for Pesticide Reform (CPR) is seeking a motivated,
independent and committed staff person to join our team and manage a unique and
exciting foundation-grant-based fundraising program with ambitious fundraising
targets. For the right candidate, there is the possibility of expanding the job
duties to include general writing for our online newsletter and website, and assisting
with other communications and coalition work.
CPR is a
dynamic statewide coalition founded in 1996 to protect public health, improve
environmental quality, and advance a sustainable and just agricultural system
by building a diverse statewide movement to change local and statewide
pesticide policies and practices. The coalition is deeply committed to
environmental health and justice. With over 185 member organizations statewide,
CPR’s collaborative model, diversity of strategies and strong grassroots
participation have allowed us to achieve great gains in environmental and
health protective pesticide practices and policies in California.
Grants Manager will oversee the day-to-day management and implementation of
CPR’s grant-based fundraising program, and contribute to discussions about
broader fundraising strategies. CPR’s Co-Directors are responsible for direct
outreach to foundations and maintaining relationships with foundation staff.
Specifically, the Grants Manager
is responsible for:
· Grant proposal and report writing;
· Collecting necessary updates &
information from coalition partners for proposal & report writing;
· Researching funding prospects;
· Fundraising planning and
forecasting (with the Co-Directors);
· Coordinating and facilitating the
coalition’s monthly Fundraising Committee meetings;
· Communication with member groups
about fundraising targets;
· Helping Co-Directors prepare
coalition partners for meetings with funders;
· Grant tracking & records
· Other fundraising tasks, as they
right candidate, this job could be expanded to include general writing for
CPR’s online newsletter and website, as well as other communications work such
as social media and website updates.
· Commitment to the
mission of CPR and environmental justice, broadly.
· Superior English
· At least two
years of experience as grant writer and manager, including prospect research,
grant tracking and deadline management.
· Experience writing
inspiring and successful grant proposals, raising at least six-figure sums from
· Experience monitoring
and managing a plan to meet income
· Proven project
management skills, including being highly organized, strong ability to
multi-task, demonstrated attention to detail and excellent time management
collecting information for grant reports and proposals from multiple people on
a tight deadline.
· Prior experience
working in the areas of environmental health, environmental justice, policy
advocacy and/or community organizing. Knowledge about pesticides and
agricultural systems a plus.
· Excellent computer
skills, including proficiency in Word, Salesforce, and Excel. Willingness to
master new programs essential.
· Fluency in
working as part of a coalition and/or multi-organization collaboration
interpersonal and communication skills with a collaborative spirit, including demonstrated
ability to work in close cooperation with a team and to take independent
initiative; we require a skilled and motivated self-starter and someone with a
good sense of humor.
proactively seeks candidates with a diversity of cultural and ethnic
backgrounds, people of color and people fluent in Spanish.
position is based in Oakland, CA.
Supervision: The position
reports to CPR’s Co-Directors, and has no direct administrative support.
This could be a full time or part time position, depending on a candidate’s
interest and experience.
Start date: Open until filled.
Salary: Salary dependent on experience. Excellent benefits, including
health and dental insurance, generous paid vacation and sick time and others.
To apply: Send applications by e-mail with “Grants Manager Job” in the
subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org. Complete applications include a
cover letter, resume with salary history, and short writing sample.