top of page


Open Position: Part-Time Grant WRiter (REMOTE)

Success Stories is an alternative to prisons that builds safer communities by delivering feminist programming to people who have caused harm.

Success Stories envisions a world free of prisons and patriarchy as the dominant culture. We build a world where harmful behavior is seen as a symptom of patriarchy that can be  transformed within the community, by our program and others like it.

We deliver a 12-week program to people impacted by the carceral system or at risk of being criminalized. Upon graduating, alumni receive lifelong support and programming from us . Our coaches and facilitators are all currently or formerly incarcerated people. 

Job Description: 

We are hiring a part-time (20hrs/week) Grant Writer who will be responsible for identifying and completing government as well as private foundation grants. The primary focus will be government grants. As an alternative to punishment systems, we interact with all levels of government, probation departments, school districts, and corrections departments. The Grant Writer will be expected to gain knowledge of each of these systems. Our work is national with a current focus on California.  This position has the possibility of becoming full-time. The Grant Writer will: 

  • Report directly to the Co-executive Director/Director of Operations 

  • Work closely with our research team and growth coordinator to identify jurisdictions and grant/contract opportunities

  • Manage grant systems like SAMs, and the foundation directory

  • Support the creation of yearly fundraising plans and execute it in conjunction with the Co-Executive Director 

  • Identify, complete, and apply for grants and contracts with support of the Director of Operations  

  • Manage grant reports and complete them in a timely manner

  • Develop relationships with program officers 

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Deep commitment to dismantling systems of harm/punishment and ending mass incarceration 

  • Works well independently but also collaboratively with a team  

  • 3-5 years grant writing experience

  • Strong knowledge of government grant systems 

  • Strong knowledge of philanthropy and its relationship to racial and social justice 

  • Strong ability to research grant opportunities 

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 

  • Skilled in donor database management 

  • Organized and detail oriented  



  • 30k; 20hrs/week  

  • Medical and Dental not included as part-time employee 

  • Healing Justice Stipend (to be used on personal healing modalities: therapy, acupuncture, meditation retreats, etc.) 

  • Professional Development Stipend (conferences, workshops, trainings, etc.) 

How to Apply/Hiring Process:  

  • Send a resume, cover letter, and work sample (LOI or full proposal) to

  • Position opened until filled  

  • If invited for an interview it will be with our team (we will have guided questions but the goal is to get to know the applicant and share our team’s values and vision) 

We prioritize the lived experience of our team and the hiring of people impacted by police, prisons. jails, ICE, detention and other forms of state violence. We encourage BIPOC, Trans, and Gender Non-Conforming people to apply. 

Success Stories Program is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law.


bottom of page