Careers | Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City

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Become a Part of Our Team


One of the most rewarding ways to get involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters is to work with us. A career with Big Brothers Big Sisters is an opportunity to merge your talents and personal values with your desire to make a difference. Every day, we are changing the perspectives of children and enabling them to see the world around them in a more positive light. With that newfound point of view, they can see their potential more clearly and dream bigger about their future. Our success is a result of committed and inspired employees, working together to make a lasting impact on America's youth, schools, and communities.

An Opportunity for Growth

That's obviously true for the children we serve. But it's also true within our organization. We need talented and passionate people in a variety of areas including Executive Leadership, Fund Development, Program Management, Marketing and Communications, Human Resources, Finance, and Information Technology. Every day, We are committed to a diverse workforce with representation from every walk of life. We recognize how our organization is greatly enhanced when we unite people of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City offers a flexible work environment that is upbeat and fun. The average tenure of BBBSKC staff is 6 years. BBBSKC was named by NP Times as one of the best nonprofits to work for. BBBSKC offers competitive pay and benefits for full-time employees.

We value overall wellness and offer a comprehensive benefits package, including generous time off, medical, dental, and vison insurance options, as well as a rewards program and a 401k match option. Scroll down to see our current openings.

Grant Writer


Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the Grant Writer serves on the Fundraising team and shares responsibilities for achieving fundraising goals. This contract position is a part-time remote position and responsible for assisting the agency in growing resources by developing strategies to retain and increase annual revenue from grant and foundation funding. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the research, outreach, cultivation, solicitation, reporting and stewardship of foundation donors. Additionally, the Grant Writer will help the fundraising team with additional development initiatives as needed.

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Grant Management

  • Research, identify, develop and write grant proposals
  • Develop and manage all relationships with potential grant funders, which will include prospecting, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship, with special attention to any and all grant reporting functions
  • Draft, finalize and file all reports as required to funding organizations within given timelines
  • Collaborate with different BBBS departments to ensure grant requests are in line with agency needs
  • Increase grant funding by 100,000 within the first year
  • Oversee/manage BBBSA pass-through grants and reports 


Our ideal candidate will be a team player with a good work ethic that is able to work independently.  The position requires persistence, patience, enthusiasm, initiative and flexibility with a willingness to work as needed to accomplish job requirements. Candidates must also possess the ability to set and accomplish goals. Must be highly organized with the ability to multitask, implement systems and follow-up processes, able to effectively work under pressure, use independent judgment and produce a quality work product within tight time constraints. You should be able to work independently and also work well with a team. 


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum three years’ experience (five year’s desirable) in researching and writing grant proposals, preferably in a nonprofit setting
  • Experience developing public funding proposals; securing and reporting for wide variety of grants, including state and federal grants
  • Demonstrated success in obtaining grant driven funding
  • Possess strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills and have the ability to present in front of a group
  • Knowledge of broad themes in fundraising along with self-motivation, initiative and reliability are essential
  • Basic office skills (Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, DonorPerfect- database management, SalesForce, etc.) and strong organization skills are a must


BBBSKC is the fastest growing Big Brothers Big Sisters agency in the nation, nearly doubling the size of our staff and number of children served within the past 10 years. We are proud to offer competitive pay, a generous benefits package to full time employees, ample vacation days, and a fun environment. Management believes in helping our staff members learn and grow, offering professional development opportunities whenever applicable.   


Contract position, averaging 10-20 hours per week, $40-$50 per hour based on experience


If you qualify for this position and are passionate about our mission and our staff culture, we look forward to meeting you.  


If you are unable to apply online, you can mail your resume and a cover letter (to include what makes you a phenomenal candidate and why you want to work at Big Brothers Big Sisters as well as your salary requirements) to:

BBBSKC, Attn: Kimberly Rudler, 1709 Walnut Kansas City, MO 64108.


BBBSKC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

BBBSKC is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Standing Together To Defend Potential:  In a world of causes, we make a difference by creating professionally supported, one-to-one Matches for kids who want to realize their full potential.  Big Brothers Big Sisters professionally creates and supports these Matches. Over 1,300 Matches (Bigs & Littles) get together every week in Kansas City. Research proves that children enrolled in BBBSKC programs are more likely to improve in school and in their relationships with family and friends and are less likely to skip school or use illegal drugs or alcohol. BBBSKC has been recognized as a leader in the non-profit industry and in the national BBBS network; winning the National BBBS Large Agency of the Year and Gold Standard Award in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017. Other awards include Ingram’s Magazine & KC Magazine’s Best Non-Profit and the Non Profit Times Best Non Profit to Work For in America. Our mission and reputation attract a very talented pool of employees and our culture helps us retain that talent.

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