The Land Trust Alliance is the voice of the land trust
community. As the national leader in policy, standards and
education, we work passionately to support land trusts across
America so they can save more land and better serve their
Our natural places and working lands are a lifeline to clean
air, water, food and good health. These lands also bring us
together, inspire us and provide opportunities to recreate and
recharge. The land trust community is a crucial component in this
equation. With important places under continual threat, land trusts
need access to the best tools, information and policy advocates.
Armed with a diverse network and valuable resources, the Alliance
is the land trust community’s source for the knowledge and
capabilities they need to reach their goals. From tax and funding
policies on Capitol Hill to innovative ideas, partnerships and
initiatives, we ensure our land trust members can always be heard
and achieve more.
The Alliance is seeking to elevate land conservation as a
priority nationwide. We envision a reenergized, more relevant
conservation movement in which land trusts join with partners that
have not traditionally identified as conservation organizations,
including from the for-profit sector, around our shared interest of
protecting special places.
The Grant Writer is an essential member of the Development team
at the Land Trust Alliance. Reporting to the Grants Manager, the
Grant Writer has significant responsibilities in the areas of grant
proposal and report development, writing and editing, funder
stewardship and general communications, and systems/data management
for foundation and government donors and prospects. The Grant
Writer must be a skillful writer, editor, and communicator with the
ability to work well with many Alliance staff. Equally important,
the ideal candidate has strong project management, analytical and
organizational skills and impeccable attention to detail.
- Manage grant reporting function, including management of
calendars and deadlines, assigning tasks and coordinating with
multiple program and finance staff to ensure all requirements
including project budgets and spending reports are accurately
completed and submitted on time.
- Work with program and development staff to develop, write, edit
and submit grant reports and proposals.
- Complete federal grant proposal forms and fulfill federal
- Process grant awards, including execution of contracts,
recording and circulating details and deadlines associated with new
and modified grant awards, and drafting acknowledgments.
- Develop compelling cases of support, cultivation and
stewardship pieces, and other supportive written materials that
earn and retain financial support for the Alliance.
- Identify new foundation and government funding prospects,
provide research and recommend cultivation/solicitation
- Keep foundation and government database records up to
- Assist with the production of cultivation and stewardship
mailings for foundation and government donors and produce marketing
- Help maintain robust testimonials archive and other electronic
subject files on Alliance programs for use in proposals and
- As needed, serve as a member of the Training and Conferences
team onsite at the annual Rally: the National Land Conservation
- Participate in other Development projects and activities as
- Bachelor’s degree and minimum three years of experience as a
- Strong and efficient writer/editor. Demonstrated skill in both
grant/business writing and persuasive writing preferred.
- Strong interpersonal skills: able to lead collaborations with
program staff, able to interact professionally with funders.
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Demonstrated ability to produce quality work products and
deliver multiple assignments on deadline.
- Strong analytical skills and sound judgment.
- Experience with both private foundations and federal grant
awards is preferred.
- Experience with Microsoft Office suite is essential
- Experience with fundraising databases is preferred.
- Ability to manage workflow, prioritize competing demands, and
work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with
- Strong interest in land conservation. A willingness to
understand and enthusiastically promote the Alliance’s conservation
mission and programs is essential.
- Flexibility and ability to work occasional nights or weekends
to meet deadlines and ability to handle multiple tasks and tight
timelines with skill, calmness, and a good sense of humor.
The Land Trust Alliance offers competitive salary and benefits,
commensurate with experience.
Send resume and cover letter, via email to email@example.com. If email is not an
option, applications will be accepted by mail to Human Resources,
Land Trust Alliance, 1250 H St, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC
The Land Trust Alliance’s mission is to save the places people
need and love by strengthening land conservation across America.
The Land Trust Alliance is an equal opportunity employer and does
not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national
origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability or marital