Grant Writer

Grant Writer

Job Type: 
Full Time
Job Open Date: 
Sunday, March 22, 2020

ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION: Founded in 1994, the mission of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice (Latina Institute) is to build Latina/x power to guarantee the fundamental human right to reproductive health, dignity and justice. We elevate Latina/x leaders, mobilize our families and communities, transform the cultural narrative and catalyze policy change. Latina Institute is the only national reproductive justice organization dedicated to advancing health, dignity, and justice for the 26 million Latinas/xs, their families, and communities in the United States.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: A key member of the development team this position will perform all grant program functions including grant writing, procedure development, reporting and compliance. Additionally, the Grant Writer will have responsibility for certain development department operations including but not limited to ensuring compliance with grant guidelines and will be responsible for supporting the implementation and use of Salesforce for donor management. S/he will also ensure the accuracy and timeliness of grant records and reports. The Grant Writer will be expected to work independently while collaboratively engaging a cross section of the organization for content, success stories and quantitative data to support grant proposals and fundraising appeals. Supports the Senior Director of Development and Director of Institutional Giving on donor reporting meetings and site visits as assigned. Reporting directly to and working closely with the Director of Institutional Giving the Grant Writer will design and implement a writing strategy to support the organization's goals and significantly increase and diversify organizational revenue from foundation and corporate support. S/he will maintain relationships with external grant managers and compliance officers and coordinate all proposal submissions and reporting of grant awards to ensure post-award compliance. 

LOCATION: Washington, DC

Primary responsibilities include:
• Primary grant and report writer for all the Latina Institute funding;
• Develop and maintain a grant application calendar, including submission and reporting deadlines, to be used for applying for and reporting on grants;
• Manages foundation grant cycle for all the Latina Institute's prospects and current donors including moves management and required reporting needs;
• Creates filing system for maintaining donor records;
• Inputs and supports moves management in database system;
• Creates standard proposal language for general operating support and programmatic areas;
• Establishes and maintains donor collateral package with standard materials and project specific inserts;
• Manage and monitor multiple grant applications, follow up and reports. Develop grant administration procedures;
• In collaboration with the Database Manager create and implement efficiencies in Salesforce to track and report on grant opportunities and awards;
• Monitor and report on grant program goals and monthly performance. Work with appropriate departments and sub-grantees to gather data for reports and ensure records are maintained;
• Collaborate with the Development team to ensure the data integrity and maintenance of all grant files and records. Coordinate with finance to assure that all necessary records are accurate and available for reconciliation and auditing;
• Understand and establish administrative systems and procedures to track, record and report; ensure the accuracy and timeliness of all prospect, granting and fundraising communications;
• Perform other duties as assigned by the Senior Director of Development; and
• Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

• Experienced development professional with a minimum of 3-5 years grant writing and administration experience. Knowledge of and/or experience with a national nonprofit preferably with advocacy and/or social justice focus a plus;
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a staff, consultants, partners, funders, Board of Directors and high-level volunteers to achieve results;
• Proven track record of securing and successfully cultivating foundation and corporate support;
• Knowledge of grants and grant administration systems, processes and budgeting;
• Excellent written skills with demonstrated ability to write in a clear, structured, articulate and persuasive manner. Grant writing experience preferred;
• Superb organizational, project management, time management, communication skills;
•Computer literacy and experience with Salesforce and/or other related development software required;
• Ability to work collegially in a fast-paced environment and adapt to change as necessary;
• Excellent teamwork skills combined with the ability to inspire and motivate staff, volunteers, funders, partners and others toward a common goal;
• Demonstrated commitment to social justice; and
• Enthusiasm to learn and grow in both a demanding and close-knit work environment.

Salary & Benefits: Salary ranges from 55K – 65K. Our comprehensive package of benefits includes:
● Medical, dental, and vision plans
● Vacation, personal, and sick time
● Retirement plan, including employer match
● Paid parental leave 

Application procedure: Please send a resume and a cover letter that includes salary requirements via email to humanresources@latinainstitute.org . Please write Grant Writer on the e-mail subject line. Position will be open until filled.

The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We do not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, uniform service member status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. Women, people of color, including bilingual and bicultural individuals, LGBTQ persons, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.