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Grants Manager

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Community Literature Initiative

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Job Purpose

The Community Literature Initiative (CLI) is seeking a Grants Manager to lead the team that researches, writes, and manages grants and donations. In this role, you will identify potential grant support from government agencies, foundations, and corporations, as well as writing and submitting Letters of Inquiry (LOIs), grant proposals and reports to private, corporate, and government funders. You will ensure grants and donations meet both the financial and operational needs of CLI.

You will, in partnership with the Executive Director, play a key role in planning and implementing grant programs from application to approval to utilization. Additionally, you will manage and supervise the other Grant Writers on your team.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Research and identify available grant opportunities and evaluate in accordance to the operational and financial needs of CLI
  • Develop and submit LOIs and full grant proposals for private foundation, corporate, and government funders, with assistance from the grant team
  • Oversee invoicing, budget accounting, grant reporting, and other administrative functions to ensure successful execution of grant process
  • Collaborate with CLI Staff Managers to:
    • Develop, monitor, and analyze programmatic goals, deliverables, and outcomes
    • Ensure grant reports include accurate data and timely submissions
  • Develop and manage calendars related to grants, contracts, reporting and fundraising events
    • Update and maintain event calendars, project timelines, contact lists, and event analytics
  • Compile and prepare detailed reports and meeting materials for the funding board meetings, as well as attend necessary meetings
  • Supervise and manage the grant staff by informing them about deadlines, deliverables, and other responsibilities
  • Provide training to the new staff on grants management and reporting requirements

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Suite, G Suite, Asana, and ability to learn additional software programs
  • Experience in grant and prospect research and project management
  • Strong command over written and verbal skills
  • Ability to perform in a cross-functional team approach and support junior staff
  • Highly skilled at organization, communication, and financial budgeting
  • Well-developed interest in any of the following: poetry, creative writing, grant writing

Working Conditions

Currently, the Grants Manager position is virtual. In the future, the Grants Manager will be expected to work at The Sims Library of Poetry (2702 W. Florence Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90043) about three times a week.

Direct Reports

Executive Director, Hiram Sims

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About Community Literature Initiative


2702 W. Florence Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90047, US

Mission Statement

Create an accessible, inclusive, and encouraging space for writers, poets, and artists alike.


The Community Literature Initiative is a Los Angeles based nonprofit organization focused on teaching writers in the city how to create poetry and fiction of a publishable quality. The CLI course is a 10-month (September to June) training program to refine works-in-progress into finalized manuscripts ready for publication. At the conclusion of the 10-month program, all participants are guaranteed a first-book publishing contract with one of our partnering Los Angeles Small Presses. At the conclusion of our program, all students emerge knowledgeable published authors! In addition to offering these courses, CLI staff & students teach free creative writing courses in local high schools.

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We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Technical Writing
  • Research
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Resource Development / Management
  • Project Management
  • Verbal / Written Communication




  • Morning shifts (Monday-Friday, 9am-1pm PST).

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