Grant Writer

Arizona, United States
$50,000.00 - $70,000.00
Sep 16, 2020
Oct 15, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

General position overview:
The Center seeks a detail-oriented, motivated and highly effective communicator to join our development team as Grant Writer. Under direction of the Chief Development Officer — and in conjunction with other members of the team, including the Major Gifts Officer and another Grant Writer — the Grant Writer will aid our efforts to increase foundation funding revenues. Preference will be given to applicants located in Tucson, Arizona, but consideration will also be given to strong candidates willing to work in other locations where the Center has an established office.

Main Duties:

  • Seek dedicated funding for the Center’s programs from private foundations and other sources by researching and devising approaches, including calls and visits to prospective funders.
  • Work with program staff to draft persuasive grant proposals, letters of inquiry and reports and ensure timely submission to funders; manage grants-related administrative tasks, recordkeeping and correspondence; maintain current data on and keep abreast of the Center’s work as backgroundinformation for proposals and reports;
  • Research funding opportunities
  • Maintain atracking system to monitor the status of grant proposals and reports, including submissions, responses, renewals   and reporting requirements.

Essential qualifications and skills desired:

  • Experience writing grant proposals, reports, donor correspondence and/or marketing materials in a nonprofit environment, particularly within the environmental conservation funder community.
  • Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills with exceptional attention to detail and accuracy.
  • A professional and resourceful style with the ability to work independently and as a team player, to take initiative and to manage multiple tasks and projects at a time.
  • The ability to quickly comprehend, analyze and synthesize information.
  • The ability to communicate well and in a professional manner with a variety of co-workers and foundation personnel.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Access.
  • A demonstrated interest in and knowledge of environmental conservation issues.
  • A bachelor’s degree.


Salary Range: $50,000 to $70,000, with potential for more dependent on experience. 


Benefits Package: 

  • Paid generous medical, dental and vision plan;
  • 403(b) plan with opportunity for match;
  • Generous time-off policies;
  • Relaxed work atmosphere and dress code.


Application process: To apply, submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample at This position is available immediately and will remain open until filled. No telephone calls, please. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

The Center for Biological Diversity deeply values, and is committed to sustaining and promoting, both biological and cultural diversity. We welcome, embrace and respect diversity of people, identities and cultures. We are committed to fostering an organizational culture of diversity and inclusion. The Center believes staff and board diversity is critical to saving life on Earth.

We are an equal opportunity employer.