ARDC is Hiring: Grants Associate (temporary, part-time)

ARDC is no longer accepting applications for this position.


Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) is a California-based private foundation with roots in amateur radio and the technology of internet communication. Our mission is to support, promote, and enhance digital communication and broader communication science and technology, to promote Amateur Radio, scientific research, experimentation, education, development, open access, and innovation in information and communication technology. We do this through grantmaking and administering a block of IP address space that is freely available to the amateur radio community.

ARDC seeks a detail-oriented Grants Associate to join our team. Under the direction of the Grants Manager, the Grants Associate will serve a key role in supporting ARDC’s grant making from about October 2023 – about May 2024. This role requires a dynamic individual with an administrative background. An ideal candidate will be familiar with amateur radio, grantmaking foundation processes, and/or have customer service experience. Familiarity with Jira, Gitlab, or grantmaking software is a plus. This is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in philanthropic work related to technology.


  • Processing awarded grants: Documents grant information and prepares grant agreements. Interfaces with grantees as needed.
  • Screening new applications: Screens inbound applications for eligibility.
  • Reviewing grant reports: Requests and reviews grantee final reports, sharing information with the Communications Manager.
  • Supporting Volunteer Committees: Supports the Grants Advisory Committee (GAC) by requesting changes to grant applications and packaging review materials. Supports the Grants Evaluation Team (GET) with information requests and by formatting evaluation materials.
  • Tracking and sharing data: Works with the Grants Manager to track grant metrics. Assists in verifying and sharing information with the public.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • 2+ years’ experience in administration or customer service.
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • A collaborative and relationship-building mindset.
  • Organized with high attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in using a range of technology, including LibreOffice, and willingness to learn new technologies.
  • Ability to adapt to a continually evolving environment and thrive in a collaborative workplace.

Preferred Knowledge & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, particularly in an area related to technology, nonprofit management, or communications.
  • Familiarity with processes related to grantmaking.
  • Familiarity with Git and Git workflows.
  • Familiarity with and involvement in amateur radio, including the possession of an amateur radio license.
  • Experience working in international communications, including working with translators where needed.


Remote, US. 

At this time, we are only able to extend employment to US citizens operating within US states and territories.


English proficiency required.

Salary & Benefits:

$25 – $30 / hour, 15-20 hours / week

Benefits include:

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Fully remote position.

How to Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter to Please send all files as separate PDF attachments without spaces in the file name. For example: jane-doe-cover-letter.pdf. Applications submitted directly through Indeed, LinkedIn, etc. will not be considered.

We look forward to seeing your application!