Kitchens for Good
POSITION TITLE: Grant Writer
REPORTS TO: Grant Writer and Manager
FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt
Job Type: Full Time
Location: San Diego, CA
Compensation: $23.30-$27.40 (DOE)
Who We Are:
Kitchens for Good is a non-profit with the mission to use food to transform lives and nourish communities by providing people with the skills and support to launch meaningful careers. Kitchens for Good has provided training to more than 300 job seekers through its apprenticeship programs and distributed more than 600,000 hunger relief meals to food-insecure San Diegans.
Kitchens for Good is searching for an experienced grant writer to work with our organization in enhancing funding models, identifying new sources of funding, and developing sustainable and effective programs. Duties for the grant writer will include supporting overall grant efforts, particularly government, corporate, and foundation funding, optimizing the grant administration process, preparing progress reports, ensuring compliance with grant regulations, reviewing grant proposals, maintaining grant databases, engaging with donors and foundations, and engaging team members in grant development.
The ideal candidate for this role will have superior organizational skills and exceptional writing skills.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Determines proposal concept by identifying and clarifying opportunities and needs, studying requests for proposal (RFPs), and attending strategy meetings.
- Prepares proposals.
- Meets proposal deadline by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering, writing, review, approval, and transmittal.
- Enters and monitors tracking data.
- Coordinates grant requirements and tracking with team members and participates in regular grant information and review meetings.
- Develops proposals by assembling information including project nature, objectives/outcomes/deliverables, implementation, methods, timetable, staffing, budget, standards of performance, and evaluation.
- Writes, revises, and edits drafts including executive summaries, conclusions, and organization credentials.
- Maintains quality results by using templates; following proposal-writing standards including readability, consistency, and tone; maintaining proposal support databases.
- Obtains approvals by reviewing proposal with key stakeholders and project managers.
- Improves proposal-writing results by evaluating and re-designing processes, approach, coordination, and boilerplate.
- Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; maintaining personal networks.
- Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests and exploring new opportunities.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Work Experience Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Media, or related field.
- Minimum of five years' experience in grant writing, prospect research, or general fundraising.
- Experience in government grant writing a plus.
- Advanced experience and knowledge in Microsoft Office 365 programs (Excel, Word, Power Point, One Drive, and Share Point).
- Salesforce proficiency a plus.
Additional Skills and experience:
- Technical documentation
- Layout skills
- Problem solving
- Process improvement
- Strategic planning
- Top-shelf research skills
- Ability to understand the needs of both the agency in need of funding and the organization that is offering the grant money
- Being able to understand and execute complex instructions
- Budget and accounting experience a plus
- Strong Presentational Skills
- Superior verbal and written communication skills.
- Customer/Client Focus
- Results Driven
- Excellent Organizational Skills
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
The employee is occasionally required to sit, stand, reach, lift, bend, kneel, stoop, climb, push, and pull items weighing 25 pounds or less. The position requires manual dexterity; auditory and visual skills, and the ability to follow written and oral instructions and procedures.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time non-exempt position with a working schedule of Monday – Friday 8:30am-5:00pm, however occasional evening and/or weekend may be required. The position is eligible for the organizations remote work policy, which would allow the individual to work from home 3-4 days a week and the remaining in the office.
Employee will be expected to travel to as needed, to additional KFG locations and employer partner sites. Employee must have driver’s license, reliable transportation, and ability to work across multiple sites.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Qualified individuals must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without accommodation. A qualified person with a disability may request a modification or adjustment to the job or work environment in order to meet the physical requirements of the position. Kitchens for Good will attempt to satisfy requests if the accommodation needed is reasonable and no undue hardship would result.
KFG is an equal opportunity employer. KFG does not discriminate based on race/color/religion/sex/national origin/veteran/disability/age/sexual orientation/gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.