Position: Grants Associate
Salary: $48,000 – $52,000 annually
Type: Full-Time, Non-Exempt, Hourly
Reports to: Grants Manager
Start Date: As soon as possible
Closing date of this position: Open until filled
Equality California is the nation’s largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer+ (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization with over 900,000 members. Equality California brings the voices of LGBTQ+ people and allies to institutions of power in California and across the United States, striving to create a world that is healthy, just, and fully equal for all LGBTQ+ people. We advance civil rights and social justice by inspiring, advocating, and mobilizing through an inclusive movement that works tirelessly on behalf of those we serve. For more than 20 years, Equality California has been fighting for full, lived LGBTQ+ equality in a number of ways: electing pro-equality leaders up and down the ballot; passing pro-equality legislation in California, Nevada and Washington, DC; and fighting for LGBTQ+ civil rights and social justice in the courtroom.
Equality California Institute is a 501(c)(3) organization that has a parallel mission to Equality California, its 501(c)(4) counterpart. Equality California Institute works to achieve full, lived LGBTQ+ equality by reducing disparities in LGBTQ+ health and well-being, developing a pipeline of LGBTQ+ leaders and increasing civic participation within the LGBTQ+ community.
Equality California and Equality California Institute seek a full-time Grants Associate to help support grant fundraising strategies. The Grants Associate will have both internal and external facing responsibilities, including identifying, developing, writing, and submitting grant proposals and reports that meet the organization’s financial targets. In addition, the Grants Associate will cultivate and maintain relationships with foundation contacts and program officers. This position will require excellent oral and exceptional written communication skills. Mastering Equality California messaging and voice, as well as an understanding the organization’s programs and program priorities, will be of utmost importance. The successful candidate will be an excellent strategist, self-starter, and committed to Equality California’s mission.
Candidates should have a proven track record for writing successful grant proposals and have familiarity with foundations’ giving priorities and existing relationships with foundations. The Grants Associate will work with the development department and program department to create and submit grant proposals.
Applicants for this position should bring the following knowledge, abilities, and attitude:
Salary will be based on experience and includes competitive benefits (healthcare, dental, vision, long/short term disability, life insurance and 401K). This position will be based in our Los Angeles office and will require a flexible schedule including evening and weekend work time, as well as regular travel across California. Staff based in the Los Angeles office have the option to work from home two days per week. This will also include participation in Equality California’s schedule of events, including Pride festivals, advocacy events, and more. Employees are reimbursed for mileage and must have a reliable car and be able to drive in California.
All employees must be up to date on their vaccination status in compliance with Equality California’s Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. New employees must provide documentation as to their vaccination status 48 hours before their start date unless they are approved for an accommodation due to a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief.
Equality California is an equal employment opportunity employer. Equality California does not make employment decisions or discriminate based on protected characteristics including, but not limited to, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sex, gender (including gender identity and/or gender expression), sexual orientation, age, physical or mental handicaps, veteran status, or genetic information as prescribed by applicable local, state, and federal law. We strongly encourage diverse candidates to apply, including, but not limited to, women, people of color, people of diverse gender identities, and non-LGBTQ+ allies.
Qualified Applicants with Criminal Histories will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with the requirements of the California Consumer Reporting Agencies Act and Los Angeles’s Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.
Email resume (including names and contact of 3 references), cover letter and two writing samples to Erin Arendse at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to put “Grants Associate” in the subject line of your email.