Food and Water Watch

Foundation Coordinator

Employment type
about 2 months ago
Los Angeles

The Foundation Coordinator supports the organization’s fundraising efforts by working as part of a team to oversee Food & Water Watch’s portfolio of foundation funders and prospects. The Foundation Coordinator plays a key role on the development team and will be responsible for expanding the program that brings in two million annually from private and community foundations across the country.


  • Work with the Director of Foundation Relations to oversee all aspects of the grant cycle, from pre- to post-award
  • Use research databases to identify foundation prospects for varying campaign needs
  • Collaborate with program staff across the country to submit LOIs, proposals and reports
  • Write and send grant acknowledgement letters to funders
  • Manage quarterly mailings to current funders and prospects
  • Track grants in our database (Salesforce Nonprofit Success Pack) and keep all foundation records up to date
  • Assist the Salesforce Operation staff with database issues as they relate to the Foundation program
  • Coordinate logistics for funder meetings
  • Attend meetings with foundation staff in person or by phone to report on current operations and to lead funding requests 
  • Assist with recruiting and onboarding development interns
  • Other duties as assigned




  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience required
  • 2+ years’ experience securing gifts from individual or institutional funders
  • Grant writing and grant application preparation experience preferred
  • Familiarity with Salesforce, or similar database

Computer Skills: An individual should be able to work in a computerized environment and have adequate knowledge of word processing, email, internet and spreadsheet software; in particular have coursework or certification in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point and proficiency with all other Microsoft Office products.

COMPETENCIES: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Interpersonal Skills: Maintains confidentiality; remains open to others’ ideas; exhibits willingness to try new ways of doing things.
Oral Communication: Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification.
Written Communication: Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and has excellent grammar and proofreading skills; presents numerical data effectively and is able to read and interpret written information.
Planning/organizing: Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans; meets deadlines and adheres to specific time lines; tracks multiple processes to meet goals for timeliness.
Quality control: Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and looks for ways to improve and promote quality of own work; promotes and upholds office policies and procedures.
Adaptability: Adapts to changes in the work environment; handles several projects concurrently; is able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
Problem solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
Judgment: Displays willingness to make timely decisions; exhibits high-level, sound and accurate judgment.
Teamwork: Contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; supports everyone's efforts to succeed; provides excellent internal and external customer service.

Diversity: Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; promotes a harassment-free environment.
Ethics: Treats people with respect and dignity; works with integrity and ethically upholds FWW’s mission and values.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will regularly be required to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to sit and use his/her hands. The employee may be required to lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment described below is representative of what an employee may encounter while performing the duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work environment is that which is typical of an office setting.

To apply

Click here to apply.  Please include your resume, writing sample, cover letter and three professional references to be considered.

We will review your application and if we feel that your knowledge, skills and abilities are potentially a good match for our organization, we will be in contact with you. Position open until filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Food & Water Watch strives for a diverse work environment and encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and individuals with disabilities to apply.