Grant Writer – Remote

Osteosarcoma Institute
July 7, 2022
Remote / work from home - with minimal travel to Dallas, TX, United States of America
Job Type


The Osteosarcoma Institute (OSI) is seeking a full-time (40 hours per week), Grant Writer to help grow our organization and advance our mission to dramatically increase treatment options and survival rates in osteosarcoma patients through identifying and funding the most promising and breakthrough osteosarcoma clinical trials and science.

About the Osteosarcoma Institute

Osteosarcoma is a bone cancer that primarily affects adolescents and young adults, and research has not made significant progress in improving outcomes or identifying new therapies for metastatic/recurrent osteosarcoma patients in over 40 years. About one-third of patients die from the disease within five years of diagnosis. This is a challenge addressed by the OSI, a 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to dramatically improving the life expectancy of relapsed and metastatic patients.

Launched in 2017, the OSI is a virtual research institute with an office in Dallas, Texas. The OSI is guided by an active Strategic Advisory Board comprised of expert physicians, scientists, and other leaders in cancer research from across the country. Through a comprehensive, peer-reviewed process, we fund clinical trials and related studies, and translational research to advance our understanding of osteosarcoma and improve patient outcomes. This dedication to improving the lives of osteosarcoma patients makes the OSI a dynamic and passionate organization offering significant potential for growth.

Position Summary

The Osteosarcoma Institute is seeking a qualified candidate to assist our Development Manager and Development Committee with implementing our strategic development plan to grow our revenue portfolio of $2M+ through a multi-year expansion. The ideal candidate must have 2 to 3 years of grant writing experience with a positive and collaborative attitude. This individual must have experience identifying, qualifying, and prioritizing grant requests in order to help grow our revenue from grant making foundations to $800,000 by 2024. The responsibilities of this position will be focused on, but not limited to grant writing, and will include:

• Conducting prospect research and presenting findings concisely and effectively
• Writing compelling and succinct grant proposals and progress reports for grant awards between $10,000 and $1,000,000
• Tracking grant proposal timelines and deadlines to ensure timely submissions
• Inputting and maintaining donor and prospect data to improve our fundraising tactics
• Creating reports within our CRM system (EveryAction) to track donor giving and retention
• Preparing materials for meetings, fundraising campaigns, etc.
• Assisting with The Frontline blog and newsletter to help position the OSI as a leading and engaging source for news and information related to osteosarcoma research, funding, treatment, and education
• Creating and reviewing content for social media to build community and help attract new supporters
• Serving as a representative of the OSI to the external funding community
• Building strong and successful relationships with donors and volunteers
• Maintaining organized and labeled documents within the shared drive
• Working with outside vendors (for graphic design, printing, website updates, and marketing)


• A bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as communications or business, required
• 2-3 years of grant writing experience required
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Outlook, Zoom, Teams, and social media (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, etc.)
• Experience with donor database management, required, with experience in EveryAction preferred
• A proven track record of closing gifts of $10,000 and above
• Knowledge of medical research and philanthropic community is a plus
• Must be detail-oriented, self-motivated, and can act in a manner that will reflect positively on the organization
• Self-starter attitude with an ability to organize and prioritize work
• Exceptional verbal and written communications skills
• A motivation to work for a small, actively growing organization and make a noticeable impact on OSI’s mission
• Must be able to work independently on some tasks and collaborate with a team on others

Additional Requirements

• Ability to work remotely from home with minimal travel, not to exceed 5%
• Must have strong and reliable internet access from home
• Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer
• Ability to lift up to 15 pounds at a time

The OSI offers a base salary of $42,000 to $50,000 depending on experience. Benefits include health insurance, 401K with an organization match, as well as paid holidays, vacation, and sick time. This position will work remotely from home almost exclusively. All needed technology will be provided.

The Grant Writer job posting can be found here.

Classification: Exempt
Department: Development
Reports to: Development Manager

Application Instructions

To qualify for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The Osteosarcoma Institute, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

To Apply: Please send an updated resume and cover letter to with the subject line “Grant Writer”

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