The Development Team of Color Of Change (COC) ensures there are sufficient resources for COC to remain a powerful influencer across broad segments of the progressive movement. We are creative and passionate professionals committed to excellence in the pursuit of Color Of Change’s mission. We are committed to racial equity in America and building an effective, unapologetic and unrelenting opposition-- built to win media wars and win back hearts and minds; block destructive policies from taking effect; mobilize missions of people to define the majority, and ultimately govern the country. We do this through driving COC’s resource development strategy and infrastructure, to advance the Color Of Change mission.
Color Of Change seeks two Associate Grant Writers (Associate Writers) that will integrate their deep passion and general understanding of social and racial equity concepts, policies, activities in America to create compelling solutions and narratives on how institutions and foundations can partner with Color Of Change to advance its mission. Through leveraging data insights from our studies and campaigns the Associate Writers, under the direction of the Director of Institutional Partnerships will chiefly be responsible for supporting the identification of potential fits between grantor funding priorities and COC’s mission as well as writing and editing letters of intent, grant applications and proposals, and preparing timely reports to funding sources on grants received.
This position will report to the Director of Institutional Partnerships.
Supports all research activities for potential grant opportunities that align with COC’s mission by performing prospect research on foundations and informing all relevant internal stakeholders of grant opportunities and eligibility requirements regularly. Ensures that standard elements such as qualifications statements, staff biographies, support letters, and required funder forms are accurate and readily available.
Supports the development of case statements and narratives to identify strategic areas for program growth that describe COC’s campaigns in a way that will inspire funding interest that fuels our media, criminal & economic justice, and power & voice work. Responsible for identification, research, and strategic outreach for new and existing institutional and foundation partners.
Supports the submission of proposals, applications, letters of interest, and concept papers by synthesizing campaign and organizational needs and goals into provoking proposals. This also may involve developing and executing work plans and timelines, meeting facilitation, quality assurance, internal communications with internal/ external partners and funders, and final submission.
Facilitates grantor understanding of Color Of Change by supporting the organization of interactions with the appropriate COC staff, board members and donors. This may include sharing information about COC with grantors, arranging and conducting video/conference calls, and site visits.
Any other duties as assigned to help advance COC’s fundraising strategy and organizational infrastructure.
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The salary for the Associate Grant Writer is $73,000. Color Of Change offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including generous vacation and holiday schedules and medical, dental and disability insurances.
Color Of Change is an equal opportunity employer. Color Of Change prohibits unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, genetic characteristics, disability, status as a special disabled veteran or veteran, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual identity or any other basis prohibited by law.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.