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Grant Writer

(Full-time, Regular, #201010P23)

Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center is a great place to work where people are concerned about equal access to health services, mutual respect, appreciation for diversity, and social justice. We look for candidates who share our values, and bring a willingness to contribute to our mission and openness to developing their skills.

Agency Description:
Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center's mission is to educate, support, empower, and advocate for Asian and Pacific Islander (A&PI) communities — particularly A&PIs living with, or at-risk for, HIV/AIDS. We are the oldest and largest nonprofit in North America focusing on sexual health and HIV in A&PI communities. Founded in 1987 as an all-volunteer, community-based response to the AIDS crisis in communities of color, we are based in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood. We operate local, regional, statewide, and national programming, and collaborate with grassroots activists throughout the Asia Pacific Region. All of our work is aligned to fight HIV-related stigma; to provide primary healthcare access to A&PIs who experience the most extreme forms of discrimination and have the least access to quality services; and to be the primary provider of transgender services for the City of San Francisco. The agency's greatest assets — our Board of Directors, staff and volunteers — reflect the talents and diversity of the communities we serve. As a cornerstone of our cultural competency, our staff speak approximately 20 languages. Our work is rooted in our core values — Client-Centeredness, Compassion, Justice, Leadership, Respect, Sex-Positivity, and Wellness— which anchor our strategic thinking, our service delivery models, our community collaborations, and our organizational culture.

Position Description:
The Grant Writer is responsible for submitting proposals and reports for government, corporate and foundation funds. The position researches grant opportunities from various sources that match the goals and objectives of the organization; gathers information from various departments; and writes and/or coordinates the proposals. The Grant Writer also develops and maintains effective, long-term working relationships with grantors to facilitate approvals of grants. The position follows up with grantors to determine and monitor grant status, and is responsible for grant tracking, and maintaining grant archives and database. The Grant Writer performs ongoing revenue projection and analysis, and assists agency directors and managers in monitoring contract and grant compliance. The position reports to the Director of Development.

Major Responsibilities:
  • Proposal Submissions and Renewals
    • Lead coordination and preparation of proposals, renewal applications, and reports for government, foundation and corporate funds, in collaboration with the Director of Development;
    • Work with department directors, program, finance and administrative staff, and writing consultants to prepare and submit application packages;
    • Assist program staff with developing program plans, goals and deliverables, as well as monitoring deliverables;
    • Work with finance staff to develop proposal budgets, and manage budget modifications;
    • Work with the Director of Development to research, assess and contact prospects;
    • Recruit and provide supervision to grant writing consultants and/or volunteers as needed;
    • Serve as liaison and point of contact with funders.
  • Planning & Analysis
    • Develop public and private grant revenue projections annually and as needed;
    • Provide ongoing analysis of grant progress to inform overall agency planning and decision-making;
    • Maintain grant tracker of proposals and reports to ensure timely submission of reports, meeting and complying with all external deadlines, and projecting workload across development staff, consultants, and directors.
  • Departmental Support
    • Provide support for departmental activities including but not limited to fundraising events;
    • Provide supervision to volunteers and interns assigned to the department, as needed;
    • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in health, liberal arts or related field or equivalent work experience; a combination of experience and education will be considered;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • At least 5 years experience in public and private grant proposal and report writing
  • Strong interpersonal skills yet an ability to work independently;
  • Superior organizational skills, attention to detail, and follow-through
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in monitoring and tracking contract service deliverables
  • Experience in contracts/program management within the HIV/AIDS, health, and/or social services preferred
  • Fluency in English and an Asian or Pacific Islander language

In your cover letter, please describe what drives you to achieve your goals, and tell us what leadership means to you.

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We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package which includes: medical, dental and vision insurance, generous vacation, sick leave and holidays, one-month sabbatical, 403(b) with employer match, flexible work schedule, flex spending account, life insurance, long-term disability, professional development opportunities and more! (Benefits guidelines and eligibility vary based on tenure, employment status and FTE, among other factors.)

Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center is an equal opportunity employer committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds. Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, disability status, gender identity, HIV status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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