Grant Writer

ABOUT JOLT Jolt is a non-profit organization that increases the civic participation of Latinos in Texas to build a stronger democracy and ensure that everyone’s voice is heard. Jolt knows that our democracy works best when everyone gets a seat at the table. That’s why Jolt builds the leadership capacity of millennial Latinos to mobilize their peers to action. Jolt lifts up the voices of Latino millennials to tell their own stories through creative acts of resistance, like the Migration is Sweet! selfie station, Poderosa mural, and Quinceanera at the Capitol, which collectively reached over 50 million Americans.

Jolt believes that Texas is poised for change, with a growing and disaffected Latino population. Today, 1 in 3 eligible voters in Texas is Latino and projections indicate that by 2030, Latinos will make up the majority of the state’s population. But demographics alone aren’t destiny. Winning change requires building a homegrown movement and a smart, focused, long-term strategy that can deliver equality and power to those who are most excluded and often first impacted.

Jolt was founded in November 2016 by Cristina Tzintzun, a nationally recognized civil rights leader. Cristina was named “Hero of the New South” by Southern Living Magazine, and her work has been featured on NPR, Vogue, The New York Times, MTV, USA Today, Univision, MSNBCs Up Late with Alec Baldwin, among others. The organization entered a new phase in August 2019, when Antonio Arellano took over as Interim Executive Director. Jolt is a young organization with big dreams about what is possible in Texas. Our vision has made national headlines and has spurred increased investment into our work- which is why we are hiring talented people to join our growing team.


The Grant Writer is a part-time, contract position responsible for grant writing and grant opportunities research.

Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Write LOIs, grant applications, and grant reports
  • Track all grants and their status in EveryAction
  • Research funding opportunities
  • Meet weekly with the Development Director to report on progress and receive new assignments


  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited institution
  • 4+ years’ experience in prospect research and identification, grant proposal writing, and reporting results preferred
  • Demonstrated record of having prepared successful grants and proposals


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including ability to communicate in a compelling and succinct manner
  • Ability to plan, organize, prioritize and coordinate multiple projects
  • Ability to take initiative and effectively manage time to meet deadlines
  • Ability to maintain confidential donor information
  • Experience working with EveryAction preferred
  • A strong belief in the vision, mission, core values and goals of Jolt
  • A personal computer, phone, and consistent internet access to use for their work on this project
  • Ability to work remotely

REPORTS TO This part-time, contract position reports to the Development Director.

COMPENSATION $21.63 to $26.44 per hour

Length of contract: 6 months (renewable)

HOW TO APPLY To apply please send resume and a cover letter to with your name and the job title in the subject line. To include a writing sample. One writing sample should be a sample LOI of no more than two pages and the other should be a full grant application or an excerpt from a full application of no more than four pages. Sensitive identifying information about the project and funder should be redacted from the sample documents as appropriate in order to respect confidentiality of other clients.

Jolt Initiative 501(c)3 and Jolt Action 501(c)4 are equal opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, and disability, or other legally protected status. 

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