GRANT WRITER (PART-TIME)
SDDC is seeking a grant writer (20 hours per week) to support SDDC’s mission by seeking and securing grant funding to support SDDC programs and operations. In a results-oriented and professional manner, this part-time staff person will utilize their experience in fundraising, sales, development and/or public relations, knowledge of global issues, and professional expertise to connect foundations and other granting organizations with the mission and programs of the San Diego Diplomacy Council.
Report to: Operations Director
Qualifications: This staff person thrives on meeting financial and organizational goals, has broad knowledge of San Diego’s foundation landscape and grant-writing principals, and has a strong interest in international affairs and diplomacy.
Education and Experience Required: A bachelor’s degree or equivalent and minimum 2 years demonstrated success in grant writing, fundraising, business-to-business sales, public relations, and/or development strongly preferred.
Skills and Abilities:
- A strong self-starter who is able to think creatively and identify and foster new relationships and opportunities with granting agencies, donors, and other key stakeholders;
- Excellent writer with strong research skills and a proven ability to develop consistent, professional programmatic budgets, budget narratives, proposal narratives, grant reports, and other grant materials;
- Strong interpersonal communication skills and an ability to represent the organization professionally to diverse audiences;
- Ability to understand the needs of both the agency in need of funding and the organization that is offering funding in order to foster win-win partnerships;
- Ability to manage multiple deadlines and large projects simultaneously;
- Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, Salesforce, and Canva.
- Perform prospect research on foundations, corporations, and other institutions in order to evaluate prospects for corporate and foundation grants and other funding opportunities;
- Work with the development team to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources;
- Work with finance and program teams to gather information necessary to report to corporate/foundation funders on current grant programs;
- Complete, in a timely manner, all grant reports and other deliverables required by funders;
- Schedule appointments for the development team with foundation officers and other key partners;
- Maintain current, complete, and accurate records of all proposals, reports, and other grant materials;
- Assist with other development and fundraising projects as requested.
Application Process: Send cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references to Employment@SanDiegoDiplomacy.org with Grant Writer Part-Time in the subject line or via mail to San Diego Diplomacy Council, 4305 University Avenue, Suite 510, San Diego, CA 92105. Applications will be accepted through Friday, December 3 at 5 pm PDT. Due to the expected number of applicants, we request that you do not call or email to check on your application status. You will be contacted by email if your application is selected for an interview. Thank you for your interest in employment with the San Diego Diplomacy Council.
INTERNSHIP & VOLUNTEERING
Gain hands-on experience in public diplomacy while learning about the work of a nonprofit in San Diego. Our volunteer intern positions are for college juniors through graduate-level students. Our internship program is attractive to emerging global leaders looking to expand their skills and knowledge in the following areas:
- Program – designed to give students practical experience in planning and scheduling professional appointments for international visitors who come to San Diego.
- Operations – designed to give the student a global perspective on how non-profit organizations are managed, organized, and run
- Executive – designed to give the student experience in working with executive-level personnel on administrative, meeting planning, and communication tasks.
- Events – designed to give the student a high level of responsibility and exposure in planning professional and social events.
- Membership – designed to give the student experience conducting first-hand research with international businesses, foundations, and individuals to determine potential sources for support or affiliation with our organization.
- Data Analytics – designed to give students real-world experience in utilizing a variety of techniques to interpret data and identify growth opportunities in membership, funding, and community involvement through analysis of data and trends.
- Marketing – designed to give the student a high level of responsibility and exposure to local media sources in a professional, intercultural environment.
Internship Details and Timeline
Our unpaid internships are approximately 15 hours per week, between 10 AM and 5 PM, Monday through Friday for a minimum of 6 months. Resumes are accepted and Internships are available year-round.
Email your resume and internship interest to firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.