Data Management Services, Inc. (dba: DMS International) is a professional services firm headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland, with work locations throughout the continental United States. We prepare managers and executives to lead their workforce through customized learning solutions that drive the standards of an ever-changing world. We build creative, unique and engaging learning experiences for commercial, civilian and defense organizations. Our high-caliber talent, delivery methodology and innovative solutions contribute to preparing a workforce that is ready for the future. You can join us on this journey to bring efficiency and creativity to our customers.

At DMS International (DMS), we are the catalyst for effective workforce transformation. To achieve this, we hire professionals who take pride in doing quality work and who are excited about contributing to the professional development of tomorrow's leaders.

DMS seeks candidates that possess and display the attributes that reflect our Core Values of:

  • Quality in delivering solutions,
  • Leadership,
  • Innovation,
  • Teamwork,
  • Integrity in conduct,
  • Responsiveness to our customer’s mission

DMS International is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply.

Job Description

DMS is seeking a talented Grant Writer to join our team. The Grant Writer will be responsible for identifying, evaluating, and preparing compelling responses to grant proposals.


  • Research and identify grant opportunities from key funders, including public, private, and technical research.
  • Develop grant proposals that effectively communicate our organization's expertise, approach, and impact to potential funders.
  • Collaborate with subject matter experts (SMEs) and stakeholders to gather information and ensure proposals are comprehensive and aligned with organizational goals.
  • Manage the grant application process from start to finish, including submission, follow-up, and reporting requirements.
  • Maintain a proactive approach to grant prospecting and relationship building with funders to maximize funding opportunities.


  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field including International Relations, Public Administration, or Development Studies.
  • 5 years experience working as a grant writer and proven track record of successful grant writing, particularly with grants from USAID, U.S. Department of State, and Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR's).
  • In-depth understanding of grant programs, regulations, and reporting requirements.
  • Exceptional writing skills with the ability to craft persuasive and technically sound grant proposals.
  • Strong project management skills with attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a dynamic team environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and experience with grant management software.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in the international development sector, particularly in the Middle East and Africa.
  • Knowledge of Foresight Leadership methodologies and their application in the public sector.
  • Familiarity with government procurement processes and international development frameworks.
  • Experience with education, arts, culture and media grants, specifically with a mix of local and national private foundation and government grants.
  • Familiarity with SBIR's and STTR's.


  • Remote

Position Type:

  • Consultant