Grant Reviewer

Part-Time | Remote


Youth Collaboratory is seeking experienced, articulate, detail-oriented grant writers and reviewers to join our highly successful team. Grant Reviewers are project-specific, independent contract positions that are ideal for people interested in a flexible schedule. Grant Reviewers provide individualized feedback to nonprofit organizations applying for grant funding to support essential services for youth, young adults, and their families throughout the U.S. This feedback helps applicants develop competitive grant applications that translate to millions of dollars for communities each year.

About Youth Collaboratory

Youth Collaboratory harnesses the power of the youth services community to innovate, evaluate, and drive effective strategies that assure the safety and well-being of youth and young adults, unlocking their limitless potential.

Our grant development services continue to be in high demand - last year helping to bring in $45 million in federal funding to local communities. But to make the kind of difference we want to make, we need to continue to build our capacity to grow at a rapid and meaningful rate. 

That’s where you come in. As a Grant Reviewer you will:

  • Read nonprofit grant applications and evaluate them based on the grant announcement requirements;
  • Develop evaluative comments that specifically indicate how fully the applicant responded to these requirements (or not); and,
  • Provide compelling suggestions for how applicants can improve their proposals to be more competitive. 

Grant Reviewers are part-time, contract positions that are renewed on an annual basis. Reviewers choose their availability and set their own schedules. Training occurs in March and April. Our peak review season is dependent on when funding announcements are released. We anticipate our peak demand season will occur sometime between April and June, with lower demands in July.

Ideal Candidates ...

  • Have experience writing and/or reviewing grant applications. It’s a plus if they have experience reviewing grant applications for the federal government (e.g. HHS, DoL, DoJ, DoE, CNCS), or have written federal grant applications. Their experience may also include writing and/or reviewing for state, local, or private funders. 
  • Know about youth service programs enough to tell when an applicant is simply reiterating evaluation criteria vs. demonstrating a deep understanding. 
  • Are able to provide constructive and actionable feedback to applicants, clearly articulating how applicants can more effectively develop their proposals to respond to the grant announcement requirements. 
  • Are detail-oriented. They understand the importance of helping applicants meet every single requirement or criteria. They know that missing even a single detail could mean a possible loss of points.   
  • Are able and comfortable working independently and remotely. They have the necessary work space, equipment (computer), and software (internet, email, Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat) to adequately complete job tasks. They are comfortable reaching out by email or phone with questions or to request support when needed.
  • Are organized, with proven ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines. 

Why become a Grant Reviewer ...

  • You have the opportunity to continue to refine your craft and build your resume with a team of brilliant reviewers maintaining an incredible success rate.
  • You choose your availability. This is great for people interested in part-time, freelance, or flexible work. We are able to work with your schedule whether you need daytime, evenings, or weekends.
  • You will advance Youth Collaboratory’s mission. You are excited about tapping into your expertise to improve outcomes for youth and young adults nationally. 

Start Date
We're looking to fill these positions as soon as possible. 

Anywhere, USA (Youth Collaboratory invests in talent no matter where it is located!)

There is no travel required for this position.

Starting Hourly Rate

Grant Reviewers are contracted for and compensated at a per review rate. 

Equal Opportunity
Youth Collaboratory does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or expression, socioeconomic status, physical or mental ability, veteran status, marital status, cultural background, or any other characteristic protected by law with hiring, retention, promotion, benefits, or compensation.

How to Apply:

Submit your application by March 10, 2021. No direct phone calls please. 

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