The Ferguson Group, LLC (TFG), headquartered in Washington, DC, is a bipartisan government relations consulting firm. We represent the largest number of local governments in Washington, D.C. TFG offers a unique work environment which provides dedicated individuals the opportunity to learn and work directly with the firm’s lobbying and grants team on a wide variety of substantive issues. Our areas of expertise include federal grant funding, water resources, community and economic development, environmental issues, land use, transportation, and housing.
TFG’s entrepreneurial work environment provides the space and opportunity for independent, responsible self-starters to gain experience in various disciplines including preparing federal, state and foundation grants, research on federal programs and legislation, and government relations while contributing to our firm’s projects and advocacy efforts. TFG specializes in a wide variety of issue areas, and understands the gamut of perspectives from Capitol Hill to local municipalities. We create a challenging and interesting experience for our grant writers, yet our "small firm" environment enables a grant writer to experience a range of policy issues common to the federal government.
TFG is seeking a Grant Writer to assist firm lobbyists and staff on a variety of grant and research projects. Daily assignments often include: locating grant opportunities for municipal government and nonprofit clients; assisting in the preparation of grants for municipal clients; searching previous and current appropriations bills for critical grant information; assisting with public relations by compiling information for TFG's website, database, and business proposals; and writing blog posts on grant announcements and awards, summaries and memorandums. Grant Writers will also be responsible for contributing to research and written content for technical reports on economic development planning, demographic analysis, environmental issues, and related subjects.
Preferred candidates will have completed a Master’s Degree in public policy, public administration, economics, political economy, environmental sciences, urban planning, or related disciplines. Candidates with Bachelors of Arts or Science degrees in the same disciplines will be considered if the candidate has two years of grant experience. All candidates must have strong writing and verbal skills and have an interest in the grant writing and administration process. Work performed by a Grant Writer requires that the successful candidate have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be proficient in research, interpreting and analyzing diverse data, and possess the ability to work collaboratively and independently to achieve stated goals. The candidate must be highly organized with the ability to work effectively under pressure, use independent judgment, and produce a quality work product within tight time constraints. A background in grant writing is strongly desired. Proficiency in Microsoft suite programs, Adobe, and internet applications is necessary.
If you are interested in TFG’s Grant
s Writer position please send your resume and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with your salary requirement and indicate your availability. The subject line of your email should contain the words "Grant Writer Candidate."