The International Institute of New England, a nongovernmental, not-for-profit, New England-based organization dedicated to addressing the needs and rights of refugees and immigrants, is seeking Public Grants and Contracts Coordinator at its Boston office.

A dynamic, forward-looking, smart and rapidly growing non-profit organization, we seek well-qualified, solutions-focused candidates who are experts in their respective fields. Candidates need to approach issues creatively and thoughtfully. In addition, all candidates should possess the following set of qualifications:

  • Excellent verbal and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Detail-oriented, able to multitask and meet deadlines
  • Self-motivated, able to work in a team and independently

Reports to: Chief Program Officer

Supervises: N/A

Status: Non-Exempt/Part-time (20 hours/week)



The Public Grants and Contracts Coordinator is primarily responsible for assisting the Chief Program Officer in the execution of grants and contracts with federal, state, and local governmental entities.  S/he is responsible for reviewing all public Requests for Proposals (RFPs), developing a work plan for each proposal, assisting in writing proposal content, and coordinating the collection of materials needed for submission. The Public Grants and Contracts Coordinator serves as the overall project manager, ensuring the smooth preparation and timely submission of each public grant proposal and report.


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • At least 3 years of grant-writing experience; familiarity with public grants preferred
  • Knowledge of state and federal government grant processes and systems a plus
  • Excellent writing, research, and time-management skills; exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong project management skills and proven track record for meeting deadlines: ability to manage complex projects from creation to completion, plan and prioritize multiple projects, and coordinate teams to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills: ability to collaborate effectively with staff across departments and in culturally diverse settings
  • Budget management experience a plus
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment and work under tight deadlines
  • A professional with a growth mindset and a high level of personal and professional accountability
  • Willingness to perform administrative functions as needed, such as filing, photocopying, routine donor correspondence, and database management
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills; knowledge of, or willingness to learn, Salesforce customer relationship management software
  • Commitment to our mission of serving immigrants and refugees.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in identifying public funding opportunities
  • Attend bidders’ conferences and information sessions
  • Ensure all documentation required by IINE for federal, state, and local grants is current
  • Develop a work plan for each proposal that lists tasks, who is responsible for each task, and due dates.
  • Manage the development of the proposal narrative, including writing content as well as managing the collection of content from Chief Program Officer and program staff.
  • Package and submit the final proposal
  • Assist program staff in timely submission of reports and other requirements
  • Maintain public grant proposal and report calendar
  • Remain current on the details of all IINE programming in order to identify and accurately describe programs to potential and current funders
  • Identify and attend training sessions and professional development workshops as needed to improve grant writing and project management skills
  • Perform other duties assigned by supervisor

Interested candidates should email their cover letter and resume to Human Resources ( with their name and position in the subject line. In the cover letter, please be sure to include the following:

  • Salary expectations
  • Any work or volunteer work done with refugees or immigrants
  • Languages spoken

Qualified applicants will be contacted.

No telephone calls please.