J. O'Connell & Associates



Part-Time (20-30 Hours per Week)

Job Summary:

Research – will be responsible for identifying potential funding resources for clients including municipalities, schools, and not-for-profit agencies.

Grant Writing – will be responsible for developing a wide variety of project applications for municipalities, schools and not-for-profit agencies.

Job Description:

Researcher tasks:

  • Research and identify potential funding resources for clients including municipalities, schools, and not-for-profit agencies;
  • Match available funding sources to potential client projects;
  • Research client eligibility requirements and feasibility;
  • Work with Executive Staff to develop individual funding strategies;
  • Prepare funding research reports in a clear and concise manner for client meetings;
  • Prepare funding research reports and summaries for client notices.

Grant Writer tasks:

  • Review Requests for Proposals (RFP’s) in order to determine if they are applicable to client needs and projects;
  • Discuss program requirements and sources of funds available with client personnel;
  • Develop, coordinate, and write grant proposals for units of local government, school districts, and not-for-profit agencies according to format required and submit application to funding agency in time to meet deadline;
  • Confer with agency personnel affected by proposed grant program/proposal to develop the program goals and objectives, outline how funds are to be used, and explain procedures necessary to obtain funding;
  • Must be in constant communications with clients regarding past, current, and future grant projects;
  • Must be computer literate, and willing to work on equipment provided by J O’Connell & Associates;
  • Maintain frequent communications with the Director of Operations regarding proposals.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree – because of the diversity of the firm’s grant writing projects, a variety of educational backgrounds will be considered;
  • Some local travel required: reliable transportation to attend work-related meetings and conferences;
  • Proven ability to perform the overall duties and responsibilities of these positions with general guidance;
  • Prior experience preferred;
  • Ability to speak clearly when interacting with others in person or while on the telephone. Must be able to ask questions when assignments are unclear or ambiguous. Must be able to communicate with officials, agency representatives and clients;
  • Ability to complete assignments accurately and within the given deadlines;
  • Ability to work independently and in group settings;
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint), and Adobe Pro.

Apply by E-mail to:

Heather Milone
Vice-President / Director of Operations

Please Include Cover Letter with Resume


Interns Needed!

Join our team at J. O’Connell & Associates for an invaluable experience working as an intern. We have internship opportunities available that focus on grant writing and research.

Apply by sending your resume to: moc.suerastnargnull@enolimh

This internship opportunity is unpaid, although it can count towards college credits.