NNEDV is a social change organization dedicated to creating a
social, political, and economic environment in which domestic
violence no longer exists. NNEDV advocates for law, policies, and
funding to address domestic violence, and provides training,
technical assistance, education, and support to state and
territorial domestic violence coalitions, as well as local domestic
violence, sexual violence, and stalking programs, transitional
housing programs, and the general public.
NNEDV is deeply committed to creating and sustaining an
organizational culture that values diversity, inclusion and equity
and envisions an organization that reflects the rich cultural
diversity of the community. In pursuit of this vision, we are
committed to educating, developing, and supporting an organization
that embodies diversity in its many forms.
The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) seeks
a Grants and Development Specialist/Senior
Specialist to join our Development and Communications
Team. The position is responsible for: 1) administering at least
seven federal cooperative agreements and several large corporate
and foundation grants; 2) researching new corporate and foundation
grant opportunities and drafting letters of intent and grant
applications; and 3) applying for new funding from current public
and private funders. This is a great opportunity to apply your
writing and grants management skills in a dynamic and
- Grants Management for Public Awards. This
includes: 1) maintaining organizational grant and cooperative
agreement files for each project and funding opportunity; 2)
tracking multiple deadlines and coordinating with various staff
around those deadlines to ensure grant and reporting due dates are
met; 3) reviewing and submitting all modifications and program
requests for federally-funded projects; 4) tracking funder approval
processes for these requests and communicating resolution to staff;
and drafting, reviewing, and submitting quarterly and semi-annual
reports, as required by federal funders.
- Grants Management for Private Awards This
includes: 1) maintaining grant files for each funder and tracking
deliverables; and 2) tracking reporting and reapplication deadlines
and coordinating with various staff around those deadlines to
ensure grant and reporting due dates are met.
- Ensuring Grant Compliance. This includes: 1)
collaborating with NNEDV program staff to ensure compliance with
funder special conditions on all federally-funded projects; 2)
working closely with NNEDV finance and program staff to ensure
compliance with federal grants financial guidance; and 3) working
closely and meeting regularly with program managers and finance
staff to develop and monitor project budgets that meet the
requirements of each project and/or funding opportunity.
- Institutional Fundraising and Grantseeking.
This includes, in collaboration with others in the Development
team: 1) researching government, corporate, foundation and
individual funding opportunities that match the programmatic goals
and funding needs of the organization; 2) maintaining files related
to this research and outreach; 3) writing competitive grant
proposals and letters of intent; and 4) tracking application
progress and conducting follow up, as needed.
- Effective Knowledge Management and
Communication. Managing data collection and reporting
processes across the organization. This includes: 1) implementing
and standardizing data collection and monthly reporting across
program teams; 2) collecting information for writing, and
submitting grant reports; 3) producing web and deliverables metrics
for reporting purposes using Google Analytics, WordPress,
SurveyMonkey, TA Manager, and other tools; 4) supporting
relationship management with federal and private funders with NNEDV
leadership; and 5) conducting follow up to ensure that all grants
are on target based on timelines, funder expectations, and
REQUIRED SKILLS, EDUCATION, AND
Specialist position requires 5 years of relevant work
Senior Specialist position requires 7 years of relevant
A successful candidate will possess:
- Relevant Grants This includes at least 5 years
of experience: 1) in grant writing and management experience; and
2) with government grants or cooperative agreements.
- OVW, OVC, or FVPSA Grants Management
Experience. This includes: 1) managing cooperative
agreements and/or grant awards from the Office on Violence Against
Women (OVW) at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office for
Victims of Crime (OVC) at DOJ, and/or the Family Violence
Prevention and Services Office at the U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services (HHS). Experience with JustGrants (or earlier
- Experience Working with Foundations and Corporate
Funders. This includes: 1) a track record of productive
relationships with foundations and corporate sponsors; and 2)
familiarity with fundraising for nonprofit organizations working
toward women’s rights and racial justice.
- Excellent Writing and Communication Skills.
This includes: 1) experience creating, editing, or assisting with
government grant narratives, reporting standards, budgets,
modifications, and other requirements; 2) a strong grasp of English
grammar, punctuation, copy editing, and proofreading skills; 3)
experience using quantitative and qualitative analytics and
information to create reports and proposals; and 4) excellent
interpersonal and strong communications skills and ability to
collaborate effectively with colleagues across all programs and
effectively discern feedback to balance with agency
- Ability to Effectively Manage Competing Priorities and
Deadlines. This includes: 1) demonstrated ability to
handle multiple tasks, manage time, evaluate progress, and adjust
activities to complete tasks within established time frames; 2)
ability to establish timelines and keep staff informed of and in
compliance with timelines; 3) ability to be self-motivated; and 4)
ability to work independently and under pressure.
- Excellent Attention to Detail and This
includes: 1) being highly organized; and 2) ability to review
material for both content and grammar.
- Strong Tech Literacy. This includes: 1)
excellent computer skills, including familiarity with advanced
features of MS Office (particularly Excel, PowerPoint, Word),
Slack, and Microsoft Outlook; 2) familiarity with donor database
software (Salsa preferred); and 3) experience with data analytics
tools (SurveyMonkey and TA Manager preferred).
- Commitment to the Organizational Mission. This
includes: 1) understanding of coalition building work; 2)
demonstrated commitment to anti-violence work, anti-domestic
violence work, and racial equity work; and 3) demonstrated
commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Experience in the Domestic Violence Field.
This includes, but is not limited to experience working within the
movement to end domestic violence, such as at a state or
territorial coalition or local program.
This position offers a flexible and collegial working
environment in our offices on Thomas Circle in downtown Washington,
DC, near McPherson Square Metro. At the time of this posting, NNEDV
is in remote status. NNEDV is telework ready and the position may
initially start based at home as needed during the COVID-19
NNEDV will also consider non-DC based, remote applicants
for this position. Please indicate in your cover letter if you are
applying as a remote-only applicant.
Send: 1) cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) a brief, relevant
writing sample, to Lisa Winjum, at email@example.com. Please
combine the three application components listed here into a single
PDF and attach to your email. Please copy and paste your cover
letter into the body of the email.
Applications that do not contain all of the required items will
not be considered.
Applications received by October 11, 2021 will be
given priority; however, the position will remain open until
No U.S. mail or faxes please.
- This is a full-time, exempt position.
- Minimum starting salary for the Specialist is $70,000, if based
- Minimum starting salary for the Senior Specialist position is
$75,000, if based in DC.
- Salary may be adjusted for experience and for remote-based
staff based on locality.
- NNEDV pays the entire cost for each employee’s Health (HMO
plan), Dental, Life, and Short- Term and Long-Term Disability
- NNEDV contributes 3% to each employee’s 401k retirement plan
(no match required).
- NNEDV provides 18 paid holidays (including the last full week
of each year), three weeks of annual leave, and 10 days of sick
leave each year.
- NNEDV also offers vision insurance at a nominal cost.
We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive
culture. NNEDV encourages applications from all qualified
individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual
orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin,
marital status, citizenship, disability, or veteran