Grant Writer

GRANT WRITER

POSITION SUMMARY

The Grant Writer will identify, define and develop funding sources to support existing and planned program activities as well as coordinate the development, writing, and submission of grant proposals to foundation and other third-party entities.  Primary responsibilities include the preparation of proposals, grant applications, and requisite reports; performance of responsible, professional and administrative work in researching, identifying, developing, and responding to public and private grant opportunities, and other responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director.  Position reports to the Executive Director.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Research, interpret, and draft program and financial information needed for the development of grant proposals and all necessary reporting.
  • Research new grant opportunities and maintain internal databases.
  • Maintain and create systems to improve efficiency and effectiveness of grant fundraising.
  • Work in collaboration with the Executive Director to build a network of support for the Sierra State Parks Foundation.
  • Meet with the Executive Director regularly to discuss grant funding strategies and opportunities.
  • Keep abreast of the funding priorities of the Sierra State Parks Foundation and the impact of SSPF.
  • Be able to effectively describe any SSPF project, the cost to accomplish the project, and the expected outcomes to donors.  
  • Ensure gifts are properly acknowledged and followed up with timely information and updates. 
  • Write a monthly written progress report of activity. 
  • Demonstrate a passion for familiarity with each of the areas of the Sierra State Parks Foundation mission, including cultural and environmental restoration, education and interpretive activities and park operations. 
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of grant writing along with a B.A and at least two years of experience in a related field.
  • High level of research and writing skills.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, including proofreading.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, creativity, and critical thinking.
  • Ability to listen and develop information into grant proposals, reports, and related pieces.
  • Ability to work in collaboration with team members from a wide variety of backgrounds and cultures. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software.
  • Ability to self-start, and seek out solutions.
  • Attention to detail and organization and ability to meet deadlines. 
  • Discretion and ability to maintain confidentiality. 
  • Familiar with Network for Good or similar donor management software. 
  • Possess a love of our Lake Tahoe-Donner region California State Parks.

ADDITIONAL ITEMS

  • Job location in Tahoe City, CA
  • This is a part-time position (20 hours per week)
  • Salary range DOE.
  • It is expected that the successful candidate will have the option to work remotely.
  • The position will remain open until filled.
  • To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to hdoyle@sierrastateparks.org.