Grant Coordinator

The OWCA is accepting applications and nominations for a Grant Coordinator.


Position Description

  • Length of term: 2 years (January 2022 to December 2023)
  • Monthly time commitment: 5-10 hours per month
  • Number of openings: 1
  • Renewable?: Yes
  • Elected by: OWCA Executive Board

The Position

The Grants Coordinator will research, write, and submit applications for grants that could contribute to OWCA’s mission. Grant money could be used for any of the following:

  • Hosting a conference event or learning institute
  • Hiring sign language interpreters and captioners
  • Purchasing technology (website hosting, membership software, Google Workspace, Zoom, etc.)
  • Paying keynote speakers or webinar presenters
  • Offering monetary awards or grants to members

Initial brainstorming/research may lead to additional tasks being identified by the Coordinator. The Grants Coordinator will decide when short-term committees are necessary for assistance in meeting specific grant deadlines. Ideas should be approved by the Executive Board before being implemented.

The Executive Board

The Grants Coordinator is a voting member of the Executive Board. This means that the Grants Coordinator is expected to attend Executive Board meetings, report on grants activity, review items that need Board feedback/approval, and vote on Board and committee projects.

In 2021, Executive Board meetings were held once per month for an hour and a half. During some months, additional one-hour meetings were scheduled for training or additional discussion of committee projects. Executive Board members also have opportunities to attend Meet and Greets with OWCA members and present at special interest groups (SIGs) on online writing center work.

Learn More

If you’d like to learn more about this position, you are encouraged to contact the OWCA Treasurer, Elle Tyson, at treasurer@onlinewritingcenters.org.

You can also attend the Executive Board Meet and Greet on October 6 from 2-3pm EST.


Application Timeline and Instructions

  • October 31: Deadline for submitting applications
  • November 9: Executive board to review applications and vote
  • November 30: Results are announced

Who Can Apply

Anyone can apply for this position, but you will need to be an OWCA member to accept the position and serve your term. We especially welcome and encourage people who identify as Queer/LGBTQ+, BI/POC, Indigenous, Disabled, Neurodivergent, or an otherwise marginalized identity to apply. Per our Anti-Racism Statement, students and professionals who identify as people of color can become OWCA members at no charge.

Applicants also do not need to be currently employed in academia and do not need to have writing center experience.

To serve as grant coordinator, though, applicants should:

  • Have experience with grant writing
  • Be familiar with grant search processes
  • Feel comfortable searching for grant opportunities for 501(c)(3) nonprofits
  • Be committed to securing funding to support OWCA

What to Submit

Please create a written statement (200-300 words) OR video statement (2-3 minutes). Video statements should be uploaded to YouTube and include edited closed captions for accessibility (please review the OWCA Guide for Video Applications for assistance).

Your statement will be shared privately with the OWCA Executive Board. In your statement, you should answer the following questions:

  • What is your experience with grant writing? Have any grant projects you’ve been involved with been successfully funded? Please describe the grant and your contribution.
  • What ideas do you have for the OWCA to improve its access to grant funding to better support its members?

Apply or Nominate Someone

Please use the form below to apply for this position. You can also nominate another individual that you think would be a good fit for this position. If you nominate someone, we will reach out to them and encourage them to apply.