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:

As part of the Development Team composed of a Director of Development, Development and Marketing Coordinator and CEO, the Grant Writer contributes to raising an annual budget of about $2 million. While reporting to the Director of Development, the Grant Writer works collaboratively with the CEO, bookkeeper and program directors to plan and submit compelling letters and proposals, reports and budgets.  The Grant Writer manages a grant calendar with internal and external deadlines tracking grants, sponsorship requests, reports and letters of support.  Also, they support the efforts of the Development Team to meet the annual fundraising goals, on an as needed basis.

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 and Ability to:

  • Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, articulate documents
  • Strong editing skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Accountable and responsible
  • Ability to draft and review budgets, run reports and interpret data collected by programs
  • Ability to prioritize work schedule to successfully meet established deadlines and goals
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong contributor in team environments
  • Willingness to participate in continued professional development as opportunities arise
  • Flexibility in schedules – occasional work on weekday evenings or weekend may be required to complete grant applications and reports
  • Regular and timely attendance required
  • Mastery of basic computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, Sharepoint/Office 365) and ability to learn various technology platforms to support grant writing (CRM database, grant research websites, etc.)

Minimum Qualifications:

BS/BA degree or similar experience; At least 3 years of full-time grant writing experience; Experience working in deadline-driven environments; Proven track record of successfully securing grants in the non-profit sector.

Employment Package:

This position will be hired at 40 hours per week. The annual salary range based on experience.

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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