Nonprofit
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Published 26 days ago

Grant Writer

Remote, Work must be performed in California, US

Details

Job Type:Contract / Freelance
Start Date:August 1, 2024
Application Deadline:July 16, 2024
Compensation:USD $75 - $80 / hour
Approximately 20hrs per week.

Description

About Project Avary:

With a legacy spanning over twenty five years, Project Avary is dedicated to supporting children of incarcerated parents (CIPs). What originated as a summer camp in 1999 has blossomed into a comprehensive year-round program. Our offerings include summer camp, retreats, outdoor adventure outings, and national online support groups for CIPs. www.projectavary.org

At the core of our mission is the commitment to creating a vibrant, healing, and supportive community and cultivating the next generation of leaders. Our aim is to ensure that children with parents in prison don't have to navigate this challenging experience in isolation. Through a blend of engaging activities, compassionate mentorship, and leadership development, we strive to make a positive and lasting impact on the lives of the youth we serve.

Job Summary:

Project Avary is seeking an experienced grant writer to support our fund development efforts. This position will work alongside our Executive Director and our Director of Fund Development to play a pivotal role in sustaining and expanding Project Avary's impact. This position will focus on grant writing and grant research for foundations and government grants. Additionally they will craft fundraising appeals to high worth donors.  

We are seeking individuals who are passionate about supporting our mission-driven work. The ideal candidate will have at least 4 years of grant writing experience with a demonstrated history of success with foundation and government grants. 

Project Avary has a $3million budget, with $2million coming from foundations and government grants. 

Key Responsibilities:

Proposal and Report Writing (80% of time)

  • Lead the grant writing and submission process for $2million - $3million in grants. 
  • Conceive, write and submit letters of inquiry, proposals and reports.
  • Build and nurture relationships with private foundations
  • Collaborate closely with the director of development, the head of programs, and the executive director, to create compelling materials for submission.
  • Collaborate with the director of finance to create budget and financial reports for proposals and reports. 
  • Support program directors to gather relevant data and program information for proposals and reports.
  • Solicit letters of support from community partners and local government agencies.
  • Update Salesforce database with funder information. 

Prospect Research (20% of time)

  • Conduct foundation and government grant research, sharing prospective grants with the director of development and head of programs. 
  • Track leads information in Salesforce. 


Qualifications and Essential Qualities

  • 4 years of grant writing experience, with a proven track record of securing funds from foundations and major donors, ideally for organizations ranging from $2M to $5M in size.
  • Demonstrated success in crafting successful private and public funding proposals for nonprofit organizations.
  • Proficient in grant research, prospecting, and conversion strategies.
  • Must have experience with securing federal grants and state grants from California. 
  • Familiarity with the philanthropic landscape in California and the San Francisco Bay Area is highly valued. 
  • Demonstrate initiative as a self-starter who takes full ownership of your work, embodying a proactive approach to tasks. 
  • Are highly organized with exceptional follow-through 
  • Have a clear understanding of youth development, and the criminal justice system and trauma-informed practices
  • Above all, you are passionate, creative, articulate, and believe in the power of storytelling. You possess excellent organizational skills, meticulous attention to detail, are an outstanding and enthusiastic relationship builder and thrive in a collaborative environment

Compensation:

This is a contracted position with an hourly rate of $75 - $80. This position will be approximately 20hrs per week.

To Apply:

Please email the below in a single PDF to zach@projectavary.org

Please put "Grant Writer" in the subject line. This position is open until filled. 

  • Cover Letter, Resume and/or any relevant work experience
  • A relevant writing sample
  • If possible, a sample of any communications documents you have designed

About Project Avary:

With a legacy spanning over twenty five years, Project Avary is dedicated to supporting children of incarcerated parents (CIPs). What originated as a summer camp in 1999 has blossomed into a comprehensive year-round…

Location

Remote
Work must be performed in California, US
Associated Location
29 Mary St, San Rafael, CA 94901, USA

How to Apply

To Apply:

Please email the below in a single PDF to zach@projectavary.org

Please put "Grant Writer" in the subject line. This position is open until filled. 

  • Cover Letter, Resume and/or any relevant work experience
  • A relevant writing sample
  • If possible, a sample of any communications documents you have designed

To Apply:

Please email the below in a single PDF to zach@projectavary.org

Please put "Grant Writer" in the subject line. This position is open until filled. 

  • Cover Letter, Resume and/or any…

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