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Grants Specialist

  • Science Central
  • Fort Wayne, IN

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Science Central, a hands-on science center (physical, natural and applied sciences), is currently hiring a knowledgeable, self-motivated, self-directed part-time grant writer. This position will perform grant writing activities including research, writing, reporting, tracking, and communicating with sponsors and foundations.

Duties will include:

  • Working with staff to determine the center’s needs
  • Identifying and fostering potential funders
  • Compiling data, helping to develop budgets, and writing grant proposals
  • Managing the initial submission and follow-up reporting requirements
  • Recording all information in a donor database

REQUIRED SKILLS: time- and detail-oriented; self-motivated, organized, and able to multi-task and meet deadlines; excellent written and verbal communication skills; communicative and team-oriented; skilled at researching funding sources; able to meet prospects, explain the need for their support, and the value of benefits; able to keep detailed agendas, timelines, notes and records; ability to coordinate and prepare project budgets; comfortable in a fast-paced environment; sense of humor.

QUALIFICATIONS: Strong writing skills and command of language; degree or coursework in English, Creative Writing, Communication, Media, etc.; previous experience in grant writing preferred; must be comfortable working in a science-related organization; skilled with Microsoft Office programs including Word and Excel; comfortable with and familiarity with donor databases; ability to drive and valid Driver’s License; successful completion of Criminal Background Check.

SCHEDULE: Part-time, approximately 20-28 hours/week, flexible schedule, mostly weekdays, can do some remote work.

SALARY: $16-22/hour dependent upon experience.

APPLY: Open posting, position filled as needed.


  1. completed application
  2. cover letter
  3. resume
  4. minimum of 3 professional references
  5. portfolio examples of successful, fundraising activities, writing samples.

HR Coordinator
Science Central
1950 North Clinton Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Fax: (260) 422-2899

Science Central is an equal opportunity employer.

Last updated: March 24, 2023 at 12:23 pm