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Grant Writer

George Mason University
Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience
Closing date
May 21, 2023

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Grant Writer, Office of the ProvostGeorge Mason University, Office of the Provost, invites applications for the Grant Writer position. This position is responsible for writing and facilitating the development of grant proposals. It will report to the Associate Director of Strategic Engagement and Communications. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.Responsibilities:The Grant Writer has responsibilities in the following areas: Grant WritingWrite, edit, revise, proofread, and submit grants;Assisting with specific proposal development, including interpreting grant requirements and developing proposal writing plans and timelines;Work collaboratively with stakeholders to solicit input into content, organization, wording, and tone of the full document; andAssist with formatting and editing of figures and other graphical proposal elements.Required Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in English, Communications, or other relevant writing-focused field, or equivalent education and experience;Experience in reading, comprehending, interpreting and adhering to grant proposal guidelines;Excellent research, time management, organizational and project management skills; strong attention to detail;Excellent oral and written communications skills; andExperience with Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, Outlook, and Power Point).Preferred Qualifications:Experience in higher education; understanding of university sponsored programs and grant procedures;Knowledge of federal funding / grant opportunities, various funding agency or Foundations requirements and proposal submission procedures; andAbility to effectively coordinate and communicate with diverse faculty, staff and administrators across multiple disciplines and administrative offices.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number WG468z at; please complete the online application and attach a 1) cover letter, 2) resume, 3) two writing samples, one preferably from a grant application you authored, and 4) list of three professional references with contact information.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.


George Mason University is a university with three campuses, each with a distinctive academic focus that plays a critical role in the economy of its region. At each campus, students, faculty, and staff have full access to all the university's resources, while duplication of programs and support services is minimized through the use of technology. In addition to the main campus in Fairfax, the university has campuses in Arlington and Prince William Counties.

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