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Grant Writer


Legal Aid is seeking a full-time Grant Writer.  This position works under the supervision of the Grants Manager and Director of Development.  The Grants Writer maintains and expands funding for the organization by managing existing grants, applying for new grant opportunities, and building and/or maintaining relationships with the local philanthropic and legal communities.  Legal Aid of Western Missouri offers a professional and friendly work environment with integrity as our guiding principle. We are an equal opportunity employer with recruitment efforts focused on ensuring a diverse workforce.  Legal Aid offers a work-life balance and great benefits.


The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:  renewing applications for existing grants; completing progress reports for existing grants; maintaining the grants calendar; assisting the Director of Development and Grants Manager with research and applications for new grant funding; attending all required seminars, pre-bids, webinars, etc.; mailing requests for small donations on a quarterly basis; and assisting the Development Team with special events and activities.


Salary:  $36,095 + DOE


Benefits:  medical & dental, life, vision, long & short-term disability insurances; 401K/match and retirement plans, paid vacation, sick & holidays; flexible spending account, travel and parking reimbursement; paid professional development; and a qualifying employer for Public Service Loan Forgiveness.



A qualified candidate must have education in communications, English, professional writing, or a similar major; outstanding grammar and research skills; experience or background in legal aid services; excellent written and spoken communication skills; ability to understand the needs of both Legal Aid’s funding and the organization that is offering the grant money; great organization skills, and be able to understand and execute complex instructions.


To Apply: 

Please visit to submit your application, resume, writing sample, and cover letter.  

LAWMO is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Those applicants requiring accommodation to the interview/application process should contact the Human Resources Department at



Submission Deadline: 
August 13, 2021
Organization Information: 
Legal Aid of Western Missouri
4001 Blue Parkway, Suite 300
Kansas City, MO 64130
United States
Phone: 816-474-6750