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Grants Program Specialist

Location: Riverdale, MD, United States
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$70,000-$115,000 Yearly Salary + Benefits

We offer an extensive benefits package which includes:

• Medical Insurance 
• Dental Insurance 
• Vision Care Insurance 
• 401K 
• Medical Reimbursement Accounts (HSA & FSA) 
• Employee Assistance Program 
• Employee Discounts 
• $25k Life Insurance covered 100% by Freedom Forever 
• Paid Time-Off 

Are you ready to do work that truly makes a difference? Freedom Forever is striving to be the number one solar installation company in the nation and brighten the states with our solar energy. We are looking for driven and motivated individuals with a vision to thrive in our fast-paced, high-energy environment. Here at Freedom Forever, we are problem solvers, servant leaders, and disruptors! We are proud to say that our company has ranked TOP 500 fastest-growing private companies in America by Inc. 500 six years in a row!

Position Summary: As our Grants Program Specialist, you will report to our Policy Director and will be responsible for researching, preparing, submitting, and managing grant proposals and reports that support our organizational goals. This individual is responsible for managing all aspects of the grant development process including planning, budgeting, writing, submitting, tracking grants, and developing and managing relationships with potential funders. The successful candidate will write polished proposals that meet funder guidelines and criteria to earn funding to support our solar energy projects.  In some cases, this individual will be responsible for post-award tracking and project management. 

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Displaying adherence to the organization’s mission and the renewable energy landscape
  • Research grant opportunities from federal, state, and local governments as well as non-government agencies
  • Draft grant proposals and supporting documents based on the funding requirements of the organization
  • Maintain positive relationships with fund providers and other stakeholders
  • Managing the grant process is not limited to researching, writing, and submitting proposals 
  • Furnishing prospective funders with supporting documents
  • Maintaining records in hard copies and computer database
  • Track grant application periods, phases, and deadlines

Qualifications Requirements

Education & Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in English, Communication, Creative Writing, or a related field
  • 4+ years of grant writing experience

Special Skills, Training & Experience:

  • Excellent knowledge of proposal submission and fundraising process
  • Familiarity with the residential solar and battery storage market
  • Experience working in deadline-driven environments
  • Ability to study and understand programs and funding requirements of the organization
  • Strong research skills and knowledge of information sources
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proficient with measuring and reaching income goals
  • Proficient with MS Office Word and Excel
  • Computer literacy
  • Knowledge of funder auditing policies
  • Demonstrate the ability and poise to interact comfortably with senior levels of management

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Must have demonstrated grants management skills, and knowledge of state and federal grant regulations, laws, and guidelines
  • Methodical and strategic thinking
  • Effective communication (verbal, listening, and written), attention to detail, and problem-solving skills, including the ability to maintain composure under stress
  • Strong people skills
  • Effective project management, organizational, stress, and time management skills
  • Demonstrates a sense of urgency and ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work well in a team environment, but also perform efficiently independently  
  • Must be highly organized and able to multitask on several projects at a time
  • Proven work experience in a similar role

Working Conditions

  • Regularly spend long hours sitting and using office equipment and computers 
  • Regularly spend long hours answering phone calls and emails 
  • Punctuality for your scheduled shift while being adherent to all break, lunch, and meeting requests 
  • Regularly move from sitting to standing positions effortlessly 
  • Regularly spend long hours in intense concentration reviewing and entering information into a computer 
  • Regularly use hands and fingers to handle, control or feel objects 
  • Regularly see details of objects that are less than a few feet away 
  • Regularly speak clearly so listeners can understand. Articulating yourself in a way that is clear and concise
  • Frequently work on projects that require deadlines and turnaround times
  • Frequently bend to file and maintain files 
  • Occasionally lift 5-10 pounds


Freedom Forever is an equal-opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable law, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally recognized basis, including, but not limited to: veteran status, uniformed service member status, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age (40 and over), pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics) or any other consideration protected by federal, state or local law. Our commitment to equal opportunity employment applies to all persons involved in our operations and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee, including supervisors and co-workers.