Partnerships in Education and Resilience (PEAR) connects educational innovation, youth development, and child and adolescent mental health, bridging research and practice so that young people learn, dream, and thrive. As recognized thought leaders in social and emotional development, we work with schools and school districts throughout the United States, national youth-serving organizations, funders, and innovators in informal learning and STEM fields.
Now is a moment of both great need and opportunity for young people: mental health issues and disengagement in learning have grown during the COVID-19 pandemic and with ongoing racism, race-based violence, inequality, and social division. At the same time, there is unprecedented awareness of the implications of social and emotional wellbeing on learning and engagement.
At PEAR we understand that true engagement includes a focus on relevance toward students’ lives and methods that increase voice, curiosity, leadership, and skill acquisition. Building on our decades of research and translational work, PEAR creates and fosters evidence-based innovations in social-emotional development (SED) and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) in educational settings. We provide trainings and assessment tools that inform educators about program quality, youth social-emotional development, and academic engagement.
Everyone at PEAR shares a passion for improving the lives of children by increasing their opportunities for success, both in and out of school.
PEAR is seeking an enthusiastic, professional consultant Grant Writer to identify, prepare, and submit grant proposals to government agencies, corporations, and philanthropic foundations to secure funding for the organization. The Grant Writer will identify new funding opportunities, develop, and organize the yearly calendar and generate grant progress reports. The grant writer will work directly with PEAR senior staff and the Board Chair to achieve these goals.
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Qualifications and Requirements
The above is intended to describe the general conditions and requirements of work being performed by people assigned to this position. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive statement of all duties, responsibilities, or skills required.
It is the policy at PEAR to affirmatively provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for employment and existing employees without regard to their race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis that would be in violation of any applicable law or regulation.
Estimated engagement: Work will be project-based. Rate is negotiable.