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Grant Writer **REMOTE**

Citizens' Climate Education Indianapolis, IN

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

POSITION OVERVIEW: The Grant Writer is a 40 hour a week, full time/ exempt, remote position that reports directly to the Associate Development Director. The Grant Writer will be primarily responsible for researching grant prospects, writing grant applications and reports, preparing budgets, supporting foundation stewardship, and developing or updating fundraising collateral and general communications as needed. The 2021 combined fundraising goal for both CCL and CCE is $9.6 million, 25-33% of which will be from foundation grants.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Research prospective funding opportunities, including individual philanthropists, foundations, and corporations.

  • Collaborate with program staff and finance team to develop comprehensive letters of intent, grant proposals, and reports.

  • Ensure timely preparation, review and submission of all grant materials.

  • Establish and maintain personal contact and relationships with foundation contacts and program officers.

  • Ensure prompt acknowledgment of foundation gifts, and on occasion support with individual donor acknowledgments.

  • Support donor stewardship by providing written materials to the Donor Relations Officers.

  • Coordinate and draft content for the organizations’ annual report.

  • Manage the communications calendar for the Development Team and write development-related content for blog posts, weekly briefings, and monthly newsletter.

  • Support the Associate Development Director in executing aspects of our two annual fundraising campaigns, as needed.

  • Maintain performance standards and workflow processes through Salesforce and the grants calendar.

  • Provide support during our two national conferences, as needed.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

  • Bachelor's degree and/or CFRE preferred.

  • A writing sample will be required, displaying grant writing experience or a comparable skill.

  • 3+ years of grant writing experience.

  • Proven track record of securing foundation and/or corporate grants.

  • Clear, precise, and compelling writing skills.

  • Excellent verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to understand the needs of both the organization and the funder.

  • Detail-oriented, organized, accountable, and deadline-driven.

  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently in a fast-paced and remote work environment.

  • Effective team player with the ability to work collaboratively with others.

  • Able to handle confidential information and/or issues using discretion and good judgment.

  • Promotes an atmosphere of mutual respect and fun.

  • Alignment with the organization’s mission and values.

  • Experience with MS Office suite, Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Drive.

  • Experience with Salesforce Lightning, Classy, and Candid preferred.

SCHEDULE: Monday – Friday with flexibility to include evenings and weekends. Some travel required.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: $52,000 annual salary. Competitive benefits include health insurance (eligibility after a 30-day wait period), dental and vision insurance, and a 401K retirement plan. Two weeks vacation will be accrued during the first year of employment. An additional week of vacation is accrued after one year of employment.

POSITION REPORTS TO: Ashley Skoch, Associate Development Director

APPLICATION DEADLINE: until position is filled

CCL/CCE is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for this position without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.

In order to further our efforts to create an inclusive and fair workplace, we uphold the Americans with Disabilities Act and provide reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities.

Company Description
Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL)/Citizens’ Climate Education (CCE) is a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots organization focused on state and national policies to address climate change. CCE works to build nationwide support for a revenue neutral carbon dividend approach to address climate change and coordinates with a 501(c)(4) sister organization, Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL), when volunteers engage in advocacy for specific legislation. CCL/CCE staff train and support volunteers to build relationships with elected officials, publish media about climate solutions, educate their communities about climate change, and build political will for national climate legislation. CCL/CCE prides itself on its unique approach to build upon shared values rather than partisan divides. CCL/CCE creates a dynamic and diverse work environment that supports the growth and development of our staff. For more information about Citizens' Climate, visit our website at www.citizensclimatelobby.org.
CCL/CCE is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for this position without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.
In order to further our efforts to create an inclusive and fair workplace, we uphold the Americans with Disabilities Act and provide reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities.

Citizens' Climate Education

Why Work Here?
CCE/CCL builds bipartisan support for effective climate solutions. Join our amazing team!

Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL)/Citizens’ Climate Education (CCE) is a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots organization focused on state and national policies to address climate change. CCE works to build nationwide support for a revenue neutral carbon dividend approach to address climate change and coordinates with a 501(c)(4) sister organization, Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL), when volunteers engage in advocacy for specific legislation. CCL/CCE staff train and support volunteers to build relationships with elected officials, publish media about climate solutions, educate their communities about climate change, and build political will for national climate legislation. CCL/CCE prides itself on its unique approach to build upon shared values rather than partisan divides. CCL/CCE creates a dynamic and diverse work environment that supports the growth and development of our staff. For more information about Citizens' Climate, visit our website at www.citizensclimatelobby.org. CCL/CCE is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for this position without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status. In order to further our efforts to create an inclusive and fair workplace, we uphold the Americans with Disabilities Act and provide reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities.

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