Grant Writer

City
Oakland
State
California
Title
Grant Writer
Description

Are you an experienced fundraiser who wants to improve the lives of more than 300,000 Alameda County residents? Are you passionate about connecting funders to critical programs that carry out bold missions and goals? Do you want to apply your superb grant-writing skills and impeccable attention to detail to helping one of the Bay Area’s top non-profits — and a nationally recognized leader in hunger relief — achieve these goals? If so, Alameda County Community Food Bank could be looking for you as its next Grants Writer.

A central role in the Food Bank’s Leadership Gifts team, the Grants Writer reports directly to the Foundation and Corporate Relations Officer to connect the mission of Alameda County Community Food Bank with our partners. This position is responsible for persuasively communicating our community’s needs and the importance of funding critical programs that respond to the need. The Grants Writer impeccable execution of the entire grand funding process — from prospecting to closing/reporting — is vital to funding and growing ACCFB’s groundbreaking programming. Duties include writing/editing high-quality, compelling correspondence; letters of inquiry; proposals; accurate grant reports; and annual stewardship reports for corporate and foundation funders to meet revenue goals for institutional giving. A successful candidate would be the primary point person for prospect research with regard to foundation and corporate prospects.

End date
Opportunity type
Job
Job responsibilities

A central role in the Food Bank’s Leadership Gifts team, the Grants Writer reports directly to the Foundation and Corporate Relations Officer to connect the mission of Alameda County Community Food Bank with our partners. This position is responsible for persuasively communicating our community’s needs and the importance of funding critical programs that respond to the need. The Grants Writer impeccable execution of the entire grand funding process — from prospecting to closing/reporting — is vital to funding and growing ACCFB’s groundbreaking programming. Duties include writing/editing high-quality, compelling correspondence; letters of inquiry; proposals; accurate grant reports; and annual stewardship reports for corporate and foundation funders to meet revenue goals for institutional giving. A successful candidate would be the primary point person for prospect research with regard to foundation and corporate prospects.

Application qualifications

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Bachelor’s degree;
• Minimum of three years’ experience in nonprofit development with an
emphasis on grant writing;
• Proven track record of successful grant and sponsorship applications at
$10,000 and up level;
• Superb writing and editing skills with ability to translate program initiatives
and impact into strong solicitation letters, proposals and reports for a variety
of audiences;
• Solid understanding of best practices in institutional giving—familiarity with
local business and foundation community a plus;
• Experience working with prospect research tools, donor databases
(Blackbaud a plus) and Microsoft Office applications;
• Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects at once in fast paced,
deadline-driven environment;
• Self-starter, strong organizational skills, attention to detail and creative
problem solving;
• Excellent communications, interpersonal and customer service skills; comfort
with public speaking;

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES AND VALUES
• Passion, enthusiasm, focus, and creativity around Alameda County
Community Food Bank’s vision, mission and values of community, leadership,
transparency, and diversity.
• Impeccable integrity and honesty.
• Strong work ethic with an orientation towards constant innovation and
process improvement
• Innovative self-starter and problem solver with a bias towards action
• Ability to work both independently and in a collaborative setting with people
of diverse backgrounds/circumstances

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Ability to sit for long periods of time and use computer for long periods of time. Ability to conduct tours in warehouse on a regular basis. Valid driver’s license. Occasional off-site duties as necessary. Ability to attend functions/activities outside of normal work hours. The following physical activities are necessary in the performance of this job: ability to read and write in English. Ability to use a computer to accomplish the duties of the position, including writing and seeing. Ability to think strategically and to communicate expectations and establish priorities.

Benefits

This is a full-time non-exempt position. The starting hourly wage is $29.09 per hour ($56,725.50 annualized).

We offer an outstanding benefit package including:

• Medical: 100% for employees and 93% for dependents for Kaiser HMO. Buy-up
options to Blue Shield HMO and PPO plans are available.
• Dental: 100% for employees and their dependents.
• Vision: Optional
• Flexible Spending Accounts: Optional
• Commuter Benefit Account: Optional
• Supplemental life, ADD & LTD insurance: 100% coverage
• 403(b) plan available on the first day with employer match after 1 year of
service
• Employee Assistance Program: 100% coverage for employee and dependents
• Generous vacation, sick and holiday leave accruals

Deadline
How to apply

If you meet these qualifications and want to join our mission, please send your resume and cover letter through our Careers page located at

https://accfb.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0j6bd?cjb_hash=O_YRSI25&apply_now=true

About the organization

Due to high volume from our open positions and our limited capacity, we are unable to accept phone inquiries at this time. Thank you for your interest!

ACCFB provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, ACCFB complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the ACCFB has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.