Grant Writer

Nevada Legal Services has an opening for a grant writer in our Las Vegas office.  Nevada Legal Services is a statewide non-profit that provides free legal assistance to low income Nevadans.

The grant writer is responsible for searching for available grant opportunities to fund Nevada Legal Services’ work.  The grant opportunities may come from federal or state government agencies, private foundations or other sources.  Additionally, the grant writer will be responsible for drafting the grant application and will work with other NLS staff to gather statistical and other information that the application may require. This person will also be responsible for grant outcome reporting, including service outcome follow-up and record keeping.

Requirements –

  • Education:
    • HS Diploma or equivalent required
    • Degree of secondary education/college desirable
  • Experience:
    • Experience with non-profit or governmental grant applications, with a success rate of 75% grants awarded
    • Excellent communication and writing skills.
    • Ability to work well with other staff members as part of the team that will be working on the grants.
    • Networking abilities with other non-profits and funding agencies.

Benefits –

  • Salary DOE $28k – $46k annually
  • Full-time position of 34 hours per week
  • Paid sick and vacation leave; paid medical, dental, vision and life insurance.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Roberta O’Hara, rohara@nlslaw.net .

Nevada Legal Services (NLS) is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and fosters an environment free of barriers and discriminatory practices. NLS actively promotes mutual respect, acceptance, teamwork and productivity. NLSP is committed to maintaining an organization whose staff, Board and clients are diverse in background, experience, race, color, national origin, gender, age, religious reference, marital status, sexual orientation, sensory, mental or physical abilities, veteran status, and other qualities that strengthen the program while reinforcing its commitment to basic fairness. People of color, people who identify as transgender, lesbian, gay, or bisexual, and those with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals needing a reasonable accommodation for the application, interview process or for more information about the program may send a request to the email address provided.