Senior Grant Writer – California

The UFW Foundation

 

TITLE: 

Senior Grant Writer 

 

FLSA STATUS: 

Exempt      

LOCATION: California   

HIRING RANGE: 

$ 85,000.00 to $95,000.00 – Depending on experience.  About UFW Foundation:   For 17 years, the UFW Foundation has mobilized farm workers and their organizations across the country to advocate for more equitable policies, such as immigration reform, pesticide protections, heat standards, hazard pay and other worker protections. We engage constituents in systemic change to break the cycle of poverty while also providing critical services. In fact, the UFW Foundation is the largest federally accredited immigration legal service provider in the state of California. The organization has staff in California, Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan and Maryland. 

 

SUMMARY:  

  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (This list is not exhaustive): 

  • Leads prospecting and writes compelling letters of interest for government, corporate and philanthropic foundations. 
  • Flexible and willing to balance the many challenges and tasks that arise in a fast-paced, changing, and growing organization. 
  • Gains and maintains familiarity with past and current funded proposals and with all organization funding opportunities. 
  • Works with other team members in research as needed. 
  • Relates well to the cultural and ethnic characteristics of the UFW Foundation community. 
  • Identifies directly aligned funder affinity priority areas as well as intersectional funding initiatives and enters all prospect information into our database with accuracy and in a timely manner. 
  • Works with program staff and executive team to collect the most accurate and up-to-date information on the organization’s programs. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS AND/OR QUALIFICATIONS: 

The ideal candidate for this position must have a high level of professionalism and organization. The candidate must demonstrate competency in the following areas: 

  • A keen eye for detail, including editing and proofreading abilities. 
  • Ability to demonstrate a successful track record of funded proposals. 
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team. 
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely as well as edit copy for clarity and grammatical accuracy. 
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards. 
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills. 
  • Collaboration. Ability to work with teammates in a professional and solutions-oriented manner.  
  • Dedication to Mission. A genuine interest in immigrant and farm worker rights. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.  
  • Flexibility, Speed, and Precision. Ability to adjust quickly to constantly changing priorities with speed, precision, and accuracy. 
  • Si Se Puede (It Can Be Done) Attitude. The embodiment of a personal spirit that promotes confidence, courage and risk-taking. 

 

 

 

Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports and business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.  

 

Mathematical Skills: 

 

Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. 

 

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: 

Bachelor’s degree and five (5) years or more of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Current California driver’s license and insurance.   

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  • Experience with community-based grant prospecting and funder engagement. 
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks under deadlines and work well under pressure. 
  • Excellent computer skills including proficiency in MS Office applications. 
  • Experience with non-profit management databases (QuickBase and Egnyte is a plus). 
  • Experience with working remotely is preferred. 

 

COMPENSATION:  

The annual salary pay range for this position is $85,000.00 to $95,000.00, and benefits include:

  • Accruals of 2, 3, and 4 vacation weeks per year depending on tenure
  • 16 paid holidays (includes a personal day)
  • 1 mental health day per calendar year
  • Paid sick days
  • Health, dental, and vision benefits
  • Life insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee Assistance Program for support with personal and work-related challenges
  • 403(b) retirement plan with 2% employer match (providing employee meets criteria)
  • 401(k) retirement plan with no employer match (providing employee meets criteria) 
  • Employer-sponsored pension plan
  • Supplemental insurance (within 30 days of hire date)
  • Professional development opportunities and access to thousands of courses
  • 20% discount for immigration services through the UFW Foundation
  • Many discounts, such as entertainment discounts for movie theaters, theme parks, etc. via ADP Lifemart, TicketsatWork, and UnionPlus

ADDITIONAL AND/OR SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS AND/OR QUALIFICATIONS: 

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement – The UFW Foundation is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our community, employees, and program participants. While vaccinations and boosters are not currently mandatory, we strongly recommend their use as a crucial measure in reducing the transmission of COVID-19. It is imperative to emphasize that if a pandemic situation arises that necessitates vaccines and/or boosters, we will reinstate this requirement to protect everyone effectively. Vaccinations have proven to be effective in preventing the spread of the virus and reducing severe illness. By choosing to get vaccinated, individuals contribute to the collective effort in mitigating the impact of the pandemic and creating a safer environment for all. We will continually monitor the evolving situation and follow the guidance of health authorities. 

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

 

 

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  

  

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

 

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:     

 

The UFW Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe a strong commitment to equal employment opportunity is more than a legal and moral obligation – it is also a sound business practice to realize the potential of every individual. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all! 

  

 

  

This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, counseling, discipline, termination, access to benefits and training. Our commitment to equal opportunity employment applies to all persons involved in our operations and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee, including supervisors and co-workers. 

 

$ 85,000.00 – $95,000

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