May 25, 2017

Job Announcement: Part-Time Grant Writer

Posting Window:  May 22-July 1, 2017

Organization:   The United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA)
Title:      Grant Writer
Location:   Colorado Springs, CO
Position Type:    Part-time
Salary:   Negotiable

This position requires a proactive, detailed individual who possesses exceptional writing skills. She/he must have the proven ability to demonstrate professionalism; establish and maintain effective professional relationships with all constituents.

Major duties and responsibilities include:
• Write grant proposals that display meticulous grammar, spelling and content
• Research grantors and foundations
• Adhere to guidelines given
• Analyze the feasibility of a project’s budget
• Interview people in the organization and perform comprehensive research to complete the project given
• Understand the proposed program/project
• Monitor progress of accepted proposals and submit required reports/evaluations

• At least two years of proven professional experience
• Bachelor or Master in Communications or English
• Certification or attendance in grant writing workshop or training
• Display good oral and written communication and listening skills for individuals/groups
• Strong computer skills; proficient in Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel

Other requirements:
• Outstanding administrative skills
• Detail oriented
• Outstanding communication skills
• Ability to work in team environment
• Ability to persuade or influence others
• Understanding of the operations of the foundations, organizations and businesses
• Ability to meet deadlines for grant writing projects
• Ability to work out of the USABA office in the Colorado Springs

Our Mission

The United States Association of Blind Athletes empowers Americans who are blind and visually impaired to experience life-changing opportunities in sports, recreation and physical activities, thereby educating and inspiring the nation.

Our Vision

Every American who is blind or visually impaired will lead a healthy lifestyle by actively participating in sports, recreation and physical activity.

Our History

Since its founding in 1976, the USABA has reached more than 100,000 blind and visually impaired individuals. During that time, the organization has emerged as more than just a world-class trainer of blind athletes and has become a vocal champion of the abilities of America's legally blind residents.

To apply - No later than July 1, email your resume, cover letter summarizing background, experience and salary requirements, and 2-3 writing samples to Mark Lucas at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For more information on USABA, visit

Questions: Contact Mark Lucas, USABA Executive Director, at (719) 866-3220 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


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