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17 Jan 2024

Full-Time Grant Writer

JVSHR225 – Posted by JVSHR225 San Francisco, California, United States

Job Description

Why Join JVS? 

JVS is a nonprofit working to close opportunity gaps in employment by supporting jobseekers with the skills and confidence to secure quality careers with family-sustaining wages. Grounded in core values of racial equity and focused on helping our program participants achieve economic mobility, we believe everyone deserves access to training and the chance for a good job. JVS develops training programs in close partnership with employers in high growth sectors, offering high quality jobs.

Building on decades of experience and success, JVS is a data-driven organization that takes a whole systems approach to addressing employment and economic equity. Through our direct service programs, employer engagement and policy change, JVS is working toward a future where everyone has access to quality education and training programs that lead to high quality employment and economic mobility.

The Role 

This is a key role on the Development team, responsible for managing a portfolio of grant applications and reports, working towards a team goal of growing and sustaining JVS’s grants of $15M in funding. This role is ideal for an early-stage nonprofit fundraiser with attention to detail and a desire to grow in Institutional Relationship management.


Grant Writing

  • Write Letters of Intent (LOIs) and grant applications to foundations and corporations for general support and program support requests
  • Manage proposal development, including research, data collection, writing, and budget development in collaboration with other teams at JVS including the Executive Team, HR, Finance, Evaluation and Impact, Program, and others
  • Create and prepare attachments for grant applications and site visits
  • Create and upload documents into grant portals for grant submissions
  • Ensure that grant documents (proposals, reports, deliverables, etc.) and funder communications are appropriately saved in SharePoint and Salesforce


  • Research and organize external reports, studies, and media coverage relevant to JVS’s programs for use in grant reports and applications
  • Prospect foundation and corporate funding opportunities


  • Contribute to the development of JVS’s strategy to grow foundation and government

Minimum Qualifications

  •  Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail, accuracy, and ability to meet deadlines and objectives
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal; strong presentation skills and strong persuasive writing skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work collaboratively as part of a team and across the organization to manage projects in a high functioning, fast-paced environment
  • Inquisitive knowledge seeker excited to look for new tools and ways of learning
  • Basic research, analytical, data management skills
  • Strong computer proficiency
  • MS Office Suite
  • Salesforce
  • Relational Databases (e.g. SharePoint, Asana, LastPass)
  • Slack
  • Internet research abilities
  • Excellent customer service skills, able to interact professionally with a diverse population of stakeholders and colleagues
  • Strong project management skills, ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Minimum of 2 years of related work experience grant writing and/or related fundraising roles
  • Demonstrated experience managing a time-focused, deliverables-focused job

Preferred Qualifications  

  • 3-5 years of relevant experience
  • Experience in fundraising or grant proposal development

What We Offer  

  • Annual Salary: $80,000 – $90,000 
  • Equitable pay 
  • 100% covered medical and dental plans for the employee 
  • Accrued twenty (20) days of Vacation + accrued twelve (12) days of Paid Sick Leave
  • Paid federal and Jewish holidays 
  • 3% 403(b) retirement contribution match and 3% non-elective contribution
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care FSA 
  • Pet Insurance Discounts
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Professional development opportunities and $500 Work-From-Home stipend
  • This position is hybrid with the expectation of working in our San Francisco office; JVS does not provide relocation packages
  • 4 Day Work Week Pilot starting 09/01/2023

JVS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, ethnic background, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin or disabilities. We welcome diverse applicants. Please let us know if you need accommodations or auxiliary aids for the interview process. 

JVS values intersectional racial equity and strives to center people of color, people from working class backgrounds, women and LGBTQ+ people. We strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other communities that experience marginalization.

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.

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