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Assistant Grant Writer

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Community Literature Initiative

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Job purpose

  • The Community Literature Initiative (CLI) is seeking an Assistant Grants Writer to join our Grants and Donations team. In this role, you will assemble and submit grant requests, establish and maintain personal contact and relationships with foundations, conduct prospect research, and maintain a calendar of submissions and other deadlines. You will write and submit Letters of Inquiry (LOIs), grant proposals, and grant reports to private, corporate, and government funders.
  • You will, in partnership with the other Assistant Grants Writers, play a key role in persuasively communicating CLI’s mission and programs to potential funders. Reporting to the Grant Manager / Development Director, you will ensure grants and donations meet both the financial and operational needs of CLI.
  • Goal: To raise $360,000 for the upcoming academic year 800/200 Sponsorship

Duties and responsibilities

  • Research and identify available grant opportunities and evaluate in accordance to the operational and financial needs of CLI
  • Establish and maintain personal contact and relationships with foundation contacts and program officers
  • Write and submit LOIs and full grant proposals for private foundation, corporate, and government funders; persuasively communicating the organization’s mission and programs
  • Report invoicing, budget accounting, grant reporting, and other administrative functions to ensure successful execution of grant process
  • Update calendars related to grants, contracts, reporting and fundraising events
  • Compile and prepare detailed reports and presentation materials for the funding board meetings, as well as attend necessary meetings


Qualifications

The ideal candidate possesses the following:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Suite, G Suite, Asana, and ability to learn additional software programs
  • Experience with prospect research, online grant databases, and grant writing
  • Excellent command over writing, analytical, and research skills
  • Highly organized, self-motivated, team player mentality
  • Interest in any of the following: poetry, creative writing, grant writing


Working conditions

Currently, the Assistant Grants Writer position is virtual.


Direct reports

Grants Manager / Development Director

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About Community Literature Initiative

Location:

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

Mission Statement

The Community Literature Initiative is a Los Angeles based non-profit 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! We only accept fourteen poetry students and seven fiction students per year, so apply now! In addition to offering these courses, CLI staff & students teach free creative writing courses in local highschools.

Description

The Community Literature Initiative is a Los Angeles based non-profit 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! We only accept fourteen poetry students and seven fiction students per year, so apply now! In addition to offering these courses, CLI staff & students teach free creative writing courses in local highschools.

Arts & Culture
Community
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Community Outreach
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Orientation or Training
  • Approximately 10-15 hours a week, morning shifts

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