Part-Time Grant Writer
Desert AIDS Project - Palm Springs, CA

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Part-Time Grant Writer

REPORTS TO: Grants and Contracts Coordinator
Wage: $20/hr.
Status: Hourly; Non-Exempt; Part-Time 0.5 FTE (20 hours/week);


To research, compose, and assemble grant proposals for corporate, foundation, and government grants.

• Research new public, private, and corporate grant opportunities that match the goals and objectives of the organization as well as collect any new/relevant information to strengthen relationships with and appeals to current funders;
• Develop an understanding of organization strategic goals and programs;
• Compose high quality, timely, evidence-based proposals and reports, collaborating with other staff as necessary for background, project description, budgets, data, outcomes, evaluation strategies, and required supporting documentation;
• Cultivate effective, working relationships with staff and grantors as directed by supervisor;
• Monitor status of grants and submit required reports;
• Conduct research related to HIV/AIDS, health and human services, and surrounding issues;
• Maintain complete, accurate, organized files, and updates to grant submission calendar;
• All other relevant duties as assigned.

Training and Experience
• BA degree in a related field;
• Demonstrated grant-writing expertise in all types of proposals and reports, including composing and assembling extensive hardcopy proposals; short, concise LOIs; detailed reports; and small on-line submissions;
• Successful record of accomplishment in securing grants from private and corporate foundations as well as local, state, and federal agencies;
• Excellent research, analytical, and writing skills with ability to communicate effectively;
• Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Ability to:
• Relate and communicate to all types of individuals in a respectful, non-judgmental, professional manner;
• Establish and maintain professional boundaries with staff and clients at all times;
• Work efficiently and accurately in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities and deadlines, remaining calm, respectful, detail-oriented, flexible, and focused even in stressful situations;
• Work independently as well as collaboratively;
• Operate a computer, Microsoft Office software (e.g. Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.) and standard office equipment (e.g. fax, copier, scanner, etc.);
• Associate with Desert AIDS Project and champion its mission.

Desert AIDS Project is an EOE and a drug free workplace. We value diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply for all open positions.