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Report To:  Philanthropy Director

Employment Type: Full-Time

Salary Range:  $55,000-$70,000

Position Location: California, flexible

The climate crisis is here and we believe this moment requires transformative change. The policy

solutions to stop climate change exist, but California lacks the political will to do it at the rate and scale that’s needed.

CLCV exists to build the political power to solve the climate crisis, advance justice, and create a roadmap for global action. To protect our air, land, water, and future, we organize voters, elect and train candidates, and hold lawmakers accountable for bold policy change.

Black, Indigenous, and all people of color have been bearing the biggest burden of our pollution-based economy for generations and this must stop. Our vision is to build resilient, healthy, thriving communities, and create a democracy and economy that is just and sustainable for all.

Opportunity

As a key member of the Philanthropy Team, this position helps CLCV secure new grants for

funding and renew existing grantors to meet its annual fundraising goal. The Grants Manager reports to the Philanthropy Director and leads the creative development of compelling funding proposals that reflect the work, programs and values of CLCV, research and apply for funding opportunities, cultivate and deepen relationships with grantors as appropriate, and ensure foundation deadlines are met and reports are submitted and payments are received on schedule.

Objective of this Role

The Grants Manager is responsible for researching, preparing, submitting, and managing grant

proposals that support organizational goals and meet foundation funding guidelines and criteria.

This role serves as the primary grants writer, assists in managing funder relationships and

requirements, ensures and engages in reporting, and supports special project initiatives. The Grant

Writer is also responsible for identifying new funding sources for programs and supporting funder

cultivation and stewardship. This position requires strong creative writing skills and project

management skills with an eye towards delivering outcome-based proposals.  This position

may take on additional creative writing projects, as directed.

Essential Functions

•      Write multi-year and one-year grant proposals, including researching data that supports the development of the funding request, aligning funder’s criteria with CLCV/CLCVEF’s needs and ensuring the proper preparation of project budgets.

•      Submitting grant proposals, including all necessary attachments, such as audited financials,

organization budgets, staff lists, tax determination letters, etc.

•      Ensure all foundation funding agreements are finalized, signed and payments are

received in a timely manner.

•      Be responsive to LCV-funding opportunities, prepare LCV grant requests and ensure

timely payments.

•      Work proactively with other CLCV departments to adhere to all programmatic and

fiscal reporting requirements stipulated in grants.

•      Project manage proposal development with staff in various departments, ensuring that

all aspects of an application are complete, organized, and flow together in a cohesive manner aligned with CLCV standards.

•      Ensure quality foundation reports are produced and delivered, accessing support from

Development Associate when available.

•      Ensure seamless and timely process for all tasks, communication and reports related to

the grant process, including letters of inquiry, proposals, reports, and stewardship activities.

•      Expand the foundation funder portfolio by researching and identifying new institutional

funders whose funding priorities align with CLCV/CLCVEF’s missions, programs and goals.

•      Deeply understand CLCV’s programs, goals, and financial needs in order to develop

compelling proposals, seek new funding opportunities, and report on funding impact.

•      Demonstrate a high degree of skill in communication and positive interaction with all external

parties, employees, and the community at large.

•      Evaluate systems and processes, and for best practices that align with the organization’s mission and values, as time allows.

•      Manage special projects in support of organizational objectives and perform other

duties, as assigned.

Qualifications

•      Three years or more of grant writing or related work experience in fundraising in the non-profit environment or creative writing experience that can be applied to grant proposals.

•      An understanding of the grant lifecycle process and knowledge of grant writing (craft, construct, and submit an effective grant application) and grant making techniques, current trends, and best practices.

•      Strong organizational and time management skills. Ability to plan, organize, and

complete multiple grant proposals, projects, tasks and/or reports.

•      Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure, use independent judgment, and

produce a quality grant within time constraints.

•      Skilled in persuasive and effective writing with the ability to write a convincing case

for support.

•      Ability to research, analyze and synthesize information for writing grant proposals,

letters, emails, etc.

•      Ability to edit written materials accurately and consistently, including own work.

•      Ability to interpret grant requirements, general business periodicals, professional

journals, financial information, technical instructions, or governmental regulations.

•      Detail-oriented.

•      Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of programs—Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint.  Use of Teams helpful.

•      Exceptional ability to maintain confidentiality and use discretion.

•      Collegiality.  Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with variety of colleagues from different departments and from different backgrounds.

•      Passionate about protecting the environment, racial justice and equity and meaningful

social change.

•      Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Journalism, English, Communications,

Marketing, Social Services, Sociology, or another relevant field helpful but not required.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:

This is an outstanding opportunity for a highly motivated professional to assume a pivotal role in a highly respected non-profit organization.

CLCV/CLCVEF offers competitive salaries and a generous benefits package, including medical,

dental, vision, a 401(k) retirement program with employer match, discounted pre-tax Commuter

Checks for public transit, flexible spending account (FSA) for health care expenses, and optional life insurance. 

TO APPLY:

Send a cover letter, resume, and tell us how you found this posting. Please write “Grants

Manager” in the subject line. The position is open until filled. No phone calls please.  PLEASE NOTE: 

Only resumes submitted with a cover letter will be considered.


The California League of Conservation Voters and CLCV Education Fund are committed to equity, inclusion, and environmental justice. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we seek to create

and sustain a team that reflects the diversity of the state we serve. We welcome applications from

individuals from all backgrounds, especially those with experience working with communities most

impacted by California’s environmental challenges.


Report To:  Philanthropy Director

Employment Type: Full-Time

Salary Range:  $55,000-$70,000

Position Location: California, flexible

The climate crisis is here and we believe this moment requires transformative change. The policy

solutions to…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

$55,000 - $70,000

Benefits

A generous benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, a 401(k) retirement program with employer match, discounted pre-tax Commuter Checks for public transit, flexible spending account (FSA) for health care expenses, and optional life insurance. 

A generous benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, a 401(k) retirement program with employer match, discounted pre-tax Commuter Checks for public transit, flexible…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Oakland, CA
Associated Location
Oakland, CA, USA

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