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Grants Writer and Coordinator

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Homeboy Industries
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Los Angeles, CA

Homeboy Industries


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Published 13 days ago

Homeboy Industries,

the 2020 recipient of the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize, is seeking a dynamic and mission oriented individual to assist in institutional fundraising as Grants Writer and Coordinator in the Foundation Relations Department. This position is responsible for administrative support and grant writing implementing foundation grant strategies to meet or exceed budget goals and expand public support of Homeboy Industries (HBI). This person will serve as an author for many general operating grant proposal requests and will support the Manager of Foundation Relations in stewardship reporting and administrative support of the department. Additionally, they will collaborate with programming, finance and other agency leaders to build internal capacity for foundation fundraising and play a critical role in driving the organization’s total fundraising revenues forward. This is position offers the right individual the opportunity to advance the essential mission of Homeboy Industries as it raises meaningful funds for several innovative initiatives in the area of youth reentry, the arts, campus expansion and housing, global advocacy, and the expansion of our core 18 month reentry program. 

 Recent Accolades Homeboy is the beneficiary of great momentum and just within the past year has received the Everychild Foundation annual prize (20th Anniversary), been selected by the New World Foundation as one of twelve organizations nationally to participate in a quality job creation initiative, and received the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize, the world’s largest prize of its kind. The Grants Writer and Coordinator as part of the Foundation Relations Team will play a critical role in leveraging these accolades to expand Homeboy Industries’ reach with institutional investors and increase support for our essential mission.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities  

  • Prepare proposals, letters of intent and donor communications by determining concept, gathering and formatting information, writing drafts, and obtaining approvals. 
  • Determine proposal concepts by identifying and clarifying opportunities and needs, studying requests for proposal (RFPs), and attending strategy meetings. 
  • Write stewardship reports as needed and meet reporting deadlines by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering, writing, review, approval, and transmittal. 
  • Accomplish organization goals by accepting ownership for completing new and different requests, and exploring opportunities to add value to job achievements. 
  • Build strong and productive relationships with programming and finance departments to identify funding opportunities, enhance proposals, and effectively steward foundation partners through strong reporting practices.  
  • Maintain tracking system utilizing Raiser’s Edge to ensure that foundation milestones are entered and met by required due dates, and maintain accurate and up-to-date information in donor database.
  • Collaborate with finance and programming teams to track milestones and budgets for all grants.  
  • Research and assess new grant opportunities that match HBI’s goals and objectives.  
  • Participate in Fund Development and External Relations meetings and serve on special committees as needed.  

Skill, Experience & Education  

  • One to two years experience in grant writing or fundraising preferred. 
  • A strong alignment with Homeboy Industries’ mission and a passion for social justice.  
  • Strong editorial sensibility and skill set – must have high interest and tenacity in writing and editing proposals and reports.  
  • Highly motivated self-starter with a positive attitude and
  • ability to embrace a spirit of entrepreneurship and flexibility in
  • order to increase fundraising capacity in a deadline driven
  • environment.  
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, CRM donor database systems with a preference for experience using Raiser’s Edge.  
  • Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred.

Homeboy Industries,

the 2020 recipient of the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize, is seeking a dynamic and mission oriented individual to assist in institutional fundraising as Grants Writer and Coordinator in the Foundation Relations…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

Benefits

A generous benefits package including an industry leading  holiday time policy is available to the right individual.

A generous benefits package including an industry leading  holiday time policy is available to the right individual.

Location

130 Bruno Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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