As a leader in the philanthropic community, LAPA represents
organizations from a full spectrum of the non-profit sector. Our
firm is committed to ensuring that our employees are culturally
competent and capable of providing counsel of the highest caliber.
LAPA maintains a collegial environment, respecting and celebrating
the variety of life experiences each employee brings to the firm,
providing internal cultural awareness programs, and encouraging
professionals of all backgrounds to consider opportunities in
philanthropy. LAPA also seeks to build partnerships with nonprofit
organizations that recognize the importance of promoting greater
diversity within the philanthropic arena.
How to Apply
Please send your cover letter and resume to Jessica
Williams, Director of Grants, at
Director of Grants
- Undergraduate degree in English, healthcare, education, public
health, business, the natural sciences or a related field required,
a graduate degree is preferred.
- A minimum of two years’ experience in securing Institutional
Funding from private foundations, and possibly from governments,
corporations, and family foundations/donor-advised funds.
- The ability to work interdependently as a team-player.
- Ability to multitask and handle long and short-term assignments
- Very skilled in balancing the role of ‘technician’ with funder
and client-facing responsibilities including phone calls, emails,
and in-person meetings.
- Maintain existing Institutional Funder relationships and
cultivate new funders for a minimum of three ongoing client
- Excellent analytic, writing, reporting, oral, interpersonal,
and organizational skills.
- Considering your work as a matter of social justice, advocating
for the rights of those most oppressed by society.
- Proficient in personal computer, preferably Microsoft Windowns
Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
- Prepare funding proposals, attend conferences, and facilitate
relationships with private foundations, family foundations,
financial advisors, individuals of high net worth, and governmental
- Work collaboratively with a team, including the Director of
Grants for strategy and supervision. The ability and experience to
supervise subordinate staff may be required as needed.
- Manage deadlines including funder requirements as well as
client reporting requirements. These include, but are not limited
to: Letters of Intent, Proposals, Cultivation Letters, Grants
Assessment, Appeal Letters, Weekly Update Emails, and Quarterly
- Utilize prospect research methodologies including Guidestar
Pro, The Foundation Directory Online, RelSci, and others.
- Develop and maintain a knowledge of CRM databases like
Salesforce, Bloomerang, Raiser's Edge, etc.
- Engage necessary client contacts and topic experts to further
program goals and objectives through funding strategy.
- Participate in special projects and perform other duties, as
- As a firm with 25 years of experience in the sector, this
position provides the rare opportunity for an ambitious grants
officer to join our team of top-level consultants.
- Serve leading nonprofit clients in the region, the U.S., and a
growing number of international clients.
- This is a full time, W2 role. You are expected to work from the
LAPA offices in Riverdale and/or from the offices of the client.
Given the current global health pandemic, all LAPA staff are
working remotely through at least January 1st, 2021.
- There will be a well-planned orientation period and
- A minimum of a two-year commitment is required.
Compensation is competitive within the consulting industry.
Benefits include health insurance, paid vacation, pre-tax
transportation benefits, and eligibility for a 401K program in the
second full year of employment.