Job Title: Grant Writer
Reports to: Grants and Foundations Manager
Employment Status: Full-Time/Non-Exempt
CASA of Los Angeles (CASA/LA) mobilizes community volunteers to advocate for children who have experienced abuse and neglect. The organization envisions a Los Angeles in which every child in the child welfare system has an advocate and the opportunity to thrive. CASA/LA is on a path to expand services to 12,000 of the estimated 30,000 children in the LA County’s dependency system every year. Key to these efforts is growth in the number of people who know about CASA/LA, the number of volunteers recruited and trained each year, and revenue generated from individuals, foundations, corporations and government sources.
The Grant Writer reports to the Grants & Foundation Manager and is responsible for supporting the Development Department by successfully growing income through grant opportunities through foundations and government funds. Responsibilities include researching, applying for, and helping manage grants. They are responsible for submitting timely and accurate reports for all existing grant-funded projects. The role requires strong organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines with minimal supervision. The candidate must be comfortable working productively in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment with a mission-focused organization.
Position is hybrid and does require some in-person meetings and activities at the Edmund D. Edelman Children’s Courthouse at 201 Centre Plaza Suite 1100, Monterey Park, CA.
· Works directly with the Grants and Foundations Manager, Director of Contracts and other members of the Development team to strategize goals and implement plans in support of the overall objectives of the organization’s strategic plan.
· Alongside Grants & Foundations Manager, prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals and reporting to foundation, government and corporate sources. For larger-scale grant proposals, help Grants & Foundations Manager and Director of Contracts by compiling application materials
· Research potential grants, stay up-to-date on current and potential partners’ work to explore opportunities, arrange meetings to build/maintain relationships with funders.
· Draft proposals for government funding opportunities and work with the Finance and Programs departments to oversee the government contracting process.
· Work with other departments to gather information necessary to complete grant applications and reporting requirements.
· Help organize and oversee site visits with prospective and current funders.
· Maintain system for document tracking, follow up on grant deliverables and submit reports as required on a timely basis.
· Update monthly grants calendar to ensure all grant-related deadlines are scheduled and tracked.
· Process and mail thank you letters to donors and other grants-related administrative support as assigned.
· Assist with other Development projects/applications as assigned, including annual fundraising events as staff support.
· Bachelor’s Degree and previous grant writing experience preferred.
· 2+ years grant writing experience.
· Strong communication skills (oral & written); ability to write persuasive proposals.
· Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously, and meet strict deadlines.
· Must have strong initiative and demonstrate the ability to learn in a self-directed manner with minimal supervision.
· A record of measurable results in securing grant funding.
· Comfortable working productively in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment with a mission-focused organization and comfortable with wearing many hats.
· Ability to successfully pass a background check and LiveScan.
CASA of Los Angeles is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to fostering diversity within its staff.
CASA of Los Angeles promotes equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. In doing so, we comply with local, state, and federal laws and regulations to ensure an equal employment opportunity for everyone. We don’t discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, ancestry, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, military service obligation, veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws. Our policies and personnel practices are intended to ensure that all of us are treated equally with regard to recruiting, hiring, and advancement, and our decisions on employment are made to further the principle of equal employment opportunities for employees.