Grants Consultant- Higher Education Programmatic Focus

Location : Location US-Remote


Grants Consultant – Higher Education Programmatic Focus
Hanover Research
The Role
Hanover’s Grants Consultants work alongside Content Directors and Researchers providing grant support services to Hanover’s higher education clients. On a project-by-project basis, the Grants Consultant will be responsible for assessing appropriate fit of programmatic funding programs, consulting with clients on concept development, researching justification for program designs, and writing and revising proposal narratives to ensure competitiveness against funder requirements. This is an ideal role for helping institutions of higher education to become more effective in carrying out their missions. 


  • Write and revise proposal narratives focused on improving higher education, to optimize competitiveness;
  • Work closely with clients to create strong grant proposals from conception to submission;
  • Provide highly professional consultative service to clients throughout the grant writing process;
  • Manage remote proposal development teams to ensure all proposals are submitted in a timely manner;
  • Independently create client-ready deliverables with minimal guidance or oversight;
  • Manage tight deadlines to create proposals and deliverables requiring few edits quickly;


Desired Skills and Attributes

  • Experience writing and researching for a professional audience;
  • Ability both to accept and to provide constructive feedback;
  • Strong fact-checking, writing, and editing skills in the English language;
  • Strong interest in prospect research, fundraising strategy, grant writing, and the organizations we serve;
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Ability to work quickly and independently with minimal guidance or oversight;
  • Ability to work under pressure and multitask in a fast-paced environment;
  • Demonstrable problem-solving skills and work ethic;
  • Proven academic achievement;
  • High comfort level with Microsoft Office applications, such as MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Power Point.

Education Requirement
A bachelor’s or master’s degree in an education- or writing-related discipline, though candidates with relevant experience who hold other degrees will be considered.
Experience Requirement
3-5 years’ experience as a grant writer, reviewer, and/or editor with hands-on proposal support and/or grant writing experience. Prior experience working with federal funding agencies, namely the US Department of Education, is required.




  • Starting at 18+ days Paid Time Off  
  • 15 paid holidays including Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Juneteenth, Indigenous People’s Day, and personal holidays  
  • 401(K) employer matching program  
  • Comprehensive health and dental benefits package  
  • Health and wellness packages with discounts to local gym  
  • Annual company-wide day of service and monthly events partnering with local organizations such as KidPower, Martha’s Kitchen, DC SPCA  
  • Community service opportunities  
  • Unlimited snacks and beverages  



Hanover Research strives to create compensation and benefits programs that are competitive, equitable and fair.  The compensation range for this role at the company is $79,780 - $123,640. Please note that the base salary offered is contingent on the candidate’s job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.  Our base pay range is determined by the role and the market.  


Hanover believes in supporting our team’s overall well-being now and in the future. We provide retirement benefits and 401K matching to help you plan ahead, wellness benefits to keep you healthy, medical coverage to lift you up if you or your dependents get sick, and paid time away to rejuvenate. You can learn more about our benefits on our Hanover Research Careers page or please talk to your Recruiter to learn more.  


About Hanover Research:  
Founded in 2003, Hanover Research is a global research and analytics firm that delivers market intelligence through a unique, fixed-fee model to more than 1,000 clients. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, Hanover employs high-caliber market researchers, analysts, and account executives to provide a service that is revolutionary in its combination of flexibility and affordability. Hanover was named a Top 50 Market Research Firm by the American Marketing Association from 2015 to 2021. To learn more about Hanover Research, visit  


Hanover Values: 


  • Business Building – We build our business quickly and intelligently and we help our clients do the same  
  • Thought Leadership and Innovation – We strive constantly to deliver better information in a better way  
  • Service – To our clients and our community, service is our guiding principle  
  • Leadership and Mentorship – Our talent is our greatest asset, and we hope to help our people be their best  
  • Firm Citizenship – We are optimists who believe there are endless possibilities for our company and ourselves  


How to Apply: 

If you are interested in the prospect of working for a dynamic, growing company, we encourage you to submit your resume, and a relevant professional writing sample (consisting of no more than 8 pages on an education or business related topic preferably).  

If you are interested in the prospect of working for a dynamic, fast-growing company, we encourage you to submit your resume and any other supporting materials.   


Hanover strives to be accessible to all users and job seekers. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need assistance in accessing our website or completing a job application, please contact Hanover Research at 202-559-0050 or via email at All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.    


Hanover Research is an Equal Opportunity Employer, providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, compensation, training, promotion, transfer, leaves of absence, and termination.  


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