Grant Specialist

Start Date: Available immediately         Closing Date: Open until filled

Status: Part-Time (13 hrs./week); Non-Teaching Adjunct

Salary range:  $47-$59/hr (commensurate with experience and qualifications)

Location: New York, NY (Hybrid)

About the Position:

The Grant Specialist will support the Development Team by searching and writing grant proposals, writing project reports, creating compelling narratives, fostering donor relationships, and providing assistance with general administrative functions for the External Relations & Development team. The candidate will be instrumental in communicating Centro’s goals and projects to these external partners and potential partners.The Grant Specialist will report to the Associate Director of Development & External Relations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the Associate Director of External Relations and Development with drafting concept notes & proposals when appropriate.  
  • Write internal background papers for Centro’s External Relations team
  • Write and provide timely and thorough impact & research compliance reports 
  • Assist Centro’s External Relations team leaders in editing and proofing their draft narratives
  • Write memoranda on behalf of Centro’s External Relations team leaders, as requested


  • Bachelor’s degree in the humanities, social science or other professional fields of study required. Master’s degree (preferred)

Preferred Qualifications: Finalists should meet a majority of the following qualifications

  • Superior communication skills in English
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Five or more years of high-level professional writing experience 
  • Spanish language skills are preferred but not required

To Apply

Please submit your Resume & Cover Letter through this form to apply.


CENTRO, The Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, is the largest university-based research institute, library, and archive dedicated to the Puerto Rican experience in the United States. We provide support to students, scholars, artists, and members of the community at large across and beyond New York.