Under the general supervision of the Corporate Development Manager, the Corporate Writer researches funding opportunities, prepares grant proposals, and produces communications to support LINC’s fundraising, policy, and event activities.
ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
With direction from the Corporate Development Manager, write and coordinate small grant applications (generally up to $25,000) and support components of larger grant proposals as needed
Research and recommend new funding opportunities
Assist with grant tracking and reporting
Create messaging: write copy for communications such as email and print newsletters, brochures, website, event materials, social media, impact report, community outreach materials, internal communications, etc.
Coordinate and write copy for donor appeals/campaigns to increase repeat donations
Assist with grant and donor tracking in Raiser’s Edge
Coordinate auction donations and other in-kind donation requests as needed, including online applications and mailings
Work with the Corporate Development team on support letters and/or calls related to pending affordable housing policies at the local, state, and federal level
Assist Corporate Development department with other writing tasks and special projects as assigned
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
Writing and editing, including proper grammar and punctuation usage
Internet research methodology
Elements of programs design/management and evaluation standards
Practices, procedures, and terminology for grant writing
Basic knowledge of Raiser’s Edge
Community needs for affordable housing, supportive housing, and related social services
Superior writing and communication skills
Strong analytical skills for interpreting research and preparing recommendations
Excellent interpersonal skills for establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with employees, other departments, public officials, industry executives, foundation and corporate managers, donors, volunteers, interns, and the general public
Perform online research, including databases
Develop and prepare project budgets
Efficiently organize complex information
Creatively integrate and present information
Work in a creative team environment
Provide creative input to varying projects in a multi-faceted department
Demonstrate strong attention to detail
Meet multiple deadlines and set priorities in a fast-paced environment
Demonstrate cultural sensitivity in working with multiracial and multilingual communities
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
A combination of education and related experience may substitute for education requirements.
Bachelor’s degree in communications, political science, public policy, or related field and
2 years’ experience in grant writing, editing, communications, and/or other aspects of nonprofit administration
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work is performed primarily in an office environment under pressure and requires the ability to quickly adjust to changing priorities and demands
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and use a keyboard
Travel by various modes of private and commercial transportation within the region may be required
Salary competitive and commensurate with experience, excellent benefits.
LINC Housing has a 35-year history of creating communities for thousands of families and seniors throughout California. LINC is committed to building and preserving housing that is affordable, environmentally sustainable, and a catalyst for community improvement. And through our LINC Cares program, we’re also providing life-enhancing services that improve the quality of life for our residents.
LINC Housing builds communities and strengthens neighborhoods for people underserved by the marketplace.