Grants and Development Associate – Safety Net Project


Grants and Development Associate – Safety Net Project

The Urban Justice Center’s Safety Net Project (SNP) is seeking a Grants and Development Associate who is looking for a creative and non-traditional environment, working with passionate and dedicated advocates in the fight to ensure that all New Yorkers have access to housing and the resources they need to thrive. SNP provides direct legal and social services in public benefits access, homelessness, and tenant rights. SNP also engages in policy advocacy and community organizing led by impacted community members. SNP is one of NYC’s Right to Counsel providers representing tenants facing eviction and is also active in various grassroots organizing campaigns fighting for systemic change.

Primary Responsibilities:

The Grants and Development Associate will ensure SNP secures and maintains a range of government grants, foundation grants, and individual donors including by:

  • Tracking grant performance on all grants and coordinating grant reporting.
  • Working with staff to ensure consistent collection of grant data and documents.
  • Collaborate to create work scopes and determine deliverables for new grants, as needed.
  • Research and identify new funding opportunities that match SNP’s priorities and vision.
  • Write grant applications including in response to RFPs, foundation applications, and applications for discretionary funding.
  • Develop individual donor relationships and maintain a fundraising database to track and increase donations.
  • Develop materials that highlight SNP’s work


  • Minimum two years of experience in grant compliance and/or grant writing work in a non-profit organization(s)
  • Fundraising experience, including donor cultivation, is preferred but not essential.
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills with the ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills, including flexibility and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong anti-oppression and social justice analysis and lens, including a deep commitment to racial justice and housing justice work
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Teams, and Outlook

Salary and Compensation

A competitive salary based on experience and an excellent benefits package is available, with generous vacation, personal, and sick time, along with industry-leading medical and dental coverage. The salary range for this position is $54,557 – $73,741. This is a bargaining unit position represented for collective bargaining purposes by the National Organization of Legal Services Workers, UAW, Local 2320. Subject to work needs, the SNP also offers flexible hours and hybrid work options.

SNP is an equal-opportunity employer. SNP encourages applications from people with diverse backgrounds, including women, people of color, immigrants, domestic violence survivors, people with disabilities, LGBTQI+ people, people from low-income backgrounds, and people with personal experience with the criminal justice system. We strongly encourage applications from people with lived experiences in the communities we serve, of homelessness, housing instability, or of the benefits system.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter by e-mail to The subject line of the email must include: “Grants and Development Position.” We welcome applicants to inform us in their email if they require any special accommodation to fully participate in the hiring process. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Unfortunately, due to the high volume, we are unable to respond to inquiries and will contact only those candidates selected for consideration.


We serve all survivors of intimate partner violence, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, immigration status, or otherwise.

Legal Clinic Schedule

Contact Urban Justice Center

We welcome your questions and comments

Main Office

40 Rector St., 9th Floor
New York, NY 10006