Grant Writer / Associate Director, Institutional Giving
Braille Institute of America - Los Angeles, CA

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We currently are seeking a Grant Writer
/ Associate Director, Institutional
Giving in our Philanthropy department in
Los Angeles. Reporting to the Senior
Director, Institutional Giving, this
position is responsible for:
1.In collaboration with the Senior
Director, prepares annual and multi-year
fundraising plans for all five Braille
Institute centers
2.In collaboration with Braille
Institute program staff, develops cases
for support, including accurate up-to-
date data, descriptions and budgets in
the preparation of grant proposals and
stewardship reports
3.Responsible for the
identification, research, qualification,
cultivation, solicitation (proposal
writing), gift closure and stewardship
of Institutional Giving donors and
prospective donors,
4.Manages Institutional Giving
department Donor Relations functions,
including ensuring that gifts are
acknowledged promptly, that invitations
to events, special occasion cards,
annual, and stewardship reports are
prepared and mailed
5.Manages and regularly updates
Institutional Giving Solicitation and
Stewardship Activities Reports to ensure
deadlines are met
6.Assist Senior in obtaining
information for proposals and reports,
proofreading, editing, preparation of
budgets, producing gift reports,
analysis and other special reports for
7.Supervises and maintain
appropriate, current and accurate donor
records, including coding, comments and
pertinent information in fundraising
data base and files for areas of

1.Bachelor’s degree required,
preferably in a relevant field such as
Communications, English, Finance,
Journalism, Marketing, or Public
2.Advanced English language,
writing, editing and proofreading
3.Advanced working knowledge of
foundation and corporate relations,
government grants and Institutional
prospect research, and demonstrated
success in securing five and six figure
gifts from Institutional donors.
4.A minimum of three years direct
experience with foundation fundraising,
with experience generating gifts from
Southern California Institutional donors
5.Advanced computer skills and
working knowledge of Microsoft Office
applications, particularly Excel and
Word; and knowledge of fundraising
software applications (ideally Raiser’s
Edge or a SalesForce product) is
6.Ability to work in a process
driven environment with minimal
supervision, and to complete work in a
timely and accurate manner.
7.A collegial personality and the
ability to communicate clearly,
thoughtfully and persuasively.
8.Intermediate math and budgeting
9.Ability to work occasional
nights and weekends.