Grant Writer

Title: Grant Writer

Program Area: Development

Supervisor: Executive Director

Location: Flushing, NY (mostly remote due to COVID-19 with some essential in-office work)

Salary: starting at $38,000 per year, DOE

Benefits: Medical/Dental Coverage, Paid Time Off, Comp Time, Invitations to Trainings, Conferences, and Other Career-Building Opportunities

Employment Type: Full-Time Union Position with TWU Local 241




The MinKwon Center for Community Action is a dynamic, mission-driven, and people-powered nonprofit organization that serves, educates, and organizes the Korean American, Asian Pacific American (APA), and immigrant communities in New York and around the country. The MinKwon Center offers free assistance for immigration and public benefits, provides free legal representation for immigration and housing, promotes civic participation with voter and census registration and outreach, and organizes campaigns with other local, state, and federal coalitions. By prioritizing the needs and voices of low-income, undocumented, youth, senior, and limited English proficient residents, we are building a multilingual, multi-generational base of engaged community members to achieve social and economic justice for all.




We are seeking a dedicated and talented individual to serve as a Grant Writer. The Grant Writer will have the opportunity to work with the Executive Director to find and apply new grants from public and private sources and manage existing grant reports and deliverables.


Essential duties and responsibilities include the following:


• Prospect potential new funding streams with grants from foundations, corporations, major donors, and governmental agencies on the local, state, and federal levels

• Develop, draft, and edit funding proposals for our specific program areas as well as for general organizational support

• Improve proposal-writing results by evaluating and redesigning processes, approach, coordination, and boilerplate

• Prepare, draft and edit grant reports and presentations to funders, and work with administrative and program staff to gather needed financial and programmatic information

• Maintain and improve detailed grants management database, records, and systems

• Deepen relationships and communications with current and prospective program officers and funders




The minimum required qualifications for this position include the following:


• Exceptional writing and organizational skills

• Highly organized, deadline driven, and takes initiative on projects with minimal supervision and a sense of ownership

• Proficiency in using Google Suite and Microsoft Office

• Works well independently, in teams, and in collaboration with outside organizations

• Flexibility in working nights, weekends, and outside normal office hours

• Bachelor’s or transferable experience


The ideal candidate will also have the following preferred qualifications:


• Experience in nonprofit development, fundraising, grant writing, and/or communications work, especially for immigrant and APA communities

• Spoken and written fluency or proficiency in the following languages: Korean, Mandarin, Cantonese, other Chinese dialects, and/or Spanish

• Knowledge, interest, and commitment towards concepts and issues of social, political, and economic justice and positive social change in the U.S., especially in the context of Korean American, APA, and/or immigrant communities

• Familiarity with the fundraising landscape including the major foundations




Please submit a detailed cover letter and resume to:


John Park
Executive Director


Please write 'Grant Writer' in the email subject line, and please specify in your email how you found out about this position. (website, LinkedIn, Indeed, Facebook, etc.) Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled and this posting is removed. Due to the high volume of applications, the MinKwon Center will only contact applicants who have been selected for an interview. No phone calls, please.




The MinKwon Center for Community Action welcomes people of all races, ethnicities, cultures, backgrounds, and experiences to consider working with us. We encourage Black, Indigenous, and people of color, immigrants, women and gender nonbinary people, LGBTQ people, and people with disabilities to apply.

The MinKwon Center for Community Action does not discriminate against current or prospective employees based on race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity, age, martial status, family or dependent status, criminal record, disability, mental illness, sexual orientation, genetics, active military, credit score and history, or any other protected class in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

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