Join the NCF Team

Federal/National Grant Writer

The National Cryptologic Foundation (NCF) is seeking an experienced Grant Writer to support our federal and national level fundraising efforts. Our mission is to advance the nation’s interest in cyber and cryptology by educating citizens to be cyber smart individuals, developing pathways for the future cyber and cryptologic workforce, engaging and convening partners to address emerging cyber and cryptologic issues, and commemorating our cryptologic history and those who served.

As a result of our efforts, the NCF has become a leader in K-12 cyber-related education initiatives. Working with partners both locally and nationally, we have developed guidelines and curricula for high school cybersecurity education, cybersecurity materials for middle school students, and a virtual venue for students to connect with cybersecurity and national security experts to explore careers in cyber-related areas and national security. Building further on this foundation, we plan to expand our program and reach to bring these resources to distant and underserved communities across the nation.

To ensure the realization of this mission, the NCF participates in fundraising, program development, educational outreach, and public engagement. All these activities, whether related to the Foundation’s legacy mission or its future, are conducted in accordance with the highest ethical standards.

Job Description:
The Federal/National Grant Writer will be responsible for researching prospects, informing NCF leadership of funding opportunities, and writing compelling grants aimed at sustaining and expanding the NCF's education programs. This role involves close collaboration with the Education Director to ensure these programs continue through targeted grants. The grant writer will seek grants specifically for the education department to sustain and grow the Foundation's education initiatives listed on the NCF website.


  • Develop relationships and collaborate with key stakeholders
  • Maintain proficient knowledge of NCF’s history and programs
  • Assist with the execution of education development strategies
  • Research and identify grant funding opportunities
  • Write, submit, and manage grant proposals
  • Collaborate closely with the Education Director to identify and secure grants for educational programs
  • Meet weekly with the Education Director to discuss progress and strategies
  • Meet regularly with the Education Team to understand their needs and required resources
  • Submit progress reports as requested by grant funding organizations
  • Furnish prospective funders with supporting documents
  • Collaborate with NCF staff to send funders newsletters, and to promote on-site tours
  • Compile an annual report with the Education Director
  • Maintain records in hard copies and computer databases


  • Bachelor's degree in creative writing or a related field
  • 5+ years of grant writing experience
  • Proficient in measuring and reaching income goals
  • Proficient with MS Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent knowledge of fundraising information sources
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong people skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines

Compensation and Work Conditions:

The grant writer shall provide their own computer and software for research and email. The grant writer is a freelance contractor and compensated via a 1099 relationship with NCF. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

The grant writer will demonstrate meaningful relationships and grant submissions resulting in favorable grant awards. They will report progress weekly to the Education Director. The grant writer may work from their preferred location. Working hours are set at 15-18 hours per week. As warranted, the grant writer may utilize available desk space at the NCF’s Glen Burnie, MD office.

To Apply:

Please email your resume and cover letter to NCF Director of Education Dr. Alisha Jordan at