The Grant Writer is a full-time salaried position and reports to the Director of Development. As part of a small
Development team, the Grant Writer takes the lead role in grant research, grant writing and reporting.

Accepting applications until the position is filled

Send cover letter and resume to: Don Han, Operations Manager at [email protected]

Please submit cover letter and resume in pdf format.

The Orange County Human Relations Council (more commonly known as OC Human Relations), established in 1991, is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that develops and implements proactive human relations programs in partnership with schools, corporations, cities, foundations and individuals. Our mission is to foster mutual understanding among residents and eliminate prejudice, intolerance and discrimination in order to make Orange county a better place for ALL people to live, work, go to school and do business.

Job Description:

The Grant Writer is a full-time salaried position and reports to the Director of Development. As part of a small
Development team, the Grant Writer takes the lead role in grant research, grant writing and reporting. The
Development team contributes to raising nearly half of the overall annual operating budget of $2 million. The Gran
Writer works collaboratively with program directors to brainstorm content for compelling letters and proposals, reports
and budgets. The Grant Writer manages a grant calendar to track grants, sponsorship requests, reports and letters of
support. Also, they support the efforts of the team to meet the annual fundraising goals periodically.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Research and identify new funding opportunities aligned to operating budget
  • Write, develop and edit grant letters of inquiry and proposals
  • Track, compile and submit grant reports and deliverables
  • Submit sponsorship requests for annual fundraising event
  • Participate in strategic conversations about programmatic and organizational needs
  • Work directly with program directors to understand program and organizational goals, deliverables and analysis of outcomes for proposals and compliance to grant requirements
  • Maintain a grant calendar that includes deadlines for applications and reports by updating grant tracking in word, excel, paper files and/or CRM database
  • Maintain strong and positive relationships with funders (phone calls, meetings, updates)
  • Participate as needed in staff, program and team meetings
  • Develop an annual grants strategy as part of a broader Development Plan

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required:

• Bachelor’s Degree preferred
• At least 3 years of experience in grant writing within non-profits
• Familiarity with local Orange County and regional foundations and corporate donors
• Track record of successfully securing grants in the non-profit sector
• Experience working in deadline-driven environments
• Ability to multi-task, be a self-starter and take initiative
• Prioritize time management to successfully meet established deadlines and goals
• Mastery of basic computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, Sharepoint/Office 365) and familiarity with various
technology platforms to support grant writing and research (CRM database, grant research websites, etc.)

Essential Qualities:

Essential Qualities:
• Understanding of and passion for our mission and the field of diversity, inclusion and equity
• Strong written communication skills
• Strong editing skills and ability to write clear, articulate documents
• Attention to detail
• Work independently and as part of a team
• Familiarity with budgets and ability to run and interpret reports in CRM and accounting software
• Flexibility in schedules – occasional work on weekday evenings or weekend may be required to meet deadlines

Employment Package:

The starting salary for this position is $55,000 -$65,000. This position will be hired at 40 hours per week.

Benefits package provided, including:  health, dental, vision, 401(k), life insurance, 11 paid holidays, 9 sick days, 10 paid vacation days, and others.

A screening of applications will determine the most qualified candidates who will then be invited to interview.  The interview process may include a short written test.

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