Grant Writer (Starting Salary $67,332 - $74,297)
- Rural Community Assistance Corporation
- California, United States
- $67,332.00 - $74,297.00
- Closing date
- Mar 23, 2023
- Position Type
- Programs, Grant Administration
- Other Fields
- Employment Type
- Full Time
The Grant Writer works with the Fund Development Manager and the C&D Director to plan, develop and secure grants, contracts and investments for the corporation. Major responsibilities include, but are not limited to: read and understand a wide range of requests for proposals; coordinate, plan and write grant applications; assist with securing Loan Fund investments; edit, prepare, format, and package proposals; compile appendices and attachments; submit proposals on multiple grant submission platforms; and collaborate with the Data and Impact Manager and other program staff to compile data.
Specific job goals, objectives and tasks are established for each employee as part of the annual evaluation and work plan process. Examples of responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to the following:
- Conduct research to identify potential funding sources and Loan Fund investors
- Coordinate, plan, develop, review and write grant proposals for public and private funders
- Raise funds for conferences and other events as needed
- Help to secure Loan Fund investments
- Edit, prepare, format and package proposal submissions
- Compile appendices and attachments for proposals
- Submit proposals on a variety of grant submission platforms
- Manage tasks and resources effectively and efficiently
- Be an active member of the Communications and Development team; enhance the team's effectiveness and performance
- Maintain relationships with existing private and public funders and investors.
- Develop contacts with potential funders
- Assist with data compilation
- Other duties as assigned
Skills and Qualifications
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to proofread and edit documents
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including CRM databases and marketing platforms
- Understanding of the banking industry's Community Reinvestment Act
- Knowledge of public, private and corporate funding resources and procedures
- Knowledge of grant submission platforms
- Ability to work with minimum supervision and effectively prioritize multiple tasks
- Ability to follow detailed instructions
- Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve
- Ability to organize and prioritize work to meet established timelines and deadlines
- Ability to work individually and as part of a team
- Ability to understand and communicate RCAC's mission and vision for the future
Physical Job Requirements
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable persons with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work performed in an office requires ability to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment, including telephone. Use may be moderate (average 2 hours per day) to heavy (4 or more hours per day)
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to stand and/or sit for prolonged periods of time; walk; talk; hear; use hand to finger; handle; feel or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
The employee may occasionally lift and or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
This position may require light (up to 1 to 5 days per month) automobile and airline travel, including overnight travel.
Preferred Education and Experience
A combination of experience and education is necessary to qualify for the position. A typical qualifying combination may be:
A strong writing background is required. A minimum of two years of applicable experience in fund development for nonprofit or public corporations is preferred (education may be substituted for the some of the experience).
Bachelor's degree (additional qualifying experience may be substituted)
Possession of a valid driver's license and proof of insurance that meets the minimum requirements ($100,000/$300,000) of RCAC corporate liability policy may be required when traveling for business purposes.
RCAC is an equal opportunity employer and considers all employees and job applicants without regard to race, religion, color, gender, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or marital status, or any other status protected by law. RCAC strives to reflect the diverse constituencies that the organization serves.
RCAC is an equal opportunity employer and considers all employees and job applicants without regard to race, religion, color, gender, sex, age, national origin,
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