Grant Writer

Mad Science Group

October 18, 2022

Job Description

Who We Are

Mad Science of Chicago is a leading science enrichment provider. We deliver unique, hands-on science experiences for children through after-school programs, birthday parties, workshops, special events, and summer camps. Our innovative programs are as entertaining as they are educational!

Our mission is to spark the imaginations of kids everywhere through engaging science programs through our fun after-school programs, preschool programs, in-class workshops, camps, birthday parties and special events. 

Become a part of a team that’s making a difference for the next generation!

The Opportunity

We are looking for experienced Grant Writers to support the Business Development and Government Relations Director in implementing the 2inspire business development strategy. The primary focus of this role will be to lead and respond to government and non-profit funding applications including submitting letters of intent (LOI), writing submissions to Request For Proposals (RFPs), performing background research on funding prospects and, liaising with different internal stakeholders to develop world-class proposal content. Success in this role requires an excellent communicator (in written and verbal form) as well as the ability to comfortably manage multiple tasks simultaneously. We are looking for a self-starter, organized, and compelling writer who will apply their knowledge of fundraising and proposal management methods to secure strategic funding opportunities for our 2inspire companies. Must have previous experience submitting major Federal level grants in the USA and Canada (+USD$500,000) with many intricacies, deadlines, complex requests, and deliverables. 

This is a up-to 40 hours per week position and will be performed remotely with frequent virtual work sessions with the Director who is based in Montreal, Canada.

Key Responsibilities

Primary responsibility:

  • Research and identify government, non-government and academic grant opportunities across North America or as directed by Director.
  • Assessing with Director grant/RFP pipeline to determine priority responses to be targeted
  • Drafting and submitting grant proposals, RFPs, RFIs, LOIs and any supporting documents based on the funding requirements of the organization.
  • Coordinating with internal and external queries on drafted and submitted proposals.
  • Working with internal teams to identify funding needs and to create budgets with compelling narratives to support successful grants.
  • Maintain positive relationships with fund providers and other stakeholders.
  • Maintain records and submit reports related to grant opportunities.


An effective Grant Writer should have:

  • 2-5 years of recent experience writing and submitting successful grant proposals.
  • Proficient with measuring and reaching fundraising and/or business development goals.
  • Excellent knowledge of proposal management practices and fundraising information sources in the USA and Canada .
  • Excellent research, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English is required.

Sound like you? We would love to hear from you!