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We are looking for an experienced Grant Writer (52518) to join our Organizational Services Development team in Los Angeles.
WHO WE ARE
We are the nation’s largest legal and civil rights organization for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (NHPI). Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services, and education and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Pacific Americans and to create a more equitable and harmonious society. We serve more than 15,000 individuals and organizations every year, focusing on the most vulnerable members of Asian American and NHPI communities while also building a strong voice for civil rights and social justice. With our Advancing Justice affiliates in Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., we enrich, enhance, and serve our communities across the country.
Our Development Team supports organization-wide fundraising through institutional, individual, event, and in-kind donations and grants, raising the organization's $10 million+ budget each year. We work closely with Executive Leadership and Program staff to support sustainable and strategic programmatic expansion while strengthening the organization's infrastructure.
WHO YOU ARE
You share our mission of advocacy for Asian Pacific Americans. You enjoy the thrill of serving the public interest while championing civil rights and social justice. You take pride in your work enriching lives and communities in Los Angeles and across the country. You are looking for your next role in an organization that supports your career as much as you support the organization and its goals. You are looking for a job where you make a difference, and your impact is directly proportional to your contribution. You are a game changer. You are a leader. You are an advocate.
WHAT YOU BRING
Bachelor’s degree in a related field strongly preferred
Minimum of three (3) years of progressive development experience at nonprofit organizations
Demonstrated track record of securing grants of $100,000+
Strong computer skills in MS Office programs (Knowledge of fundraising software(s) such as Salesforce and Raiser’s Edge a plus)
Bilingual in at least one Asian language strongly preferred (Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Thai, Tagalog or Vietnamese)
Demonstrated sincere commitment to social justice and serving on behalf of low-income, immigrant communities, AANPHI or non-profit environments preferred
Valid driver's license and/or access to alternative means of transportation
WHAT WE BRING
The special opportunity to join a mission driven team
Rich medical, dental and vision benefits
Retirement options through 403B and match
Flexible and Hybrid work schedules
Referral and Signing bonuses
ABOUT THE ROLE
Under the direction of the Institutional Giving Director, the Grant Writer works to secure financial support from foundation, government, and corporate grant makers. They are involved with identifying prospects, proposal submissions, grant renewals, grant reporting, and ongoing communications with institutional donors. The Grant Writer works cross-functionally and with the Executive Leadership team to develop and achieve short and long-term development goals for the organization; this position also works with the organization’s strategic partners to identify donor programs, join initiatives, and enhance the organization’s marketability to potential donors. The Grant Writer role sits within Advancing Justice Souther California’s (AJSOCAL) Development and Marketing/Communications Department, and actively collaborates with Grants Management, Individual and Corporate Giving, and Communications within this department. This position is not covered under the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Your day-to-day typically includes:
Identify, secure, and renew foundation, government, and corporate grant funding
Review, recommend and implement application strategies for all government and private RFP solicitations
Build and maintain expert knowledge of AJSOCAL's programs and funding landscape for AJSOCAL program areas
Lead writing, preparation, and submission of letters of inquiry and proposals and reports, including drafting persuasive and engaging program/case statements
Lead coordination with program staff, Communications and Finance staff on developing accurate grant budgets for submission
Develop programming with the CEO and senior staff in conjunction with short and long term strategic goals for funding programs;
Provide support for individual giving and event campaigns as necessary
Quality products and timely submissions
Attend donor bidder’s conferences and workshops as necessary
Maintain accurate and complete grant records in fundraising software and other databases
Provide regular updates of grant and contract activity, deadlines, and outcomes
Develop opportunities to enhance AJSOCAL’s marketability by establishing strong foundation, corporate, law firm and individual relationships
Coordinate with Advancing Justice national affiliates on donor programs and joint initiatives
Partner with board on fundraising prospects and relationships, and provide regular Board reports
Work with other Development staff on organizational fundraising events, online giving, communications, and other Development-related activities
All other duties as assigned
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