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Roots & Wings Institute

Grant Writer

Employment type
2 months ago
Los Angeles

Title: Grant Writer
FSLA Status: Non-Exempt
Reports To: Executive Director

Job Summary: Responsible to deliver high-quality funding proposals and reports, grant writer supports the agency’s mission of meeting the immediate needs of bringing Social and Emotional Learning into schools. The position calls for a highly-motivated and excellent writer, with a proven history of results in soliciting funds for programs, operating, events and capital needs. Office located in Malibu, CA.


  • Conducts prospect research to identify grant opportunities that are a fit for Roots & Wings Institute, its programs and strategic plan
  • Writes and edits grant proposals to foundations and corporate funders
  • Gathers, collates and ensures timely submission of grant proposals
  • Completes and submits progress reports on a timely basis and in collaboration with respective program and senior staff
  • Tracks guidelines to ensure that specific funding requirements are met as described in the grant proposal and as stipulated in grant agreements, and carried through to post funding progress reports;
  • Carry out procedures designed to increase efficiency and quality of proposals, including innovative ways to streamline the grant production process
  • Create grant calendar

Qualifications: Candidates must demonstrate the following:

  • Bachelors degree
  • At least three years of grant writing experience with a track record of successfully obtaining corporate and foundation funding
  • Experience and skill with writing and editing excellent and effective grant applications, with ability to develop and adapt grant proposals to specific funder requirements
  • Ability to maintain and organize multiple grant projects and deadlines
  • Demonstrate in-depth comprehension of Roots & Wings' mission, brand, programs and population served
  • Ability to review and interpret proposals, reports, and other documents and formulate appropriate responses and resolve problems
  • Effectively perform all aspects of grant development and submission, including tracking of information, soliciting and collecting support letters, and coordinating with internal staff to elicit necessary data
  • Excellent skill in setting priorities to meet deadlines
  • Ability to assemble and submit proposals using the format required by funder;
  • Ability to handle sensitive materials and confidential information with discretion and tact
  • Strong proficiency in operating a computer including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook email;
  • Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge or other funder CRM
  • Flexibility to respond effectively to changing priorities and fluctuating workloads

Time Commitment: Part-Time (10-15 hours)
Compensation: $33 -$40 /Hour DOE, plus potential grant commission
All positions contingent on continued funding.

To apply

To apply please email resume along with cover letter to: [email protected] If cover letter is not submitted, candidates will not be considered. Resumes will be accepted until 10am on 2/7/2020.