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Proyecto Pastoral


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Published 12 days ago

$50,000 - $55,000

ABOUT PROMESA BOYLE HEIGHTS

Promesa’s mission is to improve conditions in Boyle Heights at the individual, school, and systems level by building a movement of partner organizations, students, and families collaborating to close the opportunity gap and strengthen supports for students from cradle through college and career.

Promesa Boyle Heights is a passionate collaborative of residents, youth, schools, local organizations and public/private institutions working together to realize a vision where: 1) Every individual has access to a range of supports in the home, in our schools, and in the community to foster school and life success; 2) Organizations are collaborating and closing the opportunity gap amongst the most marginalized and underserved populations in our community, and; 3) A powerful, resident-led collaborative is winning system-level policy changes that create a safer, healthier, and more stable Boyle Heights. The Promesa collaborative consists of 15+ staff, 24+ partners, 3 schools, and 40+ resident leaders.


POSITION SUMMARY: Proyecto Pastoral (Proyecto) seeks a dynamic team member who is motivated to take Promesa Boyle Heights’ (Promesa) fundraising activities to the next level in order to support the collaborative’s rapid growth. The Grant Writer will be joining the team at an exciting time of change and growth as Promesa completes its second phase of strategic planning and expansion. Under the supervision of Proyecto’s Director of Development and Promesa’s Managing Director, and with support from the Strategic Advising team, the Grant Writer will research collaborative fundraising models and support with developing a sustainability plan to carry Promesa’s growth forward over the next 5 years. The Grant Writer will then oversee the execution of the plan, which will include launching a campaign to increase awareness of Promesa and attract more funders, as well as grant writing and grants management of current and new funders. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Grant Writing and Management:

  • Research, write and submit proposal applications for private, corporate and government funders
  • Work closely with Promesa staff to gather information and data to submit compelling proposals and reports to funders
  • Administrative oversight of grants contracts to ensure they are properly executed, including accurate tracking of grant submissions, reports and grant acknowledgements 
  • Coordinate site visits including scheduling, preparing staff, writing agendas, and follow up  
  • Work with the development team to carry out prospect mapping of potential funding prospects for key priority areas (e.g. Early Education, Organizing, College & Career, Community-Schools)
  • Support with developing a 5-year sustainability plan for Promesa and oversee the execution of the plan


Campaigns, Events & Communications:

  • Launch a fundraising campaign to recruit ambassadors that can help increase awareness of Promesa and attract additional funders 
  • Coordinate communications for Promesa collaborative including mailings, newsletters, email and other
  • Management of Promesa’s social media accounts
  • Maintain Promesa’s website 
  • Support Promesa fundraising and public relations events
  • Identify and cultivate prospects through networking opportunities 

General:

  • Participate in and represent Promesa at community events and activities
  • Maintain and improve donor files on DonorPerfect database
  • Provide administrative support and other duties as needed

QUALIFICATIONS

This is an outstanding opportunity to play a critical role in supporting school and community transformation in Boyle Heights. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Bachelors Degree, and at least 5 years work experience, with at least 3 years’ experience in fundraising, preferably grants management and/or individual giving
  • Excellent writing skills required (Demonstration of writing skills will be requested if called in for an interview)
  • Demonstrable research skills, in any setting
  • Strong preference for bilingual candidates (Spanish/English)
  • Experience working in social justice preferred 
  • Understanding of social media platforms
  • Able to quickly establish positive relationships across multiple teams 
  • Comfortable interacting with a wide variety of stakeholders ranging from foundation staff, individual donors, and Boyle Heights residents
  • Takes initiative to see a project through to completion, finding solutions to solve problems along the way 
  • Self-motivated to work independently
  • Exceptional organizational skills to manage multiple priorities 
  • Excellent attention to detail 
  • Strong work ethic, able to work flexible hours when needed including some evenings and weekends

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Promesa is a community-led, progressive, and innovative collaborative in Boyle Heights. The Promesa staff strives to maintain a high degree of trust, team spirit, and energy while working to build community power and capacity. While employed by Proyecto Pastoral, the Grant Writer works closely with the Promesa Boyle Heights team. 


To Apply: Please email a cover letter, resume, and application questions with the subject line Promesa Grant Writer to hr@proyectopastoral.org. Proyecto Pastoral is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color and minorities are encouraged to apply. 


Application Questions:

1.    Do you have at least 3 years’ experience in fundraising, preferably grants management and/or individual giving?

2.    What does social justice mean to you?

3.    What is your proudest fundraising victory and why?

4.    Describe your approach for working with a team to accomplish ambitious goals.

5.    What is your desired salary range?


COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

·      $50,000- $55,000, depending on experience. Full-time, exempt with excellent benefit package, which includes health, dental, vision, vacation, sick days, holidays and 401k plan.



ABOUT PROMESA BOYLE HEIGHTS

Promesa’s mission is to improve conditions in Boyle Heights at the individual, school, and systems level by building a movement of partner organizations, students, and families collaborating to close the…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required

Benefits

Full-time, exempt with excellent benefit package, which includes health, dental, vision, vacation, sick days, holidays and 401k plan.


Full-time, exempt with excellent benefit package, which includes health, dental, vision, vacation, sick days, holidays and 401k plan.


How to Apply

To Apply: Please email a cover letter, resume, and application questions with "Grant Writer" as the subject line

To Apply: Please email a cover letter, resume, and application questions with "Grant Writer" as the subject line

Location

Los Angeles, CA

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