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8 Nov 2022

Full-Time Director, Grants

TheCenterPC – Posted by TheCenterPC San Diego, California, United States

Job Description


Established as a community non-profit in 1972, The Center provides targeted programs and services to the full diversity of the San Diego LGBTQ community. The mission of The Center is to enhance and sustain the health and well-being of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender, nonbinary, immigrant, and HIV communities for the betterment of our entire San Diego region. Our vision is to create a Center and Center culture where every person feels and knows that they are welcomed, valued, and supported. As the beacon for our regional LGBTQ community, we actively recommit to being a more vibrant, bold, innovative, safe, and modern center each day than the day before. The Center is sex-positive and provides advocacy and critical health and social support services to support our community members through all stages of life, focusing on our deeply held values of equity, social justice, and client-centered, trauma-informed care. The Center currently has over 75 staff working at five facilities across San Diego County.

As a part of The CENTER’s commitment to the health and safety of our employees, clients, and community members, all employees are required to show proof of being immunized and boosted against the COVID-19 virus.


Reporting to the COO, this position will be responsible for researching, identifying, writing, and submitting grant proposals to government agencies, foundations, and corporations that support The Center’s goals. They will serve as the lead grant writer while being responsible for reporting on existing grants. The ideal candidate will have excellent writing and research skills, budgeting experience, history writing both large ($1 million +) and small grants (under $20K), project management skills, data analysis skills, and experience creating outcomes and logic models.  They will be highly organized and detail-oriented a strategic thinker with the ability to meet deadlines. They will also have strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Duties for the Director of Grants will include managing overall grant efforts, optimizing the grant administration process, coordinating grant reports, reviewing grant proposals, managing the grant database (Grant Hub), and supervising the grant manager and grant writer. Your skills and expertise in successful grants management will aid the organization in serving the public by securing continuous funding, improving business opportunities through effective funding programs, and executing meaningful projects.


  • Develop and implement a comprehensive strategy for identifying, pursuing, and securing grant funding from government agencies, foundations, and corporations.
  • Write and submit high-quality proposals promptly, following the guidelines set forth by the funder
  • Work with program staff to develop project budgets that accurately reflect the costs of proposed activities
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders, including funders, partners, and others involved in the grant process
  • Keep abreast of developments in the field of philanthropy and grantmaking, and share relevant information with Center leadership
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for all inquiries related to grants
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of all grant applications, submissions, awards, denials, and reports
  • Develop and produce analytic reports that synthesize funding opportunities, insights for improved proposals, and informed decision-making
  • Prepare regular reports on the status of grant-funded projects for internal and external audiences
  • Manage a portfolio of active grants, ensuring compliance with all reporting requirements
  • Collaborate with finance, contracts, and quality assurance staff to ensure grant awards are appropriately allocated to projects and started on time
  • Supervise two staff engaged in grant-related work


  • Experience: 5-7 years of grant writing within a non-profit, social justice environment
  • Leadership: 3-5 years of team leadership
  • Language: English
  • Other Skills: Knowledge of and experience with the LGBTQ+ community; Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and formulas necessary for creating a budget and reporting; Proficiency with creating and using logic models and SMARTIE goals


  • Experience: 7-10 years of grant writing within a non-profit, social justice environment
  • Leadership: 5-7 years of team leadership
  • Education: Degree in the nonprofit social work field
  • Language: Spanish
  • Other Skills: Proficiency with, eRA Commons, and Grant Hub


  • Compensation: The pay range for this position is $85,000 to $95,000 and is commensurate with experience. This is a Full-Time Regular Exempt
  • Benefits: The CENTER offers a robust benefits package, inclusive of Competitive Pay Scales, 401(k) Retirement Plan (with company match), Flex Time Opportunities, Full Medical, Dental, Vision, and Chiropractic Health Coverage, Out-of-Pocket Optional Coverage for Spouses, Domestic Partners, and Dependent Children, Full-time and Part-Time Schedules, Generous Vacation and Holiday Benefits, Professional Training & Development Experiences, Opportunities for Promotion & Advancement


Please review the current job openings by clicking the button below. If you believe you possess the heart and skills for any of these (or any other) exciting job opportunities, we encourage you to apply. Instructions for how to apply are included in each job announcement. We regret that we are unable to accept telephone inquiries.


Equal Opportunity Employer

The San Diego LGBTQ Community Center is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume to: Subject line: To include the job title you are applying to "Director, Grants position". 

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: $85000-$95000.


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