LAEP is looking for a bright, experienced individual to join our team as a Grant Writer and Fund Development Manager. In addition to researching and writing grant proposals on behalf of LAEP, this position will oversee every aspect of the grant lifecycle - from maintaining the grants calendar to monitor the application process and tracking various deadlines. Our ideal candidate should feel comfortable reaching out to potential institutional and individual donors, as well as communicating with our CEO, CFO, and department leads regarding their financial needs. Our ideal candidate is someone who will be able to enthusiastically help LAEP attain the financial support it needs to serve the community.
About Los Angeles Education Partnership
Since 1984 Los Angeles Education Partnership (LAEP) has employed cutting-edge strategies to advance educational equity within historically disadvantaged communities throughout Los Angeles. Over the decades, our efforts in the areas of smaller learning communities, pilot schools, interdisciplinary curriculum, and inquiry-based teaching have evolved into nationally-recognized best practices.
At LAEP we are proud of our legacy as the first educational-transformation focused organization in Los Angeles, and as one of the organizations at the forefront of the national struggle for equality of opportunity within education. Together with families, schools, and the community, LAEP facilitates access to and opportunities for quality educational and wellness practices so that children thrive from diapers to diplomas. By working hand-in-hand with those most affected by educational inequity, we envision creating a world where empowered learning communities foster hope and opportunity for all.
Duties and Responsibilities
Research, prepare, and submit proposals for funding
Follow all requirements and deadlines for grant applications
Maintain a grants calendar to monitor progress
Communicate with potential individual and institutional donors
Write sponsorship packages
Identify new funding opportunities
Review budget proposals with the CEO, CFO, or other department heads
Collaborate with the Director of Marketing & Communications to develop a standard language for articulating the organization’s mission, vision, and programs
Requirements and Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree required
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
Excellent research skills
Excellent track record in grant or proposal writing (3-5 years)
Experience with non-profit fundraising required
An acute attention to detail
A high degree of enthusiasm and initiative
Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.
Licensing and Certification Requirements
Daily driving could be required, must provide own vehicle, valid Driver's License and proof of full vehicle insurance coverage
Negative tuberculosis screen (required)
Must pass criminal background check
Benefits & Wages
Medical, dental and vision
Retirement plan (employer contribution after a year working for LAEP)
Paid Time Off (PTO) and 7 holidays plus the week of Christmas and New Year’s (generally Christmas Day and New Year Day plus approximately eight workdays)
FLSA & Employment Status
Exempt/Full-Time, 40 hours/week
If you would like to be considered for this exciting, new position, please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org or through the website. Put your complete name and “Grant Writer” in the subject line of your email submission. No phone calls please.
About Los Angeles Education Partnership
Los Angeles Education Partnership (LAEP) is a non-profit organization that advances educational equity. Together with families, schools, and the community we facilitate access to and opportunities for quality educational and wellness practices so that children thrive from diapers to diplomas. Founded in 1984, LAEP was the first educational-transformation organization in Los Angeles and among those at the forefront of the movement nationwide.