The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) seeks a Grant
Coordinator to join our fast-paced and dynamic development team.
This creative team works to increase and expand the philanthropic
partnerships that make WOLA’s human rights advocacy possible. They
will spearhead the execution of our grants portfolio and support
the cultivation and stewardship of institutional donors, including
performing research on new prospects. They will be responsible for
drafting concept notes, grant proposals and reports, and other
written materials as necessary. They will also work with the
development assistant to track deadlines, process grants
accurately, and ensure compliance with grant and reporting
requirements. This person should be passionate about social change
and understand the value and strategic function of fundraising in
creating that change. They should be an extraordinary writer with
professional writing experience and a passion for human rights and
WOLA is an organization that values upholding human dignity and
making space for unheard voices. We are passionate about our work
and strive to make our organization a healthy and safe space for
all to work in and feel supported. We support our staff with a
culture of innovation, collaboration, understanding, and integrity.
WOLA has been recognized by Washingtonian Magazine twice as one of
DC’s “Best Places to Work” and by The Washington Post as one of
DC’s best-managed nonprofits. We have an office of twenty-seven
staff, three interns, and six senior fellows. Due to the type of
advocacy work WOLA does, all employees are expected to work from
the office two days per week.
Reports to: Vice President of
- Manage WOLA’s foundation and international government
grants portfolio (45%):
- Write proposals and reports;
- Work with program staff to set goals, measurable outcomes, and
evaluation strategies for grant-funded programs and projects;
- Manage the proposal and report-editing process; and
- Work with the finance team to ensure the completion of budgets
and financial reporting.
- Assist with prospecting, cultivation, and stewardship of
grant supporters (25%):
- Support the Vice President for Development in managing
foundation and international government donor relations;
- Identify and research new potential foundations and non-U.S.
- Write email updates to funders;
- Support or lead funder meetings; and
- Provide talking points or background information on funders to
WOLA’s development team and program staff.
- Oversee grant management and processing systems
- Oversee the work of the Development Assistant related to
tracking deadlines, inputting grants data, and tracking funder
communications in WOLA’s online database; and
- Educate staff to ensure they understand the compliance
requirements of grant contracts.
- Provide high-level writing and editing support to WOLA
- Write and/or edit institutional products such as email
send-outs, proposals, reports for major donors, etc.
- Fluency in English and Spanish.
- At least three years of experience writing foundation grants
and/or reports for nonprofits.
- Exceptional writing and editing skills.
- Interest in international public policy, particularly in Latin
- Strong research abilities and familiarity with foundation
- Experience with fundraising contact management systems is
- The ability to take detailed academic-like ideas and condense
them into an easy-to-understand written product.
- We encourage a variety of individuals to apply for this role,
even if you don’t meet 100% of the qualifications.
- Please note: Due to the level of this position, we regret
that it is not eligible for a work visa; we can only hire
candidates currently authorized to work in the United States on a
Salary: $55,000-$65,000 dependent on experience
and skills. Benefits include full health, dental, vision, and life
insurance 100% paid by WOLA; four weeks annual vacation, 5%
retirement match at one year of employment, four weeks of sick
leave, and twelve weeks of parental leave. The office is closed
between Christmas and New Year’s and has a three-day weekend every
Deadline: Accepting rolling applications and
interviews will be conducted as packets are received. The job
posting will stay up until the role is hired.
Start Date: Early June, we hope for at
least a week of overlap between the outgoing employee and the
To apply: Please submit, in English, the
following items in a PDF format: cover letter, resume, two-page
English writing sample, a two-page Spanish writing sample, and a
list of three references with daytime telephone numbers and emails.
Send your application to email@example.com with the subject line
“Grant Coordinator.” All applicants will receive an automatic email
confirming the receipt of their materials and will be contacted if
they are moved forward in the process.