C-WIN is Looking for a Grant Writer

Be an advocate for California's water. C-WIN is hiring a Grant Writer.

Job Description:

The Grant Writer is primarily responsible for developing and writing grant proposals to foundations and other grant-making organizations, and will persuasively communicate C-WIN’s mission and programs to potential funders. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Grant Writer will assemble and submit grant requests, establish and maintain personal contact and relationships with foundation contacts, conduct prospect research, and maintain a calendar of submissions and other deadlines. This is a part-time,  hourly position.

Responsibilities include:

• Developing and writing grant proposals to foundations and other grant-making organizations, persuasively communicating the organization’s mission and programs to potential funders; 
• Assembling and submitting grant requests, including letters, proposals, budgets, and presentations; 
• Establishing and maintaining personal contact and relationships with foundation contacts; 
• Ensuring prompt acknowledgment of foundation gifts; 
• Maintaining calendar to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposal deadlines, and reports; 
• Conducting prospect research; 
• Prioritizing projects to keep multiple projects moving in a timely manner, meet deadlines and manage supplemental material required for proposals’ 
• Providing writing support for major donor and individual contribution letters and acknowledgments. 


The successful candidate will be able to craft funding proposals in a clear and compelling manner. Excellent writing, analytical, and research skills are essential. Candidates must be self-motivated, detail oriented, and highly-organized, and have experience using online databases and other sources to locate biographical, financial, and philanthropic information. A high level of computer literacy is required, including familiarity with Raisers Edge and Foundation Center databases. A Bachelor’s degree, and at least 3 years of relevant experience are required. 

To Apply:

Please submit your cover letter, resume, and references here. Download a PDF of this job description here.

C-WIN is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.