Grants Writer Coordinator

Employer
APLA Health
Location
California, United States
Salary
$20.00 - $25.00
Closing date
Nov 4, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Fundraising Administration, Grant Seeking, Programs, Grant Administration, Grant Making
Fields
Advocacy, Health, Social Services
Employment Type
Full Time

APLA Health’s mission is to achieve health care equity and promote well-being for the LGBT and other underserved communities and people living with and affected by HIV. We are a nonprofit, federally qualified health center serving more than 14,000 people annually. We provide 20 different services from 15 locations throughout Los Angeles County, including: medical, dental, and behavioral health care; PrEP counseling and management; health education and HIV prevention; and STD screening and treatment. For people living with HIV, we offer housing support; benefits counseling; home health care; and the Vance North Necessities of Life Program food pantries; among several other critically needed services. Additionally, we are leaders in advocating for policy and legislation that positively impacts the LGBT and HIV communities, provide capacity-building assistance to health departments across the country, and conduct community-based research on issues affecting the communities we serve. For more information, please visit us at aplahealth.org .

We offer great benefits, competitive pay, and great working environment!


We offer:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance (no cost for employee)
  • Vision Insurance (no cost for employee)
  • Long Term Disability
  • Group Term Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • 3 Personal Days
  • 10 Vacation Days
  • 12 Sick Days
  • Metro reimbursement or free parking
  • Employer Matched 403b Retirement Plan


This is a great opportunity to make a difference!

POSITION SUMMARY:

In collaboration with and under supervision of the Institutional Giving Manager, the Grants Writer Coordinator is responsible for securing funding for APLA Health & Wellness operations and program needs through prospect research, writing and timely submission of high-quality, compelling letters of inquiry, proposals and grant reports to new and existing government and private funders.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage a portfolio of grant prospects and be responsible for a revenue goal;
  • Conduct extensive prospect research on governmental, corporate and private foundation grant-making organizations and analyze them to identify likely new funding sources;
  • Discuss program requirements and sources with Institutional Giving Manager and department subject matter experts, gathering and formatting information, writing drafts, and obtaining approvals;
  • Create and maintain up-to-date language regarding the organization and the organizations programs;
  • Write grant proposals, according to format required, and submit proposals to funding agency or foundation based on deadline;
  • Assist program personnel in writing periodic reports to comply with grant requirements;
  • Assist in maintaining relationships through outreach and stewardship;
  • Assist in the maintenance of a proposal calendar and annual grants strategy;
  • Input and maintain accurate foundation information in Donor Perfect;
  • As directed, prepare status reports for organization leadership regarding grants, partnerships and prospects;
  • Actively participate in Advancement Team meetings, projects, and activities;
  • Will work under direction of the Institutional Giving Manager .

OTHER DUTIES MAY BE ASSIGNED TO MEET BUSINESS NEEDS

Training and Experience:

Minimum of a Bachelors degree in Communications, Nonprofit Management, Public or Business Administration related fields, or equivalent experience.
3+ years minimum experience in development, grant writing and strategic fund raising.
2+ years government grants (local, state, federal) required.
Awareness and sensitivity to the issues facing members of the LGBT community and to people living with HIV.
Knowledge:

Excellent time management and project management skills. Strong organizational skills and attention to details. Demonstrated ability to coordinate and successfully handle multiple projects and competing timelines, priorities and deadlines.
Exhibit strong expository writing skills and a high-level command of grammar and spelling.
Demonstrated prospect research, analytical and planning skills.
High-level computer literacy skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, and experience with internet research techniques.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Working knowledge of donor management databases (such as DonorPerfect) preferred.
Ability to:

Understand and execute complex instructions.
Meet hard deadlines.
Learn from rejection and persist.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment of diverse individuals.
Self-motivated.
Travel locally and work some weekday evenings and weekends as required.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

This is primarily an office position that requires only occasional bending, reaching, stooping, lifting and moving of office materials weighing 25 pounds or less. The position requires daily use of a personal computer and requires entering, viewing, and revising text on the computer terminal and on paper.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Must possess a valid California drivers license; proof of auto liability insurance; and have the use of a personal vehicle for work related purposes.

COVID vaccination is required and APLA Health will consider accommodations for disability- and religious-based reasons.

NOTE: Please include resume and cover letter when applying.

Equal Opportunity Employer: minority/female/disability/veteran.

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