Details: Commensurate based on experience.
LitLab is a dynamic ed-tech non-profit startup that offers programs and an app platform solution to young children and their families by leveraging three critical components early learners need when building a strong learning foundation–access to high quality interactive learning resources, empowering relationships between children, family and educators, and use of technologies that will personalize learning and propel a child into reading success and a lifelong love of learning.
LitLab is seeking an experienced Grant Writer to help us grow and manage our philanthropic fundraising. LitLab is an organization founded on the principles of being entrepreneurial and innovative in our approach to our programming. The Grant Writer will be able to bring those same qualities and enthusiasm into their role in helping us identify key partners and investors that will support and sustain our impact as we grow throughout the state and nationally.
Funder Cultivation, Grant Writing and Prospecting
- In partnership with CEO, generate a fundraising strategy, benchmarks and pipeline of existing and new funders, investors, and grant and investment opportunities to ensure we meet annual targets.
- Lead grant requests to funders including foundations, banks, government, corporations, and others.
- Submit LOIs, proposals and reports in a timely manner and develop a project management process to ensure CEO is informed.
- Identify, cultivate and solicit new prospects for national and programmatic funding.
- Support CEO in managing and cultivating regional and national funder portfolio.
- Manage CRM, (currently Salesforce) so that it accurately reflects funding status and generate reports for CEO and Board of Directors.
Reporting and Impact Data Tracking
- Manage LitLab’s reporting function and produce reports to funder and investors per grant and investment reporting requirements, ensuring all reports are thorough, accurate and timely.
- Work across departments to obtain updates on program/lending activities per reporting requirements.
- A minimum of four-year college degree and at least five to seven years of progressive nonprofit development or comparable industry work such as community development, sales, for-profit fundraising, finance, communications, digital media, and/or journalism.
- Knowledge of institutional fundraising, government grant opportunities, and/or relationships with foundations, banks, and corporations.
- The demonstrated ability to manage large, complex projects with multiple stakeholders and operate in a deadline-driven environment.
- The ability to synthesize multiple complex concepts and analyze research and data to form clear and compelling arguments appropriate for various audiences.
- Experience in Google Docs, Excel, PowerPoint and Salesforce preferred
- Knowledge of the early childhood, family engagement and/or educational technology space preferred but not required.
- Must possess excellent verbal, presentation and written communication skills.
- Must possess a high degree of self-motivation, dedication, synthesizing thinking, and flexibility.
LitLab is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any individual, employee, or application for employment on the basis of race, color, marital status, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, handicap, or any other legally protected status recognized by federal, state or local law.
This is a 6-month contracted position with the possibility for extension.
Level of Language Proficiency
English - highly proficient speaking and writing ability required.
Spanish - basic proficiency helpful, but not required
Minimum Education Required