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Grant Writer

Company Name: MEND (Meet Each Need with Dignity)
Date Posted: 1/22/2019

Title: Grant Writer

FSLA Status: Non-Exempt

Reports To: Chief Development Officer

Job Summary: Responsible to deliver high-quality funding proposals and reports, grant writer supports the agency’s mission of meeting the immediate needs of low-income families and individuals, and helping them thrive in the long-term. The position calls for a highly-motivated and excellent writer, with a proven history of results in soliciting funds for programs, operating, events and capital needs.  


  • Conducts prospect research to identify grant opportunities that are a fit for MEND, its programs and strategic plan
  • Writes and edits grant proposals to foundations and corporate funders
  • Gathers, collates and ensures timely submission of grant proposals
  • Completes and submits progress reports on a timely basis and in collaboration with respective program and senior staff
  • Tracks guidelines to ensure that specific funding requirements are met as described in the grant proposal and as stipulated in grant agreements, and carried through to post funding progress reports;
  • Carry out procedures designed to increase efficiency and quality of proposals, including innovative ways to streamline the grant production process
  • Help maintain MEND’s grant calendar


Qualifications: Candidates must demonstrate the following:

  • Bachelors degree
  • At least three years of grant writing experience with a track record of successfully obtaining corporate and foundation funding
  • Experience and skill with writing and editing excellent and effective grant applications, with ability to develop and adapt grant proposals to specific funder requirements
  • Ability to maintain and organize multiple grant projects and deadlines
  • Demonstrate in-depth comprehension of MEND’s mission, brand, programs and population served
  • Ability to review and interpret proposals, reports, and other documents and formulate appropriate responses and resolve problems
  • Effectively perform all aspects of grant development and submission, including tracking of information, soliciting and collecting support letters, and coordinating with internal staff to elicit necessary data
  • Excellent skill in setting priorities to meet deadlines
  • Ability to assemble and submit proposals using the format required by funder;
  • Ability to handle sensitive materials and confidential information with discretion and tact
  • Strong proficiency in operating a computer including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook email;
  • Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge or other funder CRM
  • Flexibility to respond effectively to changing priorities and fluctuating workloads

 Time Commitment: Full-Time (35 hours)

 Compensation: $27 -$33 /Hour DOE

 All positions contingent on continued funding.

 The above statements reflect the essential functions considered necessary to describe the principle content of the job. They are not intended to be a complete statement of all work requirements or duties that may be inherent in the job.

About MEND:      With dignity and respect, MEND’s mission is to meet immediate needs of individuals and families and increase their access to opportunities that strengthen their capacity to thrive. Our vision is that all individuals and families served by MEND will flourish for generations to come.  

MEND has made and continues to make extraordinary contributions toward alleviating human suffering in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley. It is one of the most comprehensive and empowering poverty relief agencies in Los Angeles County, serving an average of 30,000 individuals each month with a full range of basic needs services. MEND’s exceptional management, emphasizing high quality and innovative service delivery, earned it the 2012 Governor’s Volunteering and Service Award as the California Nonprofit of the Year. For 47 years MEND has opened its doors to the most needy by implementing programs that benefit working poor families and individuals by providing critical, essential services resulting in both short- and long-term outcomes and improved quality of life.

To apply please email resume along with cover letter to:

Resumes will be accepted until 10am on  2/15/19.


Development Associate

Company Name: San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center
Date Posted:

Full-Time position will provide support to Development Director in all areas of development and public relations.  This is an excellent position for a skilled individual who is interested in Development as a career. 

Minimum of two years professional experience in a non-profit charitable organization setting.  Experience working as part of a team, while also demonstrating ability to work independently. 

Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills; strong organizational and time management skills; ability to handle multiple tasks under deadline, without losing productivity or attention to detail; strong computer skills.

Experience with fundraising databases (Raiser’s Edge) required.  Bachelor’s degree required.  Excellent benefits. 

San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center, Inc. is a nonprofit 501 © (3) dedicated to providing quality mental health services to its consumers since 1970.  It offers 35 programs to individuals of all ages, serves more than 15,000 consumers each year and employs more than 500.

Please send resumes to: Apply Here Development Associate  Please include your pdf resume

To learn more about our exciting career opportunities please visit our website:

No phone calls please.

Gift Officer

Company: American University of Armenia (AUA)
Date Posted: 12/6/2018

Department: Development

Classification: 12 Month Contract with Option to Extend

Full-Time: 40 hours per week

Location: Glendale, CA

Organizational Profile:

The American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private institution of higher learning located in Yerevan, Armenia. AUA is affiliated with the University of California and is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, 985 Atlantic Avenue, #100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001. Students are admitted from Armenia and internationally.

Founded in 1991 to provide American style graduate education, AUA also launched an undergraduate program in fall 2013. Currently it offers nine Master’s and five Bachelor’s degree programs. This academic year, AUA has approximately 500 graduate students and more than 1,400 undergraduate students. AUA includes several research centers, a vibrant Extension Program, and community outreach programs providing continuing education for adults and professional development throughout Armenia.

