Grant Writer and Coordinator
Position Title: Grant Writer and Coordinator
Position Location: While candidates are welcome to apply from across the U.S., those that are near a CPD office in DC or Brooklyn may be asked to work from a CPD/A office one or two days/week if necessary. Applicants outside of those areas may be required to travel to a CPD/A office occasionally.
The Center for Popular Democracy/CPD Action is seeking a Grant Writer. This is a full-time, exempt/non-exempt position.
About CPD + CPDA:
The Center for Popular Democracy and CPD Action (together, CPD/A) work to promote equity, opportunity, and a dynamic democracy in partnership with innovative base-building organizations, organizing networks and alliances, and progressive unions across the country. We work with nearly 50 affiliates in over 30 states and Puerto Rico to build the strength and capacity of democratic organizations that envision and advance a pro-worker, pro-immigrant, racial and economic justice agenda. We are a rapidly-expanding, changing organization that partners with organizations across the country to build political power and win tangible victories that improve the lives of low-wage workers, immigrants, and communities of color.
About the Position:
We are seeking a Grant Writer who will be a key part of our Development team, ensuring that CPD/A is stewarding and building its portfolio of institutional donors and foundations. The person in this role will work with staff across CPD/A to draft grant proposals and reports, develop content for fundraising requests and communications to institutional donors, coordinate proposals and report submissions to foundations, corporations, and government agencies, as well as conduct prospect research and assist with other development projects as needed.
We estimate that candidates will have about 6 years of relevant experience, but our review of candidates for this role will focus on whether they can fill the needs of the position, not years of experience.
The Grant Writer will report to the Director, Institutional Giving.
The Grant Writer will:
- Collaborate with program leads and other CPD/A staff to outline, draft, and edit grant proposals and reports.
- Help manage the organization’s growing grant portfolio to ensure timely submissions, with a focus on content gathering, data management, and developing timelines.
- Develop and/or edit other institutional funder communications, such as presentations, webinars, and emails.
- Support the grantseeking program by tracking timelines in Salesforce and other software.
- Assist CPD/A’s Development team with fundraising research.
- Provide excellent editing and proofreading for all grant materials.
- Take on other special projects and responsibilities as needed.
The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
- About 6 years of experience in grant writing for private foundation, government, and corporate support;
- Ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals to communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively;
- Incredible attention to detail in tracking timelines, producing written content, and preparing grant submissions;
- Ability to work across multiple infrastructure and programmatic teams, with staff across the country, to meet goals and deadlines;
- Familiarity with GSuite, Microsoft Office, and database management (ideally Salesforce) a plus;
- A demonstrated commitment to social, racial, and economic justice and a deep understanding of challenges facing low-wage workers, immigrant communities, communities of color, disabled people, LGBTQ+ folks, and people at the intersections of the above communities.
Applicants should expect to participate in two rounds of group interviews and a job simulation exercise. Final candidates will be asked to provide references. Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis through October 18.
Salary and Benefits:
This position is included in a collective bargaining unit represented by the Washington-Baltimore News Guild. Specific employment terms are subject to a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). Salary under the CBA will be determined according to a salary scale that takes into account years’ experience, job category, and other factors, but is expected to be $65,000 - $75,000 and category 2. The Collective Bargaining Agreement is available here.
We have a generous benefits package, including health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, 15 vacation days your first year, 12 sick days per year, additional PTO, including holidays, and contributions to individuals’ 401K plans.
CPD/A is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color, womxn, individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBTIQAA+ community.