The Rose Foundation seeks an experienced, proactive writer who is committed to protecting the environment, community health, and people’s rights. As part of an innovative grantmaking public foundation, the Grant Writer will help manage a diverse funding stream from traditional philanthropy (private, family, and community foundations), government agencies, and legal settlements. The Grant Writer will also play a critical role of storyteller by writing impact pieces, cases for support, and other pieces. This is a great opportunity for a writer who thrives on appealing to varied audiences, is mission-driven, and understands the intersections between community health, environmental protection, and social, racial, and economic justice.
The Grant Writer is a new position at Rose, and one that comes at a critical time of need and opportunity. The Grant Writer will help stabilize our existing funding streams while significantly increasing revenue from foundations and other funding partners to sustain and grow our programs. The Grant Writer is a key player in conveying our story and impact to inspire investment and partnership from institutional philanthropy.
Our Ideal Candidate
You have outstanding writing skills and care deeply about environmental conservation, social justice, and consumer protection. You are adept at understanding and conveying complexity, nuance, and enthusiasm. You are inquisitive, proactive, and have impeccable attention to detail. You have experience in grant/foundation prospecting, grant writing, and managing a grants portfolio, and are excited to apply your skills in increasing foundation funding for Rose’s programs. You have experience in building relationships, conveying impact through your writing, and making the case for investment and partnership. You enjoy playing a crucial role in a small, highly collaborative team, but are also comfortable working independently and taking ownership of your projects.
About the Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment
For over 25 years, the Rose Foundation has supported grassroots initiatives that inspire community action to protect the environment, community health, and people’s rights. Our community-based grantmaking approach has earned national recognition for building grassroots power for conservation and social justice causes. Our New Voices Are Rising youth leadership program trains Oakland high school students to step forward as the next generation of environmental justice leaders.
Duties and Responsibilities
Institutional Fundraising (70%)
Content Development and Impact Writing (20%)
Systems Management (5%)
Other Duties (5%)
Additional Preferred Qualifications
During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and shelter-in-place, Rose staff is largely continuing to work remotely, with the option of working from the office if fully vaccinated against covid. We continue to monitor local and national public health guidelines and update our office/work protocols accordingly. The Rose Foundation will work with the hired candidate to ensure proper equipment setup and connectivity.
Our office is in a commuter-friendly location five blocks from Lake Merritt BART; located near Jack London Amtrak, AC Transit including the 72R, 12, and Broadway Free Shuttle, and Oakland’s network of bike lanes.
The Rose Foundation seeks an experienced, proactive writer who is committed to protecting the environment, community health, and people’s rights. As part of an innovative grantmaking public foundation, the Grant Writer will help manage a…
The Grant Writer is a full-time, exempt, at-will position. Starting pay is in the range of $65,000- $80,000 annual salary depending on experience and qualifications. Benefits include fully paid health insurance (medical/dental/vision) for employee and dependents; sick leave which exceeds California standards; generous vacation and paid holidays; Flexible Spending Accounts; and 401k with employer contribution and match; plus, sabbatical and professional development opportunities. General hours are 9:30am-5:30pm, Monday through Friday, but occasional evening or weekend hours may be required.
The Grant Writer is a full-time, exempt, at-will position. Starting pay is in the range of $65,000- $80,000 annual salary depending on experience and qualifications. Benefits include…
Send your resume, cover letter, and at least one writing sample to email@example.com. Please write “Grant Writer—[Your Name]” in the subject line. Please also include how you learned about this position within your cover letter, and why you are interested in this specific job. Writing sample(s) should demonstrate formal persuasive writing skills, for example grant proposal, report, or Op/Ed piece. Applications will be reviewed as received. We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible – please apply early!
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