Employment & Internships

Director of Grants

The Director of Grants will lead the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office (PCDAO) Grants Department and will report to the First Assistant District Attorney.

The primary responsibilities of the Director of Grants will include grant writing, grant budgeting, ensuring compliance with state and federal policies, data collection, reporting, and policy.

In addition, the Director will support related community initiatives, including community affairs, internal and external communications about active grants, community presentations, and facilitating PCDAO coalitions.

The ideal candidate will have strong writing skills and will work well cross-functionally with a variety of internal teams, including Finance, Human Resources, IT, various prosecution units, the Child Advocacy Center, as well as a variety of external partners, including police departments, youth development organizations, substance use coalitions, and other non-profits.


  • Primary grant writer for new projects
  • Day-to-day management of grant portfolio, including data collection, reporting, completing action plans, and engaging community partners
  • Assist the Finance Department with oversight of grant spending and constructing budgets for new grant projects
  • Help identify new projects and grant opportunities
  • Attend and/or organize coalition/Task Force meetings related to grant projects
  • Assist with the development of content to drive internal and external awareness of Office priorities, including prosecution updates, victim services, grant funding, community involvement, and specialized Task Forces
  • Assist with community affairs and public relations campaigns, including working with Office community partners to drive awareness and support Office collaborative projects
  • Assist with development of communications materials, plans and strategies using best practices, innovative ideas and audience insights


  • 3+ years of experience with writing and grants management
  • Experience with federal and state grants preferred, particularly grants originating from the Department of Justice, SAMHSA, CDC, or Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety & Security
  • Experience in youth development, education, public health, and/or public safety is a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher, with experience undertaking significant writing project (ex: Senior thesis, independent study, journal article, etc.)
  • Excellent written skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines, manage competing priorities, and maintain confidentiality
  • Strong time management, planning and organization skills, including the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with other professionals and internal/external cross-functional partners to achieve a common goal
  • Excellent project management skills to align diverse teams and accomplish the desired outcome
  • Proficiency in Office 365, specifically creating and formatting PowerPoint presentations, Word documents and Excel spreadsheets.
  • Proficiency with JustGrants and/or eRA Commons grant management systems a plus


  • $50,000-$80,000 depending on experience


  • Please submit a writing sample of your choice (no less than ten pages)

District Attorney Cruz is committed to recruiting and retaining staff that reflects the diversity of the multicultural community that we serve.   The Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office affords equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity or expression, genetics, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, political affiliation, veteran status or any other status that is protected by local, state or federal law.

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