Grant Proposal Manager

Employment type
Full Time
3 months ago
Los Angeles

Position Summary

LACI seeks a full-time Grant Proposal Manager to maintain and expand LACI’s grant portfolio. The Grant Proposal Manager will research public and private grant funding opportunities, prepare effective letters of inquiry and write grant applications, oversee funder reporting requirements, and manage grants-related records and files. This position requires  a detail-oriented, self-starter comfortable writing, researching, applying to and administering grants from foundations, local / state / federal government agencies, corporations, etc.

Candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in communications, English, professional writing or a similar major or demonstrate significant experience in grant writing and management. Outstanding grammar, writing and research skills are essential. technical expertise in the Cleantech, Energy and Transportation sectors and understanding of workforce development and community engagement programs is preferred. Expertise with the California Energy Commission, Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency,  HUD, workforce development (EDA) agences and other large state and federal government grant making organizations and their systems is a plus.


  • Conduct research to identify appropriate funding opportunities.
  • Take the lead in proposal development, including drafting, revising and editing, and assembling supporting documentation.
  • Organize the application process for complex proposals involving program staff and outside stakeholders.
  • Draft and submit narrative reports to funders as required.
  • Maintain LACI’s grants calendar to ensure all proposal and reporting deadlines are met.
  • Manage grant files, both electronic and paper.
  • Establish and maintain a grant funder database.
  • Work with program staff to capture and communicate data about LACI’s work and strengthen our ability to tell LACI’s story.
  • Perform other duties as needed.



  • Excellent writer with a Bachelor’s degree in English or Communications preferred
  • Preference for familiarity with economic development and technical grant writing
  • Experience successfully researching, writing, and managing grants a must (non-profit preferred)
  • Technical interest and understanding of the sustainability, advanced manufacturing, and cleantech sectors is not a requirement, but a plus.
  • Understanding nonprofit finances and budgets, as well as grant accounting principles
  • Ability to organize processes and engage with colleagues in collaborative work
  • Ability to establish and maintain orderly and useful files, both electronic and hard-copy
  • Proficiency with common office computer programs, including constituent management software
  • A proactive, pro-environment, pro-solutions professional that is dedicated to making the world a cleaner, safer, better place to live in through the effective implementation of new sustainable technologies
  • While LACI is a non-profit, it more closely resembles a start-up and cultivates a results-oriented culture.


About us:

The Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) is a private non-profit organization helping to accelerate the commercialization of clean technologies by offering flexible office space, CEO coaching, mentoring, and access to a robust network of partnerships and capital. LACI was founded in 2011 as a cluster-driven economic development initiative supported by the City of Los Angeles, The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) and the Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles. Recognized as one of the most innovative business incubators in the world by UBI, LACI identifies local entrepreneurs across multiple cleantech business sectors and guides them to market, creating jobs that advance L.A.’s green economy. In just five years, LACI has helped 67 companies raise $134M in funding, created 1,500 jobs, and delivered more than $335M in long term economic value for the City of Los Angeles. LACI operates out of the La Kretz Innovation Campus, with satellite offices at California State University, Northridge and Silicon Valley, is the organizer of an annual Cleantech Global Showcase and founder of the Network for Global Innovation (NGIN).

LACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and committed to building a more inclusive ecosystem that integrates women, people of color, and other underrepresented groups into the cleantech sector and the overall tech industry.  We strongly encourage applications from qualified applicants and members of underrepresented groups. The information collected from the application helps us ensure that we are meeting our goal of an equitable and diverse campus and community.

To apply

To be considered, please apply online here.