Who is the Defender Association?
The Defender Association of Philadelphia is more than just a law firm. We’re the community’s lawyers. The Defender team – more than 500 attorneys, social workers, investigators, administrators, and other staff – make sure that everyone, regardless of income, has access to high-quality defense when facing criminal charges. Our mission-driven, client-centered model focuses on outcomes that support a system that is fundamentally fair and creates safer, stronger communities. Follow us @PhilllyDefenders (Twitter, Instagram & TikTok) and on LinkedIn.
The Grant Specialist will support the mission of the Defender Association of Philadelphia and is responsible for all aspects of grant activities in compliance with the organization’s goals and objectives. Reporting to the Director of Policy, the Grant Specialist will collaborate with all Units to play an essential role in fundraising to support the Defender’s critical initiatives across Units that require external funding, in deepening relationships with current foundation funders/potential funders, and in furthering the organization’s growth goals by identifying new funding opportunities. The Grant Specialist oversees the grant application process from beginning to end as well as writing grant proposals and reports, producing responses to government RFPs (Request for Proposals), and researching foundations and other potential funding opportunities. Working closely with the executive and management teams of all our Units and staff across the organization, the Grant Specialist plays an essential role in Defender’s identification of funding needs, fundraising and program growth. This is a hybrid position.