Grant Writing & Fundraising Consulting
SMAC seeks an experienced grant writer who will work with staff and advisory board members.
Type: Short-Term, 6-month position, consultant
Reports to: Executive Director/Advisory Board
Pay: Dependent on experience (hourly, to be billed and invoiced monthly)
Location: SF Bay Area/availability for periodic in-person meetings
Research, write, edit and submit grant proposals
Write grant reports
Develop an understanding of SMAC’s organizational history and programs, California community college inequities and policies to address those inequities
Refine language in our standard grant proposals and reports that better reflects our programs and outcomes in the context of educational policy change
Prospect for new potential funders (through online research, identifying conferences and other networking spaces to be in, make phone call connections based on prospecting, etc.)
Contact potential funders and set up initial conversations/meetings with folks from SMAC staff/board
Bring connections in the social justice/organizing/grantwriting world
Create grant writing plan by building on existing plan, use existing Trello account to update information about specific funders and create new “cards,” and use fundraising Slack channel to communicate with SMAC Advisory Board
Available an average of 10 hours/week for 6 months or the equivalent (i.e. more hours on the front end of the 6 months would be preferable). Total hours around 240, with the potential for continuing pending funding and mutual fit
At least 3 years experience writing grants
Strong social justice analysis with an emphasis on the role of community organizing, racial justice and educational reform.
Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals.
Strong editing skills and good attention to details.
Demonstrated responsibility for meeting grant deadlines and negotiating funders’ web portals
Knowledge of fundraising information sources
Experience with proposal writing and institutional donors.
Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies.
Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research.
Familiarity or experience with community college inequities and/or ed equity policy reform work
Please submit your application along with 2 samples of grants you have written to:
Tracy at firstname.lastname@example.org