Location: Oakland, Los Angeles, New York City, or Washington, D.C. preferred; Remote possible
Reports to: Development Director
Position Type: 100% FTE
Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP) is a transnational network of grantmakers committed to strengthening Latino communities across the Americas. HIP connects and convenes funders, nonprofits, researchers, and other leaders to identify emerging needs among Latinos as well as best practices for responsive and effective funding of social change. HIP pioneers new philanthropic models by leading collaborative initiatives and has provided grants and training to help build the capacity of more than 600 organizations and leaders.
The majority of HIP’s funding comes from foundation grants, and in a typical year the organization is managing over 30 grant contracts.
The Grant Writer will report to the Development Director and will be responsible for writing grant reports, grant proposals, research briefings, and other writing projects as needed to support the needs of the organization. The ideal candidate is a skilled writer and editor with demonstrated experience in grant writing, impeccable attention to detail, and strong organizational skills.
This is a full-time position preferably based in HIP’s headquarters in Oakland, CA but remote candidates will be considered including in Los Angeles, New York City, and Washington, D.C.
Manage the grant writing and
reporting process including conducting background research,
researching and drafting proposals and reports, and coordinating
the review and submission process;
Serve as lead writer for general
grants, and support program staff in writing and editing
program-specific grant reports;
Work with development and program
staff to define outcomes and indicators for each new grant
received, and develop systems to track those deliverables, to
ensure that HIP is meeting its obligations to its funding
Manage grant data and monitor the
grant reporting schedule in Salesforce, ensuring team members are
apprised of upcoming deadlines and that deliverables are completed
Other writing projects as needed to
support the Programs and Development teams. This could include
assisting with evaluation reports, research briefings for funders
to learn about Latino issues, blog posts, press releases, etc;
Other duties as assigned.
3+ years of experience in grant
Demonstrated experience writing
complex material, managing proposal submission processes, and grant
Excellent writing and editing skills,
and ability to manage grant attachments and grant proposal
Ability to participate in all aspects
of the organization and synthesize and translate what you learn
verbally and in writing;
Strong organizational skills and
attention to detail;
Demonstrated success managing
multiple projects at the same time and ability to manage
Ability to build and maintain strong
working relationships across departments and work remotely with
virtual teams across the U.S. and in Mexico City; and
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
Familiarity with foundations and
grantmaking institutions, intermediary philanthropy, and the role
of philanthropy support organizations;
Experience in Salesforce, Google
Suite, Monday.com and Slack; and
Fluent in English and Spanish.
Physical Demands & Work Environment
This position requires five or more hours per day sitting in an office on a computer. Occasional evening and weekend availability and overnight travel may be required.
Hispanics in Philanthropy offers a competitive compensation package with a range of benefits for full time employees including medical, dental, vision, 401K matching, commuter check benefits, discounts on services, as well as sick, vacation, and paid holiday time.
How to Apply
To be considered for this position, submit an application. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with preference given to applications received by October 23rd. Required materials include a cover letter, resume, and a grant writing sample.
Three references, with a minimum of two from former supervisors, will be requested of those continuing through the interview process. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Due to a high volume of applicants, HIP will only contact candidates selected for an interview.
Hispanics in Philanthropy is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.