The 2019 My LA2050 Grants Challenge
$1 Million. 10 Winners. One Year to Shape LA.
Submissions open on February 28th!
For 26 years, The Unusual Suspects Theatre Company has utilized theatre-arts education to mitigate the underlying family and community risk factors that threaten the healthy development of Los Angeles’ most underserved youth and families. The Unusual Suspects’ mission is to mentor, educate, and enrich underserved youth through the creation of collaborative, original theatre. Our vision is a world where all youth are given the opportunities and support they need to succeed.
The Unusual Suspects (US) has a well-established grants pipeline, a full calendar of submissions, and many long-term relationships with institutional funders. The Grant Writer is responsible for writing and editing grants and grant support materials within the grants pipeline in order to keep US submissions on track. Reporting to the Director of Development and working closely \ with the Grants Manager to execute all grants, the ideal candidate will produce written requests and reports to generate funds from private/public institutions to support and sustain US programs and services. The Grant Writer will have excellent attention to detail, an unmistakable work ethic, and will be an integral part of the development department.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Desirable Skills & Qualifications:
The candidate has a commitment to developing leaders and coalition building. Strong commitment to social change through community empowerment and the arts. Personal values align with the vision and values of The Unusual Suspects organization.
Physical Requirements & Work Environment:
Must be able to drive a motor vehicle. Must be able to lift 30 pounds. Must be flexible working in a fast- paced, non-profit environment. Experience or interest in theatre and youth arts education is a plus. This position works primarily in the US administrative office but must be willing to use personal equipment such as cell phone and laptop/tablet if working remotely.
Salary & Schedule
Send resume, cover letter and 2 writing samples to [email protected] Include in the subject line of your email the title of the position in which you are applying. No calls please.