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Grant Writer (Jewish Family and Children’s Services)

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Position: Grant Writer

JFCS – Long Beach, CA

3801 E. Willow Street

Long Beach, CA 90815

Reports to: Executive Director
Classification: Permanent Hourly Employee NON-EXEMPT

Position Type: Part-time (up to 24 hours/week) 
Compensation: $30/hour commensurate with experience.
Benefits: Eligible for health, vision and dental benefits, as well as pro-rated vacation and sick time off with pay
Hours: Flexible according to the needs of the organization. Schedule will be coordinated with the Executive Director.

About JFCS: Jewish Family & Children’s Service is an independent, non-sectarian organization whose mission is to empower people to make positive changes through professional, affordable counseling, and support services. JFCS was incorporated in 1958 and is celebrating its 60th Anniversary of providing much needed mental health care and social services to clients who are economically disadvantaged and underserved. Clients receive cost-effective, individualized assistance and resources that empower them to get back on their feet and improve their lives. Originally founded to serve the residents of Long Beach, JFCS now provides services throughout Greater Long Beach and 22 immediate surrounding cities and neighborhoods.

Job Description: The grant writer is responsible for identifying new grant opportunities, developing and writing grant proposals, grant solicitations, letters of intent and inquiry, reports, and other written materials to secure funding for organizational and program support focusing on grants from corporate and private foundations, as well as federal and state grants. Coordinating the pre-award planning, organization and preparation of various grants, the grant writer works with Executive Director to ensure that all proposals comply with regulatory, funding agency and policy requirements. Previous experience will demonstrate a proven track record in securing new funding opportunities, comprehensive knowledge of research and the ability to distinguish and identify funding opportunities for special programs.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Position will research, analyze, identify, and cultivate funding sources and opportunities from, private foundations and corporations, as well as, government agencies, to help fiscally execute the organization’s mission.
  • Write and submit grant proposals for up to 6 figure awards, and grant reports on behalf of JFCS and as requested and required by funders.
  • Work with JFCS Executive Director and department heads on all aspects of proposal preparation, including budget development, program outputs and outcomes, evaluation tools, supporting project narrative and final grant reporting, i.e. community impact, clinical outputs and outcomes.
  • Prepare and present reports on grant activity.
  • Maintain a prospect and donor database in Salesforce.
  • Maintain and track all standard and required documentation for grant proposals and submissions, including but not limited to submission schedules, deadlines and projected closing dates.
  • Maintain accurate, timely and regular communications with funders, donors and prospects in coordination with management.
  • Establish and maintain personal contact and relationships with foundation contacts and program officers.
  • Interact with funders at local conferences and workshops to develop and sustain direct funder relationships.
  • Contact potential funding sources to discuss eligibility requirements, criteria, interest, and potential funding opportunities, as well as follow-up on delayed decisions and declinations.
  • Assist the Development Department with special events and donor solicitation as assigned. Also serve as back-up, when necessary, by helping with gift processing and gift entry.


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field required or equivalent of professional experience.
  • Minimum 4 years professional work experience in non-profit or comparable professional work environment.
  • Minimum 4 years experience in writing, editing, or preparing grant proposals with positive track record for securing funding.
  • Knowledge of Social Service program delivery strongly preferred.
  • Excellent personal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills. Ability to design and implement effective workflow processes and procedures.
  • Project management abilities; deadline driven, excellent attention to detail and follow through; prioritizing multiple projects, manage supplemental material required for proposals.
  • Ability to collect and analyze data, define problems and establish facts.
  • Must be able to translate technical information and data for stories and cases for support and presenting the compelling vision, accomplishments, and needs of the JFCS mission.
  • Strong computer and internet literacy.
  • Proficient in MS Office software (Excel, Word, Power Point, and Outlook), online grant application portal access, donor management programs, online prospect research portals, i.e. Foundation Directory Online, Grant Station, Guidestar, Charity Navigator.
  • Experience with Salesforce CRM and Apricot Social Solutions software programs strongly preferred.

 Typical Physical Demands: The job requires mobility sufficient to perform office and administrative tasks.

Typical Working Conditions: Work will be conducted primarily at the Administrative offices in Long Beach, CA. Position is eligible to work partially remotely. If remote work is authorized, a quiet environment with high-speed internet is required. Employees supply their own cell phone and off-site computer.

JFCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We support a drug-free workplace. We require a Department of Justice and FBI background check prior to hire.

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