Grant Writer

Posted by
Conga Kids
Los Angeles, CA
Published 12 days ago

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Our mission at Conga Kids is to promote social-and-emotional wellness through social dance! Through a menu of expertly crafted dance education opportunities, Conga Kids prioritizes elementary school students' and educators' mental health by placing FUN at the center of our work. Pre-pandemic, Conga Kids provided our signature partner-dance program to 10,000 students in 10 + Los Angeles County school districts annually.

During the pandemic, the Organization pivoted to produce three interactive, video-based dance programs that reached over 75,000 students, educators, and households in the 2020/2021 school year. Looking forward, we plan to restore our partner-dance program with COVID-safety modifications, to support students' socialization during their reentry to campus-based instruction. 

Through social dance, Conga Kids programs teach core values of respect, teamwork, and self-care. As we navigate the changing landscape of education, the Organization has two signature program offerings that allow schools to choose distance-learning or campus-based dance instruction. These standards-aligned programs explore the social-and-emotional wellness benefits of the Afro-diasporic social and partner dances like Salsa, Merengue, Swing, Hip-Hop, and more! 

Join our team to help raise critical funding for this exciting Organization, allowing us to dance with more deserving students and families in the 2021/22 school year.

Position Summary:

Conga Kids seeks a seasoned Grant Writer for (15) to (20) hours a week or full time based on an applicant's qualifications and/or experience. Historical success of revenues generated will be considered as a prerequisite. The role provides the candidate with the flexibility to work remotely and from a corporate office environment. The Grant Writer will oversee all materials related to the grant application process and its administration, from identifying and qualifying prospects, writing proposals and reports, collecting data, budgets, and all relevant documents from various departments for submission required follow-up. Additionally, the Grant Writer supports the Organization by supplying content for all relevant purposes, including annual appeal solicitation, email appeal, website development, annual report, interim reports to the Board of Directors, and special projects. The Grant Writer reports to the President and Executive Director ensuring alignment with Conga Kids' overall mission and goals.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintenance and retention of existing grant partners 
  • Identify relevant new grant opportunities and categories for investigation
  • Enter, monitor, and tracks data.
  • Gather proposal information by identifying information sources, coordinating submissions and collections, and identifying and communicating risks associated with proposals.
  • Develop proposal by assembling information including project nature, objectives/outcomes/deliverables, implementation, methods, timetable, staffing, budget, performance standards, and evaluation.
  • Write, revise, and edit drafts, including executive summaries, conclusions, and organization credentials.
  • Prepare electronic or hard copies presentations.
  • Accomplishes organizational goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests and exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

Grant Writer Qualifications / Skills:

The Organization's expectation is for the candidate to have previous experience and success in securing Local, Regional, State, Federal, corporate, governmental, and foundation grants. Existing relationships and understanding of grants in the arts and education space are critical.  

Education, Experience, and Licensing Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in English, Journalism, Media, or related field
  • Minimum of 3-year experience in grant writing, prospect research, general fundraising, or a minimum of 3 years comparable and transferable skills acquired in a professional setting

GRANT WRITER - seeing a local candidate

Our mission at Conga Kids is to promote social-and-emotional wellness through social dance! Through a menu of expertly crafted dance education opportunities, Conga Kids prioritizes elementary…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Job Type
  • Start Date
    May 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    April 30, 2021
  • Education
    2-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level


$30 - $60hourly rate or salary

Level of Language Proficiency




Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Los Angeles, CA
Associated Location
5858 Wilshire Boulevard, 301, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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