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Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee

Grant Writer

Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee


Job Summary

At Junior Achievement, we give young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. Our corporate and community volunteers deliver relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. JA programs empower students to make a connection between what they learn in school and how it can be applied in the real world – enhancing the relevance of their classroom learning and increasing their understanding of the value of staying in school. 

Junior Achievement associates are known for their passion for the JA mission that brings together business and education to work with students in kindergarten through high school so they are empowered to own their economic success.  Members of the JA team interact with community leaders who support JA with their time, treasure, and talent.  Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee offers a collaborative, inclusive work environment and the opportunity to impact the lives of young people in our community. 


Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee (JA) is seeking a seasoned writer to join our development team. This position will assist with research, writing, packaging, reporting, and managing several grants simultaneously. The Grant Writer will also be expected to research and seek out new funding opportunities and to manage the grant submission calendar for JA of Middle Tennessee to maximize the best opportunities for the organization. Some of the writing projects may also include a PR and marketing focus in order to maintain JA of Middle Tennessee’s social media presence as well as press releases and media alerts.

Job Responsibilities


  • Research grant opportunities and new funding sources that support education, financial literacy, workforce development, soft skills, and career readiness.
  • Create and manage a viable grants/funding calendar that includes all aspects of the grant process from submission to reporting and appropriate stewardship.
  • Write grant submissions, file applicable reports, and conduct any follow-up from year to year for each funding source.
  • Write press releases and media advisories as needed.



  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, English, professional writing, or a similar major preferred. Or equivalent work experience.
  • Outstanding grammar and research skills are essential.
  • Prefer writers who have experience in the non-profit sector.
  • Familiarity with the Middle Tennessee funding community is preferred.
  • A proven track record of writing and meeting deadlines is required.
  • Experience with database management, such as Raisers Edge, is desirable.

Additional Information


The position is part-time, up to 20 hours a week, and may be partially remote.

Hourly: $18-20/hour

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please send a resume with a cover letter, including a paragraph about why you are interested in this job and what unique skills you bring, to

Include “JA Grant Writer” in the subject line.


  • Date Posted: August 16, 2023
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Fundraising / Revenue Development
  • Service Area: Education
  • Start Date: 09/11/2023
  • Salary Range: $18-20/hour