Grants Writer

San Diego, CA 92109

Employment Type: Direct Hire (DH) Job Category: Administrative and Support Services Job Number: 7535

Job Description

Immediate opening for Grants Writer with Non-profit organization related to social services field.  Remote/Hybrid.
This role will manage unrestricted grant funding, restricted fundraising through private and government grant applications, and applications to donor advised funds. Responsibilities focus on three areas: Grants (80%), Donor Advised Funds solicitation (10%), Communications and support of annual fund development (10%). The Grants Writer will work closely with CDO, COO and other members of Leadership.
  • HOURS:  Full-Time Hours, Monday-Friday 8:30AM-5:30PM
  • DURATION:  Direct Hire
  • WORKPLACE:  Remote/Hybrid – mainly remote but must be able to work in-office when needed
  • PAY:  $31.00-$34.00 per hour, depending on experience (approximately $64K-$71K)
  • BENEFITS:  This client offers a full comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision insurance, 401K w/ match, PTO, EAP, generous holiday schedule (paid), other supplemental insurance options

Job Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Write and submit grant proposals and reports responsive to each funder’s priorities and guidelines
  • Manage tracking, deadlines, and reporting on all grants and provide program staff with grant deliverables, agreements, and deadlines
  • Manage a portfolio of current and prospective private foundations and donors and coordinate related site visits, updates, and responses to funder requests
  • Manage private grant prospecting and research based on strategies and recommendations from senior leadership and lead writing and submission of all private proposals and/or supervise submission of smaller grants.
  • Manage government prospect and application goals proposed by the COO and CEO
  • Manage timelines and assignments for government contract applications, edit and synthesize content, and proofread and submit.
  • Manage Grants Team meetings that focus on strategizing, decisions, and timelines that include assigning roles and responsibilities.
  • Manage reconciliation of grant and donation records with financial records and manage grant acknowledgment letters and agreements. Ensure that program leads and COO receive award letter and/or grant agreements.
  • Participate in funder driven projects and/or events as a representative of the organization
  • Manage foundation engagement by meeting with the Communications Manager monthly to identify annual campaign and event communications strategies and tactics.
  • Manage development of client success stories for grants and CCS communications.
  • Manage social media postings to highlight grant awards and impact and related assigned content for annual events and campaigns.
  • Model leadership and participation in all fundraising campaigns

Requirements include, but are not limited to:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Communications, Marketing, English, Creative Writing, Political Science, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum 5 years of direct grant-writing experience as a lead writer of winning private and government grant proposals for non-profits
  • Minimum of 2 years of grants management, including maintenance of an application tracking system, reports, and the ability to manage a Grants Team comprised of senior leadership and program staff.
  • Fundraising and/or public relations experience highly desired
  • Familiarity with intervention and prevention work related to relationship violence and assault preferred
  • Superior written and oral communication skills, including ability to maintain confidentiality and respectful communications at all times
  • Interpersonal skills that build trust, accountability, and a collaborative spirit
  • Must be highly organized and detail oriented with the ability to effectively multi-task, prioritize, and meet deadlines
  • Proactively adapt to always changing requirements and duties by being solutions-oriented and exercising sound judgment and decision making
  • Legal residents of California only. Visa Sponsorship Not Available, W2 only.

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