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City of Lakes Community Land Trust

Position Description: Grant Writer


Creating community ownership that preserves affordability and inclusivity is the mission of the City of Lakes Community Land Trust (CLCLT).

LOCATION: Hybrid; remote and office at 1930 Glenwood Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55405

SALARY: $40 - $50 per hour; DOQ

TYPE: Part-time; Independent Contractor

DEADLINE: Open until filled


The Grant Writer will identify, define, and develop funding sources to support existing and planned program activities as well as lead the development, writing, and submission of grant proposals to public agencies and private philanthropic organizations.



  • Research and identify new government, corporate, foundation and private funding prospects to match organization priorities.

  • Generate high-quality proposals, narratives, applications and supporting documents in response to solicitations consistent with all policies and procedures of the CLCLT and the requirements and guidelines of the funding agencies.

  • Maintain primary schedules and tracking grants.

  • Meet regularly with Executive Director and other staff to discuss current and new funding needs.

  • Submit a minimum of 20 grants per year.

  • Oversee post-award grant management.

  • Develop reports, in partnership with other staff members, for grants awarded.

  • Provide monthly reports to Executive Director.



  • Demonstrated experience of a proven track record of securing new funding opportunities and comprehensive knowledge of research.

  • Ability to work effectively under pressure.

  • Proficiency in research, interpreting, and analyzing diverse data.

  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Excellent writing skills and experience with generating correspondence.

  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office 365.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills.


HOW TO APPLY Please email cover letter and resume to:

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