Grants Writer (part-time contract role)

  • Contract
  • Remote
  • Posted 2 weeks ago

Vietnamese Boat People

About VBP

Vietnamese Boat People (VBP) is a nonprofit organization with the mission to preserve the stories, experiences, and traditions of the people of the Vietnamese Diaspora. What started as a podcast documenting the refugee experience has expanded to include a team of volunteers across the country developing and implementing storytelling and humanities-based initiatives. Our mission has two core tenets:

  • Preserve the past for future generations: We seek to preserve and carry forward the stories of the generation of Vietnamese boat people so that younger Vietnamese-Americans can understand and be inspired by their heritage. Our published stories and platform are designed to encourage and engage inter-generational dialogue.
  • Evoke empathy to pay it forward: By sharing stories of resilience, vulnerability, and strength, we aim to have these stories evoke more empathy towards the millions of refugees around the world today. Through partnerships with nonprofits and communities, our goal is to mobilize Vietnamese Americans to pay it forward and help today’s refugees.

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About This Position

VBP is currently seeking a professional for grant writing, processes and procedures—with a focus on projects related to the humanities, refugee and immigrant stories, AAPI studies and representation and oral histories and archives.

The right individual will be able to utilize the existing information and documents, conversations and insights, to create numerous grant submissions while also prospecting for new opportunities. This individual would also be able to amend existing proposals and report documents to better present VBP as well as identifying processes to expedite future grant writing.

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage existing pipeline of grant opportunities and submissions
  • Research and write compelling, high-quality grant proposals to various potential funders including city, state, federal and private
  • Proactively researching (prospecting) and analyzing grant opportunities
  • Identify VBP’s differentiating attributes to stand out from the competition

This role will collaborate closely with Program Managers, the Founder/Board Chair, and other Board Members to develop supporting documents

This position is entirely remote, with a slight preference for East Coast time zones for convenience of scheduling meetings. Start date is immediate and role is a contracting role, paid at an hourly rate commensurate with experience. An average of 10-15 hours a week of work is expected for 6-8 weeks. Potential for renewal with increased pay is based on the success of grant funding.

Desired Skills

  • Excellent writing skills and command of effective storytelling
  • Track record of identifying and securing new revenue from institutional funders
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and written skills
  • Self-motivated, collaborative, and proactive, with the ability to work independently
  • Strong command using numbers and data to create compelling narratives
  • Familiarity with Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities and funding space is highly preferred

Job Type: Contract

Pay: From $35.00 per hour


  • Choose your own hours

Work Location: Remote

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