The American University of Armenia Corporation (AUAC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with offices in Oakland and Glendale, California. AUAC provides academic and fiscal oversight to AUA’s operations and serves as the vehicle for philanthropic support of the enterprise. AUA revenues come from a combination of sources, including tuition, operations, endowment income, grants, and private philanthropy. AUA is committed to an admission policy that is merit-based and provides tuition support to students based upon need.

Position Purpose:

Reporting to the Director of Development, the Gift Officer will be responsible for managing and developing a portfolio of 150-200 active and prospective major gift donors mainly based in Southern California.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage a portfolio of 150-200 current and prospective donors through the solicitation cycle – qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
  • Focus on converting high level annual gift donors to major gift donors.
  • Develop and strengthen relationships with prospective donors through in-person meetings and strategic engagement initiatives.
  • Under the direction of the Director of Development, partner with the rest of the members of the development team to advance fundraising efforts of AUA.
  • Document all communications and interactions with donors by entering timely contact reports into the Bloomerang donor database.
  • Create a stewardship plan for donors and work the plan to retain donors and upgrade the giving levels.

Position Requirements:

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree with a preference for candidates who have advanced degrees.
  • Experience in development and face-to-face fundraising role, preferably in the higher education arena.
  • Ability to understand the needs and interests of donors in order to develop relationships between them and the University, and a keen understanding of the fundraising cycle: identifying, qualifying, soliciting and stewarding major gift donors.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including demonstrated writing and editing skills in the preparation of proposals, and in the drafting of related correspondence.
  • Strong relationship building skills and ability to build rapport with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Commitment to appropriate use of sensitive and confidential constituent data.
  • Excellent time management and follow-up skills.
  • Ability to work well under deadline and to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to establish and achieve quantified objectives.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to travel around the region and to other areas of the country.

Please send a cover letter and resume/cv to Position will remain open until filled.

AUAC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Development Manager

Company Name: CRCC
Date Posted: 11/28/2018

CCRC prides itself as a workplace of choice for passionate talent, driven by our mission to cultivate child, family, and community well-being. Whether the position works directly with the public or supports our programs, every position is vital to our mission’s success and reputation as a leader. We are not your typical non-profit. We are 800 people strong and growing.

General Summary: 

The Development Manager will be under the general supervision of the Business & Community Development Manager/Director of Communications.  The Development Manager is responsible for identifying potential donors, establishing relationships for donor development and for stewarding potential, current and past donors.  The manager will also be responsible for creating the annual fundraising plan targeting individuals and business and community leaders.         

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Donor Identification (30%)

  • Represent the organization in local business and community organizations to identify and to network with potential donors.
  • Create and manage donor pipeline with specific donor goals and objectives. 

Donor Relationship Building (30%)

  • Create donor segment strategy.
  • Identify opportunities to engage new, current and past donors with the organization’s programs.
  • Host and steward donors during organization’s special events.

Fundraising Planning (30%)

  • Working with supervisor and/or other organizational leaders, create annual fundraising plans and programs to drive donor engagement.
  • Create fundraising plans to secure annual gifts and major gifts. 
  • Support the special events team by securing special event sponsorships.

Donor Data Base (10%)

  • Manage and maintain donor data base.
  • Prepare donor reports as required.

Requirements to be successful in this job:

  • Associate of Arts Degree required, or higher preferred. Certified Fund Raising Executive (“CFRE”) designation desired, but not required.
  • Minimum of three to five years of experience in fund development required.  Experience managing donor relationships and donor databases, preparing donor reports and tracking donor results.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Creative, conceptual and flexible approach to manage diverse donor relationships.
  • Ability to connect donors with the organization’s mission, vision and goals.
  • Poise, confidence and engaging communication style.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to work collaboratively with employees and outside partners.
  • Excellent computer skills (typing 50+ WPM) to include knowledge of online research, web analytics and social media, advanced Microsoft Office Suite skills, and database management experience.
  • Must have use of an automobile with adequate insurance coverage and a valid California's Driver's License with an acceptable driving record substantiated by a copy of DMV records.
  • Must be able to lift 25 pounds and have the ability to work non-traditional work schedules, which may include evenings and Saturdays.

At CCRC, passion and meaningful work is rewarded! We offer employees:

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Robust benefit offerings- Medical, Dental, Vision, and Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Basic Life Insurance and Long Term Disability paid for by CCRC
  • Employer Contribution and Employer Match in the 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan with 100% vesting
  • Generous Time Off policy- Vacation and Sick Time, Holidays, and Paid Winter Break
  • Opportunities for learning and professional development, including tuition reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance and Wellness Programs
  • 501(c)(3) designation – You can apply for Public Service Loan Forgiveness!

We have doubled in size over the past 10 years. We provide child development and early education, workforce development opportunities, child care financial assistance, Head Start preschool and Early Head Start services, and more for close to 50,000 parents, children, and child care providers each month in Northern Los Angeles County, including Antelope Valley, and the entirety of San Bernardino County, including an office in Victorville, serving a total geographic area of 22,500 square miles.

CCRC will consider for employment qualified applicants with Criminal Histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

For more information and/or to apply for this position, please visit  Click on “work at CCRC,” and click on job requisition #18-0353, Development Manager.  You may also contact Pegi Matsuda at or (818) 493-6664 for more information.