with Microsoft Office applications, such as MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Power Point.
 Education Requirement
A Bachelor’s degree in Education, Psychology, Healthcare Administration, Political Science, English, Sociology, or a related discipline, though candidates with relevant experience who hold other degrees will be considered. PhD preferred.
Experience Requirement
3-5 years’ experience as a grant writer, reviewer, and/or editor with hands-on proposal management and/or grant writing experience. Prior experience working with federal funding agencies, namely the NSF, is preferred.
Arlington, VA or Remote
  • Base salary
  • 401(K) employer matching program
  • Comprehensive health and dental benefits package
  • Reimbursement for home office
  • Advancement and management opportunities
 If you are interested in the prospect of working for a dynamic, growing company, we encourage you to submit your cover letter, resume, and a relevant professional writing sample (proposal, professional correspondence, or similar business sample) at:
Hanover Research is an Equal Opportunity Employer, providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, compensation, training, promotion, transfer, leaves of absence, and termination.  
